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We weren't meant to do ministry alone; even Jesus surrounded Himself with friends and ministry partners.

Joshua Gordon

Here’s a summary of all of the best church media conferences for community pastors and church planters to attend this year.

Note that I’ve included a mix of conferences focused on church leadership and shaping the future of the church which can help you connect with industry peers and learn new technologies and trends in the industry. 

Best Church Media Conferences 2024 Shortlist

Here's a shortlist of the best church media conferences I think are worth attending in 2024: 

  1. Church Leaders Conference (CLC) - Dallas, TX (April 2024)
  2. FILO Conference - South Barrington, IL (May 2024)
  3. Armed Christian Media Conference - Kannapolis, NC (August 2024)
  4. Christian Media Conference - Poolville, TX (September 2024)
  5. Modern Church Leaders Conference - Dallas, TX (October 2024)
  6. C3 Conf Creative Church Conference - Grapevine, TX (February 2025)

Find more details about each conference below.

Best Church Media Conferences Of 2024

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1. Church Leaders Conference (CLC) - Dallas, TX (April 2024)

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Church Leaders Conference is an event to inspire and empower church leaders for impactful ministry and community building.

Overview:

CLC is a two-day in-person event tailored for pastors and church leaders seeking to foster community and discipleship within their congregations. The conference covers a broad range of topics from leadership development to practical ministry tools.

Why You Should Attend:

The blend of practical workshops and spiritual insights makes CLC a standout option for leaders aiming to make a significant impact in their ministry of God. Expect to hear from experienced pastors and leaders from Watermark Community Church and other renowned ministries.

2. FILO Conference - South Barrington, IL (May 2024)

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FILO Conference is a dedicated space for technical artists in the church to connect, learn, and grow in their craft.

Overview:

FILO is both a live stream and an in-person event, specifically designed for technical artists serving in the church, the FILO Conference focuses on both the heart and the how-to of church tech. Whether volunteer or church staff, FILO aims to provide skill development, community, and inspiration to help equip technical artists to become effective contributors to their local church.

FILO is a combination of the FILO Conference, FILO Blog, FILO Podcast, and personalized FILO Coaching.

Why You Should Attend:

With speakers like Eugene Cho, President of Bread for the World, and Whit George, Lead Pastor at Church on the Move, you’ll gain insights from leaders who blend technical excellence with deep spiritual leadership. Their experiences and wisdom can inspire your technical team to not just excel in their craft but to also see their work as a vital ministry within the church.

3. Armed Christian Media Conference - Kannapolis, NC (August 2024)

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Armed Christian Media Conference is an event summit for Christian media professionals to forge connections and amplify their message with purpose.

Overview:

This conference brings together followers of Jesus Christ centered on technology and innovation. With a focus on digital platforms, it offers insights into leveraging social media, websites, and other digital tools for effective ministry.

Why You Should Attend:

Armed Christian Media Conference is especially valuable for those looking to expand their digital footprint and engage with congregations online. The lineup includes speakers who have successfully navigated the digital landscape to expand their ministry reach.

4. Christian Media Conference - Poolville, TX (September 2024)

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Christian Media Conference is a gathering for creatives and communicators to craft compelling content that resonates across communities.

Overview:

This extensive conference covers the ins and outs of Christian media production, from filmmaking and music to social media and church tech. It’s an immersive experience that combines workshops, keynote sessions, and networking opportunities.

Why You Should Attend:

For those interested in the production side of church media, this conference offers a deep dive into creative content creation. It’s a great fit for pastors and leaders who want to explore new forms of media to engage and inspire their communities.

5. Modern Church Leaders Conference - Dallas, TX (October 2024)

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This event of the Modern Church Leaders Conference empowers church leaders for their leadership with innovative strategies and technologies for a transforming church landscape.

Overview:

Focused on communication strategies for ministries, this three-day conference tackles everything from branding and marketing to social media and public relations. It’s designed to help church leaders and communication teams effectively share their message in a crowded digital world.

Why You Should Attend:

With featured speakers like Ben Boykin, CTO of Rock Church, and Ben Stapley, Executive Pastor at The Life Christian Church, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in church communications and technology. Their expertise in effectively utilizing digital platforms for ministry will provide you with practical strategies and innovative approaches to engage your community and convey your church’s message in impactful ways.

6. C3 Conf Creative Church Conference - Grapevine, TX (February 2025)

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C3 Conf Creative Church Conference is a lively arena for church leaders to ignite fresh ideas and cultivate creative outreach in their communities.

Overview:

C3 stands for Creative Church Culture, and the conference lives up to its name by focusing on creativity, leadership, and ministry innovation. Attendees can expect a mix of inspiring sessions, practical workshops, and powerful worship experiences.

Why You Should Attend:

C3 offers a vibrant environment for inspiration and practical learning. With speakers like Ed Young of Fellowship Church and Nathan Finochio of TheosU & Theos Seminary, the conference is packed with powerful insights into leveraging creativity in ministry.

Ed Young's dynamic approach to church leadership and Nathan Finochio's depth of theological insight combined with practical application provide a unique blend of inspiration, innovation, and spiritual grounding.

Summary

In conclusion, attending a church media conference can provide invaluable resources, insights, and connections for lead pastors and church planters. Each conference offers something unique, catering to different areas of church leadership and ministry development. Whether you’re looking to enhance your technical skills, dive into digital evangelism, or inspire creativity within your team, there’s something out there for you.

Alternatively - check out our list of notable tech conferences and important leadership conferences. They're great places to get refreshed, inspired, and connected.

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By Joshua Gordon

Joshua Gordon is a lay-pastor, author, and editor of TheLeadPastor.com. Over the last two decades, Josh has worked closely with pastors and other christian leaders, helping them to sharpen and elevate their messages. Today, Joshua pastors at New Life Fellowship, a thriving church he helped plant in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.