Monday April 13, 2014 
Tuesday April 14, 2014

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Westminster Presbyterian Church 
2110 Sheridan Blvd
Lincoln, NE 68502

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Growth Summit Schedule

Practical lectures and workshops to help your congregation experience growth, through strategies that feel authentic to mainline churches.

Monday, April 13

8:30 AM        Registration begins

9:10 AM        Opening Welcome  – Andrew McDonald, host pastor and moderator of The Growth Project.

Morning Lecture Series:   

12: 15 PM     Lunch on Campus                                                      (included in your registration fee)

Afternoon Lecture Series:  

5 - 6:45 PM         Dinner on Campus                                                (included in your registration fee) 

6:45 - 9 PM        New Ways of Defining Worship

Tuesday April 14

8:30 AM               Registration Opens

9 A.M.                  Welcome

9:15 - 11:45 AM   Seminar with Dr. Bill Tenny-Brittian

Noon - 12:45        Lunch on Campus                                               (Included in your registration fee)

12:45 - 4 PM        Seminar with Dr. Bill Tenny-Brittian

Overnight Stay in Lincoln?  

Here are some suggestions:

Comfort Suites East (block reserved)

            331 N Cotner   -    Lincoln              (within walking distance of Gateway Mall)         Call: 402.325.8800  to Reserve   Reference Church Growth Summit for                          Discounts                                           Double Queen Rate $105                                King Suite Rate $95                     Discount honored through April 15 - guaranteed room availablitly until        March 15, 2015

       Staybridge Inn & Suites Northeast (block reserved) 

     1501 N 86th Street Lincoln 68505                      Hotel registration online                     (Double Queen Suite with sofa sleeper and full kitchen) $119.00 per night

The above includes free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and shuttle service (7AM - 7PM)

If you prefer Downtown Lincoln:

Embassy Suites 

Scholarships may be available through your denomination or presbytery
Childcare is provided 
8:30 AM - 5 PM Monday
8:30 AM - 4 PM Tuesday
$10 covers both days and lunches







Now is the time for your church to grow!

Join a two-day summit to discover practical strategies to grow your church!
How do churches grow?
There is no “one size fits all” answer.
A diverse group of successful church leaders will share a variety of strategies.
Come, listen to these leaders, listen to other engaged churches, and listen for the Spirit to move!
Your church can grow!

  Anna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at    Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.  She is an ordained minister in  the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds degrees from Yale College and Princeton  Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.).  Before joining the Columbia faculty in  1998, Anna served as an associate pastor for youth and young adults at Westminster  Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis Florence is interested in historical, theological,  aesthetic, and performative dimensions of preaching and the ways preaching  engages other fields and different traditions. Her research focuses on testimony,  feminist theology, the role of experience in preaching, and the history of preaching  women.  

 Bill Tenny-Brittian is the Managing Partner for 21st Century Strategies. The pastor of churches from coast to coast, he's led and helped hundreds of churches and thousands of leaders through the growing pains of growth. He's Editor in Chief of Net Results Magazine and the author of several books   Bill's Blog

 William H Willimon An elder in the United Methodist Church, Professor Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He returned to Duke after serving as  the UMC Bishop of the North Alabama Conference from 2004 to 2012. Willimon is the author of 60 books. His Worship as Pastoral Care was selected as one of the 10 most useful books for pastors in 1979 by thee Academy of Parish Clergy. More than a million copies of his books have been sold. His articles have appeared in many publications including Theology Today, Interpretation, Liturgy, Worship, and Christianity Today. He is editor-at-large for The Christian Century. His book Pastor: the Theology and Practice of Ordained Leadership is used in dozens of seminaries in the United States and Asia. He has taught in Germany and Asia in various seminaries. He also serves as pastor at Duke Memorial UMC in Durham, NC       Will's Blog

Creative Worship Leaders:                                                     Darkwood Brew ;  Hebrews 2:11 and Urban Abbey

Bonus:                                                                                        Soul Desires Bookstore 

Color 4 The Journey from Kansas City - creative paraments.

Registation through April 13 is $95          

                Discounts for Seminary Students & CRE's in training

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Kris Peterson - krisp@homesteadpres.org                            Kati Salmons -katisalmons@gmail.com

 Growth Project of the Quad Presbyteries of

Central Nebraska, Homestead, Missouri River Valley & Prospect Hill