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Small Church Leadership: Looking at Smaller Churches with Fresh Eyes

Friday, November 2, 2012

This event has been postponed. Please check back for more information.


Smaller churches (less than 100 in worship) are the right size to be all that God expects a church to be and do and different because the size of anything makes all the difference.  Workshop leader David Ray will help attendees to better understand these realities and teach them to guide smaller churches toward being more faithful and effective.  He will help attendees think theologically and theoretically about small churches.  And he will explore advantages and address challenges.  Attendees will leave better equipped for leadership in their particular situations. This will be dynamic conversation!


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David Ray has over 30 years experience as a pastor and has been the pastor of the Congregational Church (UCC) of Bristol, Maine since Aug. 2004.  Until recently, he was also the half-time Associate Minister for Small Church Development for the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ. He teaches, consults with churches of all sizes, writes, and provides leadership on small and rural church issues.  A highly regarded expert on small church leadership, he is the author of several books, including The Indispensable Guide for Smaller Churches and Wonderful Worship in Smaller Churches.  Currently, he is completing a manuscript for a new, comprehensive book about smaller churches, tentatively titled, ALL About Smaller Churches.


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Cost: $50 per person, including tuition, lunch, refreshments, and materials. A group discount of $40 per person is available for groups of three or more. Groups may register by filling out the pdf form and making payment by check.

Affordable lodging is available in the Erdman Center at an additional cost. Please reserve a room at the time of registration.

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Princeton Theological Seminary
Erdman Center
20 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540

This event will take place in the Cooper Conference Room.


9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Prayer, Welcome, and Introduction
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Plenary 1
10: 45 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.     Plenary 2
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Plenary 3

You may also be interested in another small church event happening on Saturday, November 3rd.  Click here for more information.

If you have further questions, please call 609-497-7990 or e-mail [email protected]