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2018 Connections Confab: Apply Now!

Since 2015, 36 leaders from 30 churches in 11 states have been a part of the Connections Confab, an intensive coaching network focused on improving your guest services culture. Confab is returning in February, and the application process goes public today.

Here’s the skinny:

  • Confab is a four-session, on-site networking group that will take place in Spring 2018. We go deep (really deep) on topics that are important to your ministry. You get an all-access backstage pass to in the ins and outs of what we’ve learned (and what we avoid) at the Summit.
  • Confab dates are February 21, March 20, May 5-6, and June 6. All other details details for next spring can be found in this handy Confab overview.
  • Beginning today, you can apply to be a part of the Confab. Because we intentionally keep it small – think 15 or fewer – our application monkeys will go over your info with a fine-toothed comb and let you know the results by mid-December (so exciting!).
  • All applications are due by December 4, 2017.
  • If your application is approved, I’ll send you a link to officially register and pay. The Confab’s cost is $875 for four on-site meetings, or $1550 for meetings plus hotel.

This is our fourth iteration of an event that’s part coaching group, part collegial network, part learning lab, part round-table consultation. Leaders from across the country have joined us in the past to discuss the highs and lows of Connections ministry: no topic in the realm of guest service, volunteer strategies, covenant membership, or leadership development has fallen by the wayside.

Here’s what some of them have had to say:

I’d do it again in a minute and recommend it to anyone – any role – that cares about seeing people connected to the local church and its mission! – Tammy Steele, Director of Connections, Calvary Christian Church, Bellevue, NE

…an incredible and worthwhile investment into me personally as a ministry staff member. – Eric Clark, Assimilation Minister, Stonegate Fellowship, Midland, TX

…a tremendously valuable opportunity to network with other forward-thinking churches who desire to see more people come to faith in Jesus. – Andrew Stubbs, Executive Pastor, North Rock Hill Church, Rock Hill, SC

I cannot begin to express how much I grew as a leader during the months we were together. – Beth McClees, Hospitality Director and Ministry Champion, One Harbor Church, Morehead City, NC

So one more time: for all the details, check out the Confab overview doc. And if you’re ready to toss your hat into the ring, apply here. All applications are due by December 4. 


(photo: Lindsey Wachter)

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