Small Wonders Conference



Focus: Young Adults

powerful ministry in small congregations 

October 7-8

Friday, 5 p.m. - Saturday, 4 p.m.

Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS

Plan to attend Small Wonders 2016 and experience worship that translates to your context, hear inspiring speakers and workshop leaders and discover several resources for sale. Click here for this year's schedule!



This year's Small Wonders Conference offers the teaching of the Rev. Nicole Conard and the Rev. Ashlee Alley. Both are dynamic speakers with important messages for the church today!

Rev. Nicole Conard is a conference staff person in the Wichita office who is passionate about generational ministry and spiritual formation especially in young adults. Rev. Ashlee Alley has been in young adult ministry for more than a decade and is a deep well of ideas in working with young adults. She is a conference staff person in the Lincoln office.



Morning Session

  • Discipleship – prayer and spiritual formation with young adults - Rev. Ashlee Alley
  • Mentoring is a two-way street - Rev. Dr. Guy Chmieleski
  • Lay leadership –  Dave Brant
  • Missions in the Context of Millennial Cultures – Making a difference today for tomorrow - Rev. Kalaba Chali

Afternoon Session

  • Making Meaningful and Authentic Decisions in Worship – creating worship with young adults – connection with God that changes my life and community Greg Reffner
  • Invitation & Hospitality as we welcome young adults - Rev. Nicole Conard
  • Formation and Vocation: Helping Young Adults Explore How They've Been Made and What They've Been Made For - Rev. Dr. Guy Chmieleski

Click here for more information on workshop leaders!

Special Musical Guest: The Peterson Brothers

 Known for their music videos like, "We're Farmers and We Grow it,"
The Peterson Brothers will be performing and speaking on Friday night!

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is available for Friday, Oct. 7 at the Comfort Suites, located at 715 West Schilling, Salina, Kansas 67401.

Rooms are $84 plus tax. Please call 785-404-6944 and mention the "UMC Small Wonders Conference" to secure a room at this rate. The cut-off to book a room is Sept. 20, 2016.

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