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Equipping the next generation of Christian communicators

July 13 - 15, 2023

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Training the next generation of Christian communicators: writers, speakers, and leaders


Presenting 42+ sessions on writing, speaking, and ministry development topics


Six dynamic keynote speakers inspiring you to use your gifts to further God’s Kingdom


MasterMind or Coaching Groups available to obtain ministry clarity, community, and accountability

Has God Given you a Message to Share?

Attend this Premier Conference for Christian Writers, Speakers and Leaders

  • Select your track – Speaking or Writing
  • Learn how to craft a book proposal
  • Discover the latest trends from industry leaders
  • Meet with top literary agents, publishers, editors, or speaking coaches (In-person conference only)
  • Grow your platform through social media, email, and online networking
  • Gain the tools needed to move forward in an ever-changing industry
  • Network with other Christians who have a passion to speak and write for God’s glory



Speaking and Writing Sessions designed to take your ministry to the next level. Presented by globally recognized authors and speakers



Connect with other aspiring Christian authors and speakers. Find your tribe during our networking opportunities.


Mentor Appointments

Speak Up is known for our many opportunities to meet with publishers and industry experts.

(In-person conference only)

Speak Up 2022

My "YES" is on the Table


2022 Keynote Speakers

Carol Kent

Executive Director of Speak Up Ministries

Jenn Hand

 Founder & Executive Director of Coming Alive Ministries

Shannon Popkin

Speaker & Author Mentor


Erica Wiggenhorn

Author & Founder of Everyday Life Ministries

Tammy Whitehurst

Speaker & Co-Director of the Christian Communicators Conference


Cindy Bultema

Author, Speaker Mentor & Executive Director of GEMS

Two formats to meet your needs

In-Person Conference

(The Prince Center, Grand Rapids, MI)

Pre-Conference Sessions Available

Two Tracks—Speaking or Writing

Up to four 15-minute appointments with the experts

 Virtual Conference

(From the comfort of your home)

Live Streaming Main Sessions

Two Tracks—Speaking, Writing, or Both

Network in Chat Rooms | Visit Prayer Room

“When God writes your story, you will be in for the adventure of a lifetime.” ~ Carol Kent

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