We help digital communicators tell the best story the church has to tell.

We help digital communicators tell the best story the church has to tell.

That Church Conference is not the type of conference where you sit and listen, but instead you do and practice.

We do things a little differently than you might expect from a church conference. That’s because we want you to be different.

So many churches blend into the culture around them, without making any significant impact to it. The tools we provide equip churches to stand out, to make an impact, to not go unnoticed. And when that happens the church can reach more people.

We can’t get there just by listening to the same feel good theories we’ve heard for years. Our desire is for the church to be change makers and change leaders, especially in the digital space.

God knew this world would be a digital one – the church should not be the last to figure that out. That’s the core behind our practical approach to teaching and in every resource we provide.

That Church Conference is not the type of conference where you sit and listen, but instead you do and practice.

We do things a little differently than you might expect from a church conference. That’s because we want you to be different.

So many churches blend into the culture around them, without making any significant impact to it. The tools we provide equip churches to stand out, to make an impact, to not go unnoticed. And when that happens the church can reach more people.

We can’t get there just by listening to the same feel good theories we’ve heard for years. Our desire is for the church to be change makers and change leaders, especially in the digital space.

God knew this world would be a digital one – the church should not be the last to figure that out. That’s the core behind our practical approach to teaching and in every resource we provide.

About Us

Led by Justin Dean and Van Baird, it takes an army of friends, family, volunteers, contractors, and people in our community to pull off all of the content production, conferences, workshops, and resources that we develop for churches.

JUSTIN DEAN

JUSTIN DEAN

Hustle

VAN BAIRD

VAN BAIRD

Heart

Founders, Justin Dean, Dave Adamson, Ashley Williams, and Van Baird at Cupbearer Coffee in Cumming, GA.

Our Story

That Church Conference was founded by Justin Dean, Dave Adamson, Ashley Williams, and Van Baird. In 2015 the four of us set out to create something unique that would empower and change the way churches thought about digital communications and reaching people online. We met for coffee and walked away with a domain name, a Twitter account, and the foundation for a new church conference focused primarily on practical digital communications training.

We never thought what we created would become so popular or be received so well. Our first conference came together at ROAM Dunwoody, just outside of Atlanta, on September 22 and 23, 2015. After only 6 months of planning, we sold out the venue with just over 130 people who attended from all over the country. What we thought would be a small local gathering turned into a national event and saw over a million impressions online through our hashtag #ThatCC.

Today Justin Dean and Van Baird own and operate That Church Conference, LLC together.

Our heart is to help digital communicators tell the best story the church has to tell. Through our annual conference, regional workshops, and online resources, we are empowering church leaders with the tools and knowledge to communicate well and reach more people with the power of the gospel. 

We truly hope that what we’ve built is a blessing to you and your ministry. Our events and online resources are designed specifically for the communications and marketing team at your church, and we’ve found there’s nothing like it available.

Be sure to sign up below so we can keep you up to date as we grow our ministry and add more products and services for your church.

Justin Dean and Van Bard at the first annual conference 2015.