Vital Leaders for Vital Congregations

A Conference for Smaller Sized Congregations


  • September 27-28, 2019  (beginning Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday)

  • Kaw Prairie Community Church 

    • 9421 Meadow View Drive
      Lenexa, KS 66286

  • Cost is $75 (which includes dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday; scholarships available for congregational teams of three or more.)


Over 50% of the congregations in the Central States Synod have an average worship attendance of 50 or less each Sunday.  A smaller size does not equate to a less vitality, but there are some unique challenges that leaders face.  How can leaders be equipped and encouraged to foster vitality in our smaller sized congregations? 


This conference is designed for Parish Ministry Associates and students as well as rostered ministers and lay leaders who serve smaller sized congregations


Online registration is now available

Hotels -

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The main presenter at this conference will be the Rev. Dave Daubert.  Dave is an ELCA pastor and the Lead Consultant and CEO for Day 8 Strategies, an organization which helps people live as creative and responsible partners with God at work in the world.  He serves as a pastor at an ELCA congregation and is also an author and nationally recognized speaker. 

Five hotels priced $60-110 which are reasonably close to Kaw Prairie: