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Busting Through Growth Barriers

Hitting an attendance and participation ceiling? Bust through the barrier by creating adaptive ministries and leadership. Learn how to right-size your congregation’s structures and its expectations for the role of pastor in this workshop led by Dr. Blake Bradford, co-author of IMPACT!: Reclaiming the Call of Lay Leadership and Mission Possible: A Simple Structure for Missional Effectiveness.

Blake Bradford

Blake Bradford

The Rev. Dr. Blake Bradford is the Chief Mission Strategist and Superintendent of the Central District of the Arkansas Conference, and co-author of the books, IMPACT! Reclaiming the Call of Lay Ministry and Mission Possible: A Simple Structure for Missional Effectiveness. A graduate of Hendrix College, he has masters degrees from Vanderbilt University and Iliff School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Blake has pastored churches of different sizes and contexts, and he has served the Arkansas Conference Center for Vitality as a congregational coach, consultant, and director of the ordination program. He and his wife Kerri, an instructor in the art department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, have two teenage children. Blake also holds a second-degree black belt, which he believes may have been his best training for ministry! Learn more and download resources at

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