Our program will be brought to us by Karl Vaters.

Karl has been in pastoral ministry for 40 years. He is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone
Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has
ministered for over 28 years with his wife, Shelley. They have three kids and two grandkids.
Karl produces resources for Helping Small Churches Thrive at His heart is to
help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to
capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church – something
virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing.
He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the
benefit and blessing of everyone.

Session topics include:
Redefining Success in Ministry.
Big Churches, Small Churches—What’s the difference?
How to Discover and Use What Your Church Does Well.
Finding & Mentoring Volunteers in Today’s and Tomorrow’s Small Church.
The Post-pandemic Church; What’s working in churches that are thriving?

Registration begins at 5pm at Branson United Methodist Church, 1208 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, Missouri 65616 

Conference begins at 6pm Wednesday with dinner at Branson United Methodist Church followed by worship. 

Thursday and Friday we will meet at Branson United Methodist Church. Thursday and Friday lunches are provided 

The conference will conclude by 4pm Friday. 

Cost: $275 – Includes: Wednesday dinner, Thursday & Friday lunch, CEU certificate

(Does not include your lodging. Please arrange your own lodging.
Suggestions Provided in Flyer

$75 – non-Clergy spouse (attend sessions and meals)
ZOOM Cost: $75 – must attend all sessions to receive CEU

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