The Gathering: Bloom Where You’re Planted

The Gathering is an annual event for church leaders and pastors seeking to refresh and build lifelong friendships for resilient pastoral ministry. As a non-conference conference, we focus on encounters over information-exchange. Through worship, prayer, teaching, dialogue, sharing food, and recreation, we will grow our pastoral imagination. Come and refresh with us in the beautiful …
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2024 VITAL CHURCH MARITIMES CONFERENCE

2024 VITAL CHURCH MARITIMES CONFERENCE is set for May 9 to May 11, in Truro, NS. A Zoom option will also be available. Watch for more information about our keynote speaker and special Early Bird rates. Registration opens in mid-January.

Festival of Homiletics 2024: Sustaining and Nurturing the Preaching Life

“We have been through it, preachers. We have adapted and pivoted and survived. We have proclaimed the Gospel faithfully and preached God’s hope passionately. But now is the time for some serious self-care. We have heard from you and from preachers around the world that what preachers need now is help in sustaining and nurturing …
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Looking Forward: Church, Hope, and the Future of Congregations

What is the future of small congregations (the fastest growing segment of North American Christianity)? Join us for lectures, workshops, worship, and conversations that will inspire your leadership; and receive practical, usable wisdom for giving your congregation a future. This year’s keynoter Will Willimon has been listening to pastors and congregations in hundreds of American churches and has a hopeful, Christ-centered word …
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The Hymn Society 2023 Annual Conference: Land, Language, and Liberation

Once again, The Hymn Society’s Annual Conference will be accessible both in-person and digitally. Here’s what digital attendees can expect: All Plenary events will be streamed live. All Hymn Festivals will also be streamed live. One Featured Session during each time slot will be streamed live. One Sectional in each of the five time slots …
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New Wilmington Mission Conference 2023

The New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC) is the longest-running Christian Mission focused event in the United States (117 years and counting). NWMC is intergenerational, meaning you will find programming for all ages, infants, children, students, families, youth groups, mission-minded individuals, pastors, and mission workers all have a place at the New Wilmington Mission Conference. NWMC …
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Conference: Looking Forward: Church, Hope, and the Future of Congregations

What is the future of small congregations (the fastest growing segment of North American Christianity)? Join us for two days of lectures, workshops, worship, and conversations that will inspire your leadership; and receive practical, usable wisdom for giving your congregation a future. This year’s keynoter Will Willimon has been listening to pastors and congregations in hundreds of American churches and has a …
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reVITALize

reVITALize is a gathering for ministry leaders and lay people to REFRESH, LEARN, and BE SUPPORTED. All denominations and traditions welcome! reVITALize is a gathering for ministry leaders and lay people to get together, refresh, learn some new things, be supported, build community, and get inspired. Speakers talk about what is revitalizing them at the …
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Encouragement Conference — Worship, Scripture, the Arts

We invite you to join us in beautiful Montreal from May 16-18!!  A conference focused on your encouragement and renewal. Through scriptural teaching, vibrant worship, reflection in the arts, be encouraged and renewed for ministry. Rebekah Eklund Rebekah Eklund is associate professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland, where she teaches Scripture, theology, and ethics. …
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