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Sunday, October 8
 

5:00pm

Watermark Evening Service
Check out a Watermark Service at the Dallas Campus

Sunday October 8, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Auditorium

7:00pm

Pre-registration and Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet. Grab your swag bag and nametag.  Let's hang out and eat some pizza, while catching up with old and new friends.

Sunday October 8, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Loft

7:45pm

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Sunday October 8, 2017 7:45pm - 7:55pm
The Loft
 
Monday, October 9
 

8:00am

Checkin/Registration
Monday October 9, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Welcome Center

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Monday October 9, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Partner Expo Area

8:45am

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Monday October 9, 2017 8:45am - 9:00am
Stage Two

9:00am

Worship & Keynote
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Adam Tarnow

Adam Tarnow

Senior Producer, Watermark Community Church
When the opportunity to use my gifts to serve the body of Watermark full-time came about in April 2010, I jumped at the chance. My heart’s desire is to help people grow in their relationship with Christ. | | I began to follow Christ in the spring of 1996, while at Clemson University. After graduating, I worked for 10 years as a CPA prior to joining the Watermark staff. I have been around Watermark since August of 2002, met my wife Jackie at church, and... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Jon Abel

Jon Abel

Worship Director, Watermark Community Church
I was born in the small town of Selma, AL. During my elementary school years, my family moved to Baton Rouge, LA where I grew up. Geaux Tigers!! My parents are amazing people with a unique background. My dad was a Catholic monk and priest for over 20 years before he met my mother, who was a Catholic nun. They met at a... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stage Two

10:00am

Welcome, Conference Info
General Conference information, Watermark Facility Information, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Online Campus Pastor / Information Technology Director, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Online Campus Pastor and Information Technology Director 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 College with a dual ma... Read More →
avatar for Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Director of Technology, Watermark Community Church
Scott has been the Director of IT at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas since 2006. During that time Watermark has grown from a church of 1200 people meeting in a high school auditorium to a multi-campus church with over 14,000 in weekly attendance. Before coming to Wate... Read More →
avatar for Jason Powell

Jason Powell

TechOps/DataOps Director, Granger Community Church
Founder of the Church IT RoundTable / Church IT Network ... :-) | Jason has been the TechOps Director at Granger Community Church since 2003. Prior to that he was the IT Director for a large school district in IL and prior to that taught high school Physics and AP Physics. Ja... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Stephenson

Courtney Stephenson

Director of Information Technology and Digital Content, Calvary Chapel Melbourne
Courtney Stephenson is the Director of Information Technology and Social Media and has been since March 2016. Prior to this, she was the front end web developer for five years at Calvary Chapel Melbourne.


Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Stage Two

10:00am

Partner Recognition -- Exabyte Partners
Speakers
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Online Campus Pastor / Information Technology Director, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Online Campus Pastor and Information Technology Director 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 College with a dual ma... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Stage Two

10:00am

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

Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Stage Two

10:30am

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards your first session!

Monday October 9, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
Partner Expo Area

10:45am

Fellowship One - Room 1-2
Topic will focus on selecting the right software for all of your church's management needs (web, giving, security, ChMS)

Speakers
avatar for Scott Goodger

Scott Goodger

Manager, Professional Services, FellowshipOne


Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 1-2

10:45am

Introduction to Ministry Platform
Speakers
avatar for Chris Kehayias

Chris Kehayias

CEO, ThinkMinistry
Church software enthusiast and MinistryPlatform CEO. Love seeing technology impact the lives of believers and further the mission of Christ's Church!

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 3-4

10:45am

Jamf Forum
Roundtable style session focused on Jamf. "Need to solve something with Jamf? Want to hear about what others are doing with Jamf Now or Jamf Pro? Come with questions and topics to discuss!"

Speakers
VD

Vince Dang

IT Associate, The Village Church
avatar for Ben Fifield

Ben Fifield

Network Systems Administrator, Northwoods Community Church
SysAdmin @ Northwoods Community Church
avatar for Mark Wampler

Mark Wampler

IT Helpdesk Admin, Watermark Community Church


Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 21-22

10:45am

PowerShell 101 (Why you need it and how to get started)
PowerShell for the absolute beginner. This will cover the basics of PowerShell for those who have little or no experience with it.  

Speakers

Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 19-20

10:45am

The integration of Facilities and IT
In the world of the IoT, how IT and facilities integrate is becoming more mainstream then ever before. From HVAC integration with event scheduling to the use of mobile devices to track work orders and inventory, to scheduling events, projecting life cycle of the facilities/equipment/assets...so on and so on. In addition, the trend toward full integration of electrical systems and access/security systems is on the rise. The church world needs to be aware of these IoT options and utilize the ones that fit their vision and mission as well as increasing operational and energy efficiencies. The future is NOW!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Cool

Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer, eSPACE/Cool Solutions Group
Does your church have a facility? Do you want your church to be more effective and efficient with those facilities? Can technology and the IoT be a part of that process? | | If you said yeas to any of those...then we need to connect and explore how eSPACE and Cool Solutio... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Stage Two

10:45am

Why AV Teams Want Networked Infrastructure - 2nd North
Join the team from Yamaha to understand why AV Teams are using networks and how to support them.  We'll start with a discussion on how AV data must be planned for differently than traditional applications and differentiate between high bandwidth (which IT is used to considering) and low latency (which is critical for audio networks).  
Next, we will offer some insights on where IT and AV professionals often miscommunicate, not based on what is said but what is omitted - the expected factors that were previously thought to be obvious.  We'll bring clarity on terms common to each industry that mean different things.  We'll also discuss common expectations of support and problem resolution, which may well impact your design.
Finally, we'll also take a look at different topology models to address the needs of these systems.  From the creation of "ponds" of high speed audio, integration of Wi-Fi access and internet for control from enterprise networks, and managing wide-spread communication loads, we'll offer multiple methods that are commonly done - you can decide which one is right for you.
With the information from this session, you will be well prepared to work with your AV team on the future of audio and facility communications.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Killianey

Patrick Killianey

Network Applications Engineer & Educator, Yamaha Professional Audio Division
Patrick is Yamaha's specialist in audio networks, teaching, commissioning and supporting projects across the USA and Canada. Some say Patrick is a "Jack of All Trades" with a unique perspective gained by walking in the shoes of many industry roles. He has been a musician, audio... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
West Tower - 2nd North

10:45am

Communication and Conflict - How to lead in your work and in your relationship
How to lead in your marriage while working in ministry

Speakers
avatar for Scott Kedersha

Scott Kedersha

Director of Marriage Ministry, Watermark Community Church
Follower of Jesus Christ, husband to Kristen, daddy to four boys (Duncan, Drew, Carson, and Lincoln), marriage pastor at Watermark, (overly) proud graduate of Wake Forest University. In my job on staff, I help couples all across the spectrum. My passion in ministry is to see couples honor the Lord as they move toward engagement and marriage and to fully enjoy the gift of marriage as God has intended. | | Neither Kristen nor I are Texans, but our four boys are all native Texans. We have lived here since 2002, and love calling both Watermark Community Church and Dallas our home. God, through the people of Watermark, has challenged me to grow in every aspect of my life... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 15-16

10:45am

Philosophy/Styles of Online Ministry Panel Discussion
Join us as we open up the 2017 Online Ministry Track with a panel discussion about the Philosophy and Styles of Online Ministry. 

Different churches host online experiences in different ways...not right not wrong but different. Plan to hear perspectives from Life.Church, WestSide Family Church, Christ Fellowship, Lake Pointe Church, Seacoast Church, and Northwoods Church.

