3:45 – 4:45
Room: Spartan

Ministry in a rural context is a very unique challenge.  This break out session is geared towards those who are looking for encouragement as they serve in a rural communities.  We will hear from churches that have found new life and a renewed mission.  We will share celebrations, struggles and lessons learned.  There will be space to share your struggles and have your sisters and brothers speak into and pray for you and your ministry situation.   There is a distinct advantage that rural churches have over urban churches and we will see how this advantage could be the spark of hope and new life in your church and ministry life.


Facilitated by Paul Millar | Westport FMC

Paul is currently leading Westport FMC through a season of replanting itself within a community in which it has been located for 120 years.  Through a series of successes and struggles Paul and the Westport church family are finding hopeful signs of progress.  Paul and Kelly have been married for 14 years and are blessed/exhausted to be the parents of Charlie (9), Eli (7) and Henry (5).