Networking Opportunities at SHIFT

Networking opportunities continues to be one of the top reasons leaders attend the Mission Leader Conference and we have more options than ever at 2023 SHIFT.

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Networking Meals

The Women’s Networking Coffee Wednesday | 3:00

The Women in Executive Leadership Breakfast Thursday | 7:00 AM

Join us for a hot breakfast and coffee to get your day started! The real reward is the time to network with other women in leadership, connect with new peers for collaboration and personal friendship, interact on current issues. Pre-registration is required.

The Church Mission Leader Luncheon Thursday | 12:00 PM

Meet colleagues and make new connections with other Pastors and Leaders. Join us for this time of food, fellowship, and networking. Our special guest speaker will be Ed Stetzer. There is no cost to this luncheon but pre-registration is required.

The CEO Luncheon Thursday | 12:00 PM

The CEO Networking Lunch is designed for top agency leaders – CEOs, Executive Directors, and Presidents. Come and network with other leaders and hear from the PresidentTed Esler, Missio Nexsus CEO. There is no cost to this luncheon but pre-registration is required.

Table Discussion Groups Wednesday and Thursday | 5:45 PM

Connect over dinner while conversing on specific issues relevant to your role or focus.

Focused Networking

Thursday at 10:30 AM, morning networking sessions provide a great opportunity engaged deeper on a variety of different topics including the following:

  • Leading in Technology
  • Member Care and Training – Pathways for Working Together
  • Sharing Platforms, Tools and Solutions for Marketing & Communications
  • What Happens When the Global Church Moves Beyond the Role of a Receiver
  • Tackling Global Ministries for Churches of All Sizes
  • The Sending Collective: An Emerging Concept for Churches and Mission Agencies
  • Care and Protection of Vulnerable Children
  • CEO OnBoard Informational Meeeting
  • 2iC Networking

Evening Receptions

Gain new perspectives from other ministry staff, missionaries, and workers engaged in the global focus of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

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