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Small Town, Big Gospel: Hope for the Country

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Covenant Theological Seminary

12330 Conway Road

Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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Whether you are considering planting a church, are already leading in an existing church or are looking to grow as a missionary to your small town, the Francis Schaeffer Institute and Covenant Theological Seminary invite you to our campus March 29-30 to meet and hear Pastor, Author, Network Leader, Donnie Griggs. Donnie, together with pastors Mark Fugitt and Belafae Johnson, will speak to the challenges confronting rural churches in America while also equipping you and connecting you with others who are hopeful and passionate about small town ministry.

Date: Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th

Location: Covenant Theological Seminary, Rayburn Chapel

Cost: $25 (For students attending for elective credit, the cost is $10 plus usual credit hour fees.)

Event Schedule:

Friday, March 29


10 a.m. – Chapel: Donnie Griggs

11 a.m. – In class: Donnie Griggs

Main Conference

6:30 p.m. – Conference Opening Remarks by Prof. Mark Ryan, Director of FSI

7 p.m. – Session 1: Donnie Griggs – Rural Missiology

8:30 p.m. – Close / Fellowship

Saturday, March 30

8:45 a.m. – Welcome, Prof. Mark Ryan

9 a.m. – Session 2: Mark Fugitt – Revitalizing the Church

10 a.m. – Coffe Break

10:30 a.m. – Session 3: Donnie Griggs – Developing Leaders

11:45 a.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – Session 4: Donnie Griggs – Addressing the Opioid Crisis

1:40 p.m. – Session 5: Jeanette Brown – Addressing Depression/Suicide

2:20 p.m. – Coffee Break

2:30 p.m. – Session 6: Belafae Johnson – Race, Class, and the Gospel

3:10 p.m. – Session 7: Donnie Griggs – Value of Small Town Ministry

3:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion with all speakers, moderated by Prof. Mark Ryan

4:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks

**Following the close of the event, you're invited to optional opportunity for supper/fellowship.**

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