The Capitol Area North District, TARRP (Town and Rural Resource Program), Rural Life Sunday Funds, and the West Ohio UMRA are sponsoring a Small Church Essentials Conference on Friday evening and Saturday, March 27 and 28, at Marysville First UMC. Did you know that the majority of the churches in the West Ohio Conference would be considered small membership churches? Plan to attend this large conference focused on small-memberhip churches!
The speaker is Rev. Karl Vaters, the author of the book “Small Church Essentials” and "The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches, and the Small Thinking That Divides Us."You can read more about Karl here.
"New Small Church exists to encourage, connect and equip innovative Small church leaders. That’s not just a slogan – it’s what we actually plan to do. We want to see better, stronger, healthier Small Churches, led by passionate, prayerful, capable, innovative and loving pastors. We believe being small is not a problem to fix, but a strategy God wants to use. Most Small Church leaders have not been told that – or at least they haven’t been told it enough. If we can help turn up the volume on that message, we will have done what we set out to do!”
The cost is $25/person for both days, with a maximum cost of $50/church, no matter how many people attend. Each reservation (individual or group) will receive a copy of his book "Small Church Essentials." The training will run from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday and 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday. Conference flyers are available below. Rev. Karen Montgomery is the contact for questions around this event, pastorkarennlumc [at] gmail.com, 513-255-2232.
ACCOMMODATIONS IN MARYSVILLE, OH:
HAMPTON INN, 16610 Square Drive, Marysville, OH 43040
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES, 411 Allenby Drive, Marysville, OH 43040,
COMFORT SUITES, 1081 Lydia Drive, Marysville, OH 43040
SUPER 8 BY WYNDHAM, 16510 Square Drive, Marysville, OH 43040