This is a Guest Post by Eric Jones. He can be found blogging at Jonese.us. I find this post timely, especially since moving into Ministry and seeing the number of conferences made available to those “in” ministry. I think the rise of much smaller ‘unconferences’ is one manifestation of the growing need for conferences for the ‘regular guy.’
Has anyone else out there become aware of all the church conferences going on around the US? We’ve got leadership conferences, worship leader conferences, youth ministry conferences and more. It seems like every time I turn around I see a new conference popping up for my pastor, associate pastors, church staffers, worship leaders etc to attend.
I like to check out these sites to see what, if anything am I’m missing. The speakers are all people I typically am aware of and have much respect for. The topics are as expected, slanted towards church leadership and church staff.
But then I started to wonder, what about me? What about the church attender? Where is our conference circuit?