All trainings held in Church Bookstore Connection Center on the Exhibit Floor
Free to Attend (Badge Required)

Special programming designed specifically for church bookstore managers and staff.


Retail’s Response to Helping Churches Stay Safe & Secure
Monday, July 9 from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free for All Retailers and Church Bookstore Managers & Staff
Stop by the Food Court on the floor and bring your lunch to this session.

Now more than ever, churches are recognizing the need for safety and security precautions. The challenge is knowing where to start and what approach makes the most sense. In addition, churches that already have a security presence are faced with the question of whether their team is adequately trained to meet the need. Churches are looking for trusted sources to help them navigate these difficult issues and Group Publishing, in partnership with Christian retail, is uniquely positioned to be able to respond in meaningful and compassionate ways.

This interactive and highly experiential workshop focuses on creating opportunities to partner with the local church by providing video-based resources designed to help keep their congregations safe. It will also provide resellers with a unique insight into the most common church medical and security threats so they can confidently point their church customers in the right direction for solutions.

Craig Cable, Business Director (Group Publishing)


Triumph in Church Store Operations
Monday, July 9 from 2 – 3 p.m.

Are your church store operations up-to-date? Are you utilizing your resources to run a successful business in the most effective way to be a good steward? Join our conversation on how to successfully run your church store and optimize your bookstore operations.

Susan Chipman, Director of Retail Services (Granger Community Church; Granger, IN)
Rachel Savage, Senior Director of Bookstore Operations (Calvary Chapel Melbourne; W. Melbourne, FL)
Noël Russell, Director of Retail Services (Christ Church; Fairview Heights, IL)


Retail Academy Course: Ignite Your Gift Sales
Tuesday, July 10 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Ticketed Event

Compelling Merchandising that Drives Traffic and Sales.Engage customers through design and experience to create store environments that customers want to visit over and over.

Michelle Amster, Product Specialist (Integra Interactive)
Sherry Morris, Marketing Manager (Carpentree)
Donna McCollough, Retail Store Owner (Dove Christian Supply)


CBCC Luncheon
Tuesday, July 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Stop by the Food Court on the floor and bring your lunch to this session.

Enjoy an uplifting message tailored just for church store managers and employees while networking with others and gleaning wisdom from our keynote speaker, Dusty Wells.

Dusty Wells, Director of Sales (New Day Christian Distributors)


Using Church Branding to Reach Your Target Market
Tuesday, July 10 from 2 – 3 p.m.

As a church store manager, you face one of the toughest markets. Are you using all of the resources you have to reach your target market? Are you using your church’s branding to reach the members of your church and supply a direct connection to your church bookstore? Join us as we discuss ways to broaden your target market and expand your reach!

Susan Chipman, Director of Retail Services (Granger Community Church; Granger, IN)
Rachel Savage, Senior Director of Bookstore Operations (Calvary Chapel Melbourne; W. Melbourne, FL)
Noël Russell, Director of Retail Services (Christ Church; Fairview Heights, IL)


Schedule subject to change.

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