Two great pastoral conferences happening in April.
The first is on the East Coast:
The EPIC FAIL Pastors’ Conference will be held April 14-16, 2011 in Lansdale, PA (Greater Philadelphia Area).
The cost is $79.
No glossy fliers.
No big marketing budget.
No rental of a large arena – just a gritty bar that used to be a church (but failed).
Just purposeful space to tell stories, reflect, pray (a lot), eat meals slowly, connect with other pastors (and former pastors), listen to others and take communion. The goal isn’t to host a conference to celebrate ‘success’ – and we aren’t looking to host a conference that celebrates failure either. Our goal is to celebrate faithfulness in ministry, regardless of what the outcome looks like. We’ll have experts on failure telling stories of their own mistakes, sin, gaffes and screw-ups – and they’ll share how God showed up despite the failure. And space to process our own stories and how the gospel intersects at our brokenness.
We anticipate it being hopeful. Rich. Meaningful. Significant.
The second, with a similar theme, will be here in Portland, Or.
It's a free gathering put on jointly by the Ecclesia network and NW Church Planting