A Networking Conference
sponsored by the EPC Z-4:10 Network

March 28-30, 2012
GracePoint - Dubuque, Iowa
Conference Director: Ed McCallum


Peer Learning

Networking Conference: This is a participant-driven conference for leaders of small churches with a focus on peer learning and developing supportive relationships. If the conference succeeds, you will walk away with concrete "next steps" for your ministry with a group of colleagues praying for and supporting you.

Main Sessions will be directed by Ed McCallum, Assistant Stated Clerk of the EPC. Ed brings his background as an educator and pastor of a small church and his research on developing missional leadership in the small church to each conference topic. Significant time will be devoted to Q&A in each session.

Net Groups: The same small groups will meet throughout the conference to process material in the main sessions and to develop relationships that will last beyond the conference.

Who should come? The conference is geared for leaders, not just pastors.  Bringing others from your congregation will enhance the experience. Spouses are welcome.


Limited Registration: Because of the highly interactive nature of this networking conference, registration is limited to 32 people.  Preference will be given to leaders from the EPC's Rivers and Lakes Presbytery who register by February 21.




GracePoint LogoGracePoint

3100 Windsor Ave.
Dubuque, IA 52001




Holiday Inn Lakewood CO Holiday Inn Express, Dubuque West
2080 Holliday Drive
Dubuque, IA 52002
Phone: 563-556-4600


A special group rate of $89 (breakfast included) has been arranged.  Call the hotel directly no later than March 13 for the group rate.  Let the hotel know you are with the "EPC Small Church Leaders Conference."


Registration fee: $50 per peson covers conference costs, Wednesday dinner, Thursday and Friday lunches.  Breakfast is included in the cost of the hotel.


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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, March 28

6:00 pm - Dinner together at GracePoint
7:00 pm - Main Session 1 - "Missional Small Church"
8:00 pm - Net Groups (groups of 8-10, remain the same throughout the workshop)
9:00 pm - Refreshments and conversation


Thursday, March 29

9:00 am - Devotions & Prayer
9:30am - Main Session 2: "Issues in Small Church Ministries - Part 1"
              --Sense of worth
              --Friendship turned inward"
10:30 am - Net Groups
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm   - Main Session 3: "Issues in Small Church Ministries - Part 2"
2:00 pm - Net Groups
3:00 pm - Break
3:15 pm - Main Session 4: "God's Mission and the Small Church"
4:15 pm - Net groups
5:30 pm - Dinner out with others / free time

Friday, March 30

9:00 am - Devotions & Prayer
9:15 am - Individual Prayer and Reflection / Develop "next steps"
10:00 am - Net Groups - "Next Steps" feedback and commitments
11:00 am - Worship and Communion
12:00 pm - Lunch & Depart


Email or call Ed McCallum at 734-742-2020 ext. 6941

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