Our speaker at this event will be Karl Vaters.
Karl Vaters is the author of the book, The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us. On his blog Pivot, he writes about Innovative Leadership from a Small Church Perspective for ChristianityToday.com several times a week. He’s also the founder of NewSmallChurch.com, a ministry that encourages, con
nects and equips innovative Small Church pastors.
Karl’s passion is neither to help pastors grow churches bigger or to settle for less. He believes Small Churches are not a problem, a virtue or an excuse. They just are. And they can be pastored well.
His heart is to help
pastors of Small Churches (about 90% of churches) find the resources to pastor their current church well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a Small Church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit of each.
Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years and has been the lead pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California for over 23 years.
You can follow Karl on Twitter at @KarlVaters
Or on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewSmallChurch
Registration and Area Information
Dining and Hotels
Holiday Inn Express
250 Bessemer Rd, Mount Pleasant, PA, 15666 United States, 866-573-4235
Comfort Inn New Stanton 7.1 miles to Mount Pleasant
106 Bair Blvd, New Stanton, PA, 15672 United States, 866-925-8676
Fairfield Inn by Marriott 7.1 miles to Mount Pleasant
107 Bair Blvd, New Stanton, PA, 15672 United States, 866-767-0278
Recommended Dining (in addition to several fast food places)
Applebee’s – 110 Countryside Plaza, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666
Cracker Barrel – 154 W Pennsylvania Ave, New Stanton, PA 15672
Directions to Mount Pleasant, PA:
From the West: Take I-76 East to exit 75 for US-119/PA-66 toward Greensburg
Take the PA-31 exit toward Mt Pleasant/Ruffs Dale
Turn left onto PA-31 E (signs for Mt Pleasant)
Friday October 6
6:00PM Early arrival reception and Q and A with Karl Vaters
Saturday October 7
9:00 Welcome and worship
9:30AM Session 1 – Karl Vaters
10:45AM Session 2 – Karl Vaters
Noon Lunch (included in your registration)
1:00-2:00PM Session 3 – Karl Vaters
2:15PM Breakout sessions
3:30PM Afternoon Worship
3:45 Session 4 – Chris Vitarelli
5PM Conference Ends