Networking is big. Successful businesspeople are savvy in using social networking—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. According to its website, LinkedIn allows you to “build and engage with your professional network [and] access knowledge, insights and opportunities.” Those words echo what the GARBC Conference, June 25–28, can do for you and your ministry. It is your place of national networking.
At the GARBC Conference you have the opportunity to
- Network with ministry colleagues
Renew acquaintances with many friends, and make new acquaintances. Your conversations can provide insights and encouragement for your ministry.
- Network with ministries
The GARBC has extensive influence nationally and internationally. Regular Baptist Builders Club and Church Planting come alongside to help start, develop, and revitalize churches. Regular Baptist Chaplaincy includes more than 100 chaplains. Regular Baptist International helps coordinate a worldwide partnership of like-minded Baptist churches and associations. Networking with these ministries and attending their luncheons will help you see what God is doing in the world.
- Network with schools
Christian colleges and universities exhibit at the conference and host receptions. You will have the opportunity to talk to school representatives to find out their offerings to you and church families. School receptions are good times of fellowship and ministry updates.
- Network with exhibitors
Christian organizations, such as mission agencies, schools, insurance companies, tech companies, church revitalization companies, counseling ministries, and architectural companies, exhibit at the conference. You can talk directly with people from these organizations to get answers to your questions and find out what they can offer.
Networking is a two-way street. Not only can you benefit from making connections, but others will benefit from connecting with you. You may be part of the LinkedIn network, but don’t miss this opportunity to attend the GARBC Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, and be linked in with a network of people and resources to help you in your ministry.