Small Town Summit: Gospel-Shaped Ministry to Small Places


8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Monday, March 18, 2019

Chapel Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

or call 978-646-4145  


Small Town Summits, in partnership with the Gospel Coalition New England, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Small Town Jesus, invites small-town/rural pastors, ministry leaders, and laypeople from around New England to join us for a one-day summit. 


8.30 – 9:00am - Arrival and Registration

9:00 – 10:00am - Welcome and Introduction to the Theme of the Summit 

10:00 – 10.30am - Session 1: ‘What theological vision is, and why it matters for small-place ministry’ 

10.30 – 11:00am - Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:00pm - Session 2: ‘How the doctrine of God sends us to the small places’ 

12:00 – 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00 – 2:00pm - Session 3: Breakout Sessions

  1. Discipling women in small places

  2. ​Sustaining a healthy marriage while ministering in small places 

  3. Church revitalization in small places 

  4. Soul care in small places 

  5. The pastor as public theologian in small places 

  6. Church planting in small places 

  7. Community ministry in small places 

2.15 – 3.15pm - Session 4: ‘What gospel-shaped small-town ministry looks like in practice’ 

3.30 – 4:00pm - Closing Panel Discussion with Plenary Speakers



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