This year’s Church Facilities Expo has ended, and as in previous years it was better than ever before. For the second year, the first day included masterclasses in the areas of worship production, leadership, security, and facilities management, and these half-day long intensive sessions were well-attended and well received.
What was new this year were the Leadership Collective roundtable discussions. These 90 minute sessions provided attendees the chance to engage with each other, as well as with some of the most knowledgeable leaders in the industry, sharing ideas, solving problems, and forming connections in ways they never had before.
In addition to the ever-popular Expo and Live Sound Loudspeaker Demo, attendees could learn firsthand techniques to protect themselves and their church from the Sheepdog Defense Group, and engage with panels of experts on every topic pertaining to churches, from design-build projects to facilities problems, to staffing.
The CFX app and Trevor the AI assistant were a popular aide for attendees, who also enjoyed the first-ever Worship Facility CFX Show Guide, which included a wide variety of excellent articles, as well as 4 pages of information to help attendees navigate and enjoy the show.
There will be other special editions of Worship Facility to come in 2024, including a Show Guide for CFX 2024, which will be moving from Dallas to Chattanooga, TN. This year’s attendees were excited by the prospect of the show being closer to home for many of them, enabling them to drive in rather than fly, and perhaps bring in more members of their church and church teams. The feel of next year’s show will also change, as it becomes more like 3-4 shows at one site, plus the Expo, rather than one show that covers 4 broad topics. Imagine going to a show entirely devoted to Church Security, or Worship Production, or Facilities Management. One schedule showing all the sessions that are important to you, at one site where you can network with colleagues or meet experts who can answer questions to help you and your church. It’s coming in 2024. Stay tuned!