Ministry Leaders' Conference

"A Big Gospel in Small Places"


April 15, 2021          Kinston, NC           9a-3:30p

We'd love to have you join us at Encounter Grace Ministry Leaders' Conference. A day of encouragement and renewal as we lead in Christ's Kingdom.


The book "The Big Gospel in Small Places" is helping pastors/leaders like us better grasp how God is at work in places like ours. It is also winning awards - because Stephen Witmer writes with clarity, truth & grace. He serves in a small place (an hour outside of Boston). He has a heart for places like ENC. 


Come to an intimate day conference at Grace Fellowship (327 Academy Heights Rd, Kinston, NC) 9am-3:30pm. Four sessions plus time for Q+A. Lunch onsite. The Registration fee includes lunch and a copy of the book. 


Session Topics will include:

  1. Gospel Ministry in Small Places

  2. Small-Place Heroes

  3. Effective Small-Place Ministry: Living inside the circle.


Bring leaders with you--staff at the church, elders/oversight board, ministry leaders, or future leaders. Go back to your locale built up as a team.


We will take all the necessary precautions for Covid, including limiting the number of people who can attend.

Stephen Witmer - Keynote speaker

Stephen Witmer (PhD, University of Cambridge) is pastor of Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, Massachusetts, and adjunct professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 


He is also the co-founder of Small Town Summits, an organization that serves rural churches and pastors, and has written A Big Gospel in Small Places 

which has won several awards:

  • 2019 WORLD Magazine Book of the Year Short List - Accessible Theology
  • 2019 The Gospel Coalition Book Award - Ministry
  • Kevin DeYoung’s Top 10 Books of 2019



Registration: Includes Lunch and Book