2019 Church & Culture Conference
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina
Join us for the 2019 Church & Culture Conference. The vision of this annual conference is to take a deep look at the most pressing cultural trends and realities, and how the church must respond in light of these insights. This is all with a clear target on the wall: equipping the church to reach and transform culture.
What’s new for 2019?
Everything. Beginning with all new content. The goal of the Church & Culture Conference is to bring the latest, best insights and content related to the interplay of the church and culture. Also, for the first time ever, this Charlotte event will be available via live stream to make it as easy as possible for everyone to attend. So why make the trek to Charlotte? Those attending the event in Charlotte will engage the content deeper through Lunch & Learn sessions (lunch is included with your registration). And, the first 10 senior pastors who register will have lunch with James Emery White and have exclusive time for additional Q&A (again, senior pastors only). Tours of Meck’s campus will also be provided, along with ample opportunities to interact with Meck’s staff.
Here’s a quick overview of some of the things we’ll be discussing:
The New Digital Reality
>>> We’ll uncover the lost art of missional thinking with an in-depth look at why Mecklenburg Community Church ended its multi-site approach to growth, what it means to go digital, and the importance of continually evaluating strategies to reach the unchurched.
Parenting and Protecting Generation Z in our Post-Christian Reality
>>> In light of our ever-deepening post-Christian culture, it’s more important than ever to equip parents, youth pastors and student ministry leaders to navigate cultural waters. What does it mean to be “informed, involved and in charge”? With the cultural emphasis on not being overprotective, what does it mean to avoid being “underprotective.” Parents need to be equipped to raise and guide this next generation of children, Generation Z. If you are in any way, shape or form someone who has the opportunity to be a person of influence to today's youth, this is a critical session for you.
Being a Church for the Unchurched
>>> Churches often think they are a church for the unchurched but when you scratch the surface you see that many are not. The reality is that many churches have outreach in their rhetoric, but not in their reality. There are countless decisions that must be made week in and week out to be strategic in reaching the unchurched in our ever-changing culture. Mecklenburg Community Church continues to have 70% of its growth come from the unchurched, but the methods of maintaining that are always changing and always ruthlessly evaluated in light of our mission. Discover the latest insights for reaching those who are far from Christ, including a look at speaking out on the most pressing topics of our day.