Moderators
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Online Campus Pastor / Information Technology Director, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Online Campus Pastor and Information Technology Director 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 College with a dual ma... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Adamson

Dave Adamson

Social Media and Online Pastor, North Point Ministries
Dave is the social media and online pastor at North Point in Atlanta where Andy Stanley is senior pastor. Before moving to the US with his wife and three daughters to become a professional Christian, Dave was a TV reporter on one of Australia’s top sports networks. An avid phot... Read More →
avatar for Alan George

Alan George

Church Online Pastor, Life.Church
Alan George is the Church Online Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bible App and giv... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Henderson

Jeremy Henderson

iCampus Pastor, Lake Pointe Church
Jeremy is the Internet Campus Pastor at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. He seeks to glorify God by sharing the gospel through teaching, equipping, leadership and effective communication and is passionate about connecting new people through technology. Jeremy is married to... Read More →
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Global Innovation Pastor, Westside Family Church
Jason Morris serves Westside Family Church as Global Innovation Pastor, overseeing the church online, global church planting, and bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom.Jason also serves as part of the support team for the Church Online Platform and has helped... Read More →
avatar for Jan Touchberry

Jan Touchberry

Online Campus Pastor, Christ Fellowship
Jan Touchberry has served in many roles at Christ Fellowship over the 15 years she has been on staff. However, by far her favorite is her work with online ministry in it's various forms since 2010. | | She is wife to John (for 29 years), mom to Lauren, Jenna, Ben & Kira and mom... Read More →
avatar for David Urzi

David Urzi

Campus Pastor, Seacoast Church
I serve on the team at Seacoast Church, a multi-site church with 13 locations. I oversee 1 physical campus as well as Seacoast Online. Seacoast has been a part of the Church Online experience for many years. We're excited to see how many churches have adapted and worked to get th... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
West Tower - 4th North

10:45am

How to Train Your Unicorn
You've probably heard of the mythical "Unicorn" - the remarkable designer who also happens to be an all-star developer. Most would say that Unicorns don't exist, but the truth is that Unicorns are taking the software industry by storm. Designing and coding are two skillsets that can be practiced and honed together in harmony. Anyone can learn to design, and anyone can learn to code - you don't need a "certain type of brain" to do both. Come let me show you how to train your inner Unicorn, and how a multi-disciplinary approach to software creation can improve your output, enhance your career, and further your mission of using technology to serve Christ's Kingdom.

Slides: How to Train Your Unicorn (slides)

Speakers
avatar for Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Design Engineer, Intuit
I am BIG into board games (I own over 40 of them). Whether you're looking for a fun family game night, or want to nerd out with your friends, I promise I have some solid recommendations for you! |



Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
West Tower - 211

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunch - Chick-Fil-A

Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Loft

12:05pm

Partner Recognition -- Petabyte Partners
TBA

Monday October 9, 2017 12:05pm - 12:15pm
Stage Two

1:15pm

Introduction to Rock
basic introduction / Q&A about anything Rock related / customer roundtable discussion (we could provide moderator), new features and roadmap of Rock

Speakers
avatar for Jon Edmiston

Jon Edmiston

Executive Director, Spark Development Network
Jon an Executive Director at Spark Development Network, creators of Rock RMS - the open Relationship and Church Management System

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 1-2

1:15pm

Ministry Platform Customer Showcase
Join us for a time of inspiration and exploration as customers and partners share some of the exciting things they have done with MinistryPlatform to solve real church problems.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Kehayias

Chris Kehayias

CEO, ThinkMinistry
Church software enthusiast and MinistryPlatform CEO. Love seeing technology impact the lives of believers and further the mission of Christ's Church!

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 3-4

1:15pm

Application Whitelisting Cookbook: Hold the Malware!
How to implement application whitelisting to eliminate malware in a windows environment, step by step.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Information Security, Brotherhood Mutual
Information Security - Brotherhood Mutual



Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 5-6

1:15pm

Microsoft UC Experience - Skype Online Cloud PBX
Join us for a reprise of the Microsoft UC Experience with Mirazon Solution Architect and Unified Communications Practice Lead Daryl Hunter. We’ll have a brief historical review of the Microsoft UC stack and focus our conversation around the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX / Cloud Voice ecosystem. We’ll talk about how you can get from “here” to “there” – whatever that may mean to you. As time (and feature rollouts) permit, we’ll do some live Office 365 interoperability demos of some of the newest Cloud Voice functions. // Update 9/11/2017, Microsoft Ignite is shaping up to be exciting.  I'll share all the newest goodies (that I can) related to the changing world of Microsoft UC!

Speakers
avatar for Daryl Hunter

Daryl Hunter

Chief R&D Officer, Mirazon
Mirazon - Chief R&D Officer, Solutions Architect, Practice Lead. Seminary graduate, spent 10 years in full-time ministry before shifting into consulting in 2010. Looking forward to connecting!



Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Stage Two

1:15pm

MS SQL Server Performance Tips and Tricks
This session will cover best practices for system design and introduce various tools that can help identify the source of bottlenecks and system slowdowns.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brunson

Kevin Brunson

CTO, Higher Ground Technologies
Higher Ground Technologies, CTO


Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 9-10

1:15pm

PowerShell 102 (Making PowerShell work for you)
A deeper dive into PowerShell - Getting information and reporting with PowerShell.

Speakers

Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 19-20

1:15pm

Biblical Confession in the Midst of Technology Driven Culture
In this workshop, Ryan and his wife Callie will discuss how to lead out in confession and forgiveness with Technology.  The internet is a dangerous playground.  Our culture struggles daily with addiction to our devices and the harmful content that can be found online.  As a leader, how do you lead out with your staff on the dangers of these addictions and helping people recover from their choices and habits in a way that honors God.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Nixon

Ryan Nixon

re|engage marriage ministry director, Watermark
I am a follower of Jesus Christ, husband to my beautiful bride Callie, father to 2 amazing girls & a boy: Davey, Evie Leigh & Little Ryan. | | My heart and passion within ministry is to lead and disciple others to experience the fullness of who Christ is, what He has done... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 15-16

1:15pm

Building On Premise Attendance through an Online Campus
Tips and tricks on how to leverage an online media strategy to build your ministry and reach the world for the Gospel

Speakers
avatar for Philip Gauthier

Philip Gauthier

Dir. Account Management, Haivision
Haivision - Director of Account Management - Internet Media Services | Philip has worked in media and ministry for over 17 years. He served as media director at two churches in Metro Atlanta and spent the most recent part of his career in online media. In 2013, Phillip joined H... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 17-18

1:15pm

ChOP 101 - Your Church Online with Church Online Platform
You’re called to reach people for Christ through #churchonline. You’re ready. But where do you really start? Join the Life.Church Online team of pastors and developers to learn everything you need to know to launch the Church Online Platform.

Start with the high-level vision of this powerful tool and then dive in to each of the core features and integrations like streaming, scheduling services, and creating and customizing your online ministry domain, themes, and more.

Session also occurs at 1:15 pm on Tuesday

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Burg

Jordan Burg

Open Network Communications Coordinator, Life.Church
Jordan leads the communications and training projects for the Life.Church Open Network. As a digital mission of Life.Church, the Open Network helps pastors and church leaders grow stronger by providing thousands of free resources, training, community, and apps like the Church Onl... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Livingood

Brandon Livingood

Community and Support Leader, Life.Church Open Network
avatar for Amanda Sims

Amanda Sims

Church Online Prayer Team Pastor, Life.Church
Amanda Sims is the Church Online Prayer Team Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bible... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
West Tower - 3rd South

1:15pm

Measuring and Tracking Success in Online Ministry
Accurate data tells you if your online ministry is actually making an impact. Join leaders from the WestSide Family Church, North Point Community Church and Life.Church online teams as they share which key stats they track, what metrics and analytics tools they use, and how to gauge success in #churchonline.

