PSD Events

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Small Church Conference

Sat. June 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM | Christ Lutheran Church, Costa Mesa, CA

This free event will be available online via live stream at

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Rev. Karl Vaters

When it comes to effective ministry, often the size of the congregation takes a backseat to its overall health. For over 30 years God has focused pastor Karl Vaters' ministry in the small church context. We believe that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people, and small churches that are adaptable and healthy are uniquely equipped to navigate the coming post- COVID reality.

Rev. Vaters is theAuthor of:

  • Small Church Essentials: Field-Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250

  • The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us

Children & Family

Ministry Conference

After much prayer and discussion, we have decided not to hold the conference this year as planned. This was not an easy decision, but we felt it was prudent to make this decision as early as possible. We are tremendously disappointed that we will not be holding the conference this summer, but we are hopeful that we may be able to hold the conference in the future.


PSD Administrators Leadership Conference

July 22 - 24, 2020

Save the date! Our annual Administrators Leadership Conference will be held July 22 – 24, 2020, at the Hyatt, Indian Wells, CA. This year we will welcome Andrew McPeak as our main presenter. McPeak serves as the Director of Program Excellence and is a millennial speaker and content developer with Growing Leaders and has co-authored books with Dr. Tim Elmore. We will hear about their latest book, Gen Z Unfiltered. You can read more about Andrew on his page on the Growing Leaders website here and about Gen Z Unfiltered here. A copy of this book will be included with your paid registration for the conference. This will be an exciting opportunity for growth and fellowship, so please save these dates on your calendar! As always, your full leadership team is invited to attend, so please take a moment to ask them to reserve the dates also!

Early Childhood Directors & Pastors Conference Event Recap

 The theme for the conference is Intentional Outreach to Preschool Families, based on Acts 2:42-47.

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Irvine, CA 92612-3203

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