Top 30 Christian Conferences for 2017 in the U.S.

Top Christian Conferences 2017

Last Updated: April 2017

Across the nation, there are hundreds of conferences delivering top-notch information and inspiration to God’s people. Ever since the days of camp meetings, Christians have thrived on intense periods of Bible teaching, worship, and prayer. Today’s Christian conferences are designed to help Christians focus on their area of ministry, provide encouragement, and sharpen one’s skills tools for ministry. Conferences aren’t just for pastors or church leaders, either. There are Christian conferences for moms, dads, women, men, Sunday School teachers, families, new Christians, old Christians, and medium Christians. Basically, there’s a Christian conference for anyone who is interested in deepening their relationship with Christ.


If you haven’t attended a Christian conference before, consider this your invitation. And consider this list to be the menu from which you can choose. All Conferences are listed in alphabetical order.

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Top Christian Conferences for 2017 in the U.S.


#BASICcon is committed to two things — a commitment to the local church and the empowering of the Holy Spirit. Within this dual matrix of ministry and power, the conference delivers a powerful lineup and the promise of life change. Besides, with a hashtag in the title, you can’t help but be relevant.

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ARC Conference

No, it’s not a misspelling of Noah’s watercraft, but the Association of Related Churches (ARC) does put a conference that is a flood of great information. Gathering the passionate, restless, and driven church planters of America, this conference unleashes some of the most concentrated and boundary-pushing methods of church evangelization available from any conference.

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Bethel Conference

Bethel is a congregation rooted in the love of God and dedicated to worldwide transformation through revival. It’s our goal for God’s love to be manifest in signs, wonders and miracles. The atmosphere at Bethel is charged with faith and exuberant joy, which manifests in all we do. We believe we’re on the edge of the greatest revival of all time. It’s our vision to see history become His-story as the kingdom of this world becomes the kingdom of our God. We welcome you to join us in this adventure!

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Break Forth Canada

Break Forth Canada is Canada’s largest ecumenical church conference. For 20 years, Break Forth Canada has been a gathering place for Christ-Followers of all generations and across all denominations to be renewed. equipped and unleashed.

2018 Conference Details

    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

C3 Conference

Hosted by noted Christian leader Ed Young, the C3 Conference is a 48-hour experience of energy, excitement, and passion, rooted in the cause of Christ. The lineup of speakers is selected to deliver information on the most relevant topics and in the most relevant way.

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Calvin Symposium on Worship

The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching.

The conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers. People come from around the world for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning together, seeking to develop their gifts, encourage each other and renew their commitment to the full ministry of the church.

2018 Conference Details

  • January 25-27, 2018 (3 Days) Grand Rapids, MI
    Speakers: James Abbington, Mike Abma, Alison Adam, Kevin Adams, Tony Alonso, and more…
    Cost: TBD

Catalyst Conference

Hosted by Catalyst, one of the most innovative conference leaders around, this conference takes church leaders where they are at and helps boost them to a new level. Leadership requires resilience, organization, love, and practical wisdom. This is the conference that will help you get there.

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  • Catalyst Cincy: May 11-12, 2017 (2 Days) Cincinnati, OH
    Speakers: Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Fr. Edwin Leahy, Jenny Yang, Bryan Loritts, Soong-Chan Rah, Jo Saxton, Propaganda, John Crist, Joseph Sojourner
    Cost: Super Early Bird-$239 (Ends Feb 23, 2017); Early Bird-$269 (Ends April 6, 2017); Regular-$299
  • Catalyst Atlanta: October 5-6, 2017 (2 Days) Atlanta, GA
    Speakers: Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Fr. Edwin Leahy, Jenny Yang, Bryan Loritts, Soong-Chan Rah, Jo Saxton, Propaganda, John Crist, Joseph Sojourner
    Cost: Super Early Bird-$239; Early Bird-$269; Regular-$299
  • Catalyst West: April 12-13, 2018 (2 Days) Orange County, CA
    Speakers: Andy Stanley, Brenda Salter McNeil, Levi Lusko, Graig Groeschel, Jo Saxton, Brian Houston, DeVon Franklin, Fr. Edwin Leahy, Soong-Chan Rah, Tasha Morrison, Mike Foster, Propaganda, Brooke Ligertwood, Christon Gray, Megan Tibbits, Elevation Worship, John Crist, Joseph Sojourner
    Cost: Super Early Bird-$239

Challenge Conference

Challenge is the national conference for EFCA students entering 7th through completion of 12th grade. It has proven to be a catalytic environment challenging students to live on mission with God every day, everywhere, forever.

2018 Conference Details

  • July 2-6, 2018 (5 Days) Kansas City, MO
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

Children’s Ministry Conference

CMConnect’s Children’s Ministry Conference is organized by the church – for the Church. Unlike any other conference, it is designed to meet the specific needs of those in children’s ministry and to solve problems you face in your church.