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Abreu

Rafael Abreu

Associate Church Online Pastor, Life.Church
Rafael is the Associate Church Online Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bible App an... Read More →
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Global Innovation Pastor, Westside Family Church
Jason Morris serves Westside Family Church as Global Innovation Pastor, overseeing the church online, global church planting, and bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom.Jason also serves as part of the support team for the Church Online Platform and has helped... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
West Tower - 3rd North

1:15pm

Your Church's Mission.....Online
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Todd Baughman

Todd Baughman

Online Pastor, Chase Oaks Church
Yep, my pics sideways, made ya look :-) | Full time adult ministry guy, part time online guy. Been streaming 3 years, still experimenting. | Let's figure it out together
avatar for Dalton Guynn

Dalton Guynn

Production Director, North Point Live
avatar for Sly King

Sly King

Social Media Coordinator and Online Campus Coordinator, The Worship Center Christian Church


Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 11-12

1:15pm

SEO For Your Church
How to build SEO to reach unchurched people. I'm going to share what Google and Missional Marketing have done to help churches reach an audience that is looking for a 'felt need'. When we started, the church was not showing up in search results, therefore, missing out on traffic that wants help but doesn't realize the church down the street can help them. We will examine exactly what Google is looking for to be able to show up organically.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hamrock

Jason Hamrock

CEO, Missional Marketing
I get the opportunity to speak with churches all over the country regarding their digital strategy to reach unchurched people. As a result, I share what is working well with everyone I talk to so that they may have the same success. We're on the same team, therefore, we need to b... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 21-22

1:15pm

Design Patterns: The Simple Machines of Code
Speakers
avatar for Mike Frizzell

Mike Frizzell

Director of External Technology Development, Watermark Community Church
I was born and bred here in the suburbs of Dallas, TX. I grew up in a God-fearing family at a local church – I came to know Christ at a young age. After graduating from Texas A&M (Class of ’04), I followed my dad into the profession of software engineering. I spent just north of a decade in defense (and a short sabbatical in IT consulting) learning to build software systems and run projects... Read More →
avatar for Justin Powell

Justin Powell

Software Developer, Watermark Community Church
Software Developer @ Watermark Community Church for 3 years. Entrepreneur in web software 6 years prior.


Monday October 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
West Tower - 211

2:15pm

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards your first session!

Monday October 9, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Partner Expo Area

2:30pm

Church Management Guru, Champion, SPoC or Ninja Best Practices
As any church worker how they feel about their ChMS and you are likely to get an earful. That prompts many to seek another solution, but often the real issue is that their implementation no longer fits, or staff aren't adequately trained. In either case, understanding the ministry problems that the leadership want to solve and setting up the people and process first will help you get your ChMS configured (or evaluate a better fit). Here, we'll share best practices for picking, implementing, and training on your ChMS so it can be more useful.

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 15 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 te... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5-6

2:30pm

Rock Q&A with Core Team
Speakers
avatar for Jon Edmiston

Jon Edmiston

Executive Director, Spark Development Network
Jon an Executive Director at Spark Development Network, creators of Rock RMS - the open Relationship and Church Management System


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 1-2

2:30pm

Tying it All Together
At a time when social media normalizes online personalized experiences, when website real-estate has hit an all-time premium, and when we've got a ton of underutilized data at our disposal (ChMS, ChOP, web traffic, you name it!), it would be great to leverage it all to create awesome and highly personalized web experiences.  Yep, you can!  You’ll learn how to tie the data together and how to turn data into action, ultimately creating more engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Simms

Tim Simms

Director, Technology & Internet Services, Bridgeway Community Church
Passionate about helping churches build online relationships

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 17-18

2:30pm

Introduction to CCB
This would be a full demonstration of Church Community Builder, from vision and focus to specific functionality.  This session is specifically designed for those wanting to learn (or relearn) about the vision, focus, and design of the Church Community Builder software and services and see it in action.

Speakers
avatar for David Coons

David Coons

Sr Sales Consultant, Church Community Builder
Enterprise Sales Consultant


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 3-4

2:30pm

Automation To Make Your Life Easier
Why/how/when should automation be used to standardize, simplify, and speed up common/routine IT tasks. Will include examples of automation/scripts using GPO, Powershell, and even macOS scripting.

Speakers
avatar for James Grissom

James Grissom

Senior Engineer, Enable Ministry Partners
Enable Ministry Partners (Solerant), Sr. Engineer. | I started my IT career in network applications, moved on to Systems Administration, then Network Administration, and finally into management. I now work with a wonderful ministry partner helping churches get the most bang for... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 7-8

2:30pm

Disaster Preparedness in IT - Lessons Learned from Harvey
Speakers
avatar for Chris Green

Chris Green

Director of Technology, BEMA 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... Read More →

Partners


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stage Two

2:30pm

How to help your staff avoid Cyber Security hacks and Ransomware
Join a Panel of Security Pros from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, ACS Technologies and ThirtySeven4 to discuss how to help your staff avoid the pitfalls of Ransomware, Phishing attacks and other social engineering.

Speakers
avatar for Joey McKnight

Joey McKnight

IT Infrastructure Manager, ACS Technologies
Joey has been a member of the ACST Team for 21 years. His path to IT includes multi year stints in the Support, Professional Services, and R&D departments. In his current role as the IT Infrastructure Manager he manages the network, server, telecom, and end-point teams that in... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Information Security, Brotherhood Mutual
Information Security - Brotherhood Mutual

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
West Tower - 2nd North

2:30pm

Wi-Fi engagement/Guest Analytics
What can your guest wifi tell you about who's walking through your doors?

Speakers
GG

Geoff Green

Netvious
Engaging guests and Learning from the data that you have access to by offering guest wifi.


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 19-20

2:30pm

Getting Things Done
Getting things done (Joe Daly)

Speakers
avatar for Joe Daly

Joe Daly

Single Men's Community Director, Watermark Community Church
I was called into ministry in January of 2009, but I had no idea at the time. I thought I was going to work at Kanakuk Kamps for one summer and then would pursue a career as a professional golfer or businessman. I was clueless that God would use that summer to eventually bring me on staff at Watermark in the spring of 2014. I grew up and spent the first 22 years of my life freezing my butt off in Minnesota during the winter months and chasing a golf ball around during the summer months. I trusted Christ as my savior at a young age but had no idea what it meant to live for him. I thought being a good kid and performing was what God wanted from me (see also: the Pharisees). That led to idolatry of golf, a pornography addiction, unhealthy relationships, pride, self-righteousness, and a self-centered view of the world. It... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 15-16

2:30pm

ChOP 201 - Do Even More with the Church Online Platform
Go beyond the basics and learn to leverage the platform in ways you didn’t even know existed. The Life.Church Online team—developers of the Church Online Platform—will share advanced functions in the reporting, alerts, volunteer, and prayer request features, and share their best practices for utilizing this technology to reach the world for Christ.

Session also at 2:30 PM on Tuesday

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Burg

Jordan Burg

Open Network Communications Coordinator, Life.Church
Jordan leads the communications and training projects for the Life.Church Open Network. As a digital mission of Life.Church, the Open Network helps pastors and church leaders grow stronger by providing thousands of free resources, training, community, and apps like the Church Onl... Read More →
avatar for Steven Roberts

Steven Roberts

Church Online Host Team Pastor, Life.Church
Steven Roberts is the Church Online Host Team Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bibl... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
West Tower - 3rd South

2:30pm

Online Experience vs. Live Stream: How To Create an Interactive Campus
In this workshop we will explore ways to create an impactful experience for your online campus that goes beyond just streaming your services. This includes viewer interaction, how to engage not only on Sundays, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Sansom

Tyler Sansom

Creative Arts Minister, First Capital Christian Church
Tyler Sansom heads up all weekend production at a rapidly growing church outside of Louisville, KY.


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 21-22

2:30pm

Streaming 101 (Partner Panel)
Join Church IT Network Peers and Partners for a panel discussion about how to get started with streaming in your Church.  

We'll discuss topics like: 
Video/Audio Signal Flow
Cameras
Encoders
Hardware vs Software Encoders
CDN
Player
Where to Stream to (Web, Mobile, Facebook live, YouTube, Periscope)
VR
What’s next in streaming gear


Speakers
avatar for Tim Dougherty

Tim Dougherty

Wowza Media Systems, Wowza Media Systems
Tim Dougherty is a Senior Solutions Engineer with Wowza Media Systems, based in Golden, Colorado. A user technology expert, with more than 20 years of experience in IT, network administration, video production, and project/program management, Tim serves Wowza by helping customers... Read More →
avatar for Paul Martel

Paul Martel

Co-Founder, Living As one
Paul Martel is CEO and Co-Founder of Living As One, LLC, an organization focused on strengthening and uniting The Church through improved communication technology and techniques. Paul is a graduate from The University of Texas at Dallas and has professional employment experience... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
West Tower - 306

2:30pm

Creating a Marketing Funnel with Google and Facebook
Pairing ads with remarketing ads across platforms to better engage your audience

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hugghins

Chad Hugghins

Marketing/Content Manager, CV North America
Chad is the North American Marketing and Content Manager for Christian Vision. CV is a global, fully-funded non-profit with the mission of reaching a billion people with the Gospel and encouraging them to become true followers of Jesus. | | Chad and his wife, Signe live in Hist... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

User Education/Digital Ministry Strategist, Faithlife/Jen A Miles Consulting
Jennifer is the User Education Team Lead for Faithlife and the owner of Jen A Miles Consulting. Faithlife uses technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible. At Faithlife, Jennifer oversees all of the educational content for using Faithlife’s Bible Study Pr... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
West Tower - 3rd South

2:30pm

Javascript Wizardry
Have you ever wanted to know what a pretend wizard can do?
Come learn how we leveraged jQuery to edit our Ministry Platform Portal to fit our church culture.  

