It’s okay to come in second…
When we set out to create an event for our online community our goal was never to compete with existing events. We know there is a growing number of options for the churches in North America to get training. For us, it’s not a competition to choose one ministry over another. Rather, we endeavor to provide a cost-effective option for teams of any size which exudes authenticity and transparency… and doesn’t exclude under-resourced churches.
This is why we never sell our teaching or training spaces.
This is why we are selective about the people we invite to exhibit.
This is why we offer a diverse global perspective on ministry, with guests and speakers from all over the world.
It also explains why we don’t spend tens of thousands of dollars on fancy venues or marketing campaigns. For us, our event is all about relationship. It’s all about the Church. It’s about meeting you and walking, with you, to grow closer to Christ.
Our conference may not be your number one choice for training. We are okay with being your second option. In fact, we offer a scholarship program which permits people to apply for funding support if they have spent their budget attending an alternative event. Why? Because we exist to serve you and believe whole-heartedly in the value of you furthering your training as a leader.
Yes, you may think of our event as just another option. However, we know from the people who come each year, that we are the number one choice of everyone who has ever attended our conference.
We invite you to join us at the CMConference this February 20-23 near Louisville, Kentucky. We can get you free passes if you have no funding; we can scholarship you even if you’ve spent your budget making other plans. Just come and experience what a conference can feel like when it is designed to serve you and not sell you something.
It’s different… and different is good,
Michael Chanley
President and Executive Director

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Michael Chanley

Michael Chanley is an ordained minister with over 18 years experience serving families and children. He has served in churches with 30 members to ones with over 30,000. He now serves as the President and Executive Director of CMConnect.

He is also the author of “Collaborate: Family + Church” a collaborative work by 35 authors on how the church can impact the family. Chanley is an award winning speaker and does training, consulting and ministry work internationally on issues related to Children’s and Family Ministry. He has travelled to over 34 countries and has a genuine heart to serve and train leaders of leaders with a focus on leadership in the local church and discipleship of children.
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