Church Conferencing Poll Results

October 24, 2007 by

2007_10_23conferencepoll.jpgMinistryCOM, Innovate, Buzz, Catalyst, Internet Ministry, Promise Keepers, denominational conferences, Leadership Summit, Passion, Willow Creek Arts, Origins, Saddleback Worship, Unleash, Exponential Church Planting, Church Technology, National Youth Pastors, National New Church. Oh. My. Goodness.

The number of church conferences in the world will give you a migraine and a headache. So we were just wondering how many church conferences you attend in a year. Here’s what you had to say:

41% of you go to two or three. How do these split up? One of your own, a couple to get you inspired? What conferences do you highly recommend for those of us in the dark ages only going to one or none a year?

The next best option is the 37% of you who don’t do the whole church conference thing. Conscientious objector? Financial objector? Lack-of-time objector? Let us know.

21% of you are in my boat. One a year. I’m a Catalyst-goer thanks to a good friend of mine who takes care of my poor student-ness. Which one do you guys go to?

Tying for the third spot are the 0% of you who attend either 4-6 or 7+. I don’t believe that. We’ve gotta have someone out there who does conferences for a living or is a total junkie. Show yourselves, we’ll accept you.

To hold you over until the next church conference, think about our new poll question. You’ve just been put in charge of your church’s marketing effort. You’re doing a complete overhaul and money isn’t a problem (so this is completely hypothetical). Who would you hire first?

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2 Responses to “Church Conferencing Poll Results”

  • Mark Jackson
    October 24, 2007

    I’m really a 1.5/year conference attender – I usually attend one “inspirational” conference (my personal favorite is The Origins Experience) and one shorter “practical” conference (this year, it’s Exponential 07).
    Conferences are a combination of a kick in the butt & pouring gasoline on the fire of my passion for Jesus Christ.


  • Anthony Coppedge
    October 24, 2007

    I’m at the Worship Facilities Expo (WFX) conference right now in Atlanta. I find that there’s a conference to fulfill every need for personal challenge and growth in the context of the local church.
    I’m fortunate to be a speaker and to go to 5-6 a year in that capacity, but I’d skew the numbers in the poll since I’m not on a church staff. :)
    Cool poll, though!



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