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Tuesday, October 12
 

5:30pm EDT

Check-in/Registration
Tuesday October 12, 2021 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
Lobby

6:30pm EDT

Meet & Greet & Pizza
Tuesday October 12, 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
Courtyard
  Meal

7:45pm EDT

First Timer's Orientation
If this is your first time attending a Church IT Network National Conference, come meet some other first timers and learn how to get the most value out of your time with us.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Burleson

Mark Burleson

Central Team Leader of IT, Life.Church
Mark Burleson is the Central Team Leader of IT at Life.Church which equips technical support for staff and volunteers throughout all 42 locations. He and his wife, Alecia, live in Tulsa, OK with their children Ben and Katie.Mark has been a part of the Church IT Network since 2007... Read More →


Tuesday October 12, 2021 7:45pm - 8:15pm EDT
Classroom B - upper level
 
Wednesday, October 13
 

8:00am EDT

Check-In/Registration
Wednesday October 13, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
Lobby

8:00am EDT

Coffee & Hangout
Wednesday October 13, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
Courtyard
  Meal

9:00am EDT

Please sit at your assigned table number found on the back of your nametag - Worship/Keynote/Welcome/Conference Info
Worship, General Conference Information, Campus Information

Speakers
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Product Manager, Resi
Jason Morris serves at Resi as Product manager bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom. Jason also has helped many churches with their philosophy of online ministry as well as their tech. Jason is experienced as a missionary to Paraguay, South America for almost... Read More →
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Digital Innovation Pastor, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Digital Innovation Pastor for Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, Illinois.  Jason has served on the leadership team of the Church IT Network since 2006. Jason is an ordained pastor with a BA from Milligan University with a dual majors in Bible and Communications... Read More →
avatar for Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Director of IT, Watermark Community Church
I currently serve as the Director of Information Technology at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas.  I've been in full time ministry for the past 22 years. On staff at Watermark since 2006, and before that spent my time as the IT Director at another church, in professional... Read More →
avatar for Jason Powell

Jason Powell

TechOps Director, Granger Community Church
In 2006 I had an idea: what might God do if a bunch of church IT staff and volunteers got in a room together to chat for a day? Later that year in September, the Church IT Roundtable (today called the Church IT Network) was born! And the rest is history :-)I started in Church IT in... Read More →
avatar for Matt Pugh

Matt Pugh

IT Director, McLean Bible Church
A former circus clown, Matt built his first computer at the age of 6 months. Before joining church staff he was featured in several international publications such as Bald and the Wise, Tall and not Clumsy, as well as having a few cameos on the short lived show only aired in Alberta... Read More →
avatar for Chris Huff

Chris Huff

Director of Technology, 12Stone Church
I have an unusual blend of people and project skills. I serve as the "Swiss Army Knife" on staff as a utility player (having served or led in every department).  I came to 12Stone Church 30 years ago as an atheist far from God and now an ordained pastor.  I've been a part of helping... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Worship Center

10:30am EDT

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards Session 1!

Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:30am - 10:45am EDT
  Break  Partner Info

10:45am EDT

Collaboration by Role - ChMS
Roundtable discussions around ChMS

Speakers
avatar for Elliott Wood

Elliott Wood

Director of Consulting, Enable Ministry Partners
I'm Elliott. I've been helping churches use technology to enable more effective ministry for over 17 years. These days, that usually means helping churches think through how their ministry "why?" and "how?" define the Church Management software needs. Beyond that, how do all of the... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 101 - lower level
  ChMS

10:45am EDT

Collaboration by Role - Helpdesk
Roundtable discussions 

Speakers
avatar for John Grubbs

John Grubbs

System’s Administrator, Watermark Community Church
avatar for Jonathan Bartkowiak

Jonathan Bartkowiak

IT Specialist, Granger Community Church


Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Studio B - lower level
  IT

10:45am EDT

Collaboration by Role - Network/Sys Admin
Roundtable Discussions

Speakers
avatar for Will Polley

Will Polley

Infrastructure Director, NewSpring Church
Been working with macOS since the OS X big cat days. Got my start at the College of Education at Auburn University, moved up to Clemson University after graduation to support student Macs, started full time ministry at NewSpring Church in 2011 after volunteering with IT for a number... Read More →
avatar for Dave Mast

