BEYOND: a conference February 26 & 27, 2024  •  St. Louis, Missouri

LOCATION:  The Gathering - McCausland

Right now, the narrative surrounding the church can be rather overwhelming for leaders.

Data tells a story of overall decline in attendance and participation. The pandemic challenged our understanding of what it means to be the gathered church.  The great resignation left churches under-resourced at a pivotal time. Younger generations are deconstructing their faith and claiming a new understanding of Christianity. And, divisions within denominations leave many fearful and uncertain about the future. 

What if there was a movement of leadership within the church that was able to look past all the hardships and challenges of today?

What if pastors, staff and volunteer leaders from across the country came together to champion a new day filled with energy, purpose and hope.  And what if we replaced  burnout, despair and uncertainty with conversations of revival, innovation and passion, in pursuit of a new strategy that is both deeply evangelical and unapologetically inclusive?  

Together, we can choose to look BEYOND right now, to a future where the Church is reclaiming and renewing its origins as a vibrant and compelling community of faith that is truly for all people.

BEYOND this time | BEYOND ourselves | BEYOND Sunday morning
BEYOND: a conference.
Inclusive. Evangelical. Church.

Keynote Speakers

More coming soon!

Matt Miofsky

Author // Lead Pastor - The Gathering

Traci Blackmon

Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries - United Church of Christ

Elaine Heath

Author // Speaker // Consultant // Abbess

Featured Guests

More coming soon!

Charity Goodwin

Author // Coach // Facilitator // Assoc. Pastor - The Gathering


Ryan Hebel

Executive Director, BEYOND Network & Conference // Assoc. Pastor - The Gathering

Brittany Radford

BEYOND Host // Site Director - The Gathering
More speakers and guests to be announced!  
*Keynote Speakers and Featured Guests may be subject to change.


Sunday, February 25, 2024

7:00pm - 9:00pm — Pre-Conference Evening Event + Early Registration  
>TBD Location

Monday, February 28, 2024

8:00am  - 9:00am — Conference Check-In
The Gathering - McCausland
2360 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143

Session 1


Session 2


Session 3


5:00pm - ? — DINNER & Evening Events
>TBD Location

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Session 4


Session 5


Session 6