9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 - First United Methodist Church Stephenville

Lay and clergy leaders from around the Central Texas Conference are requested to circle Sept. 16 on their calendars and make plans to share in the 2017 Small Church Summit (SCS) at Stephenville FUMC. While all are welcome and encouraged to attend, the focus of the SCS will be on the myriad opportunities available to, as well as the challenges facing, the small churches of the CTC as they go about our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Watch Quick Notes and this page for full details, including the event schedule, childcare info, lodging information and more as they are available.

While "Day of /"Walk-Up" registrations are welcome to attend the Small Church Summit, registration will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 to provide organizers with accurate food and resource count.






8:30 - 9 a.m.

Registration - outside or in Fellowship Hall depending on weather conditions

9 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Worship - Sanctuary

FUMC Stephenville Contemporary Praise Band music / Bishop Lowry Preaching
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Key Note Address - Sanctuary

Dr. Carl Ellis
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - Noon

Laity Session - Sanctuary

Dr. Carl Ellis
10:45 a.m. - Noon

Clergy Session - Annex

Bishop Lowry
Noon - 1 p.m.

Lunch - Fellowship Hall

Presentation by Texas Methodist Foundation (12:30 p.m.)
1:10 - 1:50 p.m.

*Ministry Action Plan Rotation 1

2 - 2:40 p.m.

*Ministry Action Plan Rotation 2

2:50 - 3:30 p.m.

*Ministry Action Plan Rotation 3

3:40 - 4 p.m.

Closing Worship & Communion - Sanctuary

Bishop Lowry and Rev. Brad Brittain
*During each of the Ministry Action Plan rotations, you will have the opportunity to discuss:
A Missional Witness of the Church with Dr. Ellis and Dr. Lisa Neslony - Sanctuary
Creating New Faith Communities with Rev. Brad Brittain - Fellowship Hall
Leadership Development and the Importance of Having a Ministry Plan with Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory - Annex