Dave Mast

NewPointe Community Church
IT/tech enthusiast. Terminally curious. Advocate for end-user empowerment and good experiences. RockRMS fanboi. Generally just trying to do stuff right.
avatar for Justin Moore

Justin Moore

Systems Engineer, Granger Community Church


Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Classroom A - upper level
  IT

10:45am EDT

Collaboration by Role - Managers
Roundtable discussion for team leaders

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

Technology Director, NewSpring Church
JM

Jim Michael

IT Manager, The Crossing
IT Manager at 7500-ish-weekend-attendance multisite church. Technologies/Brands in use at The Crossing include Arena ChMS, Rock RMS, VMWare, Ruckus, Sonicwall, Equallogic, Procurve switching., Switchvox VOIP, Orion NPM, I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. As a volunteer I'm... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Classroom B - upper level
  Leadership

10:45am EDT

Collaboration by Role - Online/Digital Ministry
This will be a roundtable of the churches to get to know one another and find out who's doing what, what's working!!! This is a great way to know who to talk to for the next few days together!!!

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Hataway

Stephen Hataway

Online Campus Pastor, Victory Church
Online is like the Steve Urkel of ministry.  First seen as the occasional character to be made fun of, he quickly became essential to any storyline of the show.Our team at Victory uses online to help keep the story of Jesus moving forward into every area of culture.
avatar for David Russell

David Russell

Digital Director, Church of the Highlands
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Product Manager, Resi
Jason Morris serves at Resi as Product manager bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom. Jason also has helped many churches with their philosophy of online ministry as well as their tech. Jason is experienced as a missionary to Paraguay, South America for almost... Read More →
avatar for Hope Graves

Hope Graves

Online & Social Media Pastor, Northwoods Church


Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Studio A - lower level

12:00pm EDT

Lunch provided by Enable Ministry Partners

Wednesday October 13, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Worship Center
  Meal

12:30pm EDT

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol
****MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN****


Wednesday October 13, 2021 12:30pm - 12:45pm EDT
Worship Center
  Prizes & Giveaways

1:00pm EDT

So you are interested in RockRMS????
An overview of RockRMS and how NewSpring Church uses it to support ministry.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Grand

Frank Grand

Technology Product Owner, NewSpring Church
I'm a military brat who claims Louisiana as my home state (Geaux Tigers!). My wife, Meagan, and I haved lived in Anderson, SC for the last 14+ years and love spending time with our 4 kids. I'm an avid home brewer (should I claim that at a Church conference??), love reading, and really... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
room 103 - lower level
  ChMS

1:00pm EDT

Security
Security is so overrated. Ok, maybe not. Ransomware is running rampant all over the planet and no one is safe. Cybersecurity is tough, and it is even tougher in churches - where we use volunteers and trust everyone. Have you ever tried to volunteer to clean the vault at your local bank? Go ahead, try. We'll wait. No go volunteer to clean at the church and they will probably give you a master key and the admin login to the network.

Ministry requires leadership to balance security and convenience. We can be so secure that no ministry actually gets done, which would be rather inconvenient for many souls in eternity.  Or we can be so convenient that we have no security. 
What do ministries need to know to protect themselves? How can IT lead up? Why should ministries care about people like me coming after their data?
All this and more in a session you will leave from feeling encouraged and refreshed, not at all depressed and scared.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Director of Technology / President, Faith Ministries / MBS
Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, President MBS Inc., author, traveler, space nut, professional geek. I lead a pretty boring life.


Wednesday October 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Classroom A - upper level
  IT

1:00pm EDT

What problem are we trying to solve? A roundtable discussion about solving the right problems, not every problem.
Before you start work, do you what problem are you actually trying to solve?
Are the projects your team has agreed to work on helping move the organization's goals forward or are you just doing additional work?
This will be a roundtable-style discussion so bring your questions!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Barden

Jared Barden

IT Project Manager, NewSpring Church


Wednesday October 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Classroom B - upper level
  IT

1:00pm EDT

Leadership 101
What does it mean to be a leader? In this session will discuss the 3 dimensions of leadership; Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading Teams and Organizations.  We'll take a look at how to build relational trust and what to do when things aren't going well.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Burleson