Speakers
avatar for Ted Bass

Ted Bass

IT Director/Manager, Westover Hills Assembly of GOd



Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
West Tower - 211

3:30pm

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards your first session!

Monday October 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Partner Expo Area

3:30pm

Partner Expo
Visit with CITN Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Partner Expo Area

3:45pm

IT Director Roundtable - (A-C) with Mark Rock and Jason Powell
IT Directors with last names beginning with A through C.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 1-2

3:45pm

IT Director Roundtable - (D-H) with Brandon Huff and Matt Pugh
IT Directors with last names beginning with D through H.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 3-4

3:45pm

IT Director Roundtable - (I-M) with Theresa Pluckter and Stephanie Johnson
IT Directors with last names beginning with I through M.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 5-6

3:45pm

IT Director Roundtable - (N-R) with Jeremy Good and Jonathan Smith
IT Directors with last names beginning with N through R.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 7-8

3:45pm

IT Director Roundtable - (S-Z) with Travis Phipps and Chris Huff
IT Directors with last names beginning with S through Z.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 9-10

3:45pm

Network-Systems Admin / Helpdesk Roundtable - (A-H) with Doran Woods and Jim Michael
Network admins, Systems Admins, Helpdesk with last names beginning with A through H.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 11-12

3:45pm

Network-Systems Admin / Helpdesk Roundtable - (I-P) with Sheldon Strause and Nick Nicholaou
Network admins, Systems Admins, Helpdesk with last names beginning with I through P.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 13-14

3:45pm

Network-Systems Admin / Helpdesk Roundtable - (Q-Z) with Ted Bass and Ben Fifield
Network admins, Systems Admins, Helpdesk with last names beginning with Q through Z.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 15-16

3:45pm

360 Video and VR
The past, present, and future of visual storytelling

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hugghins

Chad Hugghins

Marketing/Content Manager, CV North America
Chad is the North American Marketing and Content Manager for Christian Vision. CV is a global, fully-funded non-profit with the mission of reaching a billion people with the Gospel and encouraging them to become true followers of Jesus. | | Chad and his wife, Signe live in Hist... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
West Tower - 2nd North

3:45pm

ChOP Road Map - The future of Church Online Platform
As a #churchonline community, we’re committed to a roadmap for online ministry and the Church Online Platform that will lead even more people to life in Christ.

Join the creators of the platform and the Life.Church Online team for a peek at new features and a discussion of where all of us, working together, can take online ministry in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Abreu

Rafael Abreu

Associate Church Online Pastor, Life.Church
Rafael is the Associate Church Online Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bible App an... Read More →
avatar for Greg Gackle

Greg Gackle

Interactive Director, Life.Church
Greg is the Interactive Director at Life.Church. Greg enjoys strategy, Cuban food, future thinking, street ball, making things happen, and currently has a fierce determination to get a squirrel out of his house. Life.Church has 27 physical locations and Church Online. Life.Churc... Read More →
avatar for Scott Lesser

Scott Lesser

Open Network Senior Developer, Life.Church
Scott is a developer on the Life.Church Open Network team. As a digital mission of Life.Church, the Open Network helps pastors and church leaders grow stronger by providing thousands of free resources, training, community, and apps like the Church Online Platform. Meeting in 27 p... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
West Tower - 3rd South

3:45pm

Online Small Groups with Saddleback and Lake Pointe Staff
Learn how Lake Point Church and Saddleback Church online ministry teams lead and support online small groups. 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Kranda

Jay Kranda

Online Campus Pastor, Saddleback Church
Jay Kranda is the Online Campus Pastor at Saddleback Church. Oversees an online community with online and homes groups around the globe. Helps a few organizations with online to offline strategy focusing on deep engagement. Part owner of TVapp.CHURCH which helps get ministries on... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

iCampus Associate, Lake Pointe Church
Jessica Taylor is the iCampus Associate of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, TX. She seeks to glorify God through the ministry of God's Word and the Gospel of His Son. She is passionate about meeting clients in their comfort zone and inviting them into vibrant online community, byp... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
West Tower - 3rd North

3:45pm

Rules of Engagement – Engaging live viewers
What are the strategies and practices used to engage users during a live worship service from 2 different online ministries with different philosophies and goals.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Baughman

Todd Baughman

Online Pastor, Chase Oaks Church
Yep, my pics sideways, made ya look :-) | Full time adult ministry guy, part time online guy. Been streaming 3 years, still experimenting. | Let's figure it out together
avatar for Jeremy Henderson

Jeremy Henderson

iCampus Pastor, Lake Pointe Church
Jeremy is the Internet Campus Pastor at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. He seeks to glorify God by sharing the gospel through teaching, equipping, leadership and effective communication and is passionate about connecting new people through technology. Jeremy is married to... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
West Tower - 4th North

3:45pm

"Do not cook a young goat in it's mother's milk", a biblical approach to server management
Are your servers pets or cattle? "In the old way of doing things, we treat our servers like pets, for example Bob the mail server. If Bob goes down, it’s all hands on deck. The CEO can’t get his email and it’s the end of the world. In the new way, servers are numbered, like cattle in a herd. For example, www001 to www100. When one server goes down, it’s taken out back, shot, and replaced on the line." - Randy Bias, cloudscaling.com What does it mean to treat our servers as cattle, from a Biblical perspective? We'll take a deep dive into Ancient Hebrew dairy farming practices, an application of Exodus 23:19 to modern server farms, and protecting the Sabbath rest for your servers.

Speakers
GB

Gordon Burgett

Graduated B.S. of Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M 2009 | Taught myself Java & C# for contract projects | Worked at Concur doing C# & VB.Net, Golang, AWS 2011-2015 | Spent 2 years ministering to young professionals in Albania | Currently work for Watermark doing Ruby on Rail... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
West Tower - 211

3:45pm

Ten Talks and Web/Dev Round Table
Tim Simms - Magically Predict What Web Visitors Want!

Have a bunch of web content, and need a way to know what to present to visitors, without sinking to the lowest common denominator? Use magic! =)
(...you and all attendees will also walk away with a cool giveaway!)  Let's have some fun.

To help facilitate the right converstation, these will be pre-assigned groups, based off of your role in IT



Moderators
GB

Gordon Burgett

Graduated B.S. of Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M 2009 | Taught myself Java & C# for contract projects | Worked at Concur doing C# & VB.Net, Golang, AWS 2011-2015 | Spent 2 years ministering to young professionals in Albania | Currently work for Watermark doing Ruby on Rail... Read More →
avatar for Mike Frizzell

Mike Frizzell

Director of External Technology Development, Watermark Community Church
I was born and bred here in the suburbs of Dallas, TX. I grew up in a God-fearing family at a local church – I came to know Christ at a young age. After graduating from Texas A&M (Class of ’04), I followed my dad into the profession of software engineering. I spent just north of a decade in defense (and a short sabbatical in IT consulting) learning to build software systems and run projects... Read More →
avatar for Justin Powell

Justin Powell

Software Developer, Watermark Community Church
Software Developer @ Watermark Community Church for 3 years. Entrepreneur in web software 6 years prior.
avatar for Courtney Stephenson

Courtney Stephenson

Director of Information Technology and Digital Content, Calvary Chapel Melbourne
Courtney Stephenson is the Director of Information Technology and Social Media and has been since March 2016. Prior to this, she was the front end web developer for five years at Calvary Chapel Melbourne.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
West Tower - 211

3:45pm

Social Media/Communications Round Table
Join your Marketing and Communications in a collaboration in a Round Table Format.
Everyone's a presenter and a learner.  Bring your topics to discuss and help set the agenda.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
West Tower - 212