2018 Conference Details

  • April 30-May 3, 2018 (4 Days) Brighton, MI
    Speakers: Squirt, Brad Tate, Tim and Amanda Cowles, Michael Chanley, Alex Fedorchuk, Luz Figueroa, Lori Bethran, Barry Newton, Tom Toombs, Ragaee Azab, Greg Baird, Roger Fields, Heidi Hensley, Jonathan Constant, Karen Rhodes, Elevate Dance Ministry, Justin Graves Band
    Cost: Early-$99 (Ends Feb 1, 2018); Regular-$169

Children’s Pastors’ Conference

The Children’s Pastors’ Conference (CPC) is the largest independent conference for children’s and family ministry leaders. Feel rejuvenated and empowered after hearing from the world-class leaders and kidmin experts and veterans teaching at CPC. Get connected to incredible tools, curriculum, ideas, and more for your ministry through our Resource Center. CPC is an experience you will never forget.

2018 Conference Details

  • January 16-18, 2018 (3 Days) Orlando, FL
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: Super Early Bird-$319; Regular-$399

Circles Conference

Circles Co. provides creatives of all levels and backgrounds, experiences that can help propel their ideas forward. We’re here to connect them with world-changing thinkers and leaders in the creative industry, and help reignite their passion for the visual.

Our mission is to empower creatives to be their best creative selfs though building experiences that will enhance their lives + creativity.

Here at Circles Co. we strive to bring you the best of the best to share their knowledge and process. Whether they are the up-and-comers whose work you need to be watching, or the design leaders whose portfolios you’ve long admired; with this speaker line up, you are guaranteed to leave inspired and ready to create.

2017 Conference Details

  • September 6-8, 2017 (3 Days) Grapevine, TX
    Speakers: Ash Huang, Jay Argaet, Tara Victoria, Peter Wilson, Amy & Jennifer Hood, Brad Weaver, Dan Rubin, Micah Davis
    Cost: Main Pass-$297; Hangout Pass-$197; Live Stream Single-$57

Collyde Summit

Collyde Summit is a gathering of passionate believers in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, who love Jesus and are convicted to become world changers.

2017 Conference Details

  • September 15-16, 2017 (2 Days) Parsippany, NJ
    Speakers: Mark Batterson, Ann Voskamp, Tim Lucas
    Cost: Early-$49; Regular-$99

Connect Gathering

Traditionally we begin with a reception on Monday evening to welcome pastors, their wives and key staff attending. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings are loaded with incredible teachings by outstanding church ministry leaders who share their experiences and challenge the audience to move to the next level. There’s also plenty of fellowship time and a sit down dinner on Tuesday night. The gathering officially concludes Wednesday by noon.

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  • May 22-24, 2017 (3 Days) Gaithersburg, MD
    Speakers: Philip Wagner, Layne Schranz, Jonathan Wilson, Dale O’Shields, Charles Nieman, Joe Champion, Robert Barriger
    Cost: Regular-$99

Cutting It Straight

Want to be a better preacher or teacher? Sharing God’s word requires that you, as Paul wrote, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). With that theme in mind, this conference shares the techniques and passion that helps teachers become better at their role of teaching the Bible.

2017 Conference Details

  • September 19-21, 2017 (3 Days) Jacksonville, FL
    Speakers: Expository Preaching: H. B. Charles Jr., Jason Allen, Mac Brunson; Worship Leaders Track: Joe Pace, Gaye Arbuckle, Devon Kauflinn; Youth Pastors Track: Cameron Triggs, D.A. Horton, Alvin L. “Doc” Reid; Women’s Track: Crystal Charles, Nancy Guthrie, Dr. Rhonda H. Kelley
    Cost: Early Bird-$149

Back To School Sale!

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D3 Youth Conference

The opening Psalm describes a person who flourishes by standing firm in God’s word through all circumstances. The psalmist shows Christians how to live in light of the mounting pressures of this world. This summer, students from around the country will gather to study these themes for the 2017 D3 Youth Conference: Stand Firm.

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  • June 19-22, 2017 (4 Days) Louisville, KY
    Speakers: Dan Dumas, Eric Bancroft, Adam Tyson, Kurt Gebhards, Shannon Hurley
    Cost: $319 (Ends Jan 30, 2017); $374 (Ends June 15, 2017)
  • June 26-29, 2017 (4 Days) Louisville, KY
    Speakers: Dan Dumas, Eric Bancroft, Adam Tyson, Kurt Gebhards, Shannon Hurley
    Cost: $319 (Ends Jan 30, 2017); $374 (Ends June 15, 2017)

D6 Family Conference

Bring your whole team. Bring your whole family. But most of all, bring a heart to be changed. “D6” stands for Deuteronomy 6, which contains the key text for family ministry. This conference is a focused event that helps church leaders and volunteers increase their effectiveness in reaching families.

