Register for LeaderFest 2018

The Master’s Plan

We’ve all heard the alarming statistics about the church’s demise in American culture.  Even though the population is growing, the church seems to be dying.  While many of the reasons are complex, one of them is very simple.  We have moved away from the Master’s plan, Jesus gives us a very clear model for the church and discipleship through his life and ministry.  Join us as we explore what it means to be disciples charged with the task of making disciples.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
New Wilmington Presbyterian Church & Westminster College


All leaders are welcome to hear our guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Steve Franklin!

Steve Franklin has served as the Senior Pastor of Meridian Presbyterian Church in Butler since 2010.  He is a 2006 graduate of Westminster College, a 2009 graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and he completed his doctorate in congregational transformation at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2017.  Steve’s thesis focused on the impact of gospel-centered discipleship on the renewal and growth of the local congregation.  Over the last 8 years, Meridian has experienced tremendous growth and renewal.  While the church has more than doubled in size, the real growth has been found in their renewed approach to Biblical discipleship.  Married in 2011 to Laura, they now have two young sons, JD (3) and Colt (1).  If he isn’t working or playing with his sons, you can find him training for a distance race, chasing his goal to reach all 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums, or relaxing on a golf course.



All relevant information, including costs, can be found in our brochure.


A Few Notes on Registration:

Pay online! Individuals and Groups may now pay their registration fees online using the same form!  Individuals must use the coupon code “earlybird” to receive their discount (expires 1-3-2018).  Want to pay online for 2 regular registrations and 1 young leader once the early bird expires?  It’s easy…just enter the numbers in the “pay online” section and click the buttons beside each choice to add multiple types of registrations to your shopping cart!

Group discount! Churches may send as many leaders as they’d like for only $100 (but all must be registered by January 3…it will be $25 per person after that).  If you are registering a group from your church, simply upload a file (download an Excel spreadsheet here that you can fill in) with a list including each individual’s registration information, and mail a check to the office or select “Church Registration” to pay online before the discount deadline.  After January 3rd, simply enter the number of individuals under the “Regular Registration” option to pay for the group online.

Young leaders! Once again, we are encouraging churches to send young leaders (ages 14-22) to LeaderFest. Cost is only $5/person.

Online registration has now closed, but you can still register at the door on Saturday morning!

For more information, please e-mail Andrea Hall, moderator of the Christian Education committee, at or contact the presbytery office at or 724-528-1610.

Published by shenangopresby

The Presbytery of Shenango serves 49 churches in Mercer and Lawrence Counties of western Pennsylvania.

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