4:45pm

Partner Expo
Visit with CITN Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Partner Expo Area

5:15pm

Dinner - Cook Out with Hutchin's BBQ
Enjoy a Texas Size Cookout … Music, Food, Outdoor Games

2017 Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ Joints In Texas

Opened: 1978 (current location since 1991)
Pitmaster: Tim Hutchins, 36
Method: Oak (brisket only) and pecan; indirect-heat pits
Rating: 4.5

Wood-paneled walls and black and white photographs give the place an old-school country steakhouse vibe. Hutchins gets about a thousand hormone-free briskets a week almost entirely from Aspen Ridge, out of Greeley, Colorado. Cooked over oak and finished with pecan, they are cut to order on a butcher block at the front of the store, yielding black-crusted pink slices that are as spectacular to look at as to eat.

http://hutchinsbbq.com/



Monday October 9, 2017 5:15pm - 9:00pm
Outside

5:45pm

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Monday October 9, 2017 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Outside
 
Tuesday, October 10
 

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Partner Expo Area

8:45am

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:45am - 9:00am
Stage Two

9:00am

Keynote - John Cox
TBA

Speakers
avatar for John Cox

John Cox

COO, RGT Wealth Advisors
John is the acting COO at RGT Wealth Advisors, and the former Executive Pastor at Watermark Community Church.   | | He is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  Before serving at the Ex... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stage Two

10:00am

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards your next event!

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Partner Expo Area

10:00am

Partner Expo
Visit with CITN Partners

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Partner Expo Area

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (A-B) - Mark Rock and Gordon Burgett
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Stage Two

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (C) - Ted Bass
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1-2

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (D-F) - Ben Fifield and Justin Moore
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 3-4

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (G) - Michael Sadowski and Scott Goodger
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 5-6

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (H-I) - Sheldon Strauss and Josh McDonald
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 7-8

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (J-L) - Matt Pugh and Jason Lee
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 9-10

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (M) - Jim Michael and Jeremy Henderson
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 11-12

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (N-P) - Jonathan Smith and Jason Morris
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 13-14

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (Q-R) - Dave Mast and Todd Baughman
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 15-16

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (S) - Travis Phipps and Mark Wampler
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 17-18

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (T-V) - Justin Powell
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 19-20

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (W-Z) - Mike Frizzell
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 21-22

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout - Women (A-L) - Nancy Graham
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
West Tower - 211

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout - Women (M-Z) - Theresa Plucker and Stephanie Johnson
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
West Tower - 212

10:15am

Spiritual Breakouts
We believe that you can't do life alone. During this session conference attendees will participate in groups of 20-25 for a topical discussion of Personal Spiritual Heath in ministry and how to thrive in ministry and personal spiritual growth.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
Rooms 1-22

12:00pm

Lunch - El Paisa
Lunch from El Paisa.

https://www.elpaisacocina.com/

We make our food fresh every morning in our kitchens.  El Paisa takes pride in making "serious tacos" authentic of what you would find at taquerias in Mexico.  The recipes have been handed down through the El Paisa family.


Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Loft

12:00pm

Partner Recognition -- Terabyte Partners
TBA

Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Stage Two

1:15pm

Rock Roundtable
Speakers
avatar for Jon Edmiston

Jon Edmiston

Executive Director, Spark Development Network
Jon an Executive Director at Spark Development Network, creators of Rock RMS - the open Relationship and Church Management System


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 1-2

1:15pm

Discipleship, Data & Metrics
Data and metrics aren’t just for businesses. Every day, we consciously and unconsciously use both to explain events, evaluate progress and tell stories. Data and metrics don’t necessarily give you all the answers and, by themselves, can’t make you better. However, used well, they can help you assess church engagement and measure the intangibles of discipleship. Please join us if you want to discover how data and metrics apply in a church context and how they help you close the gap between the ministry you have today and the ministry you want to become.

Speakers
avatar for David Coons

David Coons

Sr Sales Consultant, Church Community Builder
Enterprise Sales Consultant


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 3-4

1:15pm

End to end Volunteer Application
TBA -

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Stephenson

Courtney Stephenson

Director of Information Technology and Digital Content, Calvary Chapel Melbourne
Courtney Stephenson is the Director of Information Technology and Social Media and has been since March 2016. Prior to this, she was the front end web developer for five years at Calvary Chapel Melbourne.


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 5-6

1:15pm

All things Mac - panel
Got Mac questions? Get Mac answers ... from your peers and MSP's. Bring your questions!

Moderators
avatar for Jason Powell

Jason Powell

TechOps/DataOps Director, Granger Community Church
Founder of the Church IT RoundTable / Church IT Network ... :-) | Jason has been the TechOps Director at Granger Community Church since 2003. Prior to that he was the IT Director for a large school district in IL and prior to that taught high school Physics and AP Physics. Ja... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
West Tower - 2nd North

1:15pm

Exchange to Office 365 (& how to get there with the least amount of pain)
Overview of Exchange Hybrid and Migration to Office 365

Speakers

Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 7-8

1:15pm

IT Security in 2018
IT: Understanding Five Key Information Security Challenges Facing Church IT Directors in 2018

Speakers
avatar for Chris Ritchie

Chris Ritchie

CTO, Ministry Brands
I love technology and solving problems. I have been blessed to apply my gifts to challenges that face ministries today in the ever changing landscape of people, process and technology.


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
West Tower - 3rd South

1:15pm

Optimizing Church Wifi
Technical dive into common problems that plague your Wi-Fi and how to solve them. Intended audience is IT generalists with minimal wi-fi expertise. 

Speakers
avatar for Ian Beyer

Ian Beyer

Network Engineer, Indeed IT/PC Help Services
Certified Wireless Network Professional (Analysis, Design, Security), doing church IT since 2006.


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Stage Two

1:15pm

Tech Volunteers: Proper care and feeding (and finding!)
How do you care for your volunteers?  Grow them?  Find them?  

Speakers
avatar for Benson Hines

Benson Hines

Director of External Mobilization, Watermark Community Church
I’m thrilled to help connect Watermark members to powerful serving opportunities all over the city – and all over the world!I grew up in a Christian family, and my parents and a Sunday school teacher introduced me to Jesus at an early age. But even after years of growth throu... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 19-20

1:15pm

ChOP 101 - Your Church Online with Church Online Platform (Repeat)
You’re called to reach people for Christ through #churchonline. You’re ready. But where do you really start? Join the Life.Church Online team of pastors and developers to learn everything you need to know to launch the Church Online Platform. 

Start with the high-level vision of this powerful tool and then dive in to each of the core features and integrations like streaming, scheduling services, and creating and customizing your online ministry domain, themes, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Burg

Jordan Burg

Open Network Communications Coordinator, Life.Church
Jordan leads the communications and training projects for the Life.Church Open Network. As a digital mission of Life.Church, the Open Network helps pastors and church leaders grow stronger by providing thousands of free resources, training, community, and apps like the Church Onl... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Livingood

Brandon Livingood

Community and Support Leader, Life.Church Open Network
avatar for Amanda Sims

Amanda Sims

Church Online Prayer Team Pastor, Life.Church
Amanda Sims is the Church Online Prayer Team Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bible... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 21-22

1:15pm

From Screen to Living Room (Micro-Site Panel)
Micro-sites. What are they, how do they work and why should you care about them? Come hear from a panel of church leaders who are in various stages of exploring mnistry through Micro-sites and see if this might just be something you need to incorporate in to your ministry strategy in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Online Campus Pastor / Information Technology Director, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Online Campus Pastor and Information Technology Director 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 College with a dual ma... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Adamson

Dave Adamson

Social Media and Online Pastor, North Point Ministries
Dave is the social media and online pastor at North Point in Atlanta where Andy Stanley is senior pastor. Before moving to the US with his wife and three daughters to become a professional Christian, Dave was a TV reporter on one of Australia’s top sports networks. An avid phot... Read More →
avatar for Paul Martel

Paul Martel

Co-Founder, Living As one
Paul Martel is CEO and Co-Founder of Living As One, LLC, an organization focused on strengthening and uniting The Church through improved communication technology and techniques. Paul is a graduate from The University of Texas at Dallas and has professional employment experience... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Merchen

