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.

This February we will have conversations around the topic of worship in the local church. We will discuss topics ranging from the relationship between the senior pastor and worship leader, shaping a worship culture in your church, and more. You can view the full schedule for the February 2021 gathering here.

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

Schedule

Tuesday, February 16th

8:30am – Breakfast (provided)
9:00am – Worship
9:30am – SESSION ONE – The Purpose of the Worship Service
9:45am – Table Conversations
10:45am – Break
11:00am – SESSION TWO – The Places of Encounter
11:15am – Table Conversations
12:00pm – Lunch (provided)
1:00pm – SESSION THREE – The Senior Pastor and Worship Leader
1:15pm – Table Conversations
2:15pm – Break
2:30pm – Big Group Recap

 

Wednesday, February 17th

8:30am – Breakfast (provided)
9:00am – Worship
9:30am – SESSION FOUR – Shaping Worship Culture
9:45am – Table Conversations
10:45am – Break
11:00am – SESSION FIVE – Songs and the Church
11:15am – Table Conversations
12:00pm – Lunch (provided)

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