Mark Burleson

Central Team Leader of IT, Life.Church
Mark Burleson is the Central Team Leader of IT at Life.Church which equips technical support for staff and volunteers throughout all 42 locations. He and his wife, Alecia, live in Tulsa, OK with their children Ben and Katie.Mark has been a part of the Church IT Network since 2007... Read More →
avatar for Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Director of IT, Watermark Community Church
I currently serve as the Director of Information Technology at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas.  I've been in full time ministry for the past 22 years. On staff at Watermark since 2006, and before that spent my time as the IT Director at another church, in professional... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 101 - lower level
  Leadership

1:00pm EDT

5 Essential Tips to Having a Great Stream
Online streaming has become a pivotal part of ministry this past year. Let's face it, we've all become experts in livestreaming at this point. This is an interactive session where we will discuss what's changed in livestreaming and church online over the last year. What's working? What could you use advice on? Come ready to discuss your pain points and your wins from the:
- tech you use
- scheduling and logistics of online services
- engagement of viewers
- empowering volunteers
- church online analytics

Speakers
JM

Jennifer Miles

VP of Product, Resi

Partners

Wednesday October 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Studio A - lower level

1:00pm EDT

Uberization of Ministry
The church has been the last main dominate player in the social “economy” to not break itself from traditional pipeline thinking (Yellow Cabs) to Platform Thinking (Uber).  This shift in opportunities available to pastors and leaders today to think more like Uber and less like a Yellow Cab has enabled new approaches within ministry and impacting ministry at a faster rate than ever before in some churches! Now that ministry tools can be curated, and trust is now distributed to individuals there has never been a more opportune time to equip and release the saints for the work of service and unlocking of their passion.  This is what has always wanted to happen!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Engel

Matt Engel

Gloo.US
Matt Engel served as senior leader and adjunct faculty at Arizona State University, using data, analytics and messaging to drastically increase enrollment and decrease dropouts over a five-year period. Matt then was called to leverage his expertise as a pastor, which multiplied into... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Studio B - lower level
  Online Ministry

2:00pm EDT

Break/Snack/Partner Expo
Grab a snack, drink & Visit with CITN Partners!

Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Lobby

2:45pm EDT

Engagement is the new attendance! IT is the catalyst for success.
Making Pastor's jobs easier and more effective while automatically receiving data you need to report.  Leading, designing & implementing an engagement culture.  Use Cases where IT drive volunteerism from 20%-65% and 10% to 90% in return attendee communications…

Speakers
avatar for Graeme Dykes

Graeme Dykes

COO, Full Method


Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Room 101 - lower level
  ChMS

2:45pm EDT

PANEL: All things Google Workspace
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

Technology Director, NewSpring Church


Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
room 103 - lower level
  IT

2:45pm EDT

PANEL: All things M365/O365
Speakers
avatar for Chris Green

Chris Green

Director of Technology, BEMA Information Technologies
Chris has a strong passion for technology that has driven him his entire life. He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. This extensive technical background, combined with his ability... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Director of Technology / President, Faith Ministries / MBS
Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, President MBS Inc., author, traveler, space nut, professional geek. I lead a pretty boring life.
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

Director of Technology, Enable Ministry Partners
Travis helps lead Enable’s team of engineers and works closely with them to oversee Enable’s technology strategy and direction for all clients. He tells everyone that he loves doing what God clearly built him to do. Travis loves sharing his knowledge of technology and is a regular... Read More →
avatar for Karl Peterson

Karl Peterson

Helping Great People Do Greater Things, Vibrant
I enjoy helping people through complicated or nuanced opportunities. Sometimes those are technical in nature, and often they aren't.Over the past 30-odd years I have had the privilege to work with hundreds of great people and organizations, equipping them to do even greater things.If... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Classroom A - upper level
  IT

2:45pm EDT

How we've failed at Change Management
I'd like to have an open discussion workshop around Change Management. What are ways that organizations have succeeded and failed at large IT change? This can include Zoom, Teams, CHMS, Financial software, HR software etc.  What are some of the key policies, procedures, relationships that have worked and how can we all get better.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Bush

Jeff Bush

IT Business Analyst, Kensington Church
Lover of Office 365 Suite, how IT affects End Users and their ministries, and what you think the future of the Church will look like!


Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Classroom B - upper level
  Leadership

2:45pm EDT

Beyond Sunday - Roadmaps for digital discipleship in the hybrid ministry world
'Never before have churches and church leaders needed to exist in two realms simultaneously: in person and online. The reality is that today’s pastors are living in a complex age marked by distraction and disconnection. What’s the future of ministry for leaders in the local church? Beyond Sunday will share insights into the latest industry trends, explore some of the new normal in this hybrid world of church in person and online, and how the Subsplash team has been building the Ultimate Engagement Platform to give teams the tools they need for digital discipleship.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Crabtree

Jon Crabtree

Ministry Consultant, Subsplash

Partners

Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Studio B - lower level

2:45pm EDT

Church Multisite and Live Streaming Post-Covid
'During this panel, we will discuss the various ways that church multisite and live streaming strategy has changed amid the pandemic. We'll hear from several guests on how their ministries have been affected, how they have adapted, and what's coming next.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Digital Innovation Pastor, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Digital Innovation Pastor for Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, Illinois.  Jason has served on the leadership team of the Church IT Network since 2006. Jason is an ordained pastor with a BA from Milligan University with a dual majors in Bible and Communications... Read More →
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Product Manager, Resi
Jason Morris serves at Resi as Product manager bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom. Jason also has helped many churches with their philosophy of online ministry as well as their tech. Jason is experienced as a missionary to Paraguay, South America for almost... Read More →
avatar for Frank Grand

Frank Grand

Technology Product Owner, NewSpring Church
I'm a military brat who claims Louisiana as my home state (Geaux Tigers!). My wife, Meagan, and I haved lived in Anderson, SC for the last 14+ years and love spending time with our 4 kids. I'm an avid home brewer (should I claim that at a Church conference??), love reading, and really... Read More →

Partners

Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Studio A - lower level

3:45pm EDT

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards Session 3!

Wednesday October 13, 2021 3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

TenTalks
Like Ted Talks ... but TEN minutes max and one directly after the other.

1) Something, something, powershell - Ed Buford - Method Computing
2) Ironscales - Travis Phipps - Enable
3) Say Goodbye to ProPresenter - Will Polley - Newspring Church
4) SentinelOne - MBS Team
5) Accepting CryptoCurrency - Stephen Ballard - Online Giving
6) A Post Password World - Karl Peterson - Vibrant
7) Win11 - Jonathan Smith - Faith Church and MBS


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Director of Technology / President, Faith Ministries / MBS
Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, President MBS Inc., author, traveler, space nut, professional geek. I lead a pretty boring life.
avatar for Will Polley

Will Polley

Infrastructure Director, NewSpring Church
Been working with macOS since the OS X big cat days. Got my start at the College of Education at Auburn University, moved up to Clemson University after graduation to support student Macs, started full time ministry at NewSpring Church in 2011 after volunteering with IT for a number... Read More →
avatar for Ed Buford

Ed Buford

Method Computing
I've been in the Information Technology field for over 20 years now. I was Network admin at Granger Community Church for 7 years. Since then I've been working in Consulting where I've had a role in Managing and Migrating Exchange to newer versions or to Office 365.Over the past 2... Read More →
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

Director of Technology, Enable Ministry Partners
Travis helps lead Enable’s team of engineers and works closely with them to oversee Enable’s technology strategy and direction for all clients. He tells everyone that he loves doing what God clearly built him to do. Travis loves sharing his knowledge of technology and is a regular... Read More →
avatar for Karl Peterson

Karl Peterson

Helping Great People Do Greater Things, Vibrant
I enjoy helping people through complicated or nuanced opportunities. Sometimes those are technical in nature, and often they aren't.Over the past 30-odd years I have had the privilege to work with hundreds of great people and organizations, equipping them to do even greater things.If... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Classroom A - upper level
  IT  Leadership

4:00pm EDT

Ben McDonald, Digital Church Planting
In this session we will discuss the what, why and need of digital church planting. Whether it’s a separate organization or a campus of a physical location, we will discuss digital strategy and how to engage people everyday, everywhere. I am by no means an expert, so bring your insight and questions and let’s learn together.

