District Conference

Victory Highway Wesleyan Church

June 15 – 16

Join Us At our Annual Conference

Victory Highway Wesleyan CHurch


Thursday-Friday, June 15-16


Victory Highway Wesleyan Church

150 Victory Hwy
Painted Post, NY 14870

Nearby Accomodations

Chambers Camp

114 Campground RdBeaver Dams, NY 14812

$25 per night per person


Contact them by phone at 607-542-0992 or email them at [email protected]

Holiday Inn Express

9775 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY

$114 per night plus tax


Limited king rooms available, otherwise double rooms are available. Ask for Wesleyan Church Block.

Farfield Inn

3 S Buffalo St Corning, NY 14830

$114 per night plus tax


Limited king rooms available, otherwise double rooms are available. Ask for Wesleyan Church Block.

Places To Eat


Clergy Care

Presenters: District Huddle Leaders
Several of our Huddle Leaders will share about the district “Huddle” pastoral care ministry and highlights from the 2022-23 ministry year. An updated overview of the PastorWell program will be provided, along with Sabbatical planning resources and an overview.

Church Revitalization

Presenters: Rev. David Starkey (Pine Meadows) and Rev. James Swanson (Rome)
Church “revitalization” has become a church “buzzword” and yet have you wondered just what exactly the term means and entails? Come and hear the story of two of our district churches and their revitalization journey. Our presenters will also share insights they’ve learned along the way and encouragement for those prayerfully seeking and working towards revitalization in their church.

Navigating Church Conflict

Presenters: DS Matt Pickering
The family of God doesn’t have to be the “family feud”. This seminar will provide biblical principles and best practices to assist church leadership in working
towards conflict resolution in the local church.

Protecting Our Churches

Presenters: Mr. Bill Solt and Mr. Tom Taylor, Victory Highway Church Safety Team Members
What can our Church do to increase the safety and security of our congregation? How can we implement an adequate safety and security plan? We’re not a “Big Church.” What about New York’s “Concealed Carry Improvement Act?” You’ll hear from two members of the Victory Highway Security Team who will try to answer the questions that church leaders are dealing with today.

Planning a Worship Service

Presenters: Rev. Shane Maze, Worship and Creative Arts Director – Victory Highway
Planning, communicating and executing a worship service is no small task! In this seminar we will be discussing how to put together the different elements into one, God honoring gathering. Discussion will include spiritual, technical, relational, practical and special elements. Come with questions and an open heart!

Planning a Worship Service Q & A

Presenters: Rev. Shane Maze, Worship and Creative Arts Director – Victory Highway

Crisis Ministry – Preparation and Self-Care

Presenters: Rev. Don Grant (Hillview)

It’s important to note that pastors, like anyone else, may respond to critical incidents in different ways. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) there are techniques that can be a helpful starting point for pastors looking to manage stress and support themselves and their congregations in times of crisis. Overall, the most important thing is to acknowledge the potential for critical incidents in the ministry and provide pastors with the support they need to cope and recover.

Treasurer Seminars

The New USF and DSF Assessment Plan

Presenters: Kurt Parker, Penn York District’s Financial Director

At the 2022 General Conference, a new formula for calculating the USF assessment was approved. There are new percentages, tier structures, and even a new fund being implemented in conference year 2023-24. The Penn York District financial team will also be working on a new common formula that will apply to all our local churches. Join Kurt Parker, Penn York District’s Financial Director, for an introduction to these new formulas and begin to understand how your church and district might be affected. This seminar is recommended for both church treasurers, pastors, and board members.

Pastor Compensation Packages

Presenters: Kurt Parker, Penn York District’s Financial Director
Learn the essential components that make up a Wesleyan pastor’s compensation package and how to accurately calculate pensions, social security bonuses (SECA), healthcare costs, housing allowances, and more. Kurt Parker, Penn York District’s Financial Director, will walk you through the key aspects of making sure your pastor is paid correctly. This seminar is perfect for both church treasurers and pastors.

Everything Treasurer Q&A

Presenters: District Finance Team
A seminar devoted to answering church finance questions from church treasurers and pastors. Bring your questions that day or submit them in advance, via a questionnaire, from the district finance team, to be sent by email to district treasurers (coming soon).

Church Multiplication Seminars

Kingdom DNA

Presenters: Dr. Richard Cox (Overflow)
Mobilize your church to engage the public square. Equip your people to seek first the Kingdom of God, embrace their identity as disciples, who are engaging society, and watch Christ build His church.

Becoming an Acts 1:8 Multiplying Church

Presenters: Dr. Ed. Love – Executive Director, Church Multiplication and Discipleship of TWC
When Jesus commissioned his disciples in Acts 1:8, he revealed the key for reaching the world is found in churches sending out leaders to reach unreached people groups. In this seminar, church multiplication strategist, Dr. Ed Love, will expose you to proven multiplication strategies, including developing potential church planters, Acts 1:8 vision casting, as well as potential roadblocks that can jeopardize your church’s multiplication culture.

Penn York District Church Multiplication Updates

Presenters: District Area Multiplication Leaders/Plant Pastors
Come and hear updates on our recent district church plants and multiplication efforts and also our new works started in 2022-23.


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Prayer Event

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