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  • September 20-22, 2017 (3 Days) Dallas, TX
    Speakers: Gary Chapman, La Verne Tolbert, Ron Hunter, Richard Ross, Michael Bayne, Tony Bianco, Ted Cunningham, Tommy Swindol, Skit Guys
    Cost: Early Bird-$219 (Ends Mar 1, 2017); Standard-$299

Drive Conference

Drive Conference is for church leaders who are continually shifting gears to keep up with the demands of ministry. At Drive 2017, you’ll attend four main sessions, in which Andy Stanley will share his latest thoughts on leadership and ministry.

There will also be a variety of breakout sessions led by key communicators from North Point Ministries. These breakouts offer an opportunity to dive deep into ministry areas that interest you.

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  • May 8-10, 2017 (3 Days) Alpharetta, GA
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: Early-$299 (Ends Feb 28, 2017); Regular-$349 (Ends Apr 17, 2017)

Etch: Family Ministry Conference

More than half of church attendees are kids. We can’t afford to neglect them. LifeWay, a notable provider of children’s ministry resources, is on a mission to empower the church to minister more effectively to kids. This conference, designed for the leaders and volunteers in children’s ministry will leave no one unchanged. And, hey, since it’s about kids, why not have a little fun while you’re at it? Mission accomplished.

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  • Etch Conference: October 16-18, 2017 (3 Days) Nashville, TN
    Speakers: Robby Gallaty, Angie Smith, Eric Mason
    Cost: Early Bird-$250 (Ends May 31, 2017); Regular-$324

Experience Conference

Experience sums up what this conference is all about — experiencing God through worship. The conference features some of the world’s best-known and most-loved Christian artists. It’s three days of worship that you will never forget, and that will leave you humbled, changed, and in awe of God.
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  • Florida: September 5-8, 2017 (4 Days) Orlando, FL
    Speakers: Aaron Shust, All About Worship, Dustin Smith, Luke Macdonald, Paul Baloche, Scot Longyear, Vertical Church Band, Zach Williams
    Cost: Early-$289 (Ends Mar 2, 2017); Early-$329 (Ends May 4, 2017); Early-$369 (June 30, 2017); Early-$409 (Ends Aug 21, 2017); Regular-$449

Exponential Conference

Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. We equip movement makers with actionable principles, ideas and solutions. We are passionate about accelerating multiplication through movement makers!

2017 Conference Details

  • Exponential East: April 24-27, 2017 (4 Days) Orlando, FL
    Speakers: Matt Chandler, Dave Ferguson, Brad Brisco, Wade Burnett, Mark DeYmaz, Jon Ferguson, Patrick Furgerson, Hugh Halter, Bobby Harrington, Alan Hirsch, Shawn Lovejoy, Dale Spaulding, Jim Tomberlin
    Cost: Regular-$159
  • Exponential West: October 2-5, 2017 (4 Days) Irvine, CA
    Speakers: Dave Ferguson, Eric Mason, John Ortberg, Danielle Strickland, Albert Tate, Muriithi Wanjau, Brad Brisco, Mark DeYmaz, Jon Ferguson, Patrick Furgerson, Hugh Halter, Bobby Harrington, Alan Hirsch, Deb Hirsch, Shawn Lovejoy, Larry Osborne, Dale Spaulding, Jim Tomberlin
    Cost: Regular-$119

FILO (First-in Last-out) Conference

The FILO Conference aims to provide inspiring tools for everyone involved in the church technical arts looking for design, development and business insights. Whether you are a volunteer or a staff person, an audio engineer or a graphics operator, set builder or jack of all trades, there is something unique here for you and the role you play in your local church.

FILO stands for First In Last Out. If you are a technical artist in the local church, you know what it feels like to be there to unlock the doors of the church before anyone gets there. Long after the event is “done” you and your teams are still there getting things ready for the next event. Many times you are the first one in and the last one to leave. This idea describes what most technical artists feel like.

2017 Conference Details

  • May 23-24, 2017 (2 Days) Naperville, IL
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: Early Bird-$99 (Ends Feb 23, 2017); Regular-$149 (Ends Apr 22, 2017)

FiveTwo National Conference

The FiveTwo National Conference is an annual gathering of leaders that provides camaraderie, inspiration, and know-how to those who want to advance God’s kingdom on earth by starting something new.

