Church Leaders Conference (CLC) 2024

Join other church leaders to be refreshed among God’s people, encouraged by God’s vision for His Church, and equipped to be even better leaders wherever God has placed you on mission. CLC is an experience that will leave you energized and ready to shepherd people in our local body toward full devotion to Jesus Christ. Plus, it’s a ton of fun.

Who is this conference for?

If you’re asking that question, it’s probably for you. If you lead (or want to lead) a ministry, this conference IS for you. Everyone on Watermark staff is expected to act like an owner and leader, regardless of their role. Similarly, we believe that anyone who feels a weight of responsibility in their local church or ministry is a leader and should be seen, strengthened, and celebrated.

“Church leaders” don’t just serve in traditional ministry roles like pastor, elder, or worship leader. The faithful servants in Family Groups, D-Groups, Awana, church operations, production, communications, and administration are doing critical Kingdom work. That’s why the key principles shared at CLC are intentionally relevant to all church staff positions.

And because the church is not one-size-fits-all, this conference isn’t either. God works in both large and small congregations in unique ways, and the goal is to be relevant and helpful regardless of weekly attendance.

Are there any big-name speakers at this conference?

No celebrities here. Watermark wants to give attendees an inside look at how their church operates by giving them access to the people who actually run things. You might be familiar with some of the names you hear, but that’s not why they were chosen.

What is included?

  • A two-day pass to all conference sessions and breakouts
  • All conference materials (including post-conference video and audio recordings)
  • Unlimited coffee, drinks, and snacks
  • Meals are provided for lunch and dinner on Tuesday and lunch on Wednesday

By the way, Watermark takes food seriously. They pick some of their favorite Dallas eateries to cater for the Church Leaders Conference.

What is NOT included?

  • Transportation
  • Hotel
  • Any meals outside of Tuesday lunch and dinner and lunch on Wednesday

Itinerary

Tuesday, April 23

  • 7:30 A.M. – Check-in Opens
  • 9:00 A.M. – Mainstage Session 1
  • 11:00 A.M. – Breakouts 1
  • 12:00 P.M. – Lunch
  • 1:30 P.M. – Breakouts 2
  • 3:00 P.M. – Mainstage Session 2
  • 4:45 P.M. – Dinner
  • 6:00 P.M. – Ministry Showcases (Optional)

Wednesday, April 24

  • 6:30 A.M. – Ministry Showcases (Optional)
  • 9:00 A.M. – Mainstage Session 3
  • 11:00 A.M. – Mainstage Session 4
  • 12:00 P.M. – Lunch
  • 1:15 P.M. – Breakouts 3
  • 2:30 P.M. – Mainstage Session 5
  • 5:30 P.M. – Depart Watermark

Location

Watermark Community Church
7540 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75251

Hotels

Recommended Hotels:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Park Central
Denise Cherry
13131 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243
1-800-774-1500
Reservation Code: CLC

Holiday Inn Express Dallas Park Central
Melody McInnis
9089 Vantage Point Drive, Dallas, TX 75243
972-685-6264

Hyatt Place Dallas North
Shelly Wright
5229 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254
214-459-1819

Hilton Richardson – Dallas
Marcia Bradley
701 E Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75081
214-245-4920

What is Watermark Community Church?

Watermark is a local expression of the Body of Christ that meets in Dallas, Texas. But “church” is not a building – it’s a people. Every weekend, we encourage the thousands of people who worship with us to go and be the church in their homes and communities.

What began as a core of eight families in 1999 has grown into thousands gathering at our weekend services and midweek ministries. Many of these ministries are volunteer-led, including: The Porch (young adults), Re|engage (marriage enrichment), Re:generation (recovery), and Re:gen for Students (student recovery).

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