Small-town/rural New England pastors, lay leaders, and Christian workers, here’s an initiative designed for you, located close to you, and meant to learn from you.

 

Small Town Summits are small, local, affordable gatherings of Christians who long for God’s glory to spread throughout the small places of New England. We welcome pastors and lay leaders, men and women. Partnering with The Gospel Coalition New England, our Summits provide support, training, encouragement, and connection for New England churches beyond the urban centers.

Much of New England lies beyond the cities. Therefore, to reach this region for Christ many gospel workers must minister in the small places. We want to encourage and equip these faithful ministers. We don’t disdain the big conferences in the big cities with the well-known speakers (we attend and benefit from them). But our Summits are a bit different. We intend to go small: small conferences in small places for small-town Christian workers.

In common parlance, the term ‘summit’ describes a gathering of leaders for the purpose of making significant decisions. Our Summits gather pastors and ministry leaders within a State or region. We learn from one another as we pray and plan for gospel advance. We worship together, eat together, talk together, learn together, and pray together.

The goal of Small Town Summits is to see the small places of New England filled with healthy, missional, gospel-centered churches and Christian workers, for the glory of God.

 
 
‘Small Town Summits are gatherings for small-town pastors and ministry leaders, by small-town pastors and ministry leaders.’
 
 

Future Small Town Summits

If you’re a pastor or ministry leader in a small town or rural area of New England, we’d love you to join us for an upcoming Small Town Summit in your state. You’ll have an opportunity to connect with and learn from others who long to see the gospel of Jesus Christ spread throughout your region. To learn more about upcoming events, please sign up for our newsletter or click below.

STS New England

We’re planning a special, one-time Small Town Summit on March 18, 2019, for small-town/rural pastors and ministries from across New England (to be hosted at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary). To learn more about this event, or to register, please click below.

TGC19 Auxiliary Event

Small Town Summits is excited to join with Small Town Jesus, Acts 29 Rural Collective and Village Missions at the Gospel Coalition’s National Convention to host Why We Love The Small Places, an auxiliary event on cultivating a gospel-centered vision for small-town and rural ministry. To learn more about this event, or to register, please click below.

Western/Central Massachusetts

We are planning a Small Town Summit in western/central Massachusetts on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in partnership with the Moody Center. To learn more about this event, please click below.


Past Summits

Get a sense of who we are by seeing where we’ve been. We’re grateful for those who gather with us to consider what God is doing in the small places of New England and how we can together labor for the advance of the Kingdom in this part of the world. Celebrate with us our past Small Town Summits.

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Maine

On November 17, 2018, we hosted our first Small Town Summit in Maine. 80+ pastors and ministry leaders gathered in Dexter, Maine to consider the unique power and promise of a big gospel in small places. Check out an article on the event below.

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Vermont

On May 16, 2018, we hosted our first Small Town Summit in Vermont. 80+ pastors and ministry leaders gathered in South Royalton, Vermont to consider the unique power and promise of a big gospel in small places. Check out this article on the national TGC site.

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New Hampshire

On November 8, 2017, we hosted our first Small Town Summit. 50+ pastors and ministry leaders gathered in Loudon, New Hampshire to consider the unique power and promise of a big gospel in small places. For a report of our first New Hampshire Summit, check out this article on the national TGC website.