Conference Date
May 15-16, 2017
Location
Crossroads Fellowship Church | Raleigh, NC
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If you want to ignite a culture of strategic expansion, you have to build for one–literally. But buildings require time and capital. For some churches, especially those that are focused on reaching more people for Christ as quickly as possible, the thought of building new campuses or investing in permanent space seems at odds with a nimble, frugal approach to launching multiple congregations.


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As the Church, we offer life-changing opportunities for people, but they are often ignored, tuned-out, or forgotten during typical and traditional announcements.


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There is so much talk about the millennial generation in church these days and how to reach them. Millennials are (arguably) those born between 1977 and 2004.


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Creating an experience for churches to learn and inspire each other is the essence of what the REACH Conference is about.


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FRAMINGHAM, MA – February 1, 2017 The WFX Network announced a partnership with Integrity Music through it’s WeAreWorship.com platform to produce two worship team training events in 2017, the REACH Conference and a new conference titled  The We Are Worship Conference at WFX 2017.


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The quick turnaround and instant connection that social media outlets provide cannot be ignored when thinking about how to use smartphones for filmmaking.


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Creating a place within church that's rich with opportunities for conversation, contemplation and relationship building. Three ministries share their insights on spaces designed for connection.


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“Community” is a part of most churches’ vocabulary these days. Church leadership has wisely discerned that relationships are what carry an individual’s life transformation forward, as they simultaneously facilitate our ability to be the hands and feet of Jesus to others. If being in community is paramount to the personal spiritual walk, isn’t it just as necessary for professionals in the realm of ministry? Of course it is, and it’s always existed, but is perhaps known by a different name: It’s called a network. 


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Why do so many churches talk about middle of the road when it comes to system upgrades?


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Simple Suggestions to Build Your Team


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Breaking the news to your church, of a renovation or expansion, can be a daunting undertaking. Pastors and professionals share how to communicate the ‘Next Big Thing’ to your church body.


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An in-depth look at emerging trends spurring growth in construction, including the house of worship market.


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The tech team is the backbone of many churches and is a group that needs constant training, inspiration and empowerment. But, according to Steven Cobb, A/V systems director at San Antonio-based Oak Hills Church, effective, relevant and quality training isn’t always easy to find. 


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In our modern world, innovation is rampant. New solutions, products and services flood the market daily. This is certainly not a bad thing, but the volume of newness makes it difficult to keep up, much less go deep in learning about the newest gadgets, apps or consulting services to determine which might benefit your particular church or ministry. 


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Once upon a time, major brands could reach most of their markets with TV commercials. There was no need to diversify the media mix or the message. It was believed that most Americans looked and thought the same, and watched TV as a family every night. Communicating was simple.


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Ongoing training, education and general exposure to new ideas are integral to any profession, and especially to those within the church. Ministry done well is selfless, demanding and requires that you pour yourself out (2 Timothy 4:6, Philippians 2:17).


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Tech and creative directors within churches arrive in their roles primarily because of their true passion and talent for technical or creative ministry. They start out as a volunteer or in an entry-level position and learn and grow from there. It’s a compliment and a reward to advance and be given more responsibility in response to doing well in an area one loves.


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For many pastors, overseeing a worship facility construction project can feel overwhelming. Knowing the basics about team assembly and delivery method will help.


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Social Media has its benefits and can be used for more than just mobile giving. Read these 7 tips to effectively take advantage of social media.


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A look at some of the unique challenges of training church technical volunteers and staff.


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What it takes to turn a tough situation in to a win.


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Proper due diligence is the demise of far too many church building projects; here are the basics found in a Needs & Feasibility Study and why it's so necessary.


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Who you “are” in their minds is an inadvertent brand. Your perception becomes their reality.


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The recipe for a successful building project starts with the right people on your building team.


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It doesn’t matter if your church seats 150 or 10,000, if you’re a Tech Leader, you live in a world of deadlines and technology, but your role has a bigger impact.


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Are you a one-man band when it comes to your church communications? Here are four steps to transition out of this role and into one of leadership.


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Millennials, today’s 18- to 30-year-olds, are especially attuned to how a church either helps them find their place or pushes them away. If you want to spark growth that includes Millennials, here are some aspects to consider about your church’s space.


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Now is the time to evaluate what's happening in your ministry so we can assist you in getting the education, training and solutions you need to move forward.


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As the ministry grew and developed over time, the children’s spaces expanded to wherever there was room. The ministry required a re-imagining of their children’s spaces to create continuity and provide a better experience for families with children.


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When doing our best for God, how do we decide when to replace or upgrade our technical gear.


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Help your team perform and rise to the occasion despite increased responsibility and demands on their time.


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Discover the building blocks of an effective digital strategy for your church.


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An industry expert and long-time church audio tech gives sound advice when looking to upgrade your essential system components.


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By avoiding these all to common errors in staff management you can better clarify roles and responsibilities for your team.


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Incorporating the heritage of a 150 year-old campus into a brand new modern ministry space for students was a tall order.
See the stunning results in this newly designed space that integrates a multitude of uses for students: worship, education, recreation & hospitality.


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What are the basics needed on a day to day basis that lay the foundation for a successful technical ministry?
As the church tech, these are your primary responsibilities. Normally.


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Over the years there has been an increasing desire, based upon numerous requests from church leadership, to bring the training, strategies and community of WFX to the regional level. We at Worship Facilities believe strongly now is the time to launch this exciting new platform. If we can bring educational opportunities to churches, who are seeking to harness our resources in an effort to reach more people with the Gospel, then we feel an obligation to make that happen.”


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Architects' analysis on church facility trends still moving towards intentional outreach. Creating community-centric spaces continues to drive current themes in design for houses of worship.

Community, community, community. These days, it’s the word that’s uttered most when discussing church design. This sentiment was true one year ago, and it’s still true today.


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First Congregational Church (FCC) of Los Angeles
Architectural lighting tranforms First Congregational Church (FCC) of Los Angeles.

Your sanctuary can have the most ornate artwork and furnishings in the world.  But without the right type of lighting in place, it’s going to be difficult for you to show off these features to their best advantage.


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How would you describe your ideal church?

For Millennials, terms like “classic”, “sanctuary”, “modern”, “casual”, and “community” fit the bill. A generation of paradox, it seems that Millennials (the generation of today’s 18-29 year olds) want the impossible: old yet new, intimate yet anonymous, the sacredness of cathedrals and the convenience of mega-churches.


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Repurposing these spaces can open your church for more ministry

All churches deal with it. It seems like there is never enough space to accomplish our work for God while reaching the people we are called to reach. Our facilities are visibly packed out with no room for additional guests or ministries. What can troubled pastors do?


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