2017 Conference Details

  • September 26-27, 2017 (2 Days) Austin, TX
    Speakers: Becca Stevens, Tige Culbertson, Latasha Morrison, Richard Beck, Debbie Ellinger
    Cost: Regular-$150-$170

Flashpoint Conference

Come join us at one of the FlashPoint Disciple-Making Conferences as we explore the distinction of love that proves we are disciples – come alongside our amazing speakers as they dig into both the strategy of making our churches and ministries to be those that are disciple-making and the skills needed to be disciple-makers ourselves.

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Future of the Church Summit

What is the future of the church? We should care. Today’s church is experiencing a seismic shift, massive cultural change, and the ingredients for massive upheaval in the years ahead. The Future of the Church Summit is the perfect place to discuss these trends and develop a strategy that will endure for the future.

2017 Conference Details

  • October 25-27, 2017 (3 Days) Loveland, CO
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: Super Early-$275 (Ends Jul 28, 2017); Early-$300 (Ends Sep 1, 2017); Regular-$375

Gateway Conference

Pastors are constantly ministering, serving, giving, pouring out, and maybe…just maybe, feeling a bit exhausted. Gateway Church gives God’s ministers a time to be ministered unto, sharing powerful teaching, tactical methods for ministry, and the encouraging embrace of warm Christian fellowship.

2017 Conference Details

  • October 2-4, 2017 (3 Days) Southlake, TX
    Speakers: Robert Morris and Jimmy Evans
    Cost: Early-$149 (Ends Mar 1, 2017)

The Gathering

We are delighted to invite you to join us for The Gathering — our annual event where Christian philanthropists and their families come together to talk seriously (and not so seriously) about their giving. The Gathering has become more like a family than a conference — and we welcome you.

2017 Conference Details

  • September 21-24, 2017 (4 Days) Carlsbad, CA
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: Regular-$1,950

Global Leadership Summit

Willow Creek knows how to put on a conference. Nearly who has attended this particular conference has experienced a clearer vision, actionable tips for leadership, and a greater heart for people and the church. Learn management. Learn organization. Learn leadership.

2017 Conference Details

  • August 10-11, 2017 (2 Days) The Global Leadership Summit will be telecast live in HD from the Willow Creek Campus near Chicago to over 500 locations nationwide.

Hand-in-Hand Conference

The main focus for the weekend will be the five key areas for life long faith formation – encounter, dialogue, community, milestones and action. Covering all ages from toddlers to mid-teens and how these themes impact our outreach as well as discipleship.

As you may already have heard, refurbishment and new building works mean that the whole of the Eastbourne conference centre won’t be available to us and we will be restricting numbers to 500 delegates – so book early to secure your place.

2017 Conference Details

  • February 3-5, 2017 (3 Days) Eastbourne, UK
    Speakers: Rachel Turner, Dave Roberts
    Cost: Full weekend-£92

Hawaiian Island Ministries Conference

Since its founding, HIM has gathered believers from across denominations, generations and cultures around Jesus to be the Body of Christ. HIM equips, embraces, emboldens, and encourages men, women and youth toward Christian transformation, unity, and lives that make a difference now and for eternity.

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Hillsong Conference

Hillsong Conference is about championing THE Church of Jesus Christ; and together, WE are the Church. It is for people of all ages who are passionate about the local church and the call of the Kingdom of God.

Every year thousands of Christians, from hundreds of churches, unite under one Name at Hillsong Conference. This is an opportunity for you and your team to pause, listen and hear from God. Don’t miss this opportunity to benefit from the wisdom and experience of inspirational church leaders, make an investment into your own personal leadership and be inspired and equipped with practical tools that will benefit your local church.

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Hillsong: Colour Conference

My prayer is that as we gather again in 2017, that friendship, vision and calling will be strengthened – and that even if you are reading this for the first time or aren’t fully sure of what it all means, that regardless, you’ll sense there is more to life and more to what lies within you. The invitation to be part of a movement of world changing women isn’t exclusive – it began for all of us with an initial response.

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Ideas to Impact

Today’s church relies on the spark of innovative ideas and the advance of cutting-edge technology. This is the place where the spark turns into a fire. Presenters and speakers share resources, software, tools, and management resources, giving churches the most powerful tools available.

2017 Conference Details

  • May 30-June 2, 2017 (4 Days) Nashville, TN
    Speakers: Marvin Owen, Julie and Shelby Pratt
    Cost: Early Bird Rate-$529 (Ends Jan 15, 2017); Regular-$599 (Ends Apr 23, 2017); Late-$649

Ligonier Ministries

The fact is, we live in a world that is crying out in need for a savior. The entire church must be mobilized to answer the call and embark on the mission. The NACC conference is designed to encourage and equip believers to do just that.

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National Conference on Youth Ministries

The National Conference on Youth Ministries dishes up four days of thorough instruction, training, and encouragement for youth workers. It’s an opportunity to change your entire approach to ministry and deepen your commitment to life change.

