SpireConference hosts a variety of Pre-Conference sessions on Monday before the start of the annual SpireConference event. Pre-Conferences are all day events starting at 9:00 AM and ending by 3:00 PM with lunch provided. The cost for a PreCon Session is $125.00 and is separate from the SpireConference registration fee. Below are the Pre-Conference events scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2023 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conference Center in Nashville, TN.
Special 2023 SpireConference Registration Promotion
Now through August 15th – sign up for a SpireConference Ministry Channel PreCon and receive the EARLY BIRD priced registration for SpireConference! This PreCon/EARLY BIRD Registration promotion will last from July 1st -August 15th and is not applicable in combination with any other registration promotion. You will need to go to the 2023 Spire Conference Registration Page. At the top of the registration options there is a text field entitled “Access Code”. You will type PRECON into the access code field. A new registration option will appear at the bottom of he registration options entitled PreCon and you wlll use this option to register at the discounted rate.
1K/1 DAY - Ben Cachiaras - Cheekwood G & H
The 1K | 1Day is designed especially for Sr. Pastors of churches of 1,000 or more. There are some unique challenges in these settings that you may not have learned in Bible College or Seminary. We call this the 1K | 1 Day Exchange because that is what this is: An exchange of ideas and best practices as we learn from one another. The cost includes lunch and snacks. In addition, there is a luncheon for 1K Sr. Pastor wives from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
SpireXP - Bart Rendel & Doug Parks - Cheekwood F
The Spire XP precon will be a round-table event focused on the top issues facing executive pastors today. The topics will be sourced from those planning to attend. It will be an interactive and social time together, geared toward problem solving and taking home action steps you can put into practice immediately. Bart Rendel and Doug Parks, from Intentional Churches, will facilitate our time together ensuring maximum impact. You won’t want to miss this meaningful time as you build relationships and level up your skills for leading today’s church.. A buffet lunch, featured speakers and materials are all provided with your registration.
Women in Leadership - Melissa Mashburn, Dr Kelly Dagley & Lindsey Harden - Magnolia Boardroom B
If you are a woman in leadership, then you are invited to join the inaugural Women in Church Leadership precon at SpireConference 2023 in Nashville. This is a precon event for women only, so that you have a place where you can talk through the specific needs and challenges that come with being a female leader in ministry. This group exists to serve and support all women who lead in the local church. This is not women’s ministry, this is for all women in leadership - no matter where you fall on the org chart, you have a place here. The precon event takes place Monday, September 25th from 9a-4pm and is $125/per person (lunch, speakers, materials, coffee and drinks are included) ~ The Spire Network’s Women in Church Leadership Team, Dr. Kelly Dagley, Lindsey Harden, & Melissa Mashburn, will host..
Childrens Ministry - Justin Halleck - Cheekwood D
We hope you will gather for the Spire Network Children’s Ministry precon just before the SpireConference on Monday September 25th – Join Justin Halleck from Athens Church in Georgia and some of the nation’s top leaders in Children’s ministry from around the country for this full-day of discovery, connection and fun. The Spire Network Children’s Ministry pre-con will start at 9AM and wrap up at 3PM. Attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch, engaging speakers and variety of collaborative activities to help you grow in your leadership in the channel of Children’s Ministry.
Student Ministry - Michael Branton - Cheekwood E
The Spire Network Student Ministry pre-con will be hosted by Michael Branton, student pastor at Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert, AZ and several student ministry leaders and speakers. Join Student ministry pastors and leaders from around the country in discussing important issues and addressing the most pressing issues facing student ministry today. The Spire Student Ministry Pre-con starts at 9AM and will conclude at 3PM. Attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch, speakers and networking opportunities to grow your leadership in the channel of Student Ministry.
Worship Arts - Jordan Howerton - Hermitage B
Join some of the nation’s best worship leaders and team members at the Spire Worship Arts Pre-Con. Jordan Howerton of Christ Church of the Valley and several special guests lead this important one-day pre-con that will help you shape your worship experience and push you and your team to grow in this important ministry channel. The Spire Worship Arts Pre-Con starts at 9AM and will conclude at 3PM. Attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch, special guest speakers and networking opportunities to help grow your leadership in Worship Arts Ministry.
Campus Pastors - Jesse DeYoung - Davidson B
Campus Pastors and Mutli-site leaders will gather for a great precon event lead by Jesse DeYoung of Flatirons Church on Monday September 25th at SpireConference. Jesse will address some of the unique and interesting challenges that campus pastors and ,multi-site leaders face. The Spire Network Campus Pastors pre-con will start at 9AM and wrap up at 3PM. Attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch, engaging speakers and variety of collaborative discussions to help you increase your influence and leadership as a Campus Pastor.
Connection & Hospitality - Greg Curtis - Davidson D
Join Connection, Hospitality and Engagement leaders from around the country at this first ever Spire Network Connection and Hospitality precon. As some of the first faces visitors and new families see when they visit your church the importance of how people are welcomed and connected is just the beginning of this important role. The Spire Network Connection & Hospitality pre-con will start at 9AM and wrap up at 3PM. Attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch, engaging speakers and variety of collaborative activities to help you grow in your leadership channel of Connection, Hospitality and Engagement ministry.
Discipleship - Bart Shaw - Hermitage E
The Spire Network Discipleship precon provides an opportunity for discipleship leaders to unite and grow around the greatest mission of the church. All discipleship-driven leaders are invited to join host Bart Shaw of Traders Point Christian Church to be a part of this important one-day precon event as we align solely around Christ’s teachings and his command to make and grow disciples. The Spire Discipleship Pre-Con starts at 9AM and will conclude at 3PM. Attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch, special guest speakers and networking opportunities to help grow your church’s Discipleship Ministry.