STS Western & Central Massachusetts
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Small Town Summits, in partnership with the Moody Center, will host a Summit in Massachusetts. Pastors and lay leaders from small places across western and central Massachusetts will unite around our love for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We will meet at The Moody Center, 206 Main Street Northfield, MA 01360
Registration coming soon.
A Big Gospel in Small Places
The mighty, enduring gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s transforming power wherever it goes, in the biggest cities and the remotest villages. The purpose of our Summit on October 19, 2019 will be to consider how we can most fruitfully obey God’s call to minister this big gospel in the small places of western and central Massachusetts. What are the unique challenges and opportunities of small-place ministry? How does God mean for the gospel to shape both the content of our preaching and the contours of our ministry? Please join us to share your experience and to be equipped and encouraged.
8.30 – 9am - Arrival and registration
9 – 10am - Welcome, singing, the vision of Small Town Summits
10 – 11am - Session #1: ‘Gospel ministry in small places’ and group discussion (Stephen Witmer)
11 – 11.30am - Coffee break
11.30am – 12.30pm - Session #2: 'Preaching in small places’ and group discussion (David Pinckney)
12.30 – 1.30pm - Lunch
1.30 – 2.30pm - Breakout sessions (see below)
2.30 – 3.30pm - Session #3: ‘Joy in small places’ and group discussion (David Pinckney and Stephen Witmer)
3.30 – 4pm - Prayer
In our main sessions, David Pinckney and Stephen Witmer will explore the unique privileges and challenges of preaching and gospel ministry in small towns and rural areas, and will lead us in thinking about how to fight for joy in our small-place ministries.
Stephen Witmer is the lead pastor of Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, MA. He's a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the University of Cambridge, and serves on the steering committee of the Gospel Coalition New England. He and his wife Emma have two sons and one daughter.
(More info coming soon)