Daniel Merchen

Video Coordinator, Watermark Community Church
avatar for Jan Touchberry

Jan Touchberry

Online Campus Pastor, Christ Fellowship
Jan Touchberry has served in many roles at Christ Fellowship over the 15 years she has been on staff. However, by far her favorite is her work with online ministry in it's various forms since 2010. | | She is wife to John (for 29 years), mom to Lauren, Jenna, Ben & Kira and mom... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 9-10

1:15pm

Next Steps Online
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Jay Kranda

Jay Kranda

Online Campus Pastor, Saddleback Church
Jay Kranda is the Online Campus Pastor at Saddleback Church. Oversees an online community with online and homes groups around the globe. Helps a few organizations with online to offline strategy focusing on deep engagement. Part owner of TVapp.CHURCH which helps get ministries on... Read More →
avatar for David Urzi

David Urzi

Campus Pastor, Seacoast Church
I serve on the team at Seacoast Church, a multi-site church with 13 locations. I oversee 1 physical campus as well as Seacoast Online. Seacoast has been a part of the Church Online experience for many years. We're excited to see how many churches have adapted and worked to get th... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 11-12

1:15pm

I need to advertise for Church Online?
When to use the Google grant program, Google Adwords, and Facebook ads.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hugghins

Chad Hugghins

Marketing/Content Manager, CV North America
Chad is the North American Marketing and Content Manager for Christian Vision. CV is a global, fully-funded non-profit with the mission of reaching a billion people with the Gospel and encouraging them to become true followers of Jesus. | | Chad and his wife, Signe live in Hist... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

User Education/Digital Ministry Strategist, Faithlife/Jen A Miles Consulting
Jennifer is the User Education Team Lead for Faithlife and the owner of Jen A Miles Consulting. Faithlife uses technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible. At Faithlife, Jennifer oversees all of the educational content for using Faithlife’s Bible Study Pr... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 13-14

1:15pm

Reaching Community Beyond Church Walls
Millennials and Generation Z are far less likely to take that first step through the doors of your church, but does that mean they aren’t interested in Jesus? Join the team from Subsplash/The Church App and discover how the power of content delivery and mobile can drive discipleship engagement.

Speakers
Partners

Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 15-16

1:15pm

Integrating with Twilio
Engage your members more effectively through SMS Messaging. We’ll talk through several examples of using Twilio’s SMS and Phone API to create interactive communications, including Severe Weather Alerts, Event Registration, and Password Reset Assistance.

Speakers
avatar for Tyndall Wakham

Tyndall Wakham

Owner, Blackpulp Designs
Blackpulp is like a small, highly specialized, elite team of assassins you'd dee in some heist movie... except we don't kill people, or rob banks. Instead of bombs, we build killer Websites, Mobile Apps, Web Apps, E-Commerce Solutions, Graphics, and that sorta thing. If you need... Read More →

Partners


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
West Tower - 212

1:15pm

Survival Kit: 5 Major Keys For Lasting In Software Development
Working within the constantly changing world of software development can crush many people, and leave many others feeling intimidated or hopeless. In this talk, I will cover 5 keys that will equip new and growing software developers with the tools they need for becoming and staying relevant in software development.

Speakers

Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
West Tower - 211

2:15pm

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards your next event!

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Partner Expo Area

2:30pm

Church Community Builder Roundtable
A users group for current Church Community Builder partners to field questions from our current church partners, as well as giving them the opportunity to see and speak into current and future development.  Because of potential development discussions that may happen, this session is for current church partners only.    For non-partner churches and organizations wanting to learn more about the software and the organization, we recommend the INTRO TO CCB Session Tuesday at 2:30 PM.  Thanks for your understanding.

Speakers
avatar for David Coons

David Coons

Sr Sales Consultant, Church Community Builder
Enterprise Sales Consultant


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 1-2

2:30pm

Ministry Platform Roundtable
Come join us for the MinistryPlatform RoundTable.  This will be a moderated discussion of MinistryPlatform.  Anything could happen here - from a discussion about product enhancements to an amazing new view or just some excellent time with the team!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Kehayias

Chris Kehayias

CEO, ThinkMinistry
Church software enthusiast and MinistryPlatform CEO. Love seeing technology impact the lives of believers and further the mission of Christ's Church!
avatar for Andrea McGough

Andrea McGough

Support/Pre-Implementation, Think Ministry
I love Ministry Platform, our Think Ministry staff, and our community of users!

Partners

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 3-4

2:30pm

Integrating ChMS to HVAC for Energy Savings
Save your church time, energy, and money by integrating your ChMS room schedules to your HVAC system. How much? Come to this workshop, and we'll go over some ways you can estimate your savings. We'll also cover basic features of Events2HVAC, the software that enables this integration. Events2HVAC is compatible with many ChMS, building automation systems, and thermostats -- and we are adding more as quickly as we can. We will discuss compatible systems and present examples of churches using Events2HVAC with different ChMS and HVAC controls. We will finish up the session with a live user demo by Paul Tedder, IT Systems Administrator at Fellowship Greenville in Greenville, SC. Paul will demonstrate how he uses Events2HVAC to control both HVAC and security.


Speakers
avatar for Tonya Russell

Tonya Russell

Efficiency Associate, Streamside Solutions
I hate waste. That's why I'm always the one in my family who eats the leftovers and turns off the lights. It's also the reason that I work to help churches and other organizations stop heating and cooling empty rooms. This waste represents 20-40% of energy use in buildings. Many... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5-6

2:30pm

AV and IT Networking - continued
Join the team from Yamaha to understand why AV Teams are using networks and how to support them.  
With the information from this session, you will be well prepared to work with your AV team on the future of audio and facility communications.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Killianey

Patrick Killianey

Network Applications Engineer & Educator, Yamaha Professional Audio Division
Patrick is Yamaha's specialist in audio networks, teaching, commissioning and supporting projects across the USA and Canada. Some say Patrick is a "Jack of All Trades" with a unique perspective gained by walking in the shoes of many industry roles. He has been a musician, audio... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
West Tower - 212

2:30pm

Office 365 - More than just free email hosting
Showing other tools in the O365 ecosystem and how we see them benefiting churches. Blended communications (SharePoint, Skype, Teams, Stream); Project Mgmt (Planner, Shared OneNote); File Storage (SharePoint, OneDrive, Cloud Attachments); MS Forms, MS Flow, How to train your staff.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

Director of Technology, Enable Ministry Partners
Enable Ministry Partners, Director of Technology


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
West Tower - 2nd North

2:30pm

What you need to know when Outsourcing Development Projects
Lessons learned in Outsourcing Development Projects - Mike Frizzell

Speakers
avatar for Mike Frizzell

Mike Frizzell

Director of External Technology Development, Watermark Community Church
I was born and bred here in the suburbs of Dallas, TX. I grew up in a God-fearing family at a local church – I came to know Christ at a young age. After graduating from Texas A&M (Class of ’04), I followed my dad into the profession of software engineering. I spent just north of a decade in defense (and a short sabbatical in IT consulting) learning to build software systems and run projects... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 19-20

2:30pm

WiFi Q&A Panel
Got WiFi questions? Get WiFi answers from a panel of wifi integrators with experience in the church market and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Beyer

Ian Beyer

Network Engineer, Indeed IT/PC Help Services
Certified Wireless Network Professional (Analysis, Design, Security), doing church IT since 2006.
avatar for Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Senior Network Engineer, BEMA IT Services
I enjoy anything without wires and some things with wires.
avatar for Tom Templin

Tom Templin

Director, Ciber
Talk to me about anything with a green light and a power cord. Or virtual stuff. Primary brands include Ruckus, SonicWALL, Lenovo, HPE, HP, Barracuda, VMware, Veeam, Eaton, APC, Overland, etc.


