Leadership Lessons Learned from a First-Time Church Conference Manager
In January of 2020, Church Facilities Conference & Expo became a real organization with the goal to help churches grow their ministries by providing educational opportunities and practical resources in the areas of Leadership & Management, Facilities & Operations, and Production Technology through an annual conference.
I joined the small team as the Conference Manager in February of 2020, filled with excitement and nerves because I had never planned such a large event before. Then, almost immediately, the world shut down, and we realized we needed to do something right then to help churches. So, we started providing educational articles, case studies, product news, webinars, and we launched a podcast. None of us really knew what we were doing with these online resources, but we quickly realized that they were serving a need, so we dove in and got the education we needed to do it better.
What does all this have to do with you in your role at your church? A lot. The lessons I’ve learned over the past 19 months can hopefully provide you with some insight that can help lessen the strains of doing ministry.