Speakers
avatar for Ben McDonald

Ben McDonald

Lead Pastor, Be the Church Online
I’ve been in full time ministry for 17 years at churches large and small. I have experience in worship leading, creative, basic IT, staff and volunteer development, and executive leadership. I love movies, reading and talking leadership and strategy, songwriting, and traveling the... Read More →



Wednesday October 13, 2021 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Studio B - lower level

6:15pm EDT

Offsite Dinner, Games, and prizes at The Main Event provided by our generous partners!
Bring your appetite and need for fun to our group time at: The Main Event https://www.mainevent.com/locations/georgia/suwanee/


Wednesday October 13, 2021 6:15pm - 8:30pm EDT
Main Event Suwanee 471 NORTHOLT PARKWAY, SUWANEE, GA 30024
  Meal
 
Thursday, October 14
 

8:00am EDT

Waffle House Food Truck & Coffee & Hangout
Thursday October 14, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
  Meal

8:45am EDT

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol
****MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN****
  • TBA
****MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN****

Thursday October 14, 2021 8:45am - 9:00am EDT
  Prizes & Giveaways

9:00am EDT

Please sit at your table number as printed on the back of your nametag - Worship & Keynote & Table Discussions (Kevin Myers - Sr Pastor)
With the Armor of God, we have a God-given technology designed for our protection and flourishing.  But the predominant view of this passage has kept most of us from knowing how to actually use it!  Learn how to avoid this #techfail

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of themfalls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.”

1.Authenticity is a key to spiritual health. What are you hiding that is hindering your relationship with God?

2.How are you doing at leading yourself spiritually? How does the overflow of that affect your ability to lead others?

3.What is one way you have found helpful for you to grow spiritually in the past year?How have you found this important to allow you to serve well in your role?

4.What spiritual disciplines do you practice? Which are the most life-giving to you? Why do you think that is?

5.When have you felt comfortable sharing a real struggle with someone? What was itabout them that made them feel safe?

6.Has someone in your past broken trust with you after you shared something personal?How did you respond to that broken trust?7.Who’s an encourager in your life? How do you find encouragement in your role?

8.Talk about thel ast time someone “sharpened” you through a loving, hard conversation?How did that go and how did you respond?

9.How have you handled conflict/miscommunications in the past? How is conflict handled in your organization? What’s your typical response now when trouble stirs?

10.Do you see your role in technology as ministry? Why or why not?11.How are you doing at putting people over tasks? Why is that difficult in your organization?

12.What is one thing that is holding you back from being everything God wants you to be?What steps can you take today to fix that?

Thursday October 14, 2021 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
Worship Center
  Keynote

11:30am EDT

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head morning Keynote

Thursday October 14, 2021 11:30am - 11:45am EDT
  Break  Partner Info

11:45am EDT

Lunch provided by Simple Donation [Group Photo]
Lunch sponsored by Simple Donation

Partners

Thursday October 14, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Worship Center
  Meal

12:45pm EDT

PANEL: wifi in the world of IoT, production, Zoom, Covid ...
Speakers
avatar for Chris Green

Chris Green

Director of Technology, BEMA Information Technologies
Chris has a strong passion for technology that has driven him his entire life. He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. This extensive technical background, combined with his ability... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Studio A - lower level
  IT

12:45pm EDT

Thriving as a SOLO IT shop
Working in IT can be a lonely place, especially if you are running a solo or small IT organization (this coming from someone who's done it... twice).  In this session we will talk about the key skills you need to be successful and thrive in this environment.  

Speakers
avatar for Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Director of IT, Watermark Community Church
I currently serve as the Director of Information Technology at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas.  I've been in full time ministry for the past 22 years. On staff at Watermark since 2006, and before that spent my time as the IT Director at another church, in professional... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Studio B - lower level
  IT

12:45pm EDT

Delivering Value - Build a Budget Which Approves Itself
Struggle with building budgets, getting funding, and articulating value? This is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Karl Peterson

Karl Peterson

Helping Great People Do Greater Things, Vibrant
I enjoy helping people through complicated or nuanced opportunities. Sometimes those are technical in nature, and often they aren't.Over the past 30-odd years I have had the privilege to work with hundreds of great people and organizations, equipping them to do even greater things.If... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Room 101 - lower level
  Leadership

12:45pm EDT

Meet Altar Live: Online Church Engagement Platform
'Meet Altar Live, an interactive online church platform designed for engagement. Altar turns your one-way broadcast into an interactive event where people make connections with each other over chat, video-conferencing tables, and breakout rooms. Plus, you can replace all of your Zoom accounts with one Altar account.  In this workshop we will demo the platform and showcase churches who have transformed their online ministry. The best part? We're asking you for your wishlist of features - seriously.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Antonucci

