Small Town Summit: New England
March 18, 2019
8:30am – 4:00pm
Location: 133 Essex St., South Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982Coordinator: Benjamin Bae
Over the past couple decades, Tim Keller and others have developed a biblically-faithful and amazingly fruitful theological vision for urban ministry. We believe it’s an opportune time to explore what a theological vision for rural/small-town ministry will look like.
Small Town Summits, in partnership with The Gospel Coalition New England, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Small Town Jesus, invites small-town/rural pastors, ministry leaders, and laypeople from around New England to join us for a one-day Summit. We’ll consider together what it looks like for our small-place ministries to be distinctively gospel-shaped. We’re eager for seminary students to attend this Summit in order to catch a vision for the excitement, challenges, and importance of rural ministry.
This New England Summit is distinct from the Summits we’ve already hosted in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, as well as the future Summits we’re planning in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. We typically gather in local regions within New England. For this New England Summit, we’re inviting folks from across the entire New England region. At our local Summits, we hear talks and breakout sessions from local pastors and leaders. For this New England Summit, we’ll hear from Rick Lints (Vice President for Academic Affairs, Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), Brad Roth (a pastor in rural Kansas and author of the award-winning God’s Country), and Donnie Griggs (a pastor in small-town North Carolina and author of the popular book Small Town Jesus). We’ll also enjoy practically-oriented breakout sessions led by small-town/rural pastors and laypeople from around New England.
Date: Monday, March 18th, 2019
Cost: $25 ($15 for students)
Time: 8.30am – 4pm
Location: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St, South Hamilton, MA 01982