Small Is The New Big

Are you a pastor or lay leader of a church with under 100 members? Are you looking for ways to reach new people and grow your church? If so, then you need to attend the Small is the New Big workshop series!

This exciting new series of workshops, offered by the Office of Congregational Development and the Office of Clergy Excellence, is designed to provide specific training for churches of under 100. Led by experienced leaders from within the Louisiana Conference, these workshops will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • How to reach new people and grow your church
  • How to transition your church to the one-board model
  • How to reach out into the community

The next workshop will be held
Saturday, September 30,
at Grace Community United Methodist Church
in Shreveport, LA

There will be two workshops offered at each location, so you can choose the ones that are most relevant to your church. And because we know that time is precious, we'll even provide breakfast!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and start growing your church!

Register for the September 30th Event in Shreveport


Reaching New People with Rev. Chad Brooks

What does it mean to reach new people and grow your smaller church? Rev. Chad Brooks, congregational vitality strategist for the Annual Conference, will teach about how to shift your understanding of the local mission field to declare what growth looks tangibly looks like. He will also share a specific strategy to create metrics that help assess current health and reach new people.

Mastering the One-Board Model with Rev. Mollie McGee

Rev. Mollie McGee, pastor of Aldersgate in Slidell, LA, will offer a course in transitioning your church to the one-board model. So many smaller churches struggle to get enough people to serve on the various committees like SPRC or PPRC, finance, trustees, and church council. The one-board model consolidates church leadership into, well, one-board. 

Community Engagement with Rev. Sarah Shoup

Rev. Sarah Shoup will offer a course in community engagement. She will discuss ways to bring your church out of the walls, make meaningiful partnerships with the community you serve with and in, and how to sustain the ministry.

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