Stephanie Antonucci

CEO & Co-Founder, Altar Live
I'm an entrepreneur & daughter of pastors. I'm trying to reimagine the way we gather online. Imagine most of your online audience moving from an anonymous viewer to an active participant who makes a connection each week with at least one other person in your community. Our team built... Read More →

Partners

Thursday October 14, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Classroom A - upper level

12:45pm EDT

New Haivision Connect Demo - Online Ministry
Haivision Connect: Streaming, Simplified. Finally!
Haivision is pleased to introduce their new, next generation streaming platform, Haivision Connect. Built from the ground up for churches and ministries, Connect makes streaming simpler than ever. Backed by the same company that is trusted to provide mission critical video to the NFL, Microsoft, Fox Sports, NASA, and US Government agencies. Haivision Connect brings reliable cloud based, low-latency, live streaming with an easy to use interface to your team and entire ministry.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Alexander

Daniel Alexander

Director of Product Strategy, House of Worship, Haivision

Partners

Thursday October 14, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Classroom B - upper level

12:45pm EDT

Facility Management vs. Event Management
There is confusion in the church world and particularly in the ChMS market on the difference between Event Management and Facility Management.  Both are important...but they are not synonymous.

Event Management is only a subset of Facility Management and if you are only addressing event management, then you are actually not managing the facility...just the use OF the facility.

In this workshop, we will explore the differences, the importance of each and provide suggestions on how to use software to be an intentional facility steward.

Speakers
Partners

Thursday October 14, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
room 103 - lower level
  Web  ChMS

1:45pm EDT

Break & Partner Time
Grab a snack, drink & head towards Session 1!

Thursday October 14, 2021 1:45pm - 2:15pm EDT

2:15pm EDT

Taking your Ministry to the Next Level with Data
Let data empower your ministry.
  • Know - who you are reaching and identify others.
  • Learn - what’s unique, and speak to them directly
  • Understand - your community and better serve them
  • Insight - what’s changing, and how are you preparing
Find out the tools available to take your ministry to the next level.

Speakers
Partners

Thursday October 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 101 - lower level
  ChMS

2:15pm EDT

IT Roundtable - bring your questions to discuss
Clearly this will be the best IT roundtable session of them all. Maybe Captain Kirk will have launched to space and back by the time this epic roundtable occurs.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Director of Technology / President, Faith Ministries / MBS
Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, President MBS Inc., author, traveler, space nut, professional geek. I lead a pretty boring life.


Thursday October 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Studio A - lower level
  IT

2:15pm EDT

Managing Difficult Conversations and Resolving Conflict
Managing Difficult Conversations and Resolving Conflict - Based on the book "Crucial Conversations". Our internal language is "Mutual Voluntary Submission".



Speakers
avatar for Chris Huff

Chris Huff

Director of Technology, 12Stone Church
I have an unusual blend of people and project skills. I serve as the "Swiss Army Knife" on staff as a utility player (having served or led in every department).  I came to 12Stone Church 30 years ago as an atheist far from God and now an ordained pastor.  I've been a part of helping... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Studio B - lower level
  Leadership

2:15pm EDT

Altar Live: Advanced Session
'Want to help us build Altar Live and the future of online ministry? This extended workshop time is for those who want to dive deep into Altar Live integration requests, feature ideation, implementation suggestions & use cases. We'll give you a sneak peak at our product roadmap and share what we're working on next. Join us to whiteboard and nerd out.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Antonucci

Stephanie Antonucci

CEO & Co-Founder, Altar Live
I'm an entrepreneur & daughter of pastors. I'm trying to reimagine the way we gather online. Imagine most of your online audience moving from an anonymous viewer to an active participant who makes a connection each week with at least one other person in your community. Our team built... Read More →

Partners

Thursday October 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Classroom A - upper level

2:15pm EDT

The real-time wall: how to engage your community from anywhere - Easylive.io
easylive.io solves the cloud mixing in a collaborative environment. It offers a fully cloud based visual mixer for switching multiple live inputs, VODs, graphics and overlays. Everything is mixed in real-time in the cloud to deliver broadcast-grade live feeds.

Thanks to this real time technology, easylive.io helps the sports industry, live entertainment events and trade shows/conferences with the real-time wall technology.

