The Charlotte Getaway Weekend is a premium experience brought to you by the First Impressions Conference.

We’re offering three dates for the remainder of 2018.

July 13-15 | August 17-19 | October 19-21

Getaway weekends include a day of workshop and first impressions training from Greg Atkinson, Mary Ann Sibley, Rebecca Carlisle, and sometimes other experts on the Sunday experience, include visits to three churches in Charlotte who excel in guest services, and include some fun and relaxation while “talking shop” with like-minded folks.

Once you arrive in Charlotte, the weekend is all-inclusive.

Cost: $997
Limited to 10 people. Register today!

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What Past Getaway Attenders Are Saying

“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

Pastor, Serenity Village Church

“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

Pastor, Victory Church

“The weekend with Greg was exactly what my team needed.  It gave us a chance to sit down with Greg and his team to talk through current processes and dream.  It quickly revealed some gaps in our ministry and his team gave us a fresh and clearer direction.  We covered too much for me to list it all.   Some of the topics were regarding volunteer structure, leadership recruitment, connection cards, and best practices.  We grew in our time together as a team and walked away with clear goals to set for the next year.  I cannot recommend this enough!”

Heather Wooten

Connections Team Lead, Forest Hill Church

What’s Included

Once you arrive in Charlotte, the weekend is all-inclusive. You’ll receive…


Walk away with inspiration to better serve your guests


All meals and snacks included


Two nights in a hotel


One-on-one access with our hosts and instructors

 Intensive Training

Full day of intensive guest services training

 A Plan

Walk away with a plan for your church

 Tour of Churches

Get a tour of 3 Charlotte-area churches doing first impressions well


 Actionable Resources

Resources you can use immediately at your church


Don’t miss this! You’ll not only receive access to Greg, Chuck, and the other attendees during the weekend, you’ll also be added to a private mastermind group where you can continue the conversation with continued access.

Tentative Schedule

(subject to change)


5:00pm – Arrive and check in to hotel

6:00pm – Dinner as a group

8:00pm – Fun group activity


8:00am – Breakfast at hotel

9:00am – Workshop

12:00pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Workshop continued

5:00pm – Church #1 Visit & Worship

7:00pm – Dinner


7:00am – Breakfast at hotel

8:00am – Church #2 Visit

10:00am – Church #3 Visit

1:00pm – Lunch

4:00pm (or later) – Arrive at airport and depart for home

Not Ready To Commit?

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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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