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stage Two

2:30pm

Delivering Video to Multisites with Living As One
When live video is played for an audience in a hosted environment, the audience’s expectations for video quality and playback reliability are much higher than if they were watching at home or on a mobile device. While production teams are responsible for making the video’s content look good, they rely on I.T. to ensure that video is delivered to all viewing campuses effectively and consistently. This workshop will explore why traditional streaming protocols like RTMP and Zixi are often ineffective for use in these types of environments, and introduce Living As One’s end-to-end resilient video delivery platform which was designed to overcome shortfalls with previous internet streaming methods. Specific tops include a high-level overview of A/V technologies, network QOS for streaming, scalability of distribution, and playback delay recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Martel

Paul Martel

Co-Founder, Living As one
Paul Martel is CEO and Co-Founder of Living As One, LLC, an organization focused on strengthening and uniting The Church through improved communication technology and techniques. Paul is a graduate from The University of Texas at Dallas and has professional employment experience... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 17-18

2:30pm

Building online community through small groups
Join Kaye Golden and Marieno Brisbon to get a sneak-peek from two unique churches on how they do online life groups. This session will cover everything from life group content, leaders, sign-ups, and testimonies. You will see firsthand how to connect and grow your online audience through community.

Speakers
avatar for Marieno Brisbon

Marieno Brisbon

Online Pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro
avatar for Kaye Golden

Kaye Golden

Online Pastor, Redemption Church
Kaye Golden is the Redemption iChurch Pastor. She considers herself an ordinary gal with an extraordinary God! Kaye is passionate about using technology to connect others with God because it allows her to not only disciple & love on people in her community but also people across... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 9-10

2:30pm

ChOP 201 - Do Even More with the Church Online Platform (Repeat)
Go beyond the basics and learn to leverage the platform in ways you didn’t even know existed. The Life.Church Online team—developers of the Church Online Platform—will share advanced functions in the reporting, alerts, volunteer, and prayer request features, and share their best practices for utilizing this technology to reach the world for Christ.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Burg

Jordan Burg

Open Network Communications Coordinator, Life.Church
Jordan leads the communications and training projects for the Life.Church Open Network. As a digital mission of Life.Church, the Open Network helps pastors and church leaders grow stronger by providing thousands of free resources, training, community, and apps like the Church Onl... Read More →
avatar for Steven Roberts

Steven Roberts

Church Online Host Team Pastor, Life.Church
Steven Roberts is the Church Online Host Team Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bibl... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 21-22

2:30pm

Facebook Live and the 'Muliti-campus' Online Ecosystem
Facebook, Periscope, Youtube, Roku, AppleTV. Communications tools or online ministry? Join us as we explore the advantages and challenges facing leaders as they we navigate what happens when online ministry becomes 'multi-campus' through "alternate" platforms.




Moderators
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Online Campus Pastor / Information Technology Director, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Online Campus Pastor and Information Technology Director 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 College with a dual ma... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Adamson

Dave Adamson

Social Media and Online Pastor, North Point Ministries
Dave is the social media and online pastor at North Point in Atlanta where Andy Stanley is senior pastor. Before moving to the US with his wife and three daughters to become a professional Christian, Dave was a TV reporter on one of Australia’s top sports networks. An avid phot... Read More →
avatar for Mac Hill

Mac Hill

Team Lead, Global Support Services, Wowza Media Systems
Mac Hill has served in ministry for 20 years in so many different ways... from lead toilet scrubber to lead pastor. During that time it became clear that Jesus was right... relationship is the key to ministry. People need/want to be and feel connected with one another and to the... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Merchen

Daniel Merchen

Video Coordinator, Watermark Community Church
avatar for Jan Touchberry

Jan Touchberry

Online Campus Pastor, Christ Fellowship
Jan Touchberry has served in many roles at Christ Fellowship over the 15 years she has been on staff. However, by far her favorite is her work with online ministry in it's various forms since 2010. | | She is wife to John (for 29 years), mom to Lauren, Jenna, Ben & Kira and mom... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 11-12

2:30pm

Online Ministry Volunteers/Recruiting
Join us for a Panel discussion about volunteers in Online Ministry.
Hear strategies for Volunteer Roles, Recruiting, and Training from the teams at Chase Oaks, Life.Church and WestSide Family Church

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Abreu

Rafael Abreu

Associate Church Online Pastor, Life.Church
Rafael is the Associate Church Online Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bible App an... Read More →
avatar for Todd Baughman

Todd Baughman

Online Pastor, Chase Oaks Church
Yep, my pics sideways, made ya look :-) | Full time adult ministry guy, part time online guy. Been streaming 3 years, still experimenting. | Let's figure it out together
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Global Innovation Pastor, Westside Family Church
Jason Morris serves Westside Family Church as Global Innovation Pastor, overseeing the church online, global church planting, and bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom.Jason also serves as part of the support team for the Church Online Platform and has helped... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 13-14

2:30pm

The How and Why of Social Media.
Best practices to reach and equip others using your social media accounts.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Smith

Rick Smith

Director of Digital Ministries, Watermark Community Church
I’m a high school drop out, run away, son of an alcoholic, and oldest of four boys! The Lord called me to Himself as a middle school student, but it wouldn’t be until my twenties (and causing a lot of hurt to myself and others) that I would find myself walking in an abiding r... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 7-8

2:30pm

No Ops, No Fear: leveraging platforms as a service to achieve your goals
Have you found yourself wanting to build cool things but you don't have an ops engineer on the team to handle the infrastructure? So have we and that's ok! There's an abundance of resources available that will make having a dev ops resource on your team a thing of the past. We will take a look at how Watermark has gone about tackling this, what tools we've leveraged and what we've learned in the process. Services to be discussed include Heroku, Algolia, Contentful, Sendgrid, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Powell

Justin Powell

Software Developer, Watermark Community Church
Software Developer @ Watermark Community Church for 3 years. Entrepreneur in web software 6 years prior.



Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
West Tower - 211

2:30pm

The Power of Partnership: Using APIs to Increase Engagement and Fuel Ministry
To fully engage in its global mission in the 21st century, the Church needs and deserves best-in-class tech tools. Increasingly, "best in class" means connected ecosystems of APIs and overlapping dependencies. Join Pushpay for a look at how integrations and APIs are changing the way we experience technology, and stick around for a conversation about how they may soon be impacting your ministry as well.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Woodyard

Kent Woodyard

Strategic Account Manager, Pushpay
Passionate about church tech. Five years working in digital giving. Been with Pushpay for a year now heading up partner strategy. Love to talk about APIs, integrations, ChMS, digital giving, and mobile apps.

Partners

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 15-16

3:30pm

Wrap Up / Info about Evening Activity
Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Stage Two

3:30pm

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Partner Expo Area

4:00pm

Buses to the Texas State Fair / Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday afternoon we'll wrap up workshops a little early so we can all participate in the exciting evening activity.

Join a team who will help you win the scavenger hunt, hop on one of the buses and enjoy some Texas size fun at the State Fair.

Transportation to/from the fair and $$ for dinner provided.
(included in the conference registration.)

Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Texas State Fair 3921 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210

5:00pm

Texas State Fair
https://bigtex.com/map/


Tuesday October 10, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Fair Park 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Partner Expo Area

9:00am

IT Ten Talks
10 Minute Max Presentations on tips/tools/tricks you should know about in Church IT

20 great things you should know but possibly don't (Ed Buford)

OneDrive Folder Redirection (Travis Phipps):
 OneDrive for Business is an incredible tool for enabling cloud storage and sharing capabilities for your staff. Imagine how useful it would be if your desktop, documents, pictures, etc. folders were automatically synced to OneDrive. Imagine migrating users to a new machine without copying any user data manually. Oh, did we mention this works on PC and Mac both?

 KnowBe4 (Elliott Wood): Human error. Conquered. Would you like to test your staff’s ability to spot phishing attempts and ensure they have the knowledge and tools necessary to avoid falling for it? KnowBe4 will test your team with real-world phishing messages and allow you to track who falls victim and then offer ongoing training to the users who need it most.

 NoMAD (David Cintron & Doran Woods): The power of AD – With none of the bind. We’ll show the benefits of the open source NoMAD utility for managing Mac users connecting to Windows-based network resources without binding Macs to AD.

 Cloudberry (James Grissom): Cloudberry is software that empowers onsite and offsite backup including image-level backups, VMware/Hyper-V backups, and good ole file-level backups as well. You provide your own cloud storage subscription from Backblaze, Amazon, Azure, or many others. Imagine replacing Crashplan ProE with cloud-backed storage and no annual cost increases.

