Encourage | Equip | Connect

The purpose of the conference is to encourage, equip and connect volunteers in our congregations through practical presentations, partnerships and networking.  Participants will take a journey through three breakout sessions of their own choosing. These sessions cover the top eleven ministry areas and needs of churches throughout the District.

 

There is no cost to attend, but please register online by clicking here.

 

E2 Conference Schedule for 2019-20

8:00-8:30 a.m.                  Registration

8:30-8:45 a.m.                  Welcome
“Better Together: Congregations and Collaboration”  President Lee Hagan

9, 10, 11 a.m.  Sessions A, B, C with 10 minute breaks in between, see below for session details.

12:00-12:15 p.m.             Closing Thoughts, Next Steps, & Sending

E2 Conferences

Faith Lutheran Church, Springfield

Mar 7, 2020
8:30am
1517 E Valley Water Mill Rd, Springfield, MO 65803

E2 Conference Session Choices

9:00-9:50 a.m.              Session A

Session A   Who should attend? 

 

A1: Tell the Next Generation

This session will focus on how congregations can equip parents and families to teach the faith in the home.

Sunday School teachers, parents, Pastors
A2: Plus One Stories

Experience the “Plus One” coaching process and how churches can begin, refine, or expand to their communities.

Evangelism committee, elders, church leaders
A3: Care in Times of Crisis

This session will focus on how congregations can provide both pastoral and human care during times of crisis.

Elders, Pastors
A4: Mobilizing Volunteers

Need more help? Feel like you’re on the short side of the 80/20 rule? Explore ways to develop more disciples who are engaged and excited about volunteerism.

Overworked volunteers, Church Leader, Secretaries, and Pastors

 


10:00 – 10:50 a.m.      Session B

Session B   Who should attend? 

 

B1: Structure & Meetings

How do we organize our congregation most effectively?  What are best practices for church meetings?  Explore best practices and simple ways to be good stewards of our time & ministries.

Congregation leaders
B2: Elder’s Forum

Elders assist our pastors and congregations in many diverse ways. Explore with your peers ways elders can support healthy congregations and pastors.

Elders, Pastors
B3: Hope for Small Congregations

The small church is a treasure in our post-Christian culture. Small church is just “different”. Explore differences, gifts, and opportunities small churches have to be effective in today’s culture.

Church leaders, anyone from a small church
B4: Youth Ministry

Here is a session to offer encouragement and ideas for those involved in the critical area of congregational life, youth ministry.

Youth leaders, elders


 


11:00 – 11:50 a.m.      Session C

Session C   Who should attend? 

 

C1: Hope for Small Congregations

The small church is a treasure in our post-Christian culture. Small church is just “different”. Explore differences, gifts, and opportunities small churches have to be effective in today’s culture.

Everyone is a small congregation
C2: Stewards with the Gospel at Work

How do we “teach” stewardship in our churches without putting up our defenses? Witness first-hand a pastor and lay leader share Biblical conversation and testimony to the Gospel at work in their lives. Discover ways to adopt these conversations in your setting.

Stewardship leaders, treasurers, pastors
C3: Ministry in Changing Communities

How does our congregation remain faithful to God’s Word, but also adapt to a community that is going through dramatic changes?  This session will provide practical wisdom for congregations serving changing demographics.

Church leaders
C4: Tell the Next Generation

This session will focus on how congregations can equip parents and families to teach the faith in the home.

Church & lay leaders, families