John Pavlovitz is a pastor and blogger from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past two years his blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said has reached a diverse audience of millions of people. A 19-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John’s mission is to help the Church become a more compassionate, loving environment for all people. He serves on staff at North Raleigh Community Church and just finished his first book called Building a Bigger Table, due in early 2017.

I’d love to share with the UMC LEAD gathering how to find the courage to minister from the most authentic places, even if it means firing yourself. I’d like to encourage them that leadership and pastoring can look far different than they imagine it can.

The LEAD Conference creates a space where leaders can come together to share their failures, successes, ideas, and dreams. We’ll supply the space, the food, and the hotel, but we need you. We need your participation, your ideas, your challenges, your perspectives, and your stories. So register now before it’s too late! Registration will close once we reach 85 people.