2018 Conference Details

  • Open: January 3-5, 2018 (3 Days) Atlanta, GA
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

National Worship Leader Conference

Worship leaders, pay attention. This one’s for you! This conference features a lineup of Christian worship leaders and bands that will rival any Christian conference you’ve attended. It’s time to learn from the best and to enjoy worship sessions all day long.

2017 Conference Details

  • May 17-18, 2017 (2 Days) Centerville, VA
    Speakers: Dr. Leonard Sweet, Zac Hicks, Dr. Chuck Fromm, Steve Lizzio
    Cost: Deluxe Pass-$315 ($365 after May 16, 2017); Limited Pass-$255 ($300 after May 16, 2017)
  • June 21-22, 2017 (2 Days) Lenexa, KS
    Speakers: David Nasser, Zac Hicks, Dr. Chuck Fromm
    Cost: Deluxe Pass-$285 ($315 after Feb 1, 2017); Limited Pass-$225 ($255 after Feb 1, 2017)
  • August 2-3, 2017 (2 Days) San Antonio, TX
    Speakers: Dr. Leonard Sweet, Sally Morgenthaler, Dr. Chuck Fromm, Rory Noland
    Cost: Deluxe Pass-$265 ($315 after Feb 28, 2017); Limited Pass-$200 ($255 after Feb 28, 2017)

North American Christian Convention

The fact is, we live in a world that is crying out in need for a savior. The entire church must be mobilized to answer the call and embark on the mission. The NACC conference is designed to encourage and equip believers to do just that.

2017 Conference Details

  • NACC 2017: June 27-29, 2017 (3 Days) Kansas City, MO
    Speakers: Gene Appel, Rick Atchley, Mike Breaux, Kevin, Haah, Ruby Clark, Kyle Costello, Trevor DeVage, Reggie Epps, Charlotte Gambill, Derwin Gray, Liz Curtis Higgs, Cam Huxford, Ken Idleman, Tim Liston, Brad Lomerick, Scot McKnight, Greg Nettle, Jordan Rice
    Cost: Married Couple-$189; Individual-$99; Young Adult (19-24)-$40

Northwest Ministry Conference

At NW MinCon, we are committed to offering a time to refresh ones spirit, thinking, creativity, leadership and ministry paradigm. While we do offer hundreds of workshops and experiences, but our goal is not to overwhelm our attendees. We want to encourage and reFresh them with great choices and exciting options that challenge and equip for greater Kingdom impact. We bring in experts both local and from across America who inspire with tools and ideas to help church leaders and volunteers continue to be successful in the ministry where God has called them.

2018 Conference Details

    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

NRB International Christian Media Convention

The Proclaim Exposition is the largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media professionals. This award-winning Exposition is alive with resources to help expand and enhance your media efforts. Whether you are a broadcaster, media pastor, program producer, film producer, webmaster, social media manager, blogger, podcaster, author, publisher, or other communications professional, the breadth and depth of the Exhibit Hall provide the resources you are looking for. From innovative ideas and endeavors to must-have tools and equipment, the Expo has it all! Plan to take some extended time to explore the hall to receive the best benefit from the Proclaim Exposition! Approximately 200 exhibitors will showcase their products and services.

2018 Conference Details

  • Proclaim: February 27-March 2, 2018 (4 Days) Nashville, TN
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

The Orange Conference

We’ve designed the conference for entire family ministry teams. We encourage you to not only bring your department, but all interested in a complete strategy for the church. Our offerings touch on subject matter for preschool, children’s, student, NextGen and senior leaders as well as volunteers. Everyone has a place at The Orange Conference.

2017 Conference Details

  • April 26-28, 2017 (2 Days) Atlanta, GA
    Speakers: Reggie Joiner, Doug Fields, Kara Powell, Virginia Ward, Jon Acuff
    Cost: Regular-$349 (Ends Apr 26, 2017)

Organic Outreach Conference

Want to learn to live a life that attracts people to a conference? Many Christians today are confused or unaware of what it means to live a life of outreach and ministry. This conference provides answers and the inspiration for Christians who want to deepen their impact on the world.

2017 Conference Details

  • November 9-11, 2017 (3 Days) Monterey, CA
    Speakers: Kevin Harney, John Burke, Nabeel Qureshi, Efrem Smith, Ed Stetzer, Sherry Harney
    Cost: Regular-$89

The Outcomes Conference

For Christian leaders, these are times of both unique challenge and powerful opportunity. God is moving hearts. The gospel is bearing fruit. Physical needs are being met. Lives are being changed!

The momentum is growing!

Our prayer is that your kingdom efforts bear fruit and grow as a result of our conference leadership training. At the Outcomes Conference, we’re featuring keynote speakers who embrace this power of kingdom momentum. Join us!

