The Synod of South Atlantic

Association of Smaller Congregations

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God.

Psalm 46:4

Mark Your Calendars
2024 ASC Conference
The Gift of Small
February 29 – March 3, 2024 • Epworth By the Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

The Gift of Small promotes smaller congregations and highlights their unique beauty and immense potential. Despite their size these close-knit communities can nurture deep relationships and create a profound sense of belonging. In a world that claims that “bigger is always better,” smaller congregations know that passion and love define faith, not size. Smaller congregations can cultivate unity, and shared purpose, and become beacons of hope. Join us at Epworth by the Sea to celebrate, “The Gift of Small,” as we explore the powerful impact smaller congregations can and do have on the lives of individuals and communities.

New this year: In an effort to reach all small church leaders, we are partnering with the South Atlantic & Puerto Rico Regions of the Association of Partners in Christian Education and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians with expanded workshop offerings.

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker is Mark Tidsworth.

Mark launched Pinnacle Leadership Associates in 2008, since then expanding Pinnacle’s ministry in terms of services and geographical reach. Serving in various vocational roles (pastor, new church developer, interim pastor, renewal pastor, therapist, nonprofit director, business owner, leadership coach, congregational consultant, leadership trainer, author) prepared Mark for leading Pinnacle into its various expressions. Mark’s direct service continues to be driven by a keen curiosity about the intersection of faith, church, and 21st century living. At this point, you will find Mark doing presentations, providing trainings, coaching, and creating content. Mark is a frequent presenter in clergy gatherings and denominational gatherings. Ordained in the Baptist Tradition, Mark now serves through the Church at large. Mark resides in Chapin, South Carolina.

Our Partners

To Expand Our Reach & Impact

We are excited to partner this year with the South Atlantic & Puerto Rico Regions of the Association of Partners in Christian Education (SOAP APCE) and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM).

Accommodations

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Pitt or Booth Motel

Single Occupancy Room: $515 | Book Now

Double Occupancy Room: $365 | Book Now

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Robertson Inn

Single Occupancy Room: $565 | Book Now

Double Occupancy Room: $395 | Book Now

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Commuters

Commuter Pass: $100 | Book Now

You too can support ASC.

Many individuals help to make ASC a reality

Support ASC by praying, sharing, and giving. We covet your prayers for our upcoming Annual Gathering. Walking daily with Jesus can be difficult; find someone to encourage today. Financial gifts are always welcome and help make the conference more affordable for those in smaller churches.