Thriving Ministry in Smaller Churches Workshop

August 06, 2018
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The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri invites clergy and lay leaders to a workshop with Stephanie Caro of Ministry Architects, designed to help smaller churches build a sustainable future of ministry with children, youth, and families. 

Come remember how wonderful it is to be a smaller church! Discover how to maximize the advantages, minimize the disadvantages, and grow into the necessary critical mass needed for healthy ministry.

Stephanie Caro has been involved in ministry to children, youth, and adults in the local church (both large and small) since…a long time ago. Her humorous, straightforward style keeps her busy presenting and coaching at conferences, training events, camps, mission trips, retreats, churches, etc. She is now Senior Consultant for Ministry Architects, which allows her to help churches assess, vision, and formulate their ministry game plan.

Her books, Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches and 99 Thoughts for the Smaller Church Youth Worker, were published by Group/Simply Youth Ministry. Her latest book, Smaller Church Youth Ministry: No Staff, No Money, No Problem, was published by United Methodist Publishing House in December of 2016. Her next book, Ten Solutions (to 10 Common Mistakes in Smaller Churches), comes out in 2018. Stephanie is a contributing author to several ministry resources like YouthWorker Journal and Group Magazine. Check out Stephanie's blogs at,, Princeton Theological Seminary, and others. Stephanie and her husband, Steve, live in Houston, TX. Their 7 children are all grown!

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