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The Best Church Communications & Marketing Events of 2018

The Best Church Communications & Marketing Events of 2018

Conferences are a great way to learn new strategies, get refreshed on the latest trends, and network with other practitioners in your field. A few years ago, finding conferences that spoke directly into communications and marketing for churches were impossible to find. Here we are in 2018, and there’s a solid handful of options available.

Here’s our list of the best church communications and marketing conferences and online events for 2018:


That Church Summit

  • Online only
  • FREE
  • May 23-24-25, 2018

Learn Practical Digital Marketing Strategies From 20+ Church Experts. Free to watch live online, or upgrade for $67 to watch on-demand. Go to to register.


That Church Conference

  • Atlanta, GA
  • September 25 & 26, 2018
  • Save 50% if you’re a SundayU member
  • FREE online live stream

4th annual church communications and marketing conference. Featuring a free live stream of every session. Register at


First Impressions Conference

  • Online only
  • May 1-3, 2018

A 3-day online event featuring leading voices on guest services, preaching, worship, children’s ministry, assimilation, communications, security, and social media. Register at


Church Marketing Summit

  • Online only
  • April 16 – 26, 2018
  • FREE

35+ church marketing experts teach you their #1 secret to reaching more people and connecting them into the life of your church. Register for free at


The Big Idea Conference

  • Brentwood, TN
  • April 19-20, 2018
  • Use code “JUSTIN” to save $25

The Big Idea is a 2-day church communication and marketing conference in Nashville, presented by Brentwood Baptist Church. Register at



  • Atlanta, GA
  • May 4-5, 2018

LIFT is an opportunity to be with like-minded artists, songwriters, musicians and church leaders. LIFT will give you space to be in the presence of God without the constraints of leading others. The gathering at Passion City Church will include focused teaching and spiritual challenge, hopefully resulting in a new sense of purpose, power, and clarity for you. Register at


Circles Conference

  • Grapevine, TX
  • September 19-21, 2018

Circles is a three-day conference bringing designers, tech junkies and makers together from around the world to inspire, create and repeat. Circles provides an engaging space for attendees to learn from the industry’s top leaders while collaborating within a close network of creative professionals. Register at



  • Nashville, TN
  • September 20-21, 2018

STORY is a two day conference for makers, creators and artists who tell stories in a variety of mediums, industries and settings. Register at


SALT: The Creative Arts Conference

  • Nashville, TN
  • October 10-12, 2018

#SALT18 is returning to Nashville, TN for a 3-day conference for the creative and technical arts community. With inspiring environments, unhindered moments of worship, powerful speakers and a multitude of practical workshops on creativity, this will be an event you won’t want to miss! Register at


WFX Conference & Expo

  • Orlando, FL
  • November 13-15, 2018

WFX Conference and Expo is two and a half days of education, hands-on training, networking, and inspiration. There’s something for everyone on your ministry team. Come and find creative solution options for tech, communications, facilities, worship, and administration. Register at


Did we miss one? Let us know.



About The Author

Justin Dean

Justin Dean is a church communications advisor, entrepreneur, and author. He served as the Communications Director at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, and continues to consult with churches big and small. He is also a co-founder and creator of That Church Conference, helping digital communicators tell the best story the church has to tell.

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