Church Planting Conferences

Church Planting Conference Schedule

The italicized events below are the best opportunities for recruiting students. Please check for updates to schedule. Events and locations are subject to change.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

9–10:30 a.m.: Church Planter Check In (Hancock Welcome Center on Main Campus)

  • Please arrive early to receive your finalized schedule for the conference as well as a parking pass for your visit. Come prepared with your license plate number.
  • CMT staff members will be available to go over the schedule, explain each packet as well as answer any questions about the conference

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Lunch (Jerry Falwell Library)

  • CMT will be providing a free brunch for all Church Planter representatives to kick off the conference.

1–4 p.m.: CHURCH PLANTING EXPO & Breakout Sessions (Jerry Falwell Library)

  • This expo is a GREAT way to make connections and recruit interested students for church planting opportunities in a casual, fun setting.
  • Tables will be provided for church planters with the name of their ministry located at each table. Each ministry should be prepared with supplies to promote their ministry and attract students to their table. Also, please be prepared to give specific details on internship opportunities.
  • Appetizers will be provided.
  • 6 Breakout Sessions (50 minutes each) will be held in various JFL conference rooms.

4–6 p.m.: Student Engagement Opportunity

  • Please make yourself available during this time to meet with inquiring students. For example, meeting for coffee at Starbucks in the library or grabbing a snack at Panera Bread off of Wards Road are great ways to engage with students and have time to connect.

6:30–8:30 p.m.:  Dinner & Panel Discussion on 3rd Floor of Williams Stadium

  • Three special guest speakers have been selected to share about a specific aspect of their church planting experience. This event will allow a limited number of students to join. Dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

8–9:30 a.m.: BREAKFAST in the Banquet Room of the Hancock Welcome Center

  • A wonderful buffet breakfast will be provided by the CMT. This will be a time to mingle with other church planters as well as spend time with the CMT staff and ask any questions.

10:30–11:45 a.m.: CONVOCATION in the Vines Center

  • There will be a special announcement at convocation informing the student body about the CPC. This is North America's largest weekly gathering of Christian students and will be great to experience.

Noon-1 p.m.:  Lunch at Reber Thomas Dining Hall

  • Each registered CPC guest will be given a lunch pass to the Reber Thomas Dining Hall, where you are encouraged to sit among students in order to make connections with them and invite them to remaining CPC events.

1–4 p.m.: CHURCH PLANTING EXPO & Breakout Sessions (Jerry Falwell Library)

  • This expo is a great way to make connections and recruit interested students for church planting opportunities in a casual, fun setting.
  • Each ministry should be prepared with supplies to promote their ministry and attract students to their table. Also, please be prepared to give specific details on internship opportunities.
  • Appetizers will be provided.
  • 6 Breakout Sessions (50 minutes each) will be held in various JFL conference rooms.

4 p.m.:  Conference ends and CPC guests may begin tearing down booths