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2018 Church Conference List For Creative Leaders

By September 28th, 2022Articles
2018 church conferences

Are you looking to attend a church conference in 2018? Here is a list of great conferences that you and your team might be interested. Conferences are a great way to get inspired, learn new things and connect with other likeminded people.

Summit 2018

  • Anaheim, CA
  • February 13-15, 2018

Summit is a three-day, interactive conference focused on connecting leading growth and engagement experts of fast-growing churches with pastors, church leaders, and church staff. This year’s theme is, “Know your people. Grow your ministry”—so you’ll learn all about how to strategically drive engagement, participation, and generosity in your community. Join us and keynote speakers, Seth Godin, and Erwin Raphael McManus of Mosaic LA for a conference you can’t afford to miss.

 C3 Conference

  • Dallas, TX
  • February 14-15, 2018

C3 Conference is a gathering of thousands of leaders and influencers from all walks of life and all around the world. We are passionate about bringing a new level of excellence to our churches and hope to our communities.

Exponential Conference

  • Orlando, FL
  • February 26-March 1, 2018

Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. We champion church multiplication and equip church planters and multipliers as we seek to help move the needle on multiplication from less than 4% of churches actively reproducing to greater than 10%!


Inside Elevation

  • Charlotte, NC
  • March 13-14, 2018

We are not experts. We don’t have all the answers. We can’t tell you exactly how or why it’s worked. But what we can do is provide an intimate and personal look at how God is actively building this ministry – spiritually and practically. Inside Elevation is designed to share what we’ve learned through our ministry in hopes that it will help equip you to be able to do the work God has called you to do. The event will include multiple main sessions with Pastor Steven Furtick, worship led by Elevation Worship, and a variety of breakouts hosted by Elevation Church staff.

The Big Idea

  • Brentwood, TN
  • April 19-20, 2018

The Big Idea is a 2-day church communication and marketing conference in Nashville. Join us at Brentwood Baptist to meet fellow communicators and experience meaningful, diverse, and entertaining content dedicated to church communication and marketing.

Nerdy Church Talk Conference

  • Huntington, WV
  • April 19-21, 2018

Nerdy Church Talk Conference is geared towards empowering the local church through Audio, Video and Lighting. This is a technical conference with over 36 training sessions across the AVL fields from the AVL Leaders of some of the most influential churches in the country and world.

Watermark Church Leaders Conference

  • Dallas, TX
  • April 24-26, 2018

Join us next spring at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas to be inspired by all God wants to do through His Church and spurred on to excel wherever God has planted you on mission. You’ll be refreshed, encouraged, and refocused. Bring your whole team to dream together, laugh together, and double down on whatever mission God has placed before you.

First Impressions Conference

  • Online
  • May 1-3, 2018

A 3-day online event featuring leading voices on guest services, preaching, worship, children’s ministry, assimilation, communications, security, and social media.

LIFT 2018

  • Atlanta, GA
  • May 4-5, 2018

LIFT is an opportunity to be with like-minded artists, songwriters, musicians and church leaders. LIFT will give you space to be in the presence of God without the constraints of leading others. The gathering will include focused teaching and spiritual challenge, hopefully resulting in a new sense of purpose, power, and clarity for you.

Tribe: Church Tech Team Development Summit

  • Flower Mound, TX
  • May 6-8, 2018

Regardless of the church size, church techs often find themselves in similar situations. They find themselves fighting similar battles where they are expected to generate world-class productions on third-world budgets and volunteer staff.

National Worship Leader Conference

  • Nashville, TN
  • May 7-9, 2018

For over a quarter of a century, Worship Leader has been the leading resource for the global worship community, providing a platform for music ministries of every description with timely and incisive interviews, features and commentary. In the process, it has led the way toward a better understanding of the purpose and practice of “Praying Musically.”

FILO Conference

  • South Barrington, IL
  • May 22-23, 2018

FILO (First In Last Out) is designed for the community of technical artists who serve the local church. Whether volunteer or staff, FILO aims to provide skill development, community and inspiration to help equip technical artists to become effective contributors to their local church.

That Church Summit

  • Online
  • May 23-25, 2018

What makes That Church Summit different? Each speaker will provide practical and actionable steps to increase online engagement for your church.

VOUS Conference

  • Miami, FL
  • June 8-10, 2018

VOUS Conference is an annual gathering dedicated to encountering God, equipping the church, and empowering the next generation of leaders. Join us this summer for an unforgettable weekend on South Beach with our guests John Gray, Erwin McManus, and Brooke Ligertwood, and conference hosts pastors Rich and DawnCheré Wilkerson.

Videomaker’s Church Video Production Conference

  • Berkeley, CA
  • June 14-15, 2018

Join us as we spend two days teaching you everything you need to know about the technology and technique of video for your church. We’ll cover making promotional videos, announcement videos, service accompaniment videos, multi-camera live streams and more. For nearly a decade, Videomaker has hosted workshops, seminars, conferences, summits and expos for a broad spectrum of video creators across the United States. Now we’re teaming up with experts in video for houses of worship to offer training that speaks to the particular needs of faith-based organizations.

