September 27, 2018
Eastside Church

Join the First Impressions Conference team in Atlanta for a live, in-person one-day event featuring the leading voices on improving your church’s first-time guest experience.


Join us in person for only $97.
Can’t make it in person? Watch the live stream for $97.



Jason Young

North Point Ministries

The Comeback Effect

Jessica Bealer

The Importance of Children’s Ministry in the Guest Experience.

Greg Atkinson

Worship Impressions

The Why of Hospitality.

Nona Jones


Leveraging Online Environments to Reach First Time Guests

Myron Pierce

Mission Church

First Impressions in the Inner-City

Phil Bowdle

West Ridge Church

Creative Production and First Impressions

Mary Ann Sibley

First Impressions Coach

Recruiting, Training, and Encouraging Volunteers

Karl Vaters

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

Great First Impressions Regardless of Church Size

Rachel Surls

Athens Church

Welcome Home

Rebecca Carlisle

First Impressions Coach

Recruiting, Training, and Encouraging Volunteers

Jason Moore

Midnight Oil Productions

Principles of Guest Readiness

Brooklyn Warren

Gwinnett Church

Delivering WOW Service

Chuck Scoggins


Creative Production and First Impressions

Will Gravely

Refuge Community Church

A Look At Cross-Cultural Community Engagement

Trey McKnight

Bigstuf Ministries

Host / Emcee


Additional Speakers TBA Soon!

Thank you to our sponsors.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the That Church Conference package deal?

Simply click the “register” button above, and you’ll be able to select the bundle ticket package. We’ll forward your info to the folks at That Church Conference and you’ll eventually receive your registration info for that conference from them.

I signed up for the live stream. How will I get the live stream link?

We will email you using the address you registered with a link to live stream a few days prior to the event.

Why is the live stream price the same as the in-person price?

This event is designed to be enjoyed in-person. You’ll get to enjoy the breakout sessions of your choice, interact with other attendees, and get to experience all of the fun of attending the event live. We truly believe the live event is the best way to experience and, as such, the pricing is designed to encourage those who can to attend live.

The live stream is our attempt to let those who can’t make it live to still be able to have access to most of the live sessions.

Is food included in the cost of the event?

We will have some morning and afternoon snacks. We will take a lunch break and there are a variety of restaurants around Eastside Baptist Church for you to get lunch.

Are there conference hotels?

Eastside Baptist Church is right off of Interstate 75 which means access to many hotels. At this time, we have not negotiated any special pricing, but as registrations come in and we have a better number to negotiate with, we’ll approach some nearby about a discount. If you’re coming from the That Church Conference, you can stay in Buckhead then drive up Thursday morning or—with Atlanta traffic—you might choose to switch to a closer hotel on Wednesday night.

What is the conference schedule?

We’re still organizing the exact speaker times, but plan on arriving for registration around 9am and we should wrap up no later than 4:30pm. We will post the exact schedule to this website as soon as we have it locked in. Check back often.

What if I have other questions?

Email us at and we’ll do our best to get back to you in a day or two.

Are there any group discounts?

If you have a group of 5 people or more, email us at and we’ll discuss the options.

What is your refund policy on ticket sales?

In order for us to properly plan we cannot offer refunds for ticket purchases. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to someone else or resell it.

What should I wear?

Whatever you’ll be the most comfortable in! Most people wear a t-shirt and jeans, while others dress it up. Be sure to check the weather before you come – it will probably be hot. Shorts and flip-flops are more than acceptable and might be your best option.

Download the First Impressions Bundle

Enter your info below to download a free bundle of goodies to help you with your guest experience.

Includes 10 editable connection/communication cards (in a variety of file formats) plus four PDF guides to help you do guest services better.

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