Speaking News :: Small Church Conference

I am excited to share with you that as of this evening I have accepted an invitation to speak at the first annual Small Church Conference to be held at Lewisville Baptist Church in Lewisville, North Carolina in March of 2008. I am tentatively scheduled to speak on Friday night at 7pm on the topic of “Affordable Technology for the Small Church”. The use of technology has become one of the areas where God has gifted me and I am convinced that as our churches embrace the use of technology they will become more effective at communicating the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to our current cultural climate. I have also spent a significant amount of time researching resources that range from inexpensive to free in order to assist local pastors in smaller congregations. If you are the pastor of a small church, I believe this session, and certainly the conference overall, will be very helpful to you.

Additionally, Les Puryear (the host pastor) has received confirmation from some exciting individuals who will be speaking during the conference, and is awaiting confirmation from others. I am very excited about two of them in particular. As I receive permission to share more details, I will gladly do so.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

5 thoughts on “Speaking News :: Small Church Conference

  1. John-

    I don’t know about a webcast. My guess would be no. I don’t think the budget or technology will be available. However, there is the possibility that it will be recorded and dvd’s made available. I will also be working with Les to produce podcasts of the conference.

    You can check the website for updates. It was just purchased yesterday but should be available with information soon.


  2. I think John raises a great point. First, I think this conference is a great idea. So much attention is placed on large churches. Not that that’s inherently bad, but it leaves a lot of churches out of the mix who still deal with the same or similar issues.

    John’s question about Webcasting makes a lot of sense. If you are a small church, then time and money are the two largest stress points for the church’s leadership.

    It’s often very difficult for pastors of small churches to find the money or the time to attend a coference that involves travel.

    Micah, is something like that possible? I’ve used MicroSoft Live Meeting before. It allows for a dynamic conversation and dialogue instead of just a static broadcast of a presentation.

  3. Ben, I’ll have to tell you that I’m not sure if we could. I’m handling the technical side of things, and to be honest I’ve never done webcasting before so it’s not my area of expertise. Ben, if you have expertise or know someone that does, have them contact me because I would like to talk to them about making it possible.

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