One of the joys of being a part of Center for Church Communication is to see the growth that comes from those just starting out: the pastor who realizes design is important but truly has no budget, the secretary who’s been given the task without much background, as well the creative just starting out… through the Church Marketing Lab, Church Marketing Sucks posts, local meetups and more, I really enjoy watching many of you becoming great communicators.
If you find yourself on this list I’m happy to announce that we’re giving away some scholarships for MinistryCOM 2010. You will still need to take care of travel (Hotwire has a hotel for under $50, and you could also consider splitting a room), but registration will be taken care of. This annual church communications conference is coming to Dallas on Oct. 20-22.
Conference like this and many others are great opportunities to not only learn, but even more importantly connect. I’ve said it before, even as a speaker, the best part of conferences aren’t the speakers, the best part are the relationships that are created.
Please, if you do attend this conference be a sponge, but also be a magnet, constantly connecting and reaching out to people.
That might not come naturally but I promise, if you walk up to a group and enter into the conversation (yes, even though they didn’t text/Facebook/Twitter you an invite) you will be welcomed in and you’ll make some new friends.
If you are interested in a scholarship to this year’s MinistryCOM, just comment below (be sure to fill in your name and e-mail address) and include the following:
- Your church name
- A bit about your story
- Why you’d be a good fit for a scholarship
- Your greatest struggle as a communicator
- Your greatest joy as a communicator
We’ll take a look at the submissions and award as many scholarships as we can based on need. We’ll take submissions for one week, so you have until Tuesday, Sept. 14 to enter.
Sept. 20 Update: We just awarded nine scholarships to MinistryCOM. Thanks for entering and we hope it’s a great opportunity for your churches.