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Ohio Christian University

1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113

September 8, 2018

9 am-4 pm 

Cost: Your Time/ Lunch included!

The deadline for online registration is Friday Sept 7th. See you there!

Register Online Now! Or call 937.695.0025

Two Great Training Workshops To Choose From

Adult Leadership Training

with Dave Jacobs

8:30     Doors Open

9:00     Worship

9:20     Why a conference on soul-care?

10:20   Break

10:40   Creating more margin in life and ministry

11:40   Lunch

1:15     Worship

1:30     Detachment from Attachments

2:30     Break

2:45      Contentment without complacency?


Dave Jacobs
Founder, Small Church Pastor

JacobsDave was ordained and entered into the full time ministry at nineteen. At twenty- one he and Ellen were sent out to plant their first church in Southern California. This began a twenty-eight year Pastoral career in five different churches, three of which they started from scratch. Dave retired from the ministry in 2006 and started Small Church Pastor, Inc. which provides encouragement, resources, consulting and coaching to church leaders with a focus on smaller churches. Dave is now into his eleventh year of full-time coaching and consulting. Dave is a graduate from William Jessup University with a double major in Christian Leadership & Theology. Dave is the moderator of the Small Church Pastor group page on Facebook that numbers over two thousand participates. Dave blogs and is the author of ‘Mile Wide, Inch Deep: experiencing God beyond the shallows, soul-care for busy pastors,’ ‘Belligerent Believers,’ and his most recent: ‘Naked Man Running: 100 IDEAS that work in a small church.’

In 2007 he and his wife moved from San Jose, California to Medford Oregon. Ellen works for Rogue Community College as the personal assistant to two academic Deans. Ellen and Dave have been married for 39 years. They have five adult children and twelve grandchildren.

Children’s Ministry Training with Karl Bastian

8:30     Doors Open

9:00     Worship

9:20     Kidology 101- Effective Relational Ministry to Kids

10:20   Break

10:40   Object Lesson Explosion!

11:40   Lunch

1:15     Worship

1:30     Mutiny! The Kids Are Running Kids Church!

2:30     Break

2:45      Rebooting Your Kidmin


Karl Bastian
Founder, President, aka Kidologist
President and Executive Director

bastianKarl Bastian has over twenty years of experience as a full time children’s pastor in large, small, and mobile churches. He is the founder of, one of the first and still leading Internet destinations for those who minister to children. He is the host of, a popular children’s ministry podcast, and he’s widely known as the creator of He is a prolific writer of training resources, books, magazine articles and is the author of DiscipleTown, the children’s church curriculum from Karl has a Bible Theology degree from Moody Bible Institute and a Masters in Children’s Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Named by Children’s Ministry Magazine as one of the top twenty influencers in children’s ministry in the past twenty years, Karl is a trainer and encourager at conferences around the world, but his favorite place to be is in front of kids creatively teaching them the Bible and training them to serve God. In his workshops or one-on-one coaching Karl brings the joy of children’s ministry to life, and with it, creative and practical ideas and principles that will recharge your ministry. For men in ministry, Karl created an annual retreat in Yosemite National Park, called Yosemite Summit, to provide a time of renewal and refreshment for children’s pastors in need of a fresh connection with God. Karl’s life mission is the Reach and Teach as many children as possible with the Good News of God’s Love and in the process to Enlist, Equip and Encourage others to do the same.


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Dave Jacobs Flyer PDF

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*Event Schedule is subject to change