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: Drew Dyck
Drew Dyck is an editor at Moody Publishers and senior editor of CTPastors.com. He is the author of 'Generation Ex-Christian' and 'Yawning at Tigers.' Drew resides in Portland, OR with his wife and two children.
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.
Kent is a retired Engineering Manager for Hewlett Packard, a former Peer Wellness Specialist with the Benton County Health Department, and holds a M.S. Degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. He serves as a lay-leader and teacher at New Life Fellowship in Philomath, OR where he has been a member since his salvation in the early 1980's.
Ron, Jan & Sasha Timen
Ron, Jan & Sasha have served at Rivergate Church in Ashland, Oregon since 1997. They have incorporated elements of Hebrew Roots and Celtic Church into their practice and worship, and launched Doorways of Perception as a means of reaching their New Age community.
WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW MUCH?
Camp Lacamas, Retreat & Conference Center
2025 NE Goodwin Rd.
Camas, WA 98607
May 21st-23rd, 2018
(Option for early check-in on May 20th)
Individual Registration: $69.00
Pastoral Couple Registration: $99.00
(Includes cabin style lodging - meal packages available)
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