The 2019 Conference theme is “Thrive: Life Beyond Survival.”
Our goal is to provide tools to empower you to thrive as a leader in your local church and in other areas of your life!
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,”
Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
Rev. Doug Conley
Doug has served as the district superintendent of the Mid-Atlantic District since 2014. He is looking forward to the theme of this year’s conference, THRIVE! Doug is excited to offer some practical skills and tools to help our district churches thrive. Using these tools, pastoral staff and lay leaders together can make a dramatic difference in their churches and their communities.
“Dr. Brené Brown says, ‘You can be comfortable or courageous, but you can’t be both.’ Choose courage and THRIVE!”
Rev. Terry Smith
Terry was appointed as vice president for Church Ministries with The Christian and Missionary Alliance and began serving in this role on December 1, 2017.
Terry has served with the C&MA since 1981. He pastored Alliance churches in Florida and in Pennsylvania as well as serving in the role of church-planting director in three districts. He was elected superintendent of the Eastern PA district in August 2014. Terry also served on the C&MA Board of Directors prior to being appointed as vice president for Church Ministries in December 2017.
A graduate of Toccoa Falls College, Terry also holds a master’s degree from Crown College. He is the author of Changing Course: Leading Older Churches in a New Direction.
Terry has been married to Ruth since 1977. They have two married, adult sons, and four grandchildren.
“I have a passion for church planting, but also for renewal within existing churches.”
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We will be exploring how God makes kids thrive and grow through garden themed games, crafts, STEM, and Bible stories.
Childcare will be provided for kids ages 0-11 during three sessions.
You will be able to add your child(ren) when you register.
* See registration details in the Information Center below.
Mrs. Erika Thornton, CWM will be heading up the childcare and kids’ activities for Conference.
Youth are welcome to serve in the kids’ program! For more details or if you have questions regarding THRIVE Kids, please contact Erika at:
Resources to help your church thrive!