Essential Church Learning Community

Do you ever go to large conferences and walk away thinking, “Man, I just wish I had more time to reflect and process with some of the folks I made friends with”? 

We do too.

Which is why we started The Essential Church Learning Community (ECLC). Rather than hosting a large conference with big name speakers and lots of activity (we do love large conferences, mind you!), we wanted to create a more intimate and relational environment for like-minded and like-hearted pastors and leaders to gather and wrestle together with the challenges of ministry.

Twice a year we gather on the campus of New Life Church in sunny Colorado Springs for two days of robust discussion. Sessions involve a short presentation followed by table and large-group conversation centered on participants’ experiences and recommended best practices.

Featured presentations in the past have included the gospel and politics, hiring and firing, LGBTQ+ issues, worship design, and more. We intentionally build space into the day for pastors and leaders to connect, and have kept evenings free for rest, reflection, and relationship.

Registration cost covers both ECLC gatherings—February and September. Join us.


Essential Church: A Ministry of New Life Church