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Announcing the Connections Confab

UPDATE: the 2015 spring Confab is now full. If you’d like to be the first to know about upcoming Confab dates, let me know.


Connections Confab 2015 is coming. Should you apply? Read on…

Imagine an in-depth conversation on all things connections ministry in a local church – guest services, covenant membership, volunteer culture, leadership development – all of those things on the table in an attempt to discern best practices, big wins, and colossal fails.

Imagine practitioners from churches of all shapes and sizes, multiple backgrounds, and at different stages of growth, speaking truth to and learning from one another.

Imagine friendships that are built over a season of intensely-focused, finely-tuned gatherings where we hear from God and get a fresh vision for what he wants to do in our churches and in our cities through the power of gospel-fueled hospitality.

Those are the catalysts behind the Connections Confab, a new gathering planned for Spring 2015. Part coaching group, part collegial network, part learning lab, part round-table consultation, the Confab has been in the dreaming and planning stages for a long time, and I’m excited to announce it today.

confab is an informal private conversation or discussion, and that’s what this’ll be: informal (translated: fun). Private (translated: small). Conversation (translated: we’ll learn from each other). It’s four separate gatherings taking place over five months, limited to twelve or fewer people.

You’ll get boatloads of resources, years’ worth of ideas, and an all-access, behind-the-curtain look at the Connections Ministry of the Summit Church…all the bells and whistles and warts and wrinkles will be rolled out to help you carry your ministry further down the road.

Want to know more? Check out the Confab Overview.

Want to apply for the Confab? Start here. Applications are due by January 5, 2015.


Related post: Why a Confab?


  1. Dennis says:

    Sounds really cool. I have just started my position as Director of Connect.
    The whole concept of networking with others is exciting to see.
    Danny, thanks for taking the risk and making it happen.
    I look forward to something similar here in the West.

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