With everything from Spanish-language programming to alliances with industry organizations like the AIA’s Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), WFX Dallas 2011 is on track to be the most information-intensive WFX to date.
The following are highlights from the Facilities track educational sessions at WFX 2011, Nov. 9-11, at the Dallas Convention Center:
* Your Church Brand: Reputation. Perception. Reality.
Attendees will get an overview of the importance of branding (and the how-tos of creating an effective brand). Conquer your branding, and you’ll master the ability to control your church’s reputation, perception and, ultimately, your reality. This invaluable, upbeat session will be practical and energizing.
* Management Skills for Facilities Managers
There is a perception that worship facilities are limited to a two-night schedule. Twenty-first century worship facility operations are not unlike a hospital; in fact, a church is a spiritual hospital where the hurt come for treatment daily. As facilities manager you must be equipped with specialized knowledge to ensure the facility’s management is not the reason someone is disconnected from their blessing through ministry.
* The Top 11 Things Pastors Wish They Knew Before They Built (AIA LU Credit)
Pastors and key leaders will learn the do’s and don’ts of shepherding their congregations through the design and build process. Discussions with hundreds of pastors about the good, the bad and the ugly of building projects has produced a “Top 11” list of advice and wisdom that can help you keep your project on the road to success.
To learn more about these and the wide array of education conference sessions awaiting you at WFX Dallas 2011, visit www.wfxweb.com.