We are praying and preparing for a powerful weekend for you and your team.  If there is anything we can do to make your trip happen, please contact us!  

We are offering scholarships for those that qualify for both registration and hotel expenses.  We don't want any obstacles to keep you and your team from being able to make it to this year's Revitalize Conference!

revitalize conference

On June 7-8, 2019, Calvary Church will be hosting the first Revitalize Conference in Irwin, PA.  The aim of this conference is not to just be another church conference, but to practically equip pastors and leaders who are leading in a church revitalization setting to breathe life back into dying places.  

Our three primary goals are to:

1. Resource

Provide quality resources that pastors and leaders can implement and incorporate into their churches easily and quickly.

2. Connect

Create an environment where pastors serving in isolation can establish meaningful relationships with peers walking a similar journey.

3. Celebrate

Being intentional about celebrating pastors and leaders that are often serving with excellence outside of the spotlight of the broader ministry world.


Super Early-Bird Registration: $20/person by January 4, 2019

Early-Bird Registration: $25/person by May 10, 2019

On-Site Registration: $30/person

main session speakers

We will have three Main Sessions at the Revitalize Conference with specific time allotted after each session to process, discuss and identify action steps from what you just heard.  Here are the speakers we are blessed to have at this year's Revitalize Conference.

  • ron edmondson

    Ron Edmondson is the CEO of Leadership Network; an organization which equips the church to change the world. Ron has successfully led in two church plants and two church revitalizations. Ron believes the church should be a positive influence for change in a community and recognizes Leadership Network as a major influencer in helping this occur. 

    Ron blogs at You can find him online on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He speaks frequently at conferences and retreats. Ron loves leadership, but his greatest moments are found spending time with his family.

  • john palmer

    John has served as the President of EMERGE since January of 2011. As a pastor, John served churches in Athens, OH and Des Moines, IA for over 30 years. He has authored several books including, Equipping for Ministry, Stories to Keep you Looking Up, and Keeping up with the Jonahs. 

    In addition, he has served as General Secretary for the General Council of the Assemblies of God and Co-Founded Come Alongside Ministry with his wife, Debbie. John is a speaker and coach and travels across the United States and around the world equipping pastors to stay healthy in ministry so they can continues to serve others. He also speaks on missions, marriage, and other self care topics. John is a proud father of 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He is married to his best friend, Debbie, since 1975.

breakout sessions

We will continue to be adding breakout sessions, but here is a list of current Breakout Sessions we will be offering:

Leading Change

Transitioning Worship

Pastoring without Fear

Utilizing a Database

Kids Ministry from Nothing

A Leader’s Health

Pastor’s Wives

Team Building: Volunteers, Bi-Vocational Leaders, and More

Revitalizing Through Pastoral Succession



6:00pm - Pre-Conference Connect Event (Connect with Breakout & Main Session Speakers)

6:45pm - Sanctuary Doors Open

7:00-8:30pm - Main Session #1 with Ron Edmondson: "Change Begins with You"


8:30am - Doors Open

9:00-10:15am - Main Session #2 with John Palmer: "Health Begins with You"

10:30-11:20am - Breakout Session #1

11:30am-12:20pm - Breakout Session #2

12:20-1:30pm - Lunch Break

1:30-2:45pm - Main Session #3: "Vision Begins with You"

additional info


Hampton Inn (Irwin)

Holiday Inn Express (Irwin)

[Reference 'Calvary Church' when reserving your room to get the Revitalize Conference rate.]


If you have questions or if there is anything we can do to help you get your team to the Revitalize Conference, contact us today!