Wee Kirk Conference

For leaders of small membership churches

Aspires to provide Christ-centered opportunities for inspiration, encouragement, and community among leaders of small membership churches

A Montreat Conference Center Event
October 21–23, 2019

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. –John 14:23 

The Wee Kirk conference aspires to provide Christ-centered opportunities for inspiration, encouragement, and community among leaders of small membership churches so they can do the same in their congregations and regions. This year’s conference offers the following tracks:

  • Barnabas Track
  • Missional Track
  • Spiritual Formation Track
  • Retreat Track

You will select one track that will be your focus throughout the conference (see “Track Descriptions”). Everyone will be together for plenaries and worship. Participants will be housed in the Assembly Inn, however all participants taking the Barnabas track will be housed at the William Black Lodge.

THIS CONFERENCE IS A LOVE GIFT to those serving small membership congregations. The average cost per person is $380. Through the generous support of governing bodies, large churches, co-sponsors and individuals, the conference fees for actively-serving Presbyterian congregational leaders (PCUSA, ECO, EPC, PCA etc.) are reduced substantially.

On-site conference registration check-in will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 21 in the Assembly Inn upper lobby. Housing check-in is available AFTER 3:00 pm on day of arrival. The main conference begins with the first seminar on Monday at 3:00 p.m. and concludes with lunch on Wednesday. The Barnabas Track begins a day earlier on Sunday, October 20. Dress is casual.

Child care is NOT available for this event.

Check out more details below, including leadership, track descriptions, accommodations, registration, and more.  Be  prepared to choose your track before you register.


Track Descriptions

This year we are offering multiple tracks, including the Barnabas track, from which conferees can choose. You will be asked to select a track when you register. Once selected, that track will be your focus throughout the conference. We will all be together for plenaries and worship.

Barnabas Track

On the Barnabas Track we will worship the triune God together, in word, at the table, in song, and in prayer. Participants will lodge and fellowship together at the William Black Lodge, share in devotions, and have opportunities for conversation with new and seasoned pastors. In addition to the main conference registration fee, returning participants will pay $50 for individuals and $75 for couples. There is no additional fee for first time attendees. Leaders TBA

Barnabas track is a specialized track for pastors and CRE/CLP’s and their spouses who are serving in their first call. The Barnabas Track begins a day early on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Missional Track

Led by Lisa Culpepper and Herb Codington. More information to come!

Spiritual Formation Track

Led by Marina Gopadze. More information to come!

Retreat Track

Many people come to Montreat’s Wee Kirk Conference simply to enjoy the fellowship of other believers in the beauty of Montreat. To encourage this, we have created a special “retreat track” that includes all the worship and plenary presentations with abundant time for prayer, recreation, fellowship, and spiritual renewal.

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