2018 Conference Details

  • Impact: April 16-19, 2018 (4 Days) Dallas, TX
    Speakers: Robby Gallaty, Kelly Minter, Derwin Gray, Danielle Strickland, Phyllis Hennecy Hendry
    Cost: TBD

Passion Conference

There are 16 million college students in the world. This alone comprises one of the vastest and most needy mission fields. Who will reach them? Passion Conferences are on a mission to inspire students to reach their own. This conference and its entire experience of discipleship and teaching lives up to its moniker — passion — and is a powerful force for change in the world.

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Premium Productions

Formed in 1996, Premier Productions is the largest producer of Christian concert events in the nation and the co-founder of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular – Christian music’s largest annual tour! Premier promotes award-winning artists with No. 1 hits such as – TobyMac, Skillet, Casting Crowns, Hillsong Worship, Hillsong UNITED, Bill Gaither & Friends Homecoming, Jesus Culture, Lecrae, Kari Jobe, Matthew West and many more!

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Q Conference

In 2017 Q will turn the page and embark on a new course. The focus won’t change, but new concepts will be introduced; More conversations, innovative learning environments, channel-focused discussions, and a more accessible conference experience. This new direction isn’t based on a change of philosophy… it’s based on a conviction to renew the life and work of the Church.

2017 Conference Details

  • Q Conference: April 26-28, 2017 (3 Days) Nashville, TN
    Speakers: Shadi Hamid, Andy Crouch, Jackie Hill Perry, Shane Claiborne, Ann Voskamp, Propaganda, Rebekah Lyons, David Kinnaman, Mako Fujimura, Greg Thompson, Lysa Terkeurst, Gabe Lyons, Trip Lee, Scott Sauls, Mark Sayers, Governor Bill Haslam, Rod Dreher
    Cost: Regular-$375

Refresh Conference

We understand what it’s like to raise kids who come from traumatic pasts. We know firsthand what it’s like to make the sacrifices. To be weighed down with shame and sheer exhaustion. We know. We are right there with you. That’s why we started Refresh back in 2011.

2017 Conference Details

  • March 3-4, 2017 (2 Days) Redmond, WA
    Speakers: Dr. David and Jayne Schooler, Mike and Kristin Berry, Jedd Medefind, Michele and Andrew Schneidler, Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA
    Cost: Regular-$65 (Ends Feb 26, 2017); Walk-in-$75

RightNow Conference

In the beginning, God created light. When He made humanity, God infused the first man and woman with His own glory–so they would blaze with His light in the universe. But humanity’s sin snuffed out the flame. Through history, those who followed God flickered with His glory. Then God became human. In His perfect life and death, Jesus brought light back to our fallen race. At the 2016 RightNow Conference, we will gather together and explore how we can BLAZE WITH GOD’S GLORY–through the POWER OF JESUS’ GOSPEL and with the FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. In this darkened world, WE WERE MADE TO SHINE.

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  • May 11-12, 2017 (2 Days) Chicago, IL
    Speakers: Dr. Eric Mason, Jen Pollock Michel, Dave Ferguson, Gabe Lyons, Chip Ingram, Bianca Olthoff, Donnie Smith, Jared C. Wilson, Jennie Allen, Phil Vischer
    Cost: Early-$99 (Ends at 150 tickets); Regular-$199; Door-$249
  • November 1-3, 2017 (3 Days) Dallas TX
    Speakers: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan, Matt Chandler, Jen Pollock Michel, Kyle Idleman, Bianca Olthoff, Pete Briscoe, Eric Mason, Donnie Smith, Warren Jacobs
    Cost: Early-$99 (Ends May 26, 2017); Early-$139 (Ends Jul 14, 2017); Early-$179 (Ends Sep 1, 2017); Early-$199 (Ends Oct 31, 2017); Door-$249
  • April 12-13, 2018 (2 Days) Orlando, FL
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

Rockford First Church

We are in it to help the hurting and the helpless, the broken and the lost, the hopeless and the oppressed. That is why we are proud to partner with ZOE International, Mercy Ministries, SHE Rescue Home, and Reece’s Rainbow. Each of these outstanding organizations work tirelessly and strategically to show the love of Jesus to all – and to place value on humanity. They practically live out James 4:18 by caring for the orphaned, rescuing children from human trafficking, and providing a safe and loving home for restoration.

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Send Conference

What, really, is mission? And how should it affect your life? In the day-to-day routine of school, work, and life, what does mission look like? Keynoted by influential leaders like David Platt and Ed Stetzer, this conference will motivate you to take the next life-changing step of mission. As the conference slogan affirms, “Your life on mission matters.”

