Karl Vater Conference – Helping Small Churches Thrive

Friday, November 17, 2023 - Saturday, November 18, 2023
Age - N/A
All Day

Oak Park Church of God


FREE  Karl Vater Conference “Helping Small Churches Thrive”


We encourage all Pastors and Church Leaders in our Association to attend this conference.  Karl Vater has a heart to help pastors/leaders of small churches find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church.  He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often—to the benefit and blessing of everyone.  For more information, download the conference brochure: Karl Vater Conference Brochure 

Our district has chosen to resource the cost of this excellent conference to you to allow for a time of learning, encouragement, and connection.  (Lodging, as needed, will be your only cost and there are some scholarships available for lodging.  Contact Paula at the District Office, 503-393-3510, if you need help with this expense.)

Registration deadline is Friday, November 10th to allow for preparation of food and materials.  Register individually below and please indicate if you have food restrictions.

Here is the conference schedule:

Friday, November 17

6pm             Registration

7pm             Session 1—Redefining Success in Ministry


Saturday, November 18

8:15am        Coffee & Continental Breakfast

9am             Session 2—Big Churches, Small Churches—What’s the Difference?

10:15am      Session 3—How to Discover and Use What Your Church Does Well

11:30am      Lunch Provided Onsite

12:30pm     Session 4—What’s Working in Churches that are     Thriving

1:15pm       Session 5—A New Way to Look at Vision Casting

2pm            Closing Session




Bookings are closed for this event.