Conference Program

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The 2023 Church Network Conference promises to provide a wealth of experiences and benefits for church leaders: a Launch Event, three keynote addresses, a trade show with representatives from the best products and services available to congregations, three days of workshops with over 40 workshops presented by experts and leaders in the field of church administration, and networking with other leaders for learning, support and sharing. 

Workshop/Keynote lineup will be posted soon

Pre-Conference Network FastTrack – Tuesday July 18 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

FastTracks are pre-conference intensive seminars, each with a specific focus on one discipline. FastTracks are held during the daytime before the conference's opening event that evening. They are intensive seminars focused on professional network disciplines. Individuals may attend these seminars as stand-alone events or add them to a full conference registration at a discounted price. This year's tracks will focus on Accounting, Church Communications, Facilities Management, Leadership, Human Resources and the Executive Pastor leadership.

First-Timer Orientation – Tuesday 4:00 pm

If this is your first TCN Conference, be sure to attend the First-Timers Orientation on Tuesday, July 18th, at 4:00 pm. This is a time to learn about the association and its leadership, to meet other first-timers, and to have some fun kicking off the conference.

Denominational Receptions – Tuesday 4:15 pm

Denominational Networks gather to fellowship and catch up with each other. Check your conference program or app for rooms. 

Launch Event – Tuesday 5:30 pm

Tuesday evening, July 18th the conference formally begins with a Launch Event at 5:30 pm followed by the opening of the 2023 Trade Show. 

Sommerville  "He said; She said" – Friday closing

Elaine and Frank Sommerville will be the closing speakers following a Brunch. Their dialogue-style presentation will update you on the latest in tax, legal, and accounting issues. Each year their presentation is among the most popular, filled with great insight every church leader needs to know presented in a fun and playful atmosphere. The session ends at 1:45 pm CDT on Friday, July 21st.


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