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WFX Announces Pastors Programming for Charlotte Conference

Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) announces Pastors Programming at WFX Charlotte, scheduled to take place October 27-30, 2009 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. WFX (www.wfxweb.com) is the event where church leadership teams connect with tools and technology to create meaningful spaces and powerful worship experiences.

Co-presented by Xpastor.org, Church Solutions Group and Cornerstone Knowledge Network, Pastors Programming will help pastors and church leaders gain strategies on how to identify, plan for and achieve growth for churches of any size, strengthen stewardship of technology and facilities investments, and get the latest research on trends that should steer their planning.

WFX Charlotte Pastors Programming training opportunities include:

Applying the Best from the Business World to the Needs of the Church

Wednesday, October 28, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

David Fletcher, Founder and Host of XPastor.org, with Jeff Lawrence, Pastor of Chatham Community Church in Pittsboro, North Carolina and Rick Bezet, Pastor of New Life Church in Conway, Arkansas, for an in-depth discussion of Question Zero, a concept developed by Harvard Business School that centers on the fact that everything revolves around the mission statement and vision of the organization. Question Zero is, “What, exactly, are we trying to accomplish?” Every decision or opportunity that arises should be asked this question. How can this approach be applied in a way that will fit the needs of the church? Attendees will learn how to apply the best techniques from the business world to expand the reach of their ministries.

Church and Technology…Enhancements, Distractions & Lessons Learned, Part 1

Thursday, October 29, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Attendees will join teams of pastors and their technical directors for breakfast and a panel discussion that addresses how they are able to work together to identify and achieve higher results. They will explore what they have found to work (or not work) to strengthen the relationship and understanding of the common goal—delivering the message. Attendees will learn how far technology has come and how it can help them in your efforts to communicate with and grow their congregation. This is a panel discussion moderated by Bruce Smith & the Church Solutions Group Team.

Understanding Your Technical Director, Part 2a

Thursday, October 29, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop is designed for pastors looking to gain a better understanding of how their technical team prepares for weekend services. The technical folks from the morning session will provide a snapshot of their preparation. Technical directors will have the opportunity to ask all of the questions they have without putting any strain on their relationships, and with the added benefit of strengthening that relationship. This is a panel discussion moderated by Bruce Smith & the Church Solutions Group Team.

Straight Talk from Senior Pastors, Part 2b

Thursday, October 29, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop is designed for technical directors who are seeking to understand the visions of their senior leaders. The pastors from the combined morning session will provide a snapshot of what exactly they do to prepare for the weekend services. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for pastors to ask all of the questions they have without putting any strain on their relationships, and with the added benefit of strengthening that relationship. This is a panel discussion moderated by Bruce Smith & the Church Solutions Group Team.

Exploring Technology and How it Can Facilitate Growth, Part 3

Thursday, October 29, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Whether they are closely involved with the technical decisions or trust those to other staff in your church, pastors can benefit from this discussion on the recent evolution of technology. Attendees will explore everything from new concepts and practices to implement in their worship center to social media applications they can use to reach their existing and potential members through an additional medium. This is a panel discussion moderated by Bruce Smith & the Church Solutions Group Team.

Cutting-edge Research and Trends that Will Affect Your Church

Friday, October 30, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

One essential key to ministry success for church leaders is aligning their facilities with their ministry. This interactive training session for senior and executive pastors will make use of research findings and provide tools to understand how to clarify their unique calling; understand how churched and unchurched people assess church facilities; and understand the various ways churches are adding more ministry space, and how each one affects costs, staffing and outreach.

Now in its fifth year, WFX is hosted by Church Production and Worship Facilities Magazines and EH Events. The event brings together over 3,500 church and industry leaders and over 200 exhibitors to guide facilities and technology investments and opportunities for houses of worship.

In addition to the Pastors Programming, WFX offers over 60 Conference sessions in five tracks, five dynamic keynote presentations, two exclusive behind-the-scenes church tours, over 200 exhibitors on the Expo Floor, Hands-On and Exhibitor Offered Training Sessions, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Access to the Pastors Programming is included with the Conference Package for Senior Pastors, Executive Pastors, and other Senior Leadership. Additional sign-up is required. Advance registration savings are available through September 25. Complete information is available online at www.wfxweb.com/registration or by calling 800-598-6031.

For exhibiting information, please contact Patrick Shaughnessy at patricks@ehpub.com or 508-663-1500 x267.

Media registration is now open to credentialed members of the media. Please contact Jessica Camerato at jcamerato@ehpub.com or 508-663-1550 x296.

About Worship Facilities Conference & Expo – www.wfxweb.com

Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) is the leading event for church facilities and technology teams presented by Church Production Magazine and Worship Facilities Magazine.

About Production Media Inc. – www.pmipub.com

Production Media Inc. (PMI), publishers of Church Production Magazine and Worship Facilities Magazine, and presenters of WFX, is a full-service media company specializing in the house-of-worship market.

About EH Publishing, Inc. & EH Events – www.ehpub.com

EH Publishing, Inc. is a leading media company specializing in technology-based markets. EH offers integrated media solutions including e-media, print, event, research and custom products. Key market segments include custom electronics, professional sound, house of worship and robotics.

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