17 Mar



Rooting for the Underdog: Churches Striving Against the Odds

March 17, 20189:00 AM - 3:30 PM

New Life Community Church
64 E North St.
Carlisle, PA 17013


A day of storytelling, teaching and mutual encouragement–to root for the underdog, for churches choosing to push back against daunting odds. Presenters stir hope and offer tools for pastors and people in challenged and/or under-resourced churches. Break-out sessions allow leadership teams, clusters of pastors, and denominational cohorts to interact.

For information regarding group/cohort composition, please contact Warren Hoffman at whoffman@barnabasinitiatives.org.


  • Les Cool, Grace Evangelical Congregational Church in Akron, PA
  • Ryan Braught, Veritas in downtown Lancaster, PA
  • Ryan Brown, New Life Community Church in Carlisle, PA


  • Mike Anderson – Refton BIC Church, Refton, Pa.
  • Renee Durban – Morning Hour Chapel, East Berlin, Pa.
  • Joel Gibbel – York First Church of the Brethren, York, Pa.
  • Erica Lloyd – New Life Community Church at Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.
  • Dan Longmore – Marsh Creek BIC Church, Howard, Pa.
  • Jim Weick – Bethlehem Community Fellowship, Bethehem, Pa.

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For further questions, please contact Ken Nafziger at knafziger@evangelical.edu

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