Moving Forward: Creating a Nimble Church
The West Ohio Conference is pleased to offer this online training to our pastors and church leadership across the conference this year, which features three nationally-known, dynamic speakers. We hope that they will inspire you with ideas about how to navigate beyond our current envionment and work together to reach others and make Disciples for Jesus Christ. Because we know that different-sized churches face different challenges, this event will feature workshop tracks focused on both small churches and on medium-sized/larger churches.

Schedule of Events 

8:30 am  - 9:30 am     Opening remarks by Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, and Keynote Address by the Rev. Dr F. Douglas Powe, Jr. on "The Adept Church"

9:45 am - 12:00 pm    Workshops




Small Church Track

9:45 am - 10:45 am     "The Post-Pandemic Church: What's Working in Congregations That are Thriving," with Rev. Karl Vaters

11:00 am -12:00 pm    "Three Ways a Small Church can be an Effective Church,"  with Rev. Karl Vaters


Medium-Sized and Large Church Track

9:45 am - 10:45 am     "7 Surprise Blessings of the Pandemic," with Rev. Rebekah Simon Peter

11:00 am - 12:00 pm     "DARE to Dream Like Jesus in 2021," with Rev. Rebekah Simon Peter


February 13th, 2021 8:30 AM through 12:30 PM
Online Event
Event Fee(s)
Small Church Track and book $ 10.00
Medium-Sized/Large Church Track and book $ 10.00