- Remote guests are watching the live action in real-time on a computer or smartphone and they are being filmed through their webcam, from wherever they are.
- The production team chooses who gets displayed on the wall.
- The wall(s) can be displayed at the venue (where the action is happening) and/or on the broadcast (Streaming/TV), in real time.

So everyone sees real-time emotions and reactions of the remote live audience. This interactivity brings a unique engagement to the community!

A short video made by Disney for their Indian Premier League demonstrates how this real-time wall is applied in sport events as the "Fan wall": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOYDd6xAVWs

Speakers
avatar for Michael Daudignon

Michael Daudignon

Sales Director, EasyLive.io
I love helping people. In my job, I help organizations and individuals for their live streaming and live productions thanks to easylive.io, a cloud based visual video mixer and the real-time wall technology.


Thursday October 14, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Classroom B - upper level

3:15pm EDT

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head Session 6

Thursday October 14, 2021 3:15pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

How will I get hacked?
Speakers
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

Director of Technology, Enable Ministry Partners
Travis helps lead Enable’s team of engineers and works closely with them to oversee Enable’s technology strategy and direction for all clients. He tells everyone that he loves doing what God clearly built him to do. Travis loves sharing his knowledge of technology and is a regular... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Classroom A - upper level
  IT

3:30pm EDT

PANEL: All things Apple
Speakers
avatar for Doran Woods

Doran Woods

Managing Director - Houston Office, Enable Ministry Partners
I'm a Husband to Emily, Dad to 2 beautiful girls as well as a son, musician, techie, follower of Jesus the Liberating King. I'm an IT Professional Specializing in Churches and Non-Profits, "Changing Lives by Serving those that Serve".


Thursday October 14, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Classroom B - upper level
  IT

3:30pm EDT

Leadership Roundtable - bring your leadership questions and let's dialogue!
Speakers
avatar for Mark Burleson

Mark Burleson

Central Team Leader of IT, Life.Church
Mark Burleson is the Central Team Leader of IT at Life.Church which equips technical support for staff and volunteers throughout all 42 locations. He and his wife, Alecia, live in Tulsa, OK with their children Ben and Katie.Mark has been a part of the Church IT Network since 2007... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 101 - lower level
  Leadership

3:30pm EDT

How Not to Hate Your ChMS
Let's face it, ChMS is a sore subject for many church staff. Instead of being seen as a tool to help do effective ministry, it is often seen as a hindrance, requiring more administrative effort than benefit.

Ask any ten ChMS users if they hate their ChMS and chances are, you'll get several "yes's." No matter which ChMS product your church uses, a good percentage of your users is likely to be unsatisfied.

In this session we'll dialog about the root causes of ChMS (or any applications) dissatisfaction - and how to address the root causes:
  • Wrong fit of software
  • Implementation and Configuration
  • Training
When is it time to look to new software vs revisiting implementation, configuration, and training? What's are the best practices for GAP analysis and preparing for ChMS search, configuration, and training?

This will be an interactive session and address the needs of those who attend - not a lecture.

Speakers
avatar for Elliott Wood

Elliott Wood

Director of Consulting, Enable Ministry Partners
I'm Elliott. I've been helping churches use technology to enable more effective ministry for over 17 years. These days, that usually means helping churches think through how their ministry "why?" and "how?" define the Church Management software needs. Beyond that, how do all of the... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Studio B - lower level

3:30pm EDT

*.EXEcute something - Online Ministry
Don't skip this set before leaving!!!
This workshop will help you make plans to execute once you get back.

Now's the time to put it all together!!!
You have heard ideas and you probably have some of your own.

Present your ideas to the rest and get feedback before talking to your boss.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Product Manager, Resi
Jason Morris serves at Resi as Product manager bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom. Jason also has helped many churches with their philosophy of online ministry as well as their tech. Jason is experienced as a missionary to Paraguay, South America for almost... Read More →


Thursday October 14, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Studio A - lower level

4:30pm EDT

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head Session 6

Thursday October 14, 2021 4:30pm - 4:45pm EDT

4:45pm EDT

Final Gathering and Prizes
#prizepatrol

****MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN****

Thursday October 14, 2021 4:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Worship Center

5:00pm EDT

Dinner - Chic-Fil-A grab and go
Thursday October 14, 2021 5:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Lobby
  Meal

5:15pm EDT

Cleanup and Teardown (volunteers appreciated!)
Thursday October 14, 2021 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
 
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