IT Risk Management (Jonathan Smith)


Speakers
avatar for David Cintron

David Cintron

Service Desk, Enable Resource Group
avatar for James Grissom

James Grissom

Senior Engineer, Enable Ministry Partners
Enable Ministry Partners (Solerant), Sr. Engineer. | I started my IT career in network applications, moved on to Systems Administration, then Network Administration, and finally into management. I now work with a wonderful ministry partner helping churches get the most bang for... Read More →
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

Director of Technology, Enable Ministry Partners
Enable Ministry Partners, Director of Technology
avatar for Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Director of Technology, Faith Ministries
Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, author, traveler, space nut, professional geek. I lead a pretty boring life.
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 15 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 te... Read More →


NoMAD pdf

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Stage Two

9:00am

Church Online Platform: Automations, Triggers, and Tips
Get technical with the Church Online Platform team and learn how to leverage automations, triggers, workflows, and other customizations in your online ministry.

Hear specific examples and use-cases from the Life.Church Online team and others churches using the platform, and come ready with questions and ideas to discuss!

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Burg

Jordan Burg

Open Network Communications Coordinator, Life.Church
Jordan leads the communications and training projects for the Life.Church Open Network. As a digital mission of Life.Church, the Open Network helps pastors and church leaders grow stronger by providing thousands of free resources, training, community, and apps like the Church Onl... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Hummel

Adrian Hummel

Church Online Marketing Leader, Life.Church
Adrian Hummel is the Church Online Marketing Leader at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bible... Read More →
avatar for Scott Lesser

Scott Lesser

Open Network Senior Developer, Life.Church
Scott is a developer on the Life.Church Open Network team. As a digital mission of Life.Church, the Open Network helps pastors and church leaders grow stronger by providing thousands of free resources, training, community, and apps like the Church Online Platform. Meeting in 27 p... Read More →

Partners

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
West Tower - 212

9:00am

We have online ministry … now what?
Your mission was to get your church's service streaming online, you did it. This was only the beginning, now let's talk about what it is to go from simply streaming to being a church, online. We'll also talk about creating environments for volunteers on site and using that space to bring awareness to your Online Experience.

Speakers
avatar for David Urzi

David Urzi

Campus Pastor, Seacoast Church
I serve on the team at Seacoast Church, a multi-site church with 13 locations. I oversee 1 physical campus as well as Seacoast Online. Seacoast has been a part of the Church Online experience for many years. We're excited to see how many churches have adapted and worked to get th... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
West Tower - 2nd North

9:00am

What's Next with online Ministry
A discussion on what we see on the horizon for online ministry.
Topics we'd like to talk about with you (bring your thoughts too) on what to concentrate your online ministry for the years ahead:
  • 360º Video
  • AR/VR
  • Geolocation service opportunities
  • Strategic AI
  • Bot Augmented Discpleship
  • Audience fragmentation
  • Content commoditization
  • Church Collaboration through tech
  • Whatever Google announces right before!!!
Here's the Zuck video:

https://youtu.be/MRZVQWGijLw?t=12m32s



Speakers
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Global Innovation Pastor, Westside Family Church
Jason Morris serves Westside Family Church as Global Innovation Pastor, overseeing the church online, global church planting, and bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom.Jason also serves as part of the support team for the Church Online Platform and has helped... Read More →
avatar for Nils Smith

Nils Smith

Chief Strategist Social Media+Innovation, Dunham+Company
Nils is the Chief Strategist of Social Media & Innovation at Dunham+Company bringing a vast amount of experience helping nonprofit organizations grow their social media reach and impact. | | Prior to joining Dunham+Company, Nils served as the Innovation Pastor at Community Bi... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
West Tower - 3rd North

9:00am

Analytics and Tracking User Engagement
How do I know if I'm accomplishing my goals with digital ministry?

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hugghins

Chad Hugghins

Marketing/Content Manager, CV North America
Chad is the North American Marketing and Content Manager for Christian Vision. CV is a global, fully-funded non-profit with the mission of reaching a billion people with the Gospel and encouraging them to become true followers of Jesus. | | Chad and his wife, Signe live in Hist... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

User Education/Digital Ministry Strategist, Faithlife/Jen A Miles Consulting
Jennifer is the User Education Team Lead for Faithlife and the owner of Jen A Miles Consulting. Faithlife uses technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible. At Faithlife, Jennifer oversees all of the educational content for using Faithlife’s Bible Study Pr... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
West Tower - 3rd South

9:00am

Convincing your Pastor to Use Social Media
Many of us face the challengnes of how to encourage Pastors to use the latest technologies. Learn techniques on how to encourage them to not fear technology, but embrace it.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Sullivan

Sarah Sullivan

Social Media Coordinator & Digital Content Associate, Calvary Chapel Melbourne


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
West Tower - 306

9:00am

Cloud security best practices

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
West Tower - 211

10:00am

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards your next event!

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Partner Expo Area

10:10am

IT RoundTable (Get your last questions answered)
Here's one last opportunity to ask your peers your still burning IT questions :-)

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
West Tower - 3rd North

10:10am

Save $1000's with TechSoup ... seriously!
Gayle Samuelson Carpentier, Chief Business Development Officer, TechSoup, guides you through the rich array of donated and discounted resources waiting for all religious organizations. Learn how to use these programs effectively and maximize your ability to improve your organizations infrastructure at pennies on the dollar!

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Samuelson Carpentier

Gayle Samuelson Carpentier

Chief Business Development Officer, TechSoup
Looking for insights about how to better build your infrastructure? Get access to great software/hardware/services to power your Church? Attend the TechSoup sessions on Wednesday morning, October 11 or find me on site during the conference! See you in Dallas!

Partners

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
West Tower - 3rd South

10:10am

Focus Group: Improving CITN for the Future
This is our 11th year hosting events. Join a dialogue about what's working well and what could be improved as we consider the future. We'd love to hear your input as we start planning for 2018.

Moderators
avatar for Jason Powell

Jason Powell

TechOps/DataOps Director, Granger Community Church
Founder of the Church IT RoundTable / Church IT Network ... :-) | Jason has been the TechOps Director at Granger Community Church since 2003. Prior to that he was the IT Director for a large school district in IL and prior to that taught high school Physics and AP Physics. Ja... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
West Tower - 2nd North

10:10am

Online Ministry Q&A Panel
Submit your questions during the event to be answered by a panel [Link To Be Provided]. Panelists are Online Ministry leaders from organziations all over the country of various 'flavors' of online and church sizes.

Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Henderson

Jeremy Henderson

iCampus Pastor, Lake Pointe Church
Jeremy is the Internet Campus Pastor at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. He seeks to glorify God by sharing the gospel through teaching, equipping, leadership and effective communication and is passionate about connecting new people through technology. Jeremy is married to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Todd Baughman

Todd Baughman

Online Pastor, Chase Oaks Church
Yep, my pics sideways, made ya look :-) | Full time adult ministry guy, part time online guy. Been streaming 3 years, still experimenting. | Let's figure it out together
avatar for Alan George

Alan George

Church Online Pastor, Life.Church
Alan George is the Church Online Pastor at Life.Church. With 27 physical locations and Church Online, Life.Church is one church in multiple locations across the United States and around the world. In addition to Church Online, Life.Church develops the YouVersion Bible App and giv... Read More →
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Online Campus Pastor / Information Technology Director, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Online Campus Pastor and Information Technology Director 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 College with a dual ma... Read More →
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Global Innovation Pastor, Westside Family Church
Jason Morris serves Westside Family Church as Global Innovation Pastor, overseeing the church online, global church planting, and bringing new ideas and creativity to expand God's Kingdom.Jason also serves as part of the support team for the Church Online Platform and has helped... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

iCampus Associate, Lake Pointe Church
Jessica Taylor is the iCampus Associate of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, TX. She seeks to glorify God through the ministry of God's Word and the Gospel of His Son. She is passionate about meeting clients in their comfort zone and inviting them into vibrant online community, byp... Read More →
avatar for Jan Touchberry

Jan Touchberry

Online Campus Pastor, Christ Fellowship
Jan Touchberry has served in many roles at Christ Fellowship over the 15 years she has been on staff. However, by far her favorite is her work with online ministry in it's various forms since 2010. | | She is wife to John (for 29 years), mom to Lauren, Jenna, Ben & Kira and mom... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:10am - 11:10am