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Welcome to Westside's very own, annual, Minister's Conference!
Grace Minister's Summit is a conference specifically designed for rural pastors and ministers in small churches and communities. We do our best to provide a climate of encouragement and refreshing to those who need it the most. We provide everything from lodging and food to relationships and resources. Many rural area ministers are bi-vocational, and have very little time and very little extra money to spend on large minister conferences that are typically designed by and for much larger churches than what they pastor or minister to. Small churches and communities are what make up the majority of the Unite states, and unfortunately tend to be neglected, and put on the back burner. We believe that if we can bless pastors, then they can bless their churches, who then can bless their communities.
When and Where.
This year will be our third annual year to hold Grace Ministers Summit. Every year we try to stick to the second weekend of October. This year's dates are Friday October 10th through the 12th. Every year registration starts around 11 am on Thursday morning, and we enjoy some lunch together before we kick things off with the first session. Friday and Saturday morning we have breakfast at 7 with the first session starting at 8. Thursday and Friday night we typically end around 8 or 9, pm, and on Saturday we usually finish up with lunch.
Currently Grace Summit is being held at Westside Family Life Center in our main sanctuary. 1274 C.R. 5270 Willow Springs, MO. In future Conferences we may consider other venues.
There are no costs to any registrants. We provide all the meals, and even offer to pay for lodging for those who need it.
We won't turn down any minister that registers, however, we do want to keep the conference fairly small so we may end up having a limited number of registrants. we also would like to welcome any spouses, and even youth pastors and worship pastors from your church or ministry.
If you have any further questions about the conference, you may call Westside Family Life Center at 417-469-3360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.