Our Annual Conference is an engaging, thought-provoking three-day event offering you multiple ways to network with church leaders, find a mentor, get a sneak preview of emerging technology, and hone your skills. You'll have opportunities to get started on certification requirements and to participate in continuing education. Whether you are new to church leadership or a veteran, it's an event you won't want to miss!
More than 80 relevant, well-presented workshops include such subjects as administration, church marketing and publishing, finance and stewardship, legal and tax, human resources, and technology. This year, you can sponsor workshops. You may also apply to conduct an exhibitor workshop.
Environment and Experience
National conference is a time for church administrative leaders to relax and refresh, to renew and build new friendships, to be challenged by renowned keynote speakers, and to gain information about products and services. This environment - Trade Show, conference app, notebook, sponsorships - is a big advertising opportunity.
"The Church Network" (TCN) is an inter-denominational association of churches and individuals which exists to serve the church by promoting the highest level of professional competence in individuals serving Christ through administration in local churches. If you are involved in any capacity of church administration, or if you desire a professional relationship with The Church Network, there is a membership classification for you.
Rev Dr Johnny Parker is a speaker, leadership consultant, certified professional counselor and executive coach, and author of Renovating Your Marriage Room by Room, Faith Like a Child, Exceptional Living: 31 Exercises for Enriching Your Life, Work and Relationships and is a contributing author to #Critical Issues, #Absolute Answers. He has conducted personal and professional development seminars in corporate and faith-based settings for nearly 25 years.
Dr. Parker has served as life coach for the Washington Redskins and regularly helps professional athletes (NFL, NBA, PGA and WNBA) develop healthy personal lives and strong relationships.
His Turn the Page approach has enhanced organizations such as AOL, Fannie Mae, Colonial Parking, Chick-fil-A, Signature Flight Support, Homeland Security, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Tuskegee Airmen, Mary Kay, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Keynote addresses by Johnny include audiences at Constitution Hall and the Pentagon. He holds a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Parker is married to his best friend, Lezlyn and they have three sons, JP, Jordan and Joel and an energetic Cocker Spaniel, Jay-Jay. The Parkers reside outside Washington, D.C.
Consultant, Author, Coach, and Spiritual Director
Rev. Susan Beaumont is a consultant, author, coach, and spiritual director. She has consulted with over one hundred congregations and denominational bodies across the United States and in Canada. She is known for her ground-breaking work in the leadership dynamics of large congregations.
Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked for nine years as a Senior Consultant with the Alban Institute. Susan has also served on the faculty of two business schools, teaching graduate level courses in leadership, management and organizational behavior. She consulted with nonprofit organizations and corporate clients in leadership development and change management. She has corporate experience in human resource management and organizational development.
She is an ordained minister within the American Baptist Churches, USA. She currently attends a Presbyterian Congregation.
Susan’s educational background includes a M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of the Shalem Institute Spiritual Guidance program. Susan is known for engaging the best of business practice, filtered through the lens of careful theological reflection. She moves easily between discernment and decision making, and nurtures the soul of the leader along with the soul of the institution.
Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church
Dr. Michael Brown became the sixth Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church in February, 2009. His dynamic leadership inspires one of the largest congregations in New York City, and has a national and international reach.
A North Carolina native, Dr. Brown has served several United Methodist congregations across that state, most recently as the former Senior Minister of Centenary United Methodist Church, a 3,900-member congregation in Winston Salem, as well as taught Ethics (University of North Carolina-Asheville), New Testament (High Point University), and Congregational Change (Wake Forest University). In 2012, Pfeiffer University presented him with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Dr. Brown received his Doctorate in Ministry from Drew Theological School and a Masters of Divinity from Duke University.
A noted speaker and frequent lecturer addressing both religious and secular groups, he designs his message to meet the specific needs of the particular audience using humor and anecdotes to describe a philosophy of life assured to bring meaning, joy, and hope to those who practice it. Dr. Brown has also written six books (including Bottom Line Beliefs, and his latest book A Five-Mile Walk) and is contributing author to eleven others, including 1995's "Great American Preachers" book series. Dr. Brown and his wife Page, are the proud parents of four children: Adam, Alison, Katharine and Zachary, and just welcomed their first granddaughter, Anderson, this past year.