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FSI and Covenant Seminary Present – Small Town, Big Gospel, Hope for the Country

Small Town, Big Gospel, Hope for the Country

A Special Weekend Conference on the Joys and Challenges of Rural Ministry

Friday, March 29 & Saturday, March 30

Rayburn Chapel

Cost: $25 (students taking for elective credit: $10 plus usual credit hour fees)

Register online here.

Whether you are considering planting a church, are already leading in an existing church or are looking to grow as a missionary to your small town, the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute and Covenant Theological Seminary invite you to join us in hearing experienced church planters speak to the challenges and opportunities confronting rural churches in America. Come be equipped to connect with other who are hopeful and passionate about small town ministry.

Speakers:

  • Donnie Griggs, pastor of One Harbor Church in Morehead City, North Carolina, author of Small Town Jesus, and part of the leadership team for the Advance Movement of churches
  • Mark Fugitt, pastor of Mountain Grove Family Church in Mountain Grove, Missouri
  • Belafae Johnson, pastor of Purposed Church in Mascoutah, Illinois

Event Schedule:

Friday, March 29

  • 10 a.m. – Chapel: Donnie Griggs
  • 11 .m. – In class: Donnie Griggs
  • 6:30 p.m. – Conference Opening Remarks by Prof. Mark Ryan, Director of FSI
  • 7 p.m. – Session 1: Donnie Griggs – Rural Missiology
  • 8:30 p.m. – Close / Fellowship

Saturday, March 30

  • 8:45 a.m. – Welcome, Prof. Mark Ryan
  • 9 a.m. – Session 2: Mark Fugitt – Revitalizing the Church
  • 10 a.m. – Coffe Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – Session 3: Donnie Griggs – Developing Leaders
  • 11:45 a.m. – Lunch
  • 1 p.m.  – Session 4: Donnie Griggs – Addressing the Opioid Crisis
  • 1:40 p.m. – Session 5: Jeanette Brown – Addressing Depression/Suicide
  • 2:20 p.m. – Coffee Break
  • 2:30 p.m. – Session 6: Belafae Johnson – Race, Class, and the Gospel
  • 3:10 p.m. – Session 7: Donnie Griggs – Value of Small Town Ministry
  • 3:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion with all speakers, moderated by Prof. Mark Ryan
  • 4:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Saturday evening supper/fellowship (optional)

Details

Start:
March 29
End:
March 30
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Venue

Rayburn Chapel
12330 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141 United States
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