Worship Facilities Conference & Expo has announced the participation of more than 250 churches at next week’s WFX California, taking place May 13-15, 2009 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.
Among the churches are congregations implementing the latest technologies and services to grow and enhance their ministries.
“WFX is pleased to welcome facilities and tech teams from some of the most innovative churches in California and beyond,” said Nicole Derany, WFX Show Director. “These churches have successfully blended their facilities with their technology capabilities for maximum ministry impact. They recognize WFX as a must attend event to stay on the cutting edge of tools that enhance ministry efforts.”
Members of these leading churches will be among those attending WFX California:
Church of the Rock – Winnipeg, Canada
The Church of the Rock encourages networking and support among its members at the Solid Rock Cafe. Now in its fourth year, this two-level facility includes a gym, café, gaming area, and even Dance Dance Revolution to promote ‘clean fun.’
Crystal Cathedral – Garden Grove, CA
A pioneer in church architecture, the Crystal Cathedral boasts over 10,000 windows, 16,000 trusses, and over 2,700 seats in this 128-foot tall glass structure which accommodates more than 10,000 members. The church has gained international recognition from its “Hour of Power” weekly television program.
Eastside Christian Church – Fullerton, CA
What started as an idea in a living room has into a campus which includes a worship center, fellowship hall, and classrooms to educate over 600 students at the Eastside Christian School. The Eastside Christian Church remodeled their main Worship Center in 2000 and has planted churches throughout California.
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church – Menlo Park, CA
The Menlo Park Café, which opened in 2004 as an overflow service of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, offers an intimate, informal worship gathering. Services are led by Campus Pastor, Dave Peterson, and feature a live worship band and video message.
Newsong Church – Los Angeles, CA
Founded in 1993 by WFX Keynote Presenter Dave Gibbons, Newsong Churches are now located internationally, including the United States, Thailand, Mexico, England, and India. Among the goals of Newsong are planting customized churches, launching a multisite church, encouraging leadership, and becoming a creative center for the arts.
North Coast Church – Vista, CA
Considered the pioneers of Multi-site/Video Venues, North Coast launched their first venue in 1998 and has grown to over 6,500 in weekend attendance. North Coast currently has five on-site video venues and three offsite venues.
Saddleback Church – Lake Forest, CA
The Saddleback Church has created more than 200 ministries and eight worship venues in Southern California. In addition, they have founded an online Internet Campus, counseling and support programs, Bible studies and seminars, and local and international outreach programs.
The Grove Community Church – Riverside, CA
The Grove Community Church has implemented “Little Churches” to foster new relationships and growth within smaller groups of worshippers striving toward the same goal. The Grove also features The Grille within The Grove Bookstore, an acclaimed full-service restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus along with holiday brunches and catering services.
The ROCK Full Gospel Church – Parkersburg, WV
The ROCK is currently building a new 34,000 square-foot facility to include a 600-seat capacity sanctuary, state-of-the-art classrooms for childrens’ programs, multi-media meeting rooms, and a full-service coffee and cappuccino lounge. The project is slated for completion in Spring of 2010.
The WFX California program was designed for churches of all sizes and stages of development. The event also features a variety of special events to facilitate networking between churches and attendees.
Registration is available for WFX online at www.wfxweb.com or by calling the WFX Help Desk at 800-598-6031, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, EST.