Discipleship happens best in small groups.
The real spiritual growth that helps people become more like Jesus happens day to day, life on life, in the messiness of community in small groups. And that is where the trouble starts. Discipleship is messy, can be complicated, and is just plain hard work. Most of us would like to improve our life-changing but challenging small groups but we’ve run out of ideas, hit a wall, or perhaps don’t even know how to begin. What can we do?
Group Life South is a training/networking/motivating event just for you. We’re close (if you live in the southeast US), convenient (one Saturday morning), and cheap*. You’ll hear from three internationally known small group experts who have wrestled with the same challenges you now face. You’ll sit in the same room with these practitioners and your peers from across town and across the state, asking tough questions and getting the answers you need.
* The conference is $29 per person if you register now and get the Early Bird Discount. Price increases to $39 per person on October 1. Bulk discounts available for groups of 10 or more; email email@example.com for details.
WHO SHOULD COME
If you are a small group leader (or want to be), a pastor, church staff person, or lay leader, this conference is for you. You can come by yourself, but your experience at Group Life South will be even better if you attend with a group.
Heather Zempel, Discipleship Pastor, National Community Church, Washington DC. National conference speaker, popular blogger, and author of Sacred Roads: Exploring the Historic Paths of Discipleship. Read Heather’s full bio…
Dave Treat, Discipleship Pastor, Friendship UMC, Athens, AL. Former Area Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church and small groups conference/training designer for the Willow Creek Association. Read Dave’s full bio…
Eddie Mosley, Executive Director of GroupLife, LifePoint Church, Smyrna, TN. National conference speaker, Regional Point Leader for Saddleback’s The Small Group Network and author of Connecting in Communities. Read Eddie’s full bio…
The first main session: Community is... Messy! begins at 9:00 AM and the last session: Why Community? wraps up at 12:30 PM. In-between you’ll choose one of three simultaneous workshops based on your needs and interests: Leading Yourself Well (With Heather Zempel), Connecting in Communities (with Eddie Mosley), or Finding and Equipping Small Group Leaders (with Dave Treat). Read full schedule and session descriptions…
The conference is held at Friendship Church in Athens, Alabama. We’re just 2 miles off I-65, 90 minutes south of Nashville and 90 minutes north of Birmingham. See full directions and details…
Visit the full conference website at http://friendshipumc.org/glsouth.html. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (256) 232-4906.
When & Where
Friendship Church is commited to helping people Love God, Love Others and Serve. We are located in Athens, AL.
Visit us on the web at http://friendshipumc.org
Email us at email@example.com
Call us at (256) 232-4906