Alliance Council 2021

May 31–June 3, 2021

Dear Alliance Family,

We’re praying often and planning diligently for Council 2021. Obviously, current world conditions have disrupted our norms, but we believe there are also opportunities that arise as well. Hence, we’re moving forward with both “in-person” and “on-line” participation options. We welcome your full engagement.

With Anticipation,
John Stumbo, U.S. C&MA President

New This Year

Alliance Council 2021 will have a simplified look and feel this year. Programming will begin Monday and end Thursday night—a full day-and-a-half shorter than previous Councils—allowing participants to attend their Sunday home church services. Due to COVID-19 concerns and a desire to ensure the Alliance family’s safety, we’re unable to provide a quality exhibition experience this year (although digital resources will be available) nor a safe space for children’s events. We look forward to revisiting these activities at Council 2023. This year, there will be more opportunity to connect with other attendees as there will be no seminar blocks during Council 2021. Several workshops will be available Monday afternoon prior to the opening service that evening.

Meanwhile, the world-renowned Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many and a perfect setting to pause and reflect on the Council 2021 theme, SACRED.

Registration Information

All attendees (delegates) to Alliance Council are expected to register. Please keep in mind there are two types of delegates: Accredited and Corresponding. Accredited delegates are eligible to vote at all business sessions, including the election of the president. Eligibility is determined by your status as a licensed official worker or appointed by your local church as a lay-delegate. Corresponding delegates can enjoy all Alliance Council events without the voting privileges.

Accredited and Corresponding delegates can attend at the same price, $189. In-person registration at Council is $219.

  • In-person Registration: $189 includes
    • Monday afternoon pre-Council workshops
    • Morning services
    • Evening worship services
    • Enjoy live entertainment of special guest artists
    • Many special events, including district gatherings
    • Access to afternoon business sessions
    • In-person voting for accredited delegates
    • Face-to-face (or mask-to-mask) time with old and new friends
  • Online Registration: $189 includes
    • Access to the morning services
    • Engagement in business sessions. Please note: Online accredited voting delegates can participate in business sessions via text chat and vote on all Council business
    • Experience evening worship services
  • No-risk registration—refunds will be processed until Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Transfer your delegate type from “online to/from In-person delegate” is available by editing your registration
  • Day-Pass, one-time only is $20 per person. Day pass is only available in corresponding badge type.

Registration-Type Transfer:

  • There are two types of Council registrant delegates: online and in-person—both at a cost of $189 per person. If you register as one type of delegate and decide to switch your status, you can do so by editing your order and updating your registration. Example: You’ve registered as an in-person attendee and later decide you cannot attend in-person and would like to switch to online. You can edit your registration order form online to make the switch. Or you can also call the Events office at (719) 265-2064 to have the change made.

Delegate Information

Name badges must be displayed when attending Council events. Preregistered attendees may pick up their badges at the registration area upon check-in. Those not preregistered must register on site to obtain badges.

SAFETY STATEMENT

Image and/or Voice Use Disclaimer

By registering for General Council, I acknowledge my understanding that some meetings will be live-streamed and that my image or voice may be part of the broadcast. I also understand that my image or voice may be recorded or edited and distributed after General Council. The material will be used only to further the C&MA’s ministry purposes. I give my permission for use of my image or voice, as described in this paragraph, and release any claim for compensation related to this use.

Hotel and Venue Space

Alliance Council 2021 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The General Session will be held in the hotel’s Delta Ballroom.

Venue and Transportation Information

Hotel Information

  • Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
    • 2800 Opryland Drive
  • Lodging cost: $149 plus tax (includes resort fee)
  • Check-in 3:00 p.m./check-out 11:00 a.m.
  • General Session and all activities will be in the hotel’s Delta area
  • Visit the Hotel’s Website for more information

Amenities

  • Enhanced high-speed, in-room internet access
  • Unlimited local and long-distance calls
  • Bottled water (2x daily)
  • Daily scheduled shuttle service to the Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills Mall, General Jackson Showboat, and The Inn at Opryland
  • Daily dry-cleaning credit of up to $10 per room (credit is not cumulative throughout stay)
  • Gaylord Springs Golf Links practice range access; daily bucket of balls
  • Access to Fitness Center
  • Mini fridge in all rooms
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and one indoor pool

Parking at Hotel

  • $17 per day for overnight guests (with in-out privileges)
  • $17 per day guest (with NO in-out privileges)
  • $40 valet parking

Wheelchairs and Scooters

  • Reserve with Bradley Health Services (615) 458-2615
  • $20 daily wheelchair rental
  • $50 daily electric scooter rental
  • $10 fee for room delivery

Ground Shuttle Information

  • Hotel Bus—Airport busses run 7 a.m.– 6 p.m. The first shuttle leaves the hotel at 7 a.m.; the last shuttle leaves the airport at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 roundtrip and $15 one way. A link to reserve the shuttle will be in your lodging information.
  • Taxi—approximate cost is $22–$27

Sound Waves

The upscale, indoor-outdoor water attraction at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center offers more than four acres of entertainment, including 11 slides, a wave pool, FlowRider wave simulator, rapid and lazy rivers, activity pool, restaurant, adults-only pools and bar, private cabanas, and kids areas. A link to purchase tickets will be available in your housing information.

  • $37.99 day pass
  • $19.99 after 4 p.m.

Name badges must be displayed when attending Council events. Preregistered attendees may pick up their badges at the registration area upon check-in. Those not preregistered must register on site to obtain badges.

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