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How to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Experience

Grow Conference 2020 is right around the corner, and we want to make sure that you have everything you need to have an incredible Grow 2020 experience. Below, you will find tips for what to do before, during, and after the conference to ensure that you and your team have the most impactful experience possible!

Before the Conference

After you register for Grow Conference 2020, consider putting these tips into practice before the Grow Conference experience begins:

• Block off time.

Grow Conference 2020 is taking place on Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT. During this time, Pastor Chris will cover six sessions on the Grow model and helpful information on how to lead your church during this time. Be sure to block out this chunk of time on your calendar so you can focus on the session material available. 

• Remove distractions.

Just as an in-person event would have it, we encourage you to silence your phones and use a notepad or laptop to take notes during the sessions. Removing distractions like phone calls, notifications, and more will help you focus more on the content being delivered. You can even print out “Live event in progress” signs and put them on your doors if you want to ensure that you won’t get interrupted! 

• Invite friends.

In every area, we believe that we are better together - and that goes for Grow Conference as well! Invite your teams, staff members, volunteers, and ministry friends to join in for Grow Conference online. 

• Grab the coffee.

EVERYTHING is better with coffee! Make sure that everyone is CAFFEINATED and READY TO LEARN before you get started! Also... Keep an eye out for something in your group box that may help with this!

• Pray.

Please join us in prayer every day for this impactful event! We believe that God is going to do something incredible around the world over these two days, and we are praying that it’s going to happen right there in your church and team as well!

During the Conference

When Grow Conference 2020 is finally here, try implementing these helpful tips below:

Watch in a group.

Like we said earlier… we are all BETTER TOGETHER, so grab a group and watch the conference experience together! You can share the live-stream to a TV through something like Airplay or Chromecast or use an HDMI cord to connect a laptop to a larger viewing screen. Just remember - this event is entirely free. Our team prohibits the use or reproduction of this event to make a profit. Other than that, share away! 

• Take notes. 

Grab a notebook and pen and be ready to take notes! There’s a lot of content to cover, so be sure to stretch out your hands before writing to avoid cramps. 

• Interact with us online.

Our team will be available during the event to answer your questions! You can email us at, or you can use the instant chat feature on the conference website - either way, we’re here for you! We’ll also have some cool features like session playback, instant FAQs, and additional resources available on the conference site so you will have all the information you’ll need for sessions!

• Take pictures of your crew.

Be sure to take tons of pictures throughout the event and post, tag us (@growleader), and use the hashtag #GrowConf20 so we can stay connected with you during the conference! 

• Make it more than a watch party. 

Even though we’re online this year, Grow Conference is all about the EXPERIENCE. We encourage you to make it more than a simple watch party with your team. After the sessions are done for the day, discuss what you learned with your team. Ask the hard questions and see how the systems covered apply to your church. Use this opportunity to connect as a team and make things better!

After the Conference

After we’ve gotten to experience Grow 2020 together, here are some great next steps to consider:

• Utilize Grow Online.

Grow Online offers thousands of resources that are available for you and your church 365 days a year. Consider watching courses on key ministry areas like Weekend Services or Small Groups and downloading resources to implement the systems you learned about during the conference in your church!

Interact with us on social media.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@growleader) for updates, new resource releases, and more. If you see something you like, let us know and share it with your friends! 

Share your story.

We’d love to hear about your Grow 2020 experience - or really anything that you want to celebrate! You can share your story with us online at so that we can celebrate with you!

Email our team.

We’re here for you! Email our team at if you have any specific questions about the systems that were covered during the conference or if you’d like to participate in a Conference Follow Up Q&A session with our team. 

We hope that these tips will serve you well as we experience Grow 2020 together!

Our vision is to see the local church grow in every community.

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