Increased Impact 

Increased Impact is a comprehensive year-round leadership development program for leaders in area of targeted potential who are seeking to grow in their faith as they discover innovative ways to revitalize their congregation and impact their community. Increased Impact provides opportunities for both lay leaders and clergy to intentionally work on their lives, their teams, and their ministry together.  The heart of the program is to wed spiritual formation with leadership principles in an environment that fosters collaboration and innovation in order to produce Great Big Results! This is about more than simply training leaders; it is about creating a culture that grows people who follow Christ fully.  

At the heart of Increased Impact is an emphasis on developing laity as leaders.  Selected pastors will choose five laity to participate in the program alongside them in special lay sessions that will help them deepen their relationship with God and expand their thinking about ministry. 

Among many topics covered you’ll be exposed to:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Thinking Strategies
  • Discipleship Systems and Alignment
  • Spiritual Health
  • Change Management
  • Meetings that Motivate
  • Creating Culture
  • Goal-Setting

 The Increased Impact schedule for 2019-2020 is below:

  • Kick-Off Retreat Aug. 9-10, Epworth
  • Regional Days Away:
    • Macon- Sept. 9, Nov. 4, Feb. 10
    • Dublin- Sept. 10, Nov. 5, Feb. 11
    • Statesboro- Sept. 11, Nov. 6, Feb. 12
    • Savannah- Sept. 9, Nov. 4, Feb. 10
    • Kingsland/St. Marys- Sept. 11, Nov. 6, Feb. 12
    • Brunswick- Sept. 10, Nov. 5, Feb. 11
  • Catalyst Conference: Oct. 2-4, Atlanta
  • Closing Retreat April 2-3

Cost per participant/congregation is $500 for the entire program.  While this doesn’t come close to covering all the actual costs, it does help offset the expense and allows the conference to invest in you and your church.  If you are unable to cover the complete cost of the program and would like to participate, limited funds are available for scholarships.  Please e-mail    

If you have been invited to join Increased Impact 2019-2020 and are ready to register, click here to get started!   If you haven’t been invited to join Increased Impact this year but would like more information about how to get on the list, e-mail