Hello everyone, it’s time to update CMCN and let you know what we’re up to. First of all, those who had a paid membership in 2007 should of received their CD-ROM of our newest publication “Developing and Organizing a Christian Conference or Convention”.
This is an operational manual designed specifically for Christian conferences or conventions. Meeting planners, exhibitors, speakers and those interested in establishing a conference or convention will glean important information from this publication. This has been a “work in progress” for several years, and it’s exciting to now have this “published”. For those desiring to purchase this product, please contact CMCN at www.cmcn.org
to find out details. As the new Executive Director, I can say this publication will help anyone improve upon or set up a conference, meeting, seminar,trade-show, etc…
CMCN will also be available for one-on-one consultation with a conference committee or board on a variety of topics. Please contact CMCN for more information.
This May the board will be meeting in California for it’s annual executive session and update on our “reinvention”. If you are interested in joining our board of directors please contact the CMCN office.
Praise the Lord! We have three — yes three “Catch Our Vision” partners!!! It’s very exciting, almost like Christmas, when I go to the post office and get the mail for CMCN! I wish to express my thanks (and that of the Board) to Greater Washington (DC) Christian Education Convention, Fee Hedrick Family Entertainment (based in Pigeon Forge, TN), and Standard Publishing for their vision and generous support of CMCN. As you may know, in the past our financial support came through individual memberships at the corporate, convention and individual levels. CMCN has changed to a product-driven and partnership supported non-profit organization. Please visit our web site for more information on how you too can become a “Catch Our Vision” partner!
I would love to hear from convention directors, meeting planners, exhibitors or those who desire to attend a Christian convention! We’re here to help and assist you!
Speaking of fellow Christian meeting planners, a wonderful opportunity is coming up in May in Gatlinburg, TN. The annual showcase conference for Christian Meetings and Conventions Association
will convene at the Park Vista Hotel and Gatlinburg Convention Center. Exciting events and activities, an excellent trade-show, plus the best fellowship ever awaits meeting planners, suppliers and those interested in Christian conventions! You can visit the CMCA web site at www.christianmeetings.org
for details or to register for the conference.
Dale Shafer, Executive Director
Church Ministry Conventions Network
“Growing Christian Conventions”