5 Keys to Making the Most of a Conference

July 19, 2016
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Podcast Episode #243


Make the most out of your next ministry conference with these five tips.

Also in today’s podcast, we discuss the upcoming Pipeline Conference. You can find out more about the event at the conference website: MyLeadershipPipeline.comEarly registration ends July 31, and you can save 15% on registration by using the promo code rainer16 at checkout. There are even group rates for you to bring your entire leadership team to the conference.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • You can communicate the content of a conference to coworkers, but not the spirit of a conference.
  • Some of the best church leaders I know are constant learners.
  • When you take your leadership team members with you to a conference, you show that you value the entire team.
  • Go to conferences with the attitude that you expect to learn while there.
  • Just the act of writing something down helps you remember it later.
  • Even the greatest expository sermon should have life application as well.
  • Great preaching is not just informational, it’s transformational as well.

The five ways you can make the most from a ministry conference are:

  1. Go as a team.
  2. Go to learn, not just listen.
  3. Write it down and take it with you.
  4. Discuss it.
  5. Implement it immediately when you get back. 

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