There are dozens of lists out there on which conference you and your staff should attend this year. And yep, the lists will keep updating every year with a mix of new and old seminars cropping up across the nation. With so many conferences taking place, how do you know which one to attend?
Of the multitude of great conferences out there, Pushpay Summit has consistently connected church leaders like you with the practical strategies and tactics for helping your church thrive in the digital age. In fact, Pushpay Summit was designed to help solve your ministry’s toughest problems, whether it’s reaching millennials, driving strong communication across various channels, or just getting your first-time visitors to come back a second time.
What to Expect From Summit 2019
Here’s a snapshot of what church leaders can expect from Pushpay Summit 2019.
Still don’t believe Pushpay Summit can hold a candle to your favorite conference? Here are a few highlights from previous Summit conferences.
Insights From Previous Summit Conferences
True leadership requires constant self-evaluation and fine-tuning
Dr. John Maxwell, an authority in leadership training and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestselling author, shared some inspiring thoughts on leadership at Summit 2017, giving everyone a lot to think about. On the cutting edge of management trends and philosophies, Dr. Maxwell’s advice was rooted in timeless truths about inspiring people to give their best.
Here are a few of Dr. Maxwell’s most poignant quotes on what it takes to be an effective church leader in the modern age:
“Don’t ever be impressed with goal setting; be impressed with goal getting. Reaching new goals and moving to a higher level of performance always requires change and change feels awkward. But take comfort in the knowledge that if a change doesn’t feel uncomfortable, then it’s probably not really a change.”
“When it comes right down to it, I know of only one factor that separates those who consistently shine from those who don’t: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. Nothing else has the same kind of impact on people’s ability to achieve and to accomplish whatever their minds and hearts desire.”
To learn more about Pushpay Summit and the equipping keynotes and breakout sessions shared this year, click the button below to talk to one of our church tech experts.
To build your tribe, seek digital products that promote connectivity
At Summit 2018, bestselling author and marketing maverick Seth Godin spoke to conference attendees about engaging their communities with messages that actually matter. To give leaders practical methods of reaching people, Godin pulled from business solutions that can be leveraged in the church.
Godin hones in on the “tribe” and the ways in which people want to belong. The church, more than anywhere, argues Godin, is where people should feel like they belong as they participate in worship and learning.
Here’s one of Godin’s most inspiring quotes: “If failure is not an option, neither is success. The person who invented the ship also invented the shipwreck.”
See Seth Godin’s full 2018 Summit keynote here.
You don’t have to be in charge to lead
Leaders, Clay Scroggins urged at Summit 2018, don’t always have to be the ones in charge. Scroggins, lead pastor of North Point Community Church, talked to attendees about how authority and leadership aren’t mutually exclusive. To him, the essence of leadership is influence.
Clay says the three ways to gather influence, even when you’re not the top leader, involve:
Take responsibility for your own growth and lead yourself
Stay positive and own your decisions
Think deeply and critically about issues to reach the best solutions
See Clay Scroggin’s full 2018 Summit keynote here.
The Conference for Church Leaders Who Want to Level Up
Summit is a conference for leaders in the church who are looking for applicable skills and insights they can use today. Areas of focus span from operations and finance to communications and technology, all presented by experienced leaders who’ve shown up to share their accumulated knowledge.
If you’re looking to have a fire lit within, to start making a larger impact in your church and community, then Summit is the conference for you. Talk to one of our experts to get this year’s church leadership keynotes and breakout sessions right to your email.
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