Immersion conference at Montreat takes a deep dive into Vital Congregations


Church pastors and builders can join in person or online to explore the seven marks of congregational vitality

by Rich Copley | Special to Presbyterian News Service

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — The Presbyterian Office of Vital Congregations is inviting people to gather at the beginning of November around Lake Susan at Montreat Conference Center for a deep dive into the seven marks of vital congregations.

The Immersion, set for Nov. 2-3 at Montreat Conference Center, will be led by:

Opening worship will be led by the Rev. Dr. Tom Bryson, Pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Closing worship will be led by the Rev. DeEtte Decker, Acting Senior Director of Communications for the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

The Immersion will be held in person at Montreat Conference Center’s Assembly Inn. (Photo by Rich Copley)

See the video, above, from Vital Congregations Coordinator the Rev. Carlton Johnson for more about the conference.

The conference will be available both online and in person. Click here to register, and if you want to attend in person, follow the link on the registration page to secure accommodations.

The Immersion will be directly preceded by the 2022 Evangelism Conference, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, also at Montreat. The conference, also available online, is presented by Presbyterian Theology, Formation & Evangelism, which includes Vital Congregations among its ministries.

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