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Sticky Teams Conference

This year’s conference takes a look at how we can discover new ministry directions that allow us to lead our teams in different and better ways. Sticky Teams features training from experienced ministry experts for pastors and church leaders of all kinds. Our “no green room” policy gives you unprecedented access to speakers and presenters, and our small conference size maximizes interaction and learning.

2017 Conference Details

  • May 16-17, 2017 (2 Days) Philadelphia, PA
    Speakers: Larry Osborne, Chris Brown, David Ashcraft, Mark Clark
    Cost: Regular-$189 (Ends Mar 31, 2017); Last Chance-$229

Superstart Conference

The only conference of its kind, Christ in Youth helps pre-teens in their walk with Jesus. Whether passionate for Christ, confused about it all, or just wanting to enjoy good fellowship, this is the conference that can change the life of any pre-teen. With unprecedented numbers of youths leaving the faith, this conference could be just what your pre-teen child needs.

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  • October 6-7, 2017 (2 Days) Missouri
    Cost: Early-$45; Regular-$50
  • October 20-21, 2017 (2 Days) Georgia
    Cost: Early-$45; Regular-$50
  • November 3-4, 2017 (2 Days) Arizona
    Cost: Early-$45; Regular-$50
  • November 10-11, 2017 (2 Days) Kentucky
    Cost: Early-$45; Regular-$50
  • January 26-27, 2018 (2 Days) Florida
    Cost: Early-$45; Regular-$50
  • February 2-3, 2018 (2 Days) Texas
    Cost: Early-$45; Regular-$50

Surrender Conference

The SURRENDER conference is a gathering of Christians from across Australia to share ideas, stories and hope on justice, discipleship and mission. The SURRENDER conference is for people from all walks of life – with workshops for first-timers, amazing keynote speaker and performing artists and, fantastic programs for kids and youth, and heaps more!

2017 Conference Details

  • March 24-26, 2017 (3 Days)
    Speakers: Shane Claiborne, Saki Macozoma, Karina Kreminski, Paul Mah & The Drifting Boats
    Cost: Early Bird-$120 (Ends Jan 31, 2017); Regular-$165


The Synergize 2018! Conference is brought to you by the Billion Soul Network, located in the Greater Orlando Area. This global conference has been developed and designed for leaders who desire to network, synergize and mobilize for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. This world class conference is for those who want to go beyond just “doing church” to embark on a Christian ministry adventure that could impact their entire community and the world.

2018 Conference Details

  • January 23-25, 2018 (3 Days) Orland, FL
    Speakers: Peter Mortlock, James Merritt, Eddy Leo, Samuel Rodriguez, Doug Beacham, Dr. Gustavo Crocker, Bishop Efraim Tendero, Leon Fontaine, Alberto Salcedo, Poncho Murguia, David Sobrepena, Slavik Radchuk, Rick Bezet, Jay Haizlip, Dr. James Marocco, Glenn Burris, David Mohan, Peter Wenz, James O. Davis, Timothy Hill, Samson O. Ayokunle, Bishwa dev Khadka, Martin Mutyebele, James Hudson Taylor IV, Suliasi Kurulo, Leonard Sweet, Kenneth Ulmer
    Cost: $195

Teach Them Diligently

The Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention was born out of a recognized need for more events celebrating the focus of Christian Homeschool Families — that is, to disciple their children to glorify God. The organizers of this convention are also officers of Worldwide Tentmakers, a mission agency focused on tentmaking as a missions strategy (as in Acts 18), therefore, missions, discipleship, and parenting are the primary focus of the Teach Them Diligently Convention in addition to the traditional focus on teaching techniques and use of curriculum.

2017 Conference Details

  • March 23-25, 2017 (3 Days) Rogers, AR
    Speakers: Amy Roberts, Andrew Pudewa, Angela Grace, Angie Groppe, Ann Dunagan, Ben Davis, Ben and Stephanie Scoville, Bill Potter, Bob Sjogren, Carisa Hinson, Christopher Mank, David Carman, and many more…
    Cost: Family-$60; Individual-$50; Single Day-$50
  • March 30-April 1, 2017 (3 Days) Nashville, TN
    Speakers: Adam Butler, Adonna Pryor, Amy Barr, Andrew Pudewa, Angela Grace, Ann Dunagan, B.A. Snider, Beth and Gabe Underhill, Bill Potter, Bob Sjogren, Brianne E. Pryor, Carisa Hinson, and many more…
    Cost: Family-$60; Individual-$50; Single Day-$50
  • April 20-22, 2017 (3 Days) Sandusky, OH
    Speakers: Ben and Stephanie Scoville, David Wright, Erin Chase, Gary and Rebecca Weier, Dr. Greg Smalley, Heather Laurie, Mrs. Heather Underhill, Israel Wayne, Jan Bedell, Jeannie Fulbright, Jeannie Bishop, Jessica Marinos, and many more…
    Cost: Family-$60; Individual-$50; Single Day-$50
  • May 11-13, 2017 (3 Days) Atlanta, GA
    Speakers: Angela Grace, B.A. Snider, Ben Davis, Ben and Stephanie Scoville, Bill Potter, Bob Sjogren, Carisa Hinson, Mrs. Christi Lynn, David Carman, Debby Sjogren, Erin Chase, Cary and Rebecca Weier, and many more…
    Cost: Family-$60; Individual-$50; Single Day-$50

