What to Expect

Whether you’re tired, stressed, burned out or in a season of drought, the only place you will find rest is in the presence of the Lord. Linger is a conference designed to help you find that true rest. A conference with the heart of a retreat, Linger gives you the opportunity to slow down, be still, and experience the joy and peace that only God can provide.

Linger is about connecting and communing with Jesus Christ through the Word and experiencing the spiritual renewal that we all desperately need. Through unhurried times of worship in song and through biblical teaching, Linger provides two days to retreat, rest, and reset.


Linger Room

This is a separate space on site for a more quiet experience. The Linger Room opens early for you both days and stays open throughout the event. It is a more quiet, less crowded space where you can worship, reflect, and pray. 



At Linger, the lobby is filled with exhibitors who share a belief in the value of time set aside for God. You’ll find books, schools, and other kinds of resources to help you Linger throughout the year. All exhibitors are carefully selected, and we know you’ll enjoy knowing them as much as we do.




8:00 a.m. Check-in open / Linger Room open
10:00 a.m. Session 1: Shane & Shane / Jimmy Needham
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session 2: People & Songs / Jonathan Pokluda
3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Session 3: Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Session 4: Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers / Jim Cymbala
10:00 p.m. Linger Room Closes


8:00 a.m. Linger Room open
9:00 a.m. Session 5: Bethany Barnard / JR Vassar
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Session 6: Shane & Shane / Todd Wagner
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session 7: People & Songs / Eric Mason
 3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Session 8: Phil Wickham / Ben Stuart
5:15 p.m. Dinner / Linger Room (closes at 7pm)
7:00 p.m. Session 9: Shane & Shane with Linger Band



John Piper, Matt Chandler, Todd Wagner, Eric Mason, Ben Stuart, Jonathan Pokluda, Jen Wilkin, Thabiti Anyabwile, JR Vassar, Shane & Shane, Phil Wickham, Kari Jobe, Jimmy Needham, Christy Nockels, Bethany Barnard, Lauren Daigle, and People & Songs.