Rod Light

This review was written by Rod Light and last updated on November 1, 2013

  Who it's for

pastors, church staff, church leaders


  • Price: $0
  • Format: free online conference
Pastors and church leaders often find themselves evaluating what is working, and what isn’t, in their churches. This year’s NINES conference will elevate the conversation to a new level. Don’t blink, because you won’t want to miss a thing as 100 speakers—sharing five minutes each—power through some highly engaging content.

Launched five years ago, the annual NINES conference for church leaders, produced by Leadership Network, promises some surprises this time around as speakers address the theme, “What’s Working and What’s Not.”

What isn’t a surprise are the fast-paced format and high caliber speakers that leaders have come to expect from the event. This year, 100 speakers each will have just five minutes to inform and inspire as they encourage missional innovation in the church.

Speakers this year include Tom Hughes, co-lead pastor of Christian Assembly L.A. Foursquare Church in Eagle Rock, Calif. Also speaking is Dave Ferguson, lead pastor at Community Christian Church in Naperville, Ill., who will be one of the featured speakers during Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas.

What’s more, entire church leadership teams—no matter how large or small—can participate in The NINES Conference 2013, because it’s online, and it’s free.

The conference begins at 8 a.m. (PST) on Tues., Nov. 12. Check out the schedule for the start time in your time zone. Though the event is free, pre-registration is required. Leadership Network estimates you can register your staff in less than a minute.

For more information on this and other Leadership Network events, visit The NINES Conference 2013 website.

Reviewed by: Rod Light, an ordained Foursquare minister, educator and communications coordinator with Foursquare Missions International