Church Leadership Conference

January 11, 2013 - January 13, 2013
Hendersonville NC 28793-0250


January 11, 2013 – January 13, 2013

“I believe God is up to something in and among the ordinary people of our neighborhoods and communities and in our local churches.  [This is] about a movement of the spirit and how we, biblically, might join with what God is up to out there, ahead of us, in our communities.” -Alan Roxburgh


Congregations are in the midst of huge changes these days.

Significant shifts in the culture are challenging many of our taken-for-granted ways of doing church.

This leadership conference will look at what these changes mean for parish leadership (both clergy and lay teams) and provide practical ways in which they can learn to thrive as they engage with their communities to fulfill the mission of God.

Alan Roxburgh will give five presentations during the weekend:

  1. Where We Find Ourselves Today
  2. What We Need to Know About Leading Change in Church
  3. How to Invite Your People on a Journey Into Mission Across Their Neighborhoods and Communities
  4. Developing the Leadership Skills and Processes You Will Need
  5. Q&A with conference participants


About the keynoter

Alan RoxburghAlan Roxburgh is a pastor, teacher, writer and consultant with more than 30 years experience in church leadership, consulting and seminary education. He has pastored congregations in a small town, the suburbs, the redevelopment of a downtown urban church and the planting of other congregations. He has directed an urban training center and served as a seminary professor and the director of a center for mission and evangelism. A resident of the Pacific Northwest, he teaches as an adjunct professor in seminaries in the United States, Australia and Europe. His books include Reaching a New Generation, Leadership, Liminality and the Missionary Congregation, Crossing the Bridge: Leadership in a Time of Change, The Sky is Falling – Leaders Lost in Transition, The Missional Leader (co-authored with Fred Romanuk), Introducing the Missional Church, Missional Map Making and Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood. He was also a member of the writing team that authored Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America.

Through The Missional Network, Alan leads conferences, seminars and consultations with denominations, congregations and seminaries across North America, Asia, Europe, Australia and the UK. He consults with these groups in the areas of leadership for missional transformation and innovating missional change across denominational systems. Along with the team at TMN, he provides practical tools and resources for leaders of church systems and local congregations.


Conference staff

Alan AkridgeRandy FerebeeCOORDINATORS: The Rev. Randy Ferebee and the Rev. Alan Akridge are directors of the Epiphany Institute + Consulting in Hickory, N.C. Developed by a consortium of Episcopal clergy, the institute addresses congregational development issues not in isolation, but as part of a comprehensive landscape. Ferebee holds a doctorate in congregational development from the University of the South School of Theology. Akridge did postgraduate studies at Wake Forest Divinity School.


Double Occupancy $267 per person
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Single Occupancy $325 per person
Includes same as above. (Based on availability)
Commuter $227 per person
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities. (For residents of Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, Buncombe, Haywood or Greenville counties only)


Deposit $100 per person
Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due December 11
(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)


Check-in 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11
Check-out After lunch Sunday, Jan. 13


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Special Team Offer Bring four people and a fifth person attends free!
Printable Team Offer Form – PDF
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