Church Leadership
Conference 2017

Tuesday, October 31 — Thursday, November 2

3 Days You Won’t Want to Miss

We’ve got some amazing breakout sessions lined up for this year. We’ll give you the answers and tools that you need to face the real issues that your church is facing.

This year, learn from our main speaker Pastor Jimmy Carroll as he shares from his experience of over 27 years of leading and discipling. Enjoy fellowship with other church leaders during coffee breaks and amazing meals. You won’t want to miss the Church Leadership Conference 2017.

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Maybe you’re thinking “This doesn’t apply to my church”

Here’s why it absolutely does apply to every church.

Problems that seem far away today could be facing your congregation tomorrow. Our world is constantly changing- don’t be caught by surprise. We’ll give you tools to develop a plan of attack and be ready to face the challenges when they come- and they will.

Ready to Register?

Get ready for refreshment, blessings and ministry tools all packed into a 3 day conference that ISN’T on a weekend, so you won’t miss a Sunday!

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What makes this different?

Find what makes us stand out from the rest

Unique Location

We are located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York


Tuesday through Thursday scheduling won’t take away from your weekend ministry

Bring Your Wife

We figured you’d be lonely without your wife for three days, so bring her with you!

Current Topics

We chose trending topics to talk about so you’re sure to not get bored

Good Food

Need we say more? We serve nothing but the best for our highly valued guests.

Great Activities

We have a variety of activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, and mini golf

Speaker Adrian Schoonmaker

A native of New England, Adrian Schoonmaker has spent two decades as a minister, author, and consultant based on the East Coast.

As Executive Pastor of Grace Community Church, Adrian has the joy of steering the ministry and operations of one of the “Top 400” most influential churches in the United States, leading the staff and pastoral teams to serve thousands of worshippers in Orange County, New York.
More about Adrian

Concert with Brandon Heath

Brandon Heath, a Nashville native, is an established storyteller with a lengthy list of achievements.

Brandon has always been fascinated by people and it’s his penchant for exploring human foibles, triumphs, and challenges that provide the foundation for Blue Mountain. “I wanted to get out of myself a little bit on this one,” Brandon says with a grin. “I like to write story songs and I like characters. I wanted to create some characters. I realized that while I was writing this record about other characters, really it’s about me.

Brandon’s new album, No Turning Back, is now available on iTunes!

Fellowship with other Church Leaders

Join with other leaders for encouragement and mutual blessing.

You make sacrifices, put in long hours, and invest in so many lives; it can quickly feel like you’re doing it alone. At the Church Leadership Conference, you will be able to interact with other leaders facing similar challenges and joys in ministry. Enjoy an incredible meal with fellow ministry leaders from all over! Catch up over coffee and connect with other pastors, or bring your whole team and spend time growing and learning together.

Spend three days in the beautiful Adirondacks for a time of refreshment, solid teaching, and encouragement. Join us Tuesday, October 31 through Thursday, November 2 for the Church Leadership Conference. You don’t want to miss this!

You may be thinking, “I’ve heard it all before.”

Our brand new breakout sessions feature carefully chosen topics, specific to the needs of today’s churches.

Reaching The Next Generation

Maybe your church is stacked with strong leadership today, or maybe it feels like a black hole. So the real question is who will carry it on when you’re gone? Learn how to best prepare the next generation to step up and lead

5 Church Marketing Myths

The way you represent your ministry matters. We’ll give you practical tips to transform your church’s marketing efforts and convince people to volunteer, sign-up, and take action.

Creating a World Wide Impact

Learn how your church can extend its ministry beyond borders and reach more people. Fulfill the Great Commission and create partnerships that connect your ministry with what God is doing all around the world!

The Art of Family Discipleship

Life’s most teachable moments happen at home, not in the classroom. Make sure the parents in your church know how to recognize and take each opportunity with their kids.

Maximize Your Time

You could spend your time and energy reading the latest books and articles about the issues your church is facing, or you can let us give you a jump start.
We’ve done the work for you. Turn weeks and months of research into 3 days worth of learning from experienced ministry leaders. We will give you resources throughout the week that you’ll be ready to use right away. Schroon Lake may be quite a hike from your home church, but we are confident that the time you invest to be here will be time well spent.

Convinced Yet?

Yeah, it’s going to be seriously awesome. Not only will you learn 3 months worth of information in 3 days, but you’ll also hear from other ministry leaders and pastors just like you. Get ready for refreshment, blessings and ministry tools all packed into a 3 day conference that ISN’T on a weekend, so you won’t miss a Sunday!

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