Canadian Church Leaders Conference

  • Barrie, ON
  • June 14-16, 2018

The Canadian Church Leaders Conference brings together church leaders from every background across Canada for an intimate, interactive gathering at Connexus Church north of Toronto. Fresh insights, practical strategies, and conversations with top Canadian church leaders who are reaching people in their communities. Hosted and led by Carey Nieuwhof, Jeff Brodie and Connexus Church, the conference is designed to give you the tools and renewed passion you need to reach more people in your community and beyond. Helping Canadian church leaders reach people.

Bethany Conference

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • June 19-21, 2018

Bethany Conference is all about equipping the local church to build the kingdom of God. This three -day gathering will inspire all individuals to walk in their God-given skills, talents, and passions in order to fulfill the call of God on their li ves and to make a difference in their own churches and communities for the sake of the cross.

Experience Conference

  • Orlando, FL
  • September 4-7, 2018
  • Facebook

Scores of worship leaders from around the country and across denominational lines gather each year at Experience Conference to connect in community with one another, get equipped with key resources, and become empowered to see how God might use us to change the world.

Circles Conference

  • Grapevine, TX
  • September 19-21, 2018

Circles is a three-day conference bringing designers, tech junkies and makers together from around the world to inspire, create and repeat. Circles provides an engaging space for attendees to learn from the industry’s top leaders while collaborating within a close network of creative professionals.

That Church Conference

  • Atlanta, GA
  • September 25-26, 2018

That Church Conference is a communications and marketing conference designed to bring together church practitioners to collaborate and learn from each other in a fun and exciting environment with practical teaching from leading experts in the church. Immediately apply what you learn, and see your church’s impact on the Kingdom grow. That Church Conference is not the type of conference where you sit and listen, but instead you do and practice.

Gateway Conference

  • Southlake, TX
  • October 1-2, 2018

The Gateway Conference desires to share practical wisdom for cultivating real growth by nurturing true and biblical health in the spiritual community of the local church. We want to share these principles because we desire to do everything in our power to build God’s kingdom through His local church.

Tech Connect

  • Brisbane, Australia
  • October 6-7, 2018

Tech Connect is a gathering about relationships…relationship with God and relationships with each other. God is calling Technical and Production teams into an intimate place with Him. We are breaking the techie stereotype and we are becoming more pastoral and prophetic. We no longer hide from God behind our equipment but we are using it as a tool in the hand of Almighty God to change lives for all eternity.

SALT: The Creative Arts Conference

  • Nashville, TN
  • October 10-12, 2018

At #SALT18, we are returning to Nashville, TN for a 3-day conference for the creative and technical arts community. With inspiring environments, unhindered moments of worship, powerful speakers and a multitude of practical workshops on creativity, this will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Videomaker’s Church Video Production Conference

  • Atlanta, GA
  • October 18-19, 2018

Join us as we spend two days teaching you everything you need to know about the technology and technique of video for your church. We’ll cover making promotional videos, announcement videos, service accompaniment videos, multi-camera live streams and more. For nearly a decade, Videomaker has hosted workshops, seminars, conferences, summits and expos for a broad spectrum of video creators across the United States. Now we’re teaming up with experts in video for houses of worship to offer training that speaks to the particular needs of faith-based organizations.

CreativeChurch Arts Conference

  • San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • October 18-20, 2018

Creative leaders and renowned artists share visionary ideas and practical applications for the arts and creativity to flourish in and through you and your congregation.

The Canvas Conference

We stand at a stalemate. In many ways, the church doesn’t want the creative and the creative doesn’t want the church. This is in part because the church doesn’t know what to do with creatives and creatives no longer see the church’s value.

  • Santa Ana, CA
  • November 2-3, 2018

Faith Leads Tech Conference

A one-day, single-track conference bringing together followers of Jesus Christ centered on technology and innovation.

  • Nashville, TN
  • November 9, 2018

WFX Conference & Expo

  • Orlando, FL
  • November 13-15, 2018

WFX Conference and Expo is two and a half days of education, hands-on training, networking, and inspiration. There’s something for everyone on your ministry team. Come and find creative solution options for tech, communications, facilities, worship, and administration.

Hillsong Creative Conference

  • Sydney, Australia
  • November 14-16, 2018

The Ascent…. is an invitation to climb. It’s an invitation to proximity. It’s an invitation to intimacy. In the Old Testament there are 15 psalms of ascent. Songs that Israel sang on their way to celebrate God at festivals. They express amazing grace and they quiet anxious fears. They are songs that provide courage and support as we travel the roads of faith and discover who we are and what God’s called us to. Eugene Peterson says the psalms of ascent are like placing your feet in the footprints of others and reminding ourselves to be moved again, to keep walking forward in the direction of God. In 2018, we are committed to pursuit, to passion and to purpose.