A free conference to encourage ministry support workers as we reach out with the gospel of Christ.

BPM 2024


BPM, which stands for Best Practices in Ministry, is a conference hosted by Christ Church Lutheran. For over 10 years we have offered this FREE conference to remind professional and lay church workers that you are loved, you are not alone, and you matter. And when we say free, we truly mean that: free meals, free shuttling, free speakers, free snacks, free activities, free registration.


  • 2024 Planning and Information: Summer 2023
  • Speaker and Exhibitor Application Opens: August 2023
  • Session Speaker Proposals: due October 16 2023
  • Participant Registration: Opens November 2023
  • February 22-24, 2024 || Best Practices for Ministry (BPM) Conference

Questions regarding Sessions & Exhibiting? Contact Pastor Jeff Schrank

General FAQs

Nope! We are blessed to be able to offer this conference completely free of charge!

We will provide detailed agendas via the Whova App prior to the event.  You can find a general schedule here

Please attend as your schedule allows (you are welcome to come and go as you please). We ask that you still register so we can plan accordingly for space & meals.

Yes. This conference is for anybody in ministry, including spouses! All who plan on attending the event should register.

We are happy to have children attend the conference.  We do have a nursing room for new mothers and young babies, however we do not provide supervised care for children.

Parents are responsible for supervision of children that are on campus.  

Casual to Business Casual. Dress comfortably for Phoenix if February!

The closest airport is Sky Harbor International Airport(PHX) in Phoenix.  this airport is 5 miles away from CCL. We do not provide shuttle services to Christ Church or the hotels.  You will need to Uber or ride share.  You can hook up with others to arrange ride share through the app.  

There is an additional airport called Phoenix-Mesa Airport(AZA).  This airport is about 40 miles away from CCL.   Again, we are not providing shuttle services from the airport.  

Yes, we provide lunch and dinner on Thursday, Feb. 22nd; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday, Feb. 23rd; and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, Feb. 24th. In addition, there is no lack of snacks of all kinds throughout the day (all still totally free of charge!)

Unfortunately, we do not have the means to provide special dietary accommodations. We try to provide a variety of food options, however our facilities do not allow for special dietary needs.

Parking is limited. If you can, please try to use our shuttle service or carpool with other attendees. We will have offsite parking available with shuttles.

All presentations represent the views and opinions of the presenter and do not represent the position or the opinion of the CCL, its employees or members. CCL does not endorse, approve, or certify their information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information.

27 Minutes of Encouragement