Your Ultimate Calendar of Church Communicator and Leadership Conferences

Taking time to invest in your professional development is necessary—and hopefully, your church's leadership agrees. Attending a conference can be a great way to think critically and creatively about a particular area of communication that you're wrestling with right now. Conferences can also be an opportunity to network with other communicators, hear from thought leaders and experts, and find opportunities for growth in your ministry.

While some conferences offer an online option—or are even digital-only events—others are scheduling in-person events again after a pause through the pandemic. Online conferences certainly have value: digital conferences for church communicators often mean the attendee can view sessions on-demand at a time and place that suits their needs. Events offered online also present potentially significant cost savings. However, in-person events certainly have their place, as well. An in-person conference means you've scheduled this time to devote solely (or mostly) to learning and growing—you'll have fewer distractions from work, family, and ministry because you're out of your day-to-day routines. Attending a conference in person also has tangible benefits, like allowing attendees to workshop, brainstorm, network, and meet others in a physical space that is difficult to replicate online.

Pro-tip: if you're contemplating attending a conference (and since you're here, you probably are), first consider your goals—What do you hope to gain from attending a conference? What outcomes do you expect? By first answering those end-goal questions, you can review the myriad of options available and choose one that fits your unique needs and goals.

Maybe we'll see you at one of these conferences soon!


Note: This article aims to provide a running list of conferences, exhibits, and conventions that we think a church communicator may find valuable for various reasons. If you have a conference or event you think we ought to include, email

May 2024

Drive Conference

A conference for church leaders.
May 1-2 | Atlanta, GA

Thrive Leaders

Ignite your passion. Recharge your leadership.
May 2-3 | Roseville, CA

Growing the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit

Invest in the future of your church and your leadership, and renew your vision for life in the Kingdom of God. Join us and explore how your church can grow in its practice of cooperating with the Holy Spirit.
May 6-10 | Black Mountain, NC


Providing church technical artists with opportunities to be developed through the conference.
May 7-8 | South Barrington, IL and Online

June 2024

SocialNext - SocialWest

SocialNext conferences bring together the four largest digital media events in Canada, known for quality speakers, high engagement, and creating a platform for Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs.
June 5-7 | Calgary, AB

Social Media Day Halifax

A one-day conference coinciding with Social Media Day events held worldwide during June. But we're not just riding the global bandwagon. We focus on the success of Atlantic Canadian businesses by bringing local experts together to share strategies that have worked for them, right here in Atlantic Canada.
June 7 | Halifax, NS


Designed to champion the cause of the local church, VOUSCon leads transformative conversations in faith, culture, and leadership.
June 20-22 | Miami, FL

S2 CON East

S2 brings together leaders from across the nation with a clear mission—to start and strengthen churches.
June 25-27 | Indianapolis, IN

July 2024

BLDRS Conference

The BLDRS Conference is a 2-day event for church leaders to transform the way they lead so they can build sustainable, thriving ministries.
July 9-10 | Glen Burnie, MD

August 2024

No events currently listed.

September 2024


VidSummit is for Video Creators and Influencers, Marketers, Agencies and Brands involved in the Content Creation Process. Get access to the world's leading experts on audience growth all in one place.
September 3-5 | Dallas, TX

Caffeinated Church Conference

At the Caffeinated Church Conference, we're bringing together leaders, administrators, communicators, and volunteers from across the faith community. Our mission is to equip and inspire you to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of your church's communication and administrative functions.
September 9-12 | Denver, CO

Marketing AI Conference

The Marketing AI Conference is built to explore the idea that every piece of software marketers use today including ad buying, analytics, content strategy, conversion, email, search, and social, and how it can be made smarter with AI.
September 10-12 | Cleveland, OH


With the energy of an incubator and the intel of an accelerator, INBOUND takes the best of our work — the culture, the innovation, the creativity — and propels it forward for the collective good. It’s where careers take off, businesses begin to scale, and community changes us for the better.
September 18-20 | Boston, MA

Gateway Conference

Every year, thousands of church pastors, leaders and staff come together at the Gateway Conference to bless, empower, and equip the local church.
September 23-24 | Southlake, TX

SocialNext - SocialCentral

SocialNext conferences bring together the four largest digital media events in Canada, known for quality speakers, high engagement, and creating a platform for Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs.
September 27 | Ottawa, ON

October 2024

Wave Conference

Wave Conference exists to empower pastors and ministry leaders through practical teachings, networking, and connecting with like-minded christians, to advance the kingdom of God in their own churches and communities.
October 2-3 | Virginia Beach, VA

Worship Innovators Conference

Every worship leader can become an innovator. Do you struggle with implementing new technology in your worship services? At this conference you will learn from the top innovators of worship resources on how to better implement technology to enhance your worship services, worship team and more!
October 7-8 | Oak Brook, IL


SALT is the creative conference for your church. A gathering to challenge the local church to greatness by equipping, inspiring, and connecting the creative and technical communities.
October 16-18 | Dallas, TX

Content Marketing World

Learn from 150+ expert speakers, reinvigorate your strategies, and get the tools to advance your future. Join us in San Diego for three days packed with new ideas and inspiration.
October 21-23 | San Diego, CA

Church Facilities Expo

We understand your challenges and have created an experience to help you grow your knowledge, skills, and confidence in what you do. No other event can elevate your entire team like CFX 2024. Join hundreds of churches nationwide for the ONE event that supports churches of EVERY size.
October 21-23 | Chattanooga, TN

Modern Church Leader Conference

The Modern Church Leader conference is a new transformative gathering for church leaders. Dive deep into innovative strategies, hone your leadership skills, explore the latest in church technology, and equip yourself with essential tools to elevate and streamline your ministry for a profound impact for the Kingdom of God.
October 21-23 | Dallas, TX

Amplify Conference

A conference for forward-thinking church teams.
October 22-23 | Wheaton, IL

Exponential West

A conference for forward-thinking church teams.
October 22-24 | Castro Valley, CA

November 2024

RightNow Conference

An event for pastors and church leaders.
November 6-8 | Dallas, TX

Exponential Central

An event for pastors and church leaders.
November 19-21 | Naperville, IL

December 2024

No events currently listed.

January 2025

No events currently listed.

February 2025

Calvin University’s Symposium on Worship

Worship and learn together with worshipers from communities around the globe.
February 5-7 | Grand Rapids, MI

C3 Conference

A 2-day experience for world-changers like you who desire to creatively advance the church and transform culture one life at a time.
February 19-20 | Grapevine, TX

March 2025


Experience the largest multiplication gathering on earth.
March 17-20 | Orlando, FL

Ragan’s Social Media Conference

Consider this conference your social media sherpa. It’s the guide you need to stay on the right track in 2024. The trends, tactics and new strategies we unpack together will help you adapt in a multichannel environment — and adjust to any coming obstacles and surprises.
March 19-21 | Orlando, FL

Social Media Marketing World

Join thousands of fellow marketers at the industry’s largest conference designed to empower you with business-building ideas—brought to you by Social Media Examiner.
March 30-April 1 | San Diego, CA and Online

April 2025

ARC Conference

For pastors, leaders, and future church planters to build relationships with one another and receive resources that will help the local church thrive.
April 29-30 | Keller, TX

May 2025

Church Leaders Conference

Since 2016, we've had a blast every year welcoming church leaders, pastors, and ministers from all over the world for three days of strengthening, sharpening, and equipping. Senior pastor or Sunday School teacher, elder or A/V tech—if you serve Christ’s body, this is for you.
May 6-7, 2025 | Dallas, TX

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