Two days ago, Off the Agenda posted a blog titled, “4 Reasons to Not Cut Conferences.” I’m not a big fan of conferences for several reasons. So I write this blog not as a rebuttal to Off the Agenda or in disrespect, but more so to give a different perspective.
1) They’re All Over-Priced
2) They’ve Said it Before
3) Free Online Resources
One of the primary purposes for attending a leadership conference is to be exposed to new and innovative ideas from top Christian leaders. I completely understand the desire, but there’s a cheaper option: the internet.
Instead of writing about free online resources, I thought I’d just compile a list.
Online Conference Audio and Video:
Acts 29 Network Conference Media – Over 40 Conferences
Desiring God Conference – 40ish Conferences Covering 20 Years
Next Conference – Four years worth of conferences – C.J. Mahaney, John Piper, Josh Harris, Wayne Grudem, and others
Church Leadership Blogs
Access Elevation Church
The John Piper Sermon Library – Over 1,000 sermons from the past 25 years
Once you’ve gone through all of that, then you can spend $500 to hear some new ideas.