Join us for the 2019 First Impressions Conference.

3-Day Online Event
May 7-9, 2019

Early Bird Rate – $127 Standard Ticket
Early Bird Rate – $147 All Access Pass

Did you miss the 2018 First Impressions Conference?

Click here to learn more about the topics, speakers, and purchase archive access.

Live in Atlanta – First Impressions Conference

Join us for a live, one-day event in Atlanta

September 27, 2018
Eastside Church

Charlotte First Impressions Get-away Weekend

Join us for an upcoming weekend in Charlotte to talk First Impressions, learn the ins and outs of biblical hospitality, and visit churches who are doing it well.

Join the Facebook Group

Join the group where we talk first impressions and hospitality all day every day.

About First Impressions Conference

The First Impressions Conference is more than a single event. It’s more than a series of events. It’s a movement towards biblical hospitality. What began as an idea in the mind and heart of Greg Atkinson, has become an international conversation around making guests feel welcome each and every weekend at the local church.

The First Impressions Conference team hosts the annual online conference, facilitates in-person get-away weekends, produces live workshops and regional events, encourages the ongoing conversation in the Facebook group, and provides resources throughout the year to help you — the church practitioner in the trenches — better welcome your guests.

From the street to the seat, if it happens on Sunday, we cover it.

What folks are saying…

“This is one of the best conferences I’ve been to in over 30 years of ministry. Top notch materials with lots of practical ideas.”

David Stout
2018 Conference Attendee

“Last week I got to experience one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen: 2 multi-ethnic and multi-generational churches. I saw all races, all economic classes, and all ages worshipping together. It truly brought tears to my eyes.”

Brendan Banks
Charlotte Getaway Weekend Attendee

“I was completely blown away by the content, speakers, handouts, follow up questions and well…just everything! The First Impressions Conference was a HUGE win for me, personally, as well as my team.”

Melissa Mashburn
2018 Conference Attendee


“The Charlotte Getaway was truly a game-changing weekend. We’ve begun to implement staff/volunteer changes since then and the morale and momentum have never been higher.”

Steve Sayre
Charlotte Getaway Weekend Attendee

“The First Impression Conference is three days packed with practical information that you can apply right away to your ministry. The conference sparked new discussions and ideas for our team and encouraged us to keep moving.”

Katie Kregel
2018 Conference Attendee

“You’ve GOT to join the Weekend Worship & Guest Services Facebook group! As a Connections Team Leader, I found rich content and many useful ideas and concepts.”

Jeanne Gentzler
Facebook Group Member

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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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