Association of Smaller Congregations

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:3-6

2023 Annual Conference (2024 Conference Upcoming)

The Celebration Continues (Official Them Still Pending…)

February 29 – March 3, 2024 • Epworth By the Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

Conference Update

As we have added an extra day to our schedule, there will be lots of time to connect with your fellow attendees. Use this time to network among our small church delegates.

In addition to continuing our Prayer Circles as part of our time together, we will also have a Bonfire Music fellowship time on Friday night. We will be singing Campfire songs and would love to have your musical accompaniments. Since Presbyterian Association of Musicians will be helping lead our Conference, we would like to include your musical talents in our fellowship. We encourage you to bring your musical instruments along on your trip. If you have a drum, please bring it for a drum circle.

On Saturday evening, we will have a Bring Your Own Game night. We ask that you bring a game that you would like to teach others how to play for our GAME Night. While you play, we will be serving an Ice Cream Social, so save room for dessert after dinner.

As you can see, we will be having a lot of fun as we fellowship with other small churches. We look forward to seeing you there.

Speakers & Workshops

Our keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Lisa Baroody Culpepper.

Lisa lives with her husband Dr. David M. Culpepper in Lexington Kentucky. Lisa and David have two young adult children, Lauren Cohn and Daniel Culpepper.

Lisa is a graduate of Furman University (BS, 1979); Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity (2007); Doctor of Ministry, Mission and Cross Cultural Studies (2013).

Lisa has pastored several churches in New Harmony Presbytery, South Carolina. She has also served as conference presenter and speaker for Wee Kirk and the Association of Small Membership Church conferences. As a trustee of The Outreach Foundation, Lisa has traveled annually to Lebanon and Syria, 2014-2019.

Her cross-cultural exposure includes growing up in a Lebanese family and being surrounded with Arabic language and hospitality. She has followed her great-grandfather in ministry as he served as a Presbyterian minister in Lebanon in the early 20th century. She has been involved cross-culturally for many years through participating and leading short term mission teams to Latin and Central America, Eastern Europe, and most recently Lesvos Greece, where she served in Moria refugee camp.

Since moving to Lexington in January 2020, Lisa has affiliated with Kentucky Refugee Ministry and Peace Catalyst International and serves on the Church Development and Revitalization Ministry of Transylvania Presbytery.

Workshop Leaders
Dr. Phyllis W. Sanders

Workshop Leader

Phillip Morgan

Workshop Leader

Gad Mpoyo

Workshop Leader

Carlton David Johnson

Workshop Leader



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