Chris Vitarelli is a church planter and pastor in Michigan. He pastors The Road Community Church. His wife Jody is surely the brains and inspiration behind everything Chris does! Most certainly!
Chris is like you and me. He wins on some days, and loses on others. He has to handle both the ups and downs of small church ministry. He pastors one church, with two congregations about 25 miles apart. He used to be really frustrated and discouraged with the pace of growth in his church. He is much less so now.
Chris had to work through some unmet expectations he had as a church planter and as a pastor trying to grow his church and reach people for Jesus. While doing so, he realized he wanted to provide a conference to other pastors who are frustrated that their church is not as big as they thought it would be.
The conference Chris developed last year, and the one he is planning to pull off for a second year in a row is called the Small Church Big Deal Conference! Perhaps Jeff and Jonny will be there this year, on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Karl Vaters will certainly be there speaking!
You can find the conference website by clicking on the image below, but it has not yet been updated for the 2016 event... but it will soon, and we will remind you about it. It's in Michigan, and many of you may want to attend this year.
We hope you are encourage, entertained, and challenged by this episode, #167, with Chris Vitarelli! We are sure you will laugh at least a few times! Enjoy!
4/4/2016 03:47:14 pm
Great episode, as always. As it turns out, Chris' church is only an hour away from the church I pastor in eastern Michigan. I'm very excited about the Small Church Big Deal conference, and eagerly awaiting the date to see if I can make it. I'll hope to see you two there! That would be pretty sweet.
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