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Conference environments that bring encouragement instead of discouragement, and clarity instead of confusion

Our one day conferences around the country have one primary goal: to make sure small and midsize church leaders leave better than they came with more knowledge and wisdom to continue their good work.

We’ve all been to conferences that have been dazzling and inspiring. And we’ve all walked away from these conferences believing that we could never implement what we just experienced.

It’s common to experience feelings of discouragement after leaving a great conference as you face the reality of your situation back home. At 95Network we’ve created conference environments that bring encouragement instead of discouragement, and clarity instead of confusion.

Our one day conferences start with 40-minutes of applicable teaching followed by discussion and personal application. Topics are researched and designed to support small and midsize church leaders with their efforts of becoming effective equippers.

Our goal is to make sure you leave better than you came with more knowledge and wisdom to continue your good work.

Interested in hosting a one day conference?

We currently offer three types of conferences. Each conference starts at 9:00am and ends promptly at 3:00pm.

Conference #1
Healthy Growth Engines: 5 Core Action for a Healthy Small Church

Sessions Include:

  1. Healthy Growth Engine #1: A Clear Mission and Vision
  2. Healthy Growth Engine #2: Leadership Development
  3. Healthy Growth Engine #3: A Defined Discipleship Pathway
  4. Healthy Growth Engine #4: Effective Communications
  5. Healthy Growth Engine #5: A Healthy Volunteer Culture
Conference #2
From Stalled to Freedom

Sessions Include:

  1. Session #1: Intro: Where It All Started
  2. Session #2: Why Can’t I Get There? The Look of the Past
  3. Session #3: What Will I Find There? The Look of the Present
  4. Session #4: The Fulfillment of Living There. The Look of the Future.
Conference #3
Small Church Strategies

This conference is a little different from the first two. Here, you, as our host, get to pick the five topics from our Small Church Strategies teaching series that you would like us to cover at your conference.

Topics Available:

  • Defining Your Mission And Vision
  • Leadership Development
  • Internal & External Communications
  • Creating A Healthy Volunteer Culture
  • Becoming A Hybrid Church
  • Next Steps – Creating A Clear Discipleship Pathway
  • Vision – What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?
  • Preaching To Equip
  • The Handoff – (Developing A Succession Plan)
  • Improving Outreach & Evangelism
  • Hospitality/Guest Services Training
  • Reactive Versus Proactive Leadership

Conference Presenters

Due to the increasing demand, 95Network has expanded our ability to provide one day conference opportunities with the addition of more facilitators. We are blessed to have four seasoned leaders with many years of ministry experience specifically in the small and midsize church. Our passion is to provide a conference experience specifically designed to bring valuable training as well as encouraging fellowship.

Come as you are . . . Leave better than you came!

Dale Sellers

Dale Sellers has been in ministry for 40 years. He launched Dale Sellers Leadership, Inc. in March 2014 to assist organizations in the areas of leadership, inspiration and evangelism. He became a consultant for The Unstuck Group in April 2017 focusing primarily on helping small churches. In July 2018, he became the Executive Director of 95Network embarking on the journey of bringing positive change to small and mid-size churches through Content, Connections, Coaching, Consulting, and Conferences. Dale recently released his first book entitled, STALLED: Hope & Help For Pastors Who Thought They’d Be There By Now.

Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders has a passion for using his voice to motivate and inspire leaders in ministry and business through his professional coaching, speaking, and podcasting platforms. As a leading voice in the rural church arena, Jon hosts the Small Town Big Church Podcast that seeks to encourage rural pastors with the message that God delights in doing BIG things in small places. Jon serves as the Director of Content and Conferencing for the Rural Matters Institute at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. In addition to his passion for the rural church, Jon also works as a full-time firefighter/EMT for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue in Sioux Falls, SD.

Brent Carter

Brent Carter has a deep commitment to ministry and helping churches thrive. Over the course of 21 years, he has gained experience as a pastor and ministry leader. Growing up in the church and a pastor’s home, Brent has navigated through the broad range of challenges that accompany ministry. Currently, Brent is the Director of Business Development in Ministry Relations at LOGOS Bible Software. Additionally, he serves ministries and organizations in leadership, inspiration, and vision casting. Brent has a wide variety of experience helping churches and denominations through his consulting expertise.

Denis Keith

Denis Keith’s ministry experience has taken him from Michigan, Southern California, Texas, Delaware, New England and most recently to Central Pennsylvania with international connections in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi. He describes himself as a local pastor with a heart for the world. He’s made a practice of mentoring and coaching while serving in various ministry roles in three denominations and two non-denominational settings plus working as the New England Director with Bethel Seminary of the East. He’s fond of posing the thought, “Imagine a world where every person on the planet are living out their uniqueness for the glory of God. What an incredible world this would be!”

Interested in attending?

Take a look at our upcoming conferences! Don’t see one near you? Reach out to us to start the conversation.

One Day Conference at Grace Church in Millersburg, OH
Wednesday/October 12, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Northeast Leadership Summit w/Crawford Loritts hosted by the Northeast Collaborative in Greene, NY
Saturday/November 5, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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