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September 27, 2018
Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta, GA

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.


Purchase the Atlanta Archive for $149
(Includes all 7 sessions from the main stage and 4 breakout classes)


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

Church Planting with Hospitality in Mind

Phil Bowdle

West Ridge Church

Communications 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

Brooklynn Warren

Gwinnett Church

Delivering WOW Service

Chuck Scoggins


Communications and First Impressions

Will Gravely

Refuge Community Church

A Look At Cross-Cultural Community Engagement

Ryan Wakefield

Church Marketing University

Implementing Kids Pre-Registration – The Hospitality Secret to Reach Young Families

Ben Stapley

Christ Fellowship Miami

Leveraging Video In Churches Of 50, 500 & 5,000

Scott Magdalein


Focusing on Scalability in Onboarding and Coaching

Dave Milam

Visioneering Studios

Leveraging Your Facility to Create a Remarkable Guest Experience

Kevin Fontenot


Building a Repeatable Training Framework

Trey McKnight

Bigstuf Ministries

Host / Emcee

Thank you to our sponsors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the address of the conference?

Please note that the First Impressions Conference in Atlanta is held at Eastside Baptist Church (not Eastside Church) in Marietta, GA. Here are the details for the host church:

Address2450 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

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.

What time should I arrive for the live event? 

If you’re planning on coming to the conference in Atlanta, registration opens at 8am ET. We suggest you get there as early as you can due to traffic and so you don’t miss the opening of the conference.

What time should I login for the live stream?

If you’re going to be watching the live stream online, we suggest you login at 8:45am ET to make sure everything is working and so you don’t miss the opening countdown and video that kicks off the conference.

What if I miss some or all of the live stream? Will the recordings be available later to watch with my team?

The live stream is our attempt to let those who can’t make it live have access to most of the live sessions and watch the sessions again on-demand with whoever they’d like. For a full listing of what is being recorded and what will be available to watch later, check out the conference schedule here.

Is food included in the cost of the event?

We will have some morning and afternoon snacks provided. Lunch is not included in your registration, but we will take a lunch break and there will be food options to purchase onsite at Eastside Baptist Church.

Are there conference hotels?

Eastside Baptist Church is right off of Interstate 75 which means access to many hotels. We suggest staying in Marietta. 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. There are no group rates on hotels.

What is the conference schedule?

You can find the conference schedule of the sessions held in the main auditorium here. The main auditorium is what will be live streamed. There will be other breakouts throughout the day in other parts of the building.

What should I wear?

Whatever you’ll be the most comfortable in! Most people will wear a t-shirt and jeans. 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.

Are there any group discounts?

If you have a large group of people coming to the live event, 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 if I have other questions?

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