Welcome to the online home of the ONE and ONLY annual
BIG LITTLE CHURCH CONFERENCE.
WHO IS BIG LITTLE CHURCH CONFERENCE FOR?
Pastors and leaders of small churches who are waking up to the notion that small is not synonymous with 'less-than'; that small and healthy are not mutually exclusive; that small may just be God's plan.
Pastors and leaders who are not looking for another slick church-growth conference, but are looking for encouragement, camaraderie, and inspiration from those who know that there's a lot to love about a dynamic small church.
WHAT IS BIG LITTLE CHURCH CONFERENCE?
A conference for small church pastors, by small church pastors.
Two nights and three days of celebrating, connecting, inspiring, encouraging, and refreshing small church pastors and leaders.
Worship, food and fellowship, workshops and general sessions, personal retreat time, and more.
WHY BIG LITTLE CHURCH CONFERENCE?
We believe that small is not a problem to be fixed, but a strategy that God wants to use.
While 93% of churches in America are small (350 or less) and 80% are very small (less than 200), church leadership conferences tend to showcase the smallest percentage of the largest and most progressive congregations.
While attending church conferences over the years, pastors Carl & Kalani Culley found their greatest source of encouragement came from the times spent sharing with other small church pastors -- their desire is to create an environment where the small church and its leaders become the focus.
GUESTS & HOSTS
Keynote Speaker: Karl Vaters
Karl is author of 'The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches, & the Small Thinking That Divides Us,' and his newest release 'Small Church Essentials: Field Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250.' A regular columnist for Leadership Journal, Karl writes the 'Pivot' blog for ChristianityToday.com, is founder of NewSmallChurch.com, and has pastored Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, CA for over 25 years.
Keynote Speaker: Jim Jones
Jim Jones is the founder of Valiant Leaders LLC with a goal to equip Christian leaders to step fully into their calling and lead well when facing the inevitable challenges that arise in leadership roles. Jim served as senior pastor of a church in Washington State for 16 years, and led regional and national teams for Moody Bible Institute while working as an adjunct professor. His blog can be read at www.valiantleaders.com/blog.
Founders/Hosts: Carl & Kalani Culley
Carl & Kalani Culley are the pioneers of Lacamas Creek Church in Camas, WA and have pastored there for the last 24 years. They are also the proprietors of Camp Lacamas, Retreat & Conference Center.
Robert is lead pastor at Rose Valley Friends Church in Rose Valley, WA. Robert has a passion for encouraging pastors of small churches, and for creativity in the small church setting.
Luke was the youth pastor at Real Life Foursquare Church in Salmon Creek, WA for 18 years. Luke now serves as the associate pastor, and has a passion for mental health and dealing with challenges of anxiety and depression.
WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW MUCH?
Camp Lacamas, Retreat & Conference Center
2025 NE Goodwin Rd.
Camas, WA 98607
May 20th-22nd, 2019
(Option for early check-in on May 19th)
Individual Registration: $99.00
Pastoral Couple Registration: $149.00
(Includes cabin style lodging - meal packages available)
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Karl Vaders - Big Little Church Conference 2018 - Session 1
Karl Vaders - Big Little Church Conference 2018 - Session 2
Karl Vaders - Big Little Church Conference 2018 - Session 3