Please Note: Registration closes July 28th.
How do you identify God’s unique calling for you and your church? How do you turn those dreams into resolute actions? And how do you deal with the drama that’s often associated with change?
This year’s leadership summit theme is learning to cultivate an enduring vision for your church that lasts into the next generation. We will discuss the necessity of having ‘leadership grit,’ regardless of your personality or church style, and working to eliminate the ‘drama’ that often tries to attack a healthy church culture. We will also focus on being sensitive to and serving God’s heart for your community as well as the internal need for adaptation over time. Further emphasis will be placed on developing and maintaining a staff culture that embraces change rather than resists it.
Each session will start with a segment of worship or a special song to center our thoughts and hearts on God, followed with a time of teaching from Pastors Kirk Gilchrist (senior pastor) and Christopher Hopper (associate pastor). After registration and a tour of our Watertown Campus, we will begin on Friday at our more intimate Depauville Campus to illustrate where our own journey began in 1819. Then, on Saturday, we will close time together at our larger Watertown Campus.
The two-day intensive includes a box lunch on Friday, a Friday evening cookout, and a question and answer session with Pastors Kirk and Christopher while on a boat cruise through the beautiful Thousand Islands. (The Q&A session will still take place indoors if the weather is uncooperative).
Schedule: (subject to change)
Friday, August 4: Watertown Campus / Depauville Campus
12:30 – 1:00 pm Arrival and registration
1:00 – 1:40 pm Watertown Campus / Sprig Studios Tour
1:40 -2:00 pm Travel to Depauville Campus
2:00 – 3:30 pm Session 1
4:00 – 5:30 pm Session 2
6:00 – 7:30 pm Cookout
7:30 – 9:00 pm Q&A (boat ride on St. Lawrence River, weather permitting)*
Saturday, August 5: Watertown Campus
9:00 – 10:30 am Session 3
11:00 – 12:30 pm Session 4
*2:00 – 3:30 pm Raindate for boat rides on the St. Lawrence