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Mission West Online Conference
An online Mission Conference presented by the Northwest, California Nevada Hawaii and Pacific Southwest Districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online Live Stream
The Pacific Southwest District
2020 All Worker Conference is ON as a Live-Stream Event!
Since we cannot be confident that COVID realities will allow us to gather 1,300 people safely into a ballroom in Palm Desert on November 22-24, we have made the decision to not meet at a single location. We pray that groups of pastors, educators, DCEs, music directors, and more will, by November, be able to safely gather at "watch locations" throughout the District, providing participants with the opportunity to engage around content and to enjoy the fellowship of others. Larger church and schools staffs may want to just stay at home and become their own watch-location, inviting others in their area to join them. Our planning team is working hard to put this new design together. We are contracting with a firm that has a long history of producing conferences of this nature so that we can ensure that the AWC is done in an excellent way. The AWC team is thrilled to confirm that our speaker team is on board: Dr. John Townsend, Dr. Tim Elmore, Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing, Mr. Prashan De Visser from Sri Lanka, and Ashley and Chris Paavola. Watch for more information, registration materials, and watch-locations locations in your area. Please join us in praying for this new All Worker Conference format, for the team that is working hard and fast to make this course correction, and for the blessings that all of us will experience together.
Small Church Conference
If you missed this event you can watch the recording below!
You can access his slides here: KarlVaters.com/LCMS2020
Rev. Karl Vaters
Karl covered the following topics:
Redefining Success In Ministry
Big Church, Small Churches – What’s the Difference?
How To Discover And Use What Your Church Does Well
COVID-19: What’s Working In Churches That Are Thriving
Rev. Vaters is the Author 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