Overland Park Convention Center
Monday, October 19 – Wednesday, October 21, 2020
At this time, we are evaluating the options for our Kansas City Conference.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
READY TO JOIN US?
The early-bird discount price to attend the Kansas City conference is $1,500 for up to five members of the leadership team, one of whom must be the pastor. The registration fee covers the conference training and workshops, materials, and all meals for your leadership team. It does not include the cost of travel or lodging.
*Already registered for the conference? Find your next steps here.
We have secured a discounted room rate at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center for the duration of the conference. Hotel check-in begins at 4:00pm on October 19th.
WHAT IS THE AMAZING PARISH CONFERENCE?
The Amazing Parish conference is a practical and one-of-a-kind experience for parish leaders. You’ll receive first-hand organizational health training from New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and you’ll learn from dynamic and engaging Catholic speakers and leaders. The conference experience is also an opportunity for personal and spiritual renewal with daily Mass, confession and Eucharistic Adoration.
Unlike other conferences, an Amazing Parish conference is a workshop-style format so pastors and parish leadership team members can work side-by-side to learn what a real leadership team looks like, how it operates, and how it can best serve its parishioners. By the end of the conference, you’ll also have gained a lot of knowledge and insight, you’ll have a clear, practical vision of what leadership can look like at your parish and how to implement it once you get home.
WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING
Fr. Mike Schmitz
TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Monday, October 19th
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Hotel Check-In also Begins at 3:00 PM
Dinner On Your Own
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Kick-Off Event with Keynote
Tuesday, October 20th
8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Adoration and Confession
All Meals and Snack Breaks
Wednesday, October 21st
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
All Meals and Snack Breaks
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
No pastor, not even the best one, can run a parish on his own. With fewer priests, more demands from parishioners in a complicated society and a faster pace of life, he can’t do it alone. Every pastor needs a parish leadership team, a special group of three to five people who, along with the pastor, are collectively committed to helping him make the parish amazing and bring more people to Christ and his Church. The Amazing Parish conference is designed for pastors and up to four other parish leadership team members.
For more information on parish leadership teams, click here.
Watch this video of Pat Lencioni describing who should be on a parish leadership team.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Early-Bird pricing through July 1:
$1,500 for a team of 5
Conference pricing, July 2 – Sell Out:
$2,000 for a team of 5
The true cost of the conference is around $3,000 for each leadership team, but thanks to the generosity of Catholic donors and the Amazing Parish contributors, we are able to make the conference fee more affordable.
The fee for a parish leadership team to attend the Kansas City conference is $2,000 for up to five members of the leadership team, one of whom must be the pastor. The registration fee covers the conference training and workshops, materials, and all meals for your leadership team. It does not include the cost of travel or lodging.
No parish should miss the opportunity to attend the conference due to the cost of the registration fee. In the past, parishes that have needed financial assistance have received help by reaching out to Catholic organizations in their parish/diocese. If your parish is still struggling to afford the conference fee, email or give us a call to discuss how we can help get your parish to the Kansas City conference.