2021 Church & Culture Conference Livestream Event
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join us for the 2021 Church & Culture Conference Livestream Event!
The vision of this annual conference is to take a deep look at the most pressing cultural trends and realities, and how the church must respond in light of these insights. This is all with a clear target on the wall: equipping the church to reach and transform culture. This year’s conference will be a livestream-only event featuring entirely new content, and your registration will give you access to watch the conference on demand for an additional two weeks. Registration is now open and we hope you can join us! This year's topics include:
“THE REALITIES OF THE POST-COVID CHURCH"
The pandemic did three things: It sped up change that was already in process, it introduced change we did not foresee, and it created expectations that did not exist before. Together, these dynamics have created a new set of realities for the post-COVID church that must be known by church leaders.
“ALL THINGS GENDER”
Let's be clear. The "T" in all things LGBTQ has gone front and center on the cultural stage. Most Christians have been caught flat-footed on how to think, act and react. Further, while most think this is the end of the slippery slope, it's not - it's only the beginning. Wrapping our minds around the current gender discussion may prove to be one of the most important efforts of our day.
“BUILDING AN ONLINE CAMPUS”
There is a significant difference between offering “things” online and hosting an actual online campus. Meck is known for ending its multisite strategy. But, in truth, we are still multisite, with one site being physical and one site being online. What is an online "campus?" What makes it different from Facebook streaming or on-demand streaming? What does it take in terms of staff, content, filming, marketing and more? If the front door of the church is online, how strategic is an actual online campus to future growth? What does it offer in terms of engagement and assimilation that other online offerings don't? A panel discussion involving the principal people involved in Meck's Online Campus will help with answers.
“DEFENDING AGAINST DECONSTRUCTION”
Raising our children to have an unshakeable faith seems more challenging than ever in light of today's culture. It is vital for the church to come alongside parents to employ strategies to guard against their child's faith being deconstructed by culture and the pressures that they face.