Turnaround Leadership: Life in the 2020s

All of the metrics say that the American Church is in decline-numerically, financially, organizationally. In the 20th Century, cultural forces were often wind in the sails of the institutional Church, but in the 21st Century, the challenges are great. Is your church sailing into the wind? What would happen if your church could learn to go in a different direction? There are no quick fixes or magic formulas. There isn’t a book you can read that will make all your institutional challenges disappear. But neither has God abandoned the Church.

So what might it take for congregations in the 21st Century to find themselves on a different path? What kind of vision might emerge if we threw out the old rulebooks? What kind of leadership do we need to equip churches for this very different context? These are the questions we’ll ask and answer as we focus on ways to discern a fresh vision for established congregations. Join us as we describe best practices for turning your church toward a vibrant future! 

Date Location Host
February 27 Boiling Springs, NC Gardner-Webb University Main Campus
March 3 Richmond, VA Central Baptist Church
March 5 Raleigh, NC Trinity Baptist Church
March 6 Greensboro, NC First Baptist Church Greensboro
March 10 Asheville, NC First Baptist Church Asheville
March 17 Knoxville, TN Central Baptist Bearden
March 18 Bluefield, VA Bluefield College
April 2 Charlotte, NC Gardner-Webb University Charlotte Campus

Registration Information

$49 Per Person. $39 Per person if purchasing 3 or more tickets.

10 AM to 2 PM.  Lunch Included.

Contact Lisa Hollifield at lhollifield@gardner-webb.edu or 704.406.4400 with questions about the event.

Register at https://gardner-webb.edu/turnaround-leadership.


Date Location Host
March 28 Orlando, FL Church on the Drive

Registration Information

$49 per person. $39 per person 3 or more participants from the same church 

10 AM to 2 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Register at: churchonthedrive.org or 407-843-0140