The 2019 Church & Culture Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina will be held at Mecklenburg Community Church on Thursday, September 19. This is the church where Dr. James Emery White serves as the senior pastor. For the first time ever, registration is also available for a live stream event.

Join us in Charlotte on September 19 for three sessions of learning followed by a time of Q&A and have the opportunity to engage the content deeper through Lunch & Learn breakout 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).

Prior to the conference you will receive a link and password to view the conference either live on September 19 beginning at 9:15 a.m. ET, where you will be able to engage in the times of Q&A that will be a part of each session, OR will have access to view it on-demand at a later time for registrants planning to watch from other time zones around the globe.


9 a.m. Session One
10:30 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Session Two
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break/Lunch & Learn for Charlotte Registrants
2 p.m. Session Three
3:30 p.m. Conference Ends

Session Overview:

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.


Mecklenburg Community Church
8335 Browne Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

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