Conference Year 2020 – We’re Back At Saint Simon’s

Join us and re-energize with worship, relaxation, & prayer at our 33th Annual Conference & Retreat!

Association of Smaller Congregations

Synod of the South Atlantic, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

March 13-15, 2020

Mission: Small Tents, Big Mission

Key Scripture: Matthew 16-28

Keynote Speaker: Alonzo Johnson

Location: Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

Alonzo Johnson is the Presbyterian Mission Agency Coordinator for the Self Development of People. A minister and educator ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA, with over 20 years’ experience working in congregational, urban ministry, youth ministry and academic settings. He is skilled in research, teaching, written and oral communication. In him you will discover a strong interest in existential, Neo-Orthodox, liberation, and postmodern theologies, Christian education and pastoral care. Creating, designing, planning and implementing workshops and events centered around spirituality, education, leadership development, sociocultural issues and pastoral care make him a key source for constructing the tents, big and small, to fulfill the Big Mission. His passion for creating, engaging and challenging arts-education ministries for youth and adults makes him an engaging presenter and facilitator.

The Association of Smaller Congregations (ASC) was organized in 1987 to serve congregations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina having fewer than 200 members.  The group seeks in their conferences to lift up these smaller congregations, offering tools and support, promoting their unique strengths and needs, and providing opportunities for fellowship, education, creative thinking and sharing.  For more information and registration find us online and join the conversation on Facebook.

[email protected]   706-373-9480

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Thank you!

Thank you! We have had a wonderful conference! Thanks for your presence and your prayers. We look forward to next year’s conference, March 13-15, 2020. and all the amazing things God will be doing in our lives between now and then.

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Proposed Conference Schedule – 2020

Conference Schedule  (subject to change)

3:00 – 5:30 pm  Registration
5:30 – 6:45 pm   Supper
6:45 pm               Opening Worship and Prayer Circles

7:00 – 8:20 am  Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am  Gathering Praises
8:45 – 10:00 am  Keynote Address
10:30 – 11:45  Workshop Session I
11:45 – 1:00 pm  Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 pm  Workshop Session II
2:30 – 3:00 Prayer Circles
3:00 – Optional Choir Practice
3:00 – til  Optional Activities
4:00 – 5:00 Workshop Session III
5:30 – 7:00pm  Dinner at Epworth
7:00 – Game Night

7:00 – 8:00 am  Breakfast & Checkout
8:10 – 8:40 am  Closing Prayer Circles
8:45 – 10:00 am  Track Session Deep Dive
10:00 – 10:15 am  Break
10:15 – 10:45 am  Business Meeting
10:45 – 12:00 noon  Worship & Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Noon – Conference ends with lunch

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Epworth by the Sea

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ASC Flyer 2019: Welcome

32nd Annual ASC Conference

7 Biblical Marks of Vital Small Churches

Keynote: Kathryn Threadgill

Dates: March 15-17, 2019

2019 ASC Conference Brochure

Location: Epworth by the Sea
St. Simons Island, GA

Register Now

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2019 Conference

Dear ASC member,

A copy of our Registration Brochure for this year’s conference is now available. Please note the conference base fee this year is $225 each, due to the generous grant assistance of the General Assembly and a budget allowance by the Synod of the South Atlantic. The fee includes room and board and six meals and conference fees.

Our Conference dates are March 15-17, 2019 (Friday – Sunday). More detailed information on the workshops and leaders will be included in the registration packet at the Conference.

I look forward to seeing you at St. Simon’s. I hope you can join us there.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.


Maurine Resch

Registrar ASC Conference (Association of Smaller Congregations)

Cell phone: 706-373-9480
Email: [email protected]

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