9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 - First Gatesville United Methodist Church

Lay and clergy leaders from around the Central Texas Conference are requested to circle Sept. 15 on their calendars and make plans to share in the 2018 Small Church Summit (SCS) at First Gatesville UMC. 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. 
While "Day of / Walk Up" registrations are welcome to attend SCS'18, please take one minute to click the registration link below to let us know you are coming so that the event planning team can have an accurate food and resource count. Online registration will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.







8:30 - 9 a.m.


9 - 10 a.m.

Opening Worship 

10 - 11 a.m. 

Panel Discussion with Leslie Byrd, Matt Bailey, Fred Bates & David Ray

11 - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. - Noon

Q&A with Panel

Noon - 1 p.m.


1 - 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1

2:15 -2:30 p.m.


2:30- 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2

3:30 p.m.

Closing Worship 

*Breakout Session Options






How to do Children's Ministry - Amy Anderson & Leah Hidde-Gregory (K-3 Room)

How to do Youth Ministry - Beth Johnson (Senior High Youth Room)

Building Community & Lay Leadership - Jaime McGlothlin (Banquet Room)

Deeper Discipleship - Ben Simpson (Sanctuary)

Small Urban Ministries - Marilyn Jones (Allison Room)

County Seat/Town & Country Ministries - Daniel Hawkins (Junior High Youth Room)

Small Rural Ministries - Patricia Warden (Upper Room)