2009 Church Conferences

I love to attend conferences. Love the networking, the training... everything about it. I thought the other day about the scores of conferences that are out there -- many of which you may not know about. I decided to share a listing of general church conferences you and your staff may be interested in checking out during this calendar year.


Feb 26 :: Catalyst One Day (Atlanta, GA)
A one day leadership experience packed with teaching and insight from Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel.
Cost: $89-$139

Feb 27 :: The Idea Camp (Irvine, CA)
The Idea Camp is a FREE, open source hybrid conference designed to help people move from the realm of ideas to implementation.
Cost: FREE

Mar 12 :: Unleash (Anderson, SC)
Unleash is a one-day conference hosted by NewSpring Church and specifically-designed to challenge, encourage and motivate church leaders to take action in reaching their communities for Jesus Christ.
Cost: $59

Mar 17 :: The Sticks (Harrison, AR)
The Sticks is a gathering to inspire and equip pastors in small to medium towns to make a big impact for the Kingdom!
Cost: $99-$209

Apr 20 :: Exponential Conference (Orlando, FL)
Experience God’s church planting movement around the world.
Cost: $159-$249

Apr 23 :: Catalyst West (Irvine, CA)
Catalyst West is a gathering of 3,000 next generation leaders from all over the world for three days of teaching, worship, and exploration of what’s possible for the church.
Cost: $209-$289

Apr 27 :: Q (Austin, TX)
Q is a gathering where innovators, church leaders, social entrepreneurs, and cultural pioneers come together to explore the church’s role in positively contributing to culture.
Cost: $750-$820

Apr 28:: Thr3e (Charlotte, NC)
This is not billed as a conference but a movement. Completely stripped down, Steven Furtick shares a behind the scenes look at the top three things he has learned in the first three years of Elevation Church.
Cost: $300


May 12 :: The Sticks, South East (Canton, GA)
The Sticks is a gathering to inspire and equip pastors in small to medium towns to make a big impact for the Kingdom!
Cost: $99-$229

May 13 :: WFX Worship Facilities Conference (Long Beach, CA)
WFX is designed to educate and your church executive, facilities and tech teams to learn together through a unique conference program that focuses on 4 tracks for facilities and tech teams.
Cost: $145-$445

May 18 :: Catalyst One Day (Dallas, TX)
A one day leadership experience packed with teaching and insight from Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel.
Cost: $69-$139

May 18 :: InnovateChurch (Lynchburg, VA)
Innovating the leader… innovating the church.
Cost: $59

Jul 29 :: Echo Church Media Conference (Dallas, TX)
A conference for church leaders that love using media, technology, and the internet to be more effective in sharing God’s story.
Cost: $99-329

Aug 3:: The Influence Conference (Orlando, FL)
A conference on leadership, leadership in action, leadership realities, and the power to initiate.
Cost: $99 & up

Aug 6 :: The Leadership Summit (South Barrington, IL)
Willow Creek Community Church’s leadership conference.
Cost: $175-$355


Sep 10 :: MinistryCOM (Chicago, IL)
MinistryCOM is a national conference designed specifically for church communications professionals.
Cost: $100-$325

Sep 24 :: Innovate (Granger, IN)
Whether you have a church gathering of 100 or 10,000 you can begin making innovative, strategic moves that will impact your community.
Cost: $219-$239

Oct 07 :: Catalyst East (Atlanta, GA)
A gathering of next generation leaders from all over the world for teaching, worship, and exploration of what’s possible for the church.
Cost: $159-$319

Oct 20 :: The REVEAL Conference (South Barrington, IL)
It’s an opportunity to participate in challenging dialogue, testimony, and teaching with pastors and church leaders whose practical ideas, vision, and best practice insights are supporting their people in growing spiritually.
Cost: $135-$275

Nov 04 :: National Outreach Convention (San Diego, CA)
Outreach magazine’s church conference.
Cost: $219-$379

Which ones did I miss?

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7 Responses to “2009 Church Conferences”

  1. # Blogger Clay

    Well there are quite a few others (too many to list) but I am planning on attending a "Sticky Church" Sermon Based Small Group Workshop and the NYWC from YS>  

  2. # Anonymous Cam

    Which one(s) will you be at? Trying to go to Echo again, but it wasn't in the budget this year.  

  3. # Blogger Terrace Crawford

    @Clay - the NYWC (YS) will be mentioned in a future post, where I focus on youth ministry specifically.

    --
    @Cam - I'm planning to attend Catalyst East (Atlanta, GA); NYWC (TBD); InnovateChurch (Lynchburg, VA). Echo (Dallas, TX) may be a possibility - I have two friends speaking.  

  4. # Anonymous James T. Reardon

    Great post! I've always wished that there was a comprehensive resource like this each year so that ministers could be more informed on what conferences were out there.

    One I'm going to soon is the Youth Pastor Summit, a FREE conference for student ministers.
    http://www.studentleadership.net/yps-schedule

    Besides that, I know that Lifeway puts on one for Student Ministers in Nashville in September (?) and then there's the National Pastors Conference, the Group Youth Ministry conference w/ Doug Fields (?) in Jan or Feb, and then a worship conference from Lifeway in the summer. Not sure on names tho.  

  5. # Blogger John At LifeWay

    The LifeWay one is September 14-16, 2009. There's a focus on family ministry this year. Speakers include Steven Curtis Chapman, Dr. Allen Jackson, David Platt, and more with worship from Aaron Ivey, and of course - skits from The Skit Guys.  

  6. # OpenID inpursuitofjesus

    I am looking forward to Unleash Conference and Dare 2 Share Youth Conference. The Creative Church Conference at Fellowship Church was a week or two ago and a lot of guys on twitter said that it was awesome.  

  7. # Blogger Charles Lee

    The Idea Camp is also coming to Washington DC as well August 28-29th with over 40 great organizations and networks focusing on compassion and justice. :)

    Thanks for making this list!

    www.theideacamp.com  

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