Planning a Christian conference?
These five important facts will help you do it right and effectively carry out your assignment.
1. How many lives are being transformed?
Do not get lost in a popularity facade but seek to make impact. Aim to change lives and help people be free and stay free.
2. Get speakers who match the message.
Be sure to get speakers who aren’t only looking to fill speaking slots to make themselves look good in the sight of humans but men and women with a deep desire to see Christ revealed and Christ received.
3. Do not forget that you are the visionary.
As the convener, you are the one with the mandate. Remember: Speakers you bring on board are to assist to bring the project to fruition.
You are the one who knows the exact message the Lord has given you and He chose you for a reason. You are accountable for the delivery of the assignment. That means, people need to hear from you what the Lord has instructed you to do. In simple terms, speak and do not delegate the message.
4. Operate with holy boldness.
As you proceed with planning the conference, you may encounter someone with an ulterior motive. If you do, take action and remove the team member who has suddenly become a destiny blocker whose actions contrary to the vision and mission of the assignment.
5. The event, conference or convention is a project and you are the Lord’s project manager.
This is about the Lord, not you. God is not interested in pretentious slogans, image-making schemes, show and pretense. He says in Amos 5:21-24 MSG:
“I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want.”
Got questions or need help with planning your conference or summit? Let’s talk! I have been planning conferences for many years!
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