Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I receive up to date information and special offers about the conference?

What are the dates of Northwest Ministry Conference 2017? 

March 23 begins are Pre-Conference Intensives and March 24-25 is our two day, 6 track conference.

Where is the conference located? 

The Northwest Ministry Conference is located at Overlake Christian Church (9900Willows Road NE, Redmond, Washington 98052).

Is there a dress code at the conference? 

No, feel free to where whatever makes you feel comfortable. Attendees wear shorts to slacks, t-shirts to ties.

Who should attend the Northwest Ministry Conference? 

Anyone working in Christian ministry. (Doesn't have to be connected with a church). Church full and part time staff including all positions, paid and volunteer -- Senior pastors, KIDMIN and youth pastors,  tech team, worship pastors and leaders, executive pastors, church council or elders, Sunday school teachers, missions directors, men's and women's ministry, community outreach teams, etc…Full and part time weekday preschool and elementary school teachers and directors.

What about my kids? Can I bring them to the conference? 

The conference is for ages 12 and up. No childcare provided.

What’s new this year at the conference? 

Introducing the Women’s Ministry Track! Friday will be a leadership training day for Women’s Ministries leaders and Saturday will be a fantastic day of worship, practical teaching, and inspiring stories.  


For special deals and incentives, check out our Facebook page and/or sign up for eblast mailing list for frequent discounts on registration. Feel free to contact us if you have any specific questions or circumstances. Groups of 25+ qualify for a special rate. Contact us to find out more.

Can I earn STARs credits or Clock Hours at Northwest Ministry Conference?

Yes, we have designated workshops that earn you STARs or Clock Hours. Stars credits (preschool) and clock hours (elementary and secondary) are both available up to 10 credits or hours each.

What is a Pre-Conference Intensive and is it right for me?

Pre-Conference intensives are a great way to get more in-depth training from our workshop experts. These workshops are longer in length and provide ample opportunity for questions and peer-to-peer networking and resourcing. 

Do I have to choose one of the six tracks or can I skip around and attend different track events and workshops? 

Feel free skip around and customize your experience. You can follow a track exclusively or explore the different conferences available to you.

What are the food options at the conference? 

Food trucks and onsite food vendors offer a wide range of delicious and quick meal options that you can pick up on the way to a workshop or grab a table and enjoy a tasty lunch with co-ministers and friends.

Where should I park? 

Overlake has a great big parking lot, but come early to get the best spots. Carpooling is even better.

What is your refund policy? 

We have no refund policy; however, if you are not able to attend the conference, your registrations can be transferred to another person’s name.

Can I register extra attendees without having specific names determined? 

Yes, you can take advantage of the early bird price and let us know later the names in your group. 

I am attending college, do I qualify for the 50% student discount?

Yes, use promo code STU17 and receive 50% the conference rate. Anyone who is currently enrolled in a college degree program qualifies for this discount”. Put the extra savings towards a text book!”