What is this conference all about?
The Leaders' Summit is a three-day gathering of ministry leaders who come to be retooled for life and ministry, reconnected with friends (both old and new), and refreshed in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through keynote talks, panel discussions, worship, and Intensives, we'll explore what it means to stir up men and women to lead churches towards their most fruitful future.
Who should attend the Leaders’ Summit?
Men and women, ministry leaders and church members, pastors and homemakers and students and writers and everyone in between are invited to help us strive to bring clarity, charity, gospel-saturated, renewal-based thinking and practice to local church life.
First time attender? Here's what you can expect.
We value relationships at Sojourn Network, so you can expect a highly-relational, family-style feel that demonstrates our commitment to partnership, fellowship, and collaboration. During the event you will experience gospel-saturated teaching and singing, prayer and fellowship. You will also receive high-quality, innovative ministry training and resourcing. It is our aim that you leave this event feeling renewed and rejuvenated for a life and ministry that lasts. *Note: During the Late Night Gathering on Tuesday evening we will enjoy good food and drink and outdoors games (alcoholic beverages will be served).
Will Sojourn Network resources be available for purchase?
Yes. Attendees will receive many quality resources for free during the event; however, there will be a diverse array of resources available for purchase at the Sojourn Network booth. You can expect to see new paperback titles released by Sojourn Network Press and various items of Sojourn Network apparel and accessories, such as hoodies, tees, mugs, journals, etc.
Are their recommended accommodations for the conference?
What is the cancellation policy?
There will be no refunds after October 1st, 2018. Full refunds minus a $50 cancellation fee will be provided for cancellations before October 1st, 2018. No refunds will be provided after that date, though we will permit you to arrange a transfer of your registration to another attendee or donate your unused seat before registration closes on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.
Is it possible to attend for just part of the conference?
Attending the Leaders' Summit for one day with a decreased registration rate is not possible. The event is a cumulative event so we suggest attendees fully participate.
Where can I find a detailed schedule?
Detailed schedules will be sent to attendees the week of the conference. Please plan to be in attendance from 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 23rd until noon on Thursday, October 25th.
Will meals be provided?
We will have coffee and snacks to propel you through the event but meals will be on your own. There will be a lunch break on Wednesday, October 24th and the good news is that the conference venue is in a great central location and there are plenty of places to check out nearby. We encourage you to go out to eat will fellow attendees to further conversations sparked by the presenters. A list of delicious options will be sent to attendees the week prior to the event.
Are group discounts available?
Yes, for groups of five or more. Group discounts are available for general registration tickets until August 31st. They are also available for Intensive tickets until October 23rd.
How can we make this event affordable for our group?
We love that you're interested in attending with your ministry team. Here are a few ways you can make this event more affordable: 1) registering early allows you to purchase a cheaper event ticket, as well as cheaper airfare (note the group discount rate listed above), 2) consider an AirBnB in lieu a hotel, this is often a cheaper expense, and 3) consider purchasing groceries instead of eating out for every meal.
Will there be breakout sessions during the Leaders' Summit?
No. The Pre-Conference Intensive format is designed to replace breakouts during the Leaders' Summit.
Is the Leaders' Summit registration separate from the Intensives?
Yes. Every Leaders' Summit attendee will need to register separately for these events.
Do I need to register separately for the Intensive I plan to attend?
Yes. Every Intensive attendee will need to register themselves as soon as possible because space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.
Are the Intensives free for Sojourn Network pastors & ministry leaders?
No. Every attendee in an Intensive will need to pay the $75 registration fee in order to attend.
Is childcare available for this event?
Unfortunately we are not able to provide childcare for this event. Nursing mothers will have access to a cry/nursing room during the main sessions of the Leaders' Summit.
Are there scholarships available for the Leaders' Summit & Intensives?
If you and/or your team are unable to cover the full cost of your registration fee, please fill out a scholarship request form as soon as possible. Scholarships are not guaranteed and will be allotted as circumstances and resources allow.
Would you like to be considered for a volunteer role?
Volunteers play an integral role in bringing cohesion, quality, and gospel focus to our conference. In other words, we cannot successfully execute our conference and serve our constituents without the help of volunteers. Our volunteers help set the tone as they set-up the space for conference programs, interface with conference attendees, and are present to support the Sojourn Network team. We ask that our volunteers be faithfully present, flexible, and ready to serve during the event schedule.
If you are interested in serving the Sojourn Network family as a conference volunteer, contact Mark Owens.
Who do I contact with questions?
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.