Rural Impact Leadership Conference

March 19th  |  Live-stream

RILC is a one-day training event designed to equip rural and small town pastors and leaders in the nurture of thriving rural congregations.

All plenary and workshop presenters are experienced practitioners. With leadership being provided by NWC pastors and staff in partnership with Oak Hills Christian College, this event is for all who serve the rural and small town church.

We’ve got a great day planned!

8:30 a.m. – Registration

9 a.m. – Worship and Plenary 1: Marty Giese

  • From Surviving to Thriving in Rural Ministry Leadership

10 a.m. – Break

10:15 a.m. – Workshops 1

  • Recalibrating Church Metrics Regarding Growth and Health (slides)
  • Be Well to Lead Well
  • Rural Ministry, Mission and Global Impact

11:15 a.m. – Break

11:30 a.m. – Workshops 2

  • Cultivating Meaningful Worship Experiences with Limited Resources (slides)
  • Help Wanted!
  • Leading Change in Stuck Systems

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:15 p.m. – Workshops 3

  • Moving from Accidental to Intentional Discipleship in the Rural Church
  • Children, Youth and Family Ministry: Creative ways to foster connection through community engagement
  • Bless Your Community

2:15 p.m. – Break

2:30 p.m. – Worship and Plenary 2: Jo Anne Taylor

  • Two Steps Forward, Six Steps Sideways (slides)

3:30 p.m. – Conference ends

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