That Church Conference

That Church Conference was founded by Justin Dean, Dave Adamson, Ashley Williams, and Van Baird. In 2015 the four of us set out to create something unique that would empower and change the way churches thought about digital communications and reaching people online. We met for coffee and walked away with a domain name, a Twitter account, and the foundation for a new church conference focused primarily on practical digital communications training.

2017 Conference Details

  • September 26-27, 2017 (2 Days) Atlanta, GA
    Speakers: Stephen Brewster, Kenny Jahng, Katie Allred, Jeff Henderson, Beau Coffron, Sly King
    Cost: Early-$299; Regular-$349

Thrive Conference

Churches are meant to thrive. In today’s culture of competition for noise-making, how does the church stand out? The Thrive Conference provides church leaders with a fresh vision and a bold stance to make an impact for eternity.

2017-2018 Conference Details


We believe every leader needs a coach and every leader is a coach. Transform 2017 will focus on the importance of creating a coaching culture in your personal and ministry life.

2017 Conference Details

  • January 24-27, 2017 (4 Days) Garden Grove, CA
    Speakers: Chris Williams, Larry Osborne
    Cost: Regular-$189


One of the largest student missions conferences in the world, Urbana is a catalytic event bringing together a diverse mix of college and graduate students, faculty, recent graduates, pastors, church and ministry leaders, missions organizations and schools.

2018 Conference Details

  • December 27-31, 2018 (5 Days) St. Louis, MO
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

Wave Conference

The Wave Church hosts an annual conference that is all parts encouraging, exhilarating and refreshing. The conference is perfect for the whole family and provides three days of enriching Christian content and fellowship.

2017 Conference Details

WFX Conference

WFX Conference and Expo is two and half days of education, hands-on training, networking, inspiration and exposure for every ministry team, including worship, tech, facilities and administration. WFX is brought to you by the WFX Network.

2017 Conference Details

  • October 11-12, 2017 (2 Days) Dallas, TX
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD
  • Next-Gen Conference
  • Church Communications Conference
  • Church Safety Conference
  • The Tech Arts Conference
  • Lift Him Up Worship Conference

World Religions Conference

The number of people practicing religions other than Christianity grows in the United States every year. They are our neighbors, coworkers, friends, and classmates. How do we reach these precious people with the good news of the gospel?

2017 Conference Details

  • July 24-27, 2017 (4 Days) Florence, KY
    Speakers: Ken Ham, Bodie Hodge, Dr. Tommy Mitchell, Dr. Mark Bird, Todd Friel, Dr. Ron Rhodes, Dr. Thane Hutcherson Ury, Dr. Carl Broggi
    Cost: Super Early-$169 (Ends Feb 1, 2017); Early-$199 (Ends May 1, 2017); Regular-$229

Worship Together

An assembly of Worship Leaders, Pastors, Musicians, Creatives, and Worshippers gathered together in one space for the common purpose of lifting high the name of Jesus and growing in the way we lead His church.

2018 Conference Details

    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

XP Seminar

XPastor is the market leader with proven capacity in reaching church leaders. XPastor brings together influential decision-makers from churches, both coast-to-coast and around the world.

2018 Conference Details

    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

Youth America Leadership Conference

Today’s youth ministers face one of the most challenging roles — leading young people to experience Christ in personal and vital ways. This conference is a time of teaching and sharing with youth ministry teams, developing a gospel-rooted strategy that goes beyond gimmicks and gets to the heart of the issues.

2017-2018 Conference Details

  • November 9-11, 2017 (3 Days) Oklahoma City, OK
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: Regular-$149
  • October 26-28, 2018 (3 Days) Oklahoma City, OK
    Speakers: TBD
    Cost: TBD

If you found a favorite conference on this list, check out their website and see about getting involved. If it’s too late to attend, don’t worry. You can always attend next year. Whatever your situation, give some thought to taking a conference at some point in the next 12 months. Although you may think, “It costs too much,” or “I can’t take that much time off!” you will be pleasantly surprised by the results. A conference isn’t just a time to travel to a different location or spend time with friends. It’s a time to open your heart to God’s work, see Him in a new way, and experience life change.


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