Leading for Discipleship Conference

Monday, September 30 – Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hosted by St. James’ Parish | Wilmington, NC

& The Diocese of East Carolina

Leading for discipleship in Episcopal congregations can be challenging. It can feel lonely. With that in mind, we hope you will join us for a gathering of clergy and lay leaders, especially appropriate for those who have participated in the RenewalWorks process. We will come together for deeper learning about discipleship, as we support each other in the effort to build cultures of discipleship in Episcopal Church.

Begins: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (registration opens 12:30)
Ends: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Registration closes Sept. 23rd
Refund cutoff Sept. 23rd

Registration | Travel Details | Schedule


St. James’ Parish
25 S. Third Street
Wilmington, North Carolina


We will be guided in these conversations by two Christian leaders who have focused their ministry of deepening a sense of discipleship.

Rob Droste

The Rev. Canon Dr. Rob Droste serves as Canon for Congregational Development and Mission at the Diocese of New Jersey. He spends his time helping more than 140 congregations overcome any attitudes and thinking that are holding them back from growth. He says, “we don’t give them another binder for the shelf. We try to help them install a whole new operating system so growth can happen where they are.”

Over the past five years, Rob’s team in New Jersey has developed an experimental, experiential approach that helps parishes improve their leadership effectiveness as they pursue the church’s great purpose of making disciples. This initiative is called “The Way of St. Paul.”

Supported with a newly created network of nearly 40 trained “growth discipleship coaches,” this effort is beginning to show promise in making cultural change in congregations across the diocese. “Churches grow when people in them are growing spiritually,” Rob says. “And people grow best when they’re in Jesus-designed relationships dedicated to a great, inspiring purpose.”

Robert Logan

Dr. Robert E. Logan has over 40 years of ministry experience, including church planting, pastoring, consulting, coaching, and speaking. Bob is internationally recognized as a hands-on, missional-minded leader with a passion for discipleship and leadership development. He counts it a privilege to walk alongside leaders and help catalyze their ministries toward fulfilling the call God has placed on them. Committed to equipping ministry leaders, Bob’s recent publications include: Becoming Barnabas (second edition), The Missional Journey, The Discipleship Difference and The Leadership Difference. Bob enjoys cycling and volunteering in a recovery community.


No refunds available after Sept. 23rd

This includes all conference materials and 4 meals onsite at St. James. Lodging and transportation arrangements are not included with registration and should be arranged individually. More details about hotel blocks, travel, meals, etc. here.