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Top 5 themes for Christian conferences

September 2023


A conference theme determines what your attendees take away from your event. It steers the direction for all topics and activities and, as a result, plays a major role in the planning stage. Whether you’re planning a conference for a large congregation, a leadership getaway, or a specific ministry, picking the right theme is crucial. So here are our top 5 themes for Christian conferences.

5. Faith in action

A very popular theme to be considered is ‘Faith in action’. The idea of this topic is to inspire fellow believers to take their faith outside of Sunday services.

This theme could be taken in several directions. Evangelistic training sessions could be accompanied by Bible teaching and impartation. Or, meetings could discuss outreach programs and mission trips with your church or charity.

A man speaking into a microphone in red and black dress wear sporting a cross on the front.

4. Strengthening Christian communities

A theme that will help ignite a fire within your Christian group or church is ‘Strengthening Christian communities’. This looks at how to nurture relationships and ministries within your church or organisation through volunteering and service.

This could take the form of leadership training, seminars on better communication, or keynote speeches on rallying more volunteers.

3. Getting back to the heart of worship in an age of distraction

A theme that will get your church or Christian organisation thinking is ‘Getting back to the heart of worship in an age of distraction’. This topic looks into what ‘Worship’ actually means. It dives into how the Christian life is being infiltrated by everyday distractions.

You could run seminars on topics like ‘How to recalibrate your life for Christ’, ‘How too much media can affect your faith’ and ‘Practical steps to memorising the Bible’.

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2. How to attract the next generation to our church

You could explore the theme of ‘How to attract the next generation to our church’. This is mainly relevant for churches that have seen a decline in attendance over the last few years but thriving churches can also pursue this topic to generate more growth.

This theme looks into ways the Church today could adjust to the ever-changing world around it such as technological, social, and communicative changes; without compromising on core beliefs. For example, this could cover sessions on how to develop the young people and children’s groups within the church, or a discussion panel on whether additional service or live-streaming is needed.

1. Justice in an unjust world

A topic which will always be relevant is ‘Justice in an unjust world’. This theme focuses on exploring how one can foster hope in a place that seems hopeless by fighting for those who have no control over the injustices that plague their lives.

As a church, you could dive into the Bible’s references to justice and how God encourages believers to treat those in difficult situations. As a Christian organisation or charity, you could take a practical route and explore the steps needed to provide justice to a group of people e.g. providing a safe space for the homeless.

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We hope this has given you some inspiration for your event theme. Now you’ve picked your theme, it’s time to write content for your talks! It's also important to find the right speaker for your conference.

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