A Networking Conference
sponsored by the EPC Z-4:10 Network

November 6-8, 2013
EPC of Elkton - Elkton, VA
Conference Director: Ed McCallum
Register: www.pmaofepc.org/small_church_leaders_conference

Peer Learning

Networking Conference: This is a participant-driven conference for leaders of small churches with a focus on peer learning and developing supportive relationships. If the conference succeeds, you will walk away with concrete "next steps" for your ministry with a group of colleagues praying for and supporting you.

Main Sessions will be directed by Ed McCallum, Assistant Stated Clerk of the EPC. Ed brings his background as an educator, pastor of a small church, and his research on developing missional thinking in the small church to each conference topic. Significant time will be devoted to Q&A in each session.

Net Groups: The same small groups will meet throughout the conference to process material in the main sessions and to develop relationships that will last beyond the conference.

Who should come? The conference is geared for leaders, not just pastors.  Bringing others from your congregation will enhance the experience. Spouses are welcome.

Limited Registration: Because of the highly interactive nature of this networking conference, registration is limited to 32 people.  Preference will be given to leaders from EPC churches in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Presbytery that register by October 25.


EPC of Elkton
2580 Panorama Dr.
Elkton, VA 22827


$89 (breakfast included)

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1946 Medical Ave.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Online: www.marriottharrisonburg.com (use code SCCSCCA for standard two queens or SCCSCCB for standard king)

Phone: 540-433-9333 (ask for the Small Church Conference Group rate)


Registration fee: $50 per person covers conference costs, Wednesday dinner, Thursday and Friday lunches.  Breakfast is included in the cost of the hotel.

Register at www.pmaofepc.org/small_church_leaders_conference

Pay by check at the conference.

Conference Schedule

Check back Nov. 1 for any modifications

Wednesday, November 6

6:00 pm - Dinner together at EPC of Elkton
7:00 pm - Main Session 1 - "Missional Small Church"
7:45 pm - Net Groups (groups of 8-10, remain the same throughout the workshop)
8:30 pm - Refreshments and conversation

Thursday, November 7

9:00 am - Devotions & Prayer
9:30am - Main Session 2: "Issues in Small Church Ministries - Part 1"
10:30 am - Net Groups
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm   - Main Session 3: "Issues in Small Church Ministries - Part 2"
2:00 pm - Net Groups
3:00 pm - Break
3:15 pm - Main Session 4: "God's Mission and the Small Church"
4:15 pm - Net groups
5:30 pm - Dinner at the church / free time

Friday, November 8

9:00 am - Devotions & Prayer
9:15 am - Individual Prayer and Reflection / Develop "next steps"
10:00 am - Net Groups - "Next Steps" feedback and commitments
11:00 am - Worship and Communion
12:00 pm - Lunch & Depart


Ed McCallum: / 734-838-6941

Rob Buchanan: / 540-298-2120

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