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Smaller Membership & Rural Church Conference (2014)

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The Smaller Membership and Rural Church Conference is focused on the unique needs of churches and church leaders who minister in churches running under 150 and/or in smaller communities. This conference is intentionally designed to focus on minstering to members, reaching the community, developing leaders, and sharing effective practices in the smaller membership church. Pastors, church leadership and laypersons are encouraged to attend as a group to receive the maxium impact.

Approximately 80% of CSBC congregations have an average worship service attendance of 100 or less. This conference is specifically attune to issues and resources that these church leaders encounter. The goal is to provide training, encouragement and networking opportunities to leaders who may sometimes feel like they are forgotten and minimalized.

The registration fee is $10 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Click here to download the flyer for this event.

Dates & Locations:
March 22, 2014

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
1390 Franklin Road
Yuba City, CA 95993

The speakers at the northern conference are Jeff Iorg, president, Golden Gate Theological Seminary and J. Ballard, director of missions, Feather Reaver Baptist Association.

March 29, 2014
California Baptist University
School of Business Building
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

The speakers at the southern conference are Ron Klassen, executive director, Rural Home Missionary Association, and Michael Carlisle, director of missions, San Diego Southern Baptist Association.

Schedule (for both locations):

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Session
10:45 a.m. Breakout Session
12:00 p.m. Lunch on site
12:45 p.m. Breakout Session
2:15 - 4:00 p.m.    Closing Session


For more information contact:

Veronica Morales
Ministry Assistant
559.229.9533 x. 243
E-mail Veronica Morales

Last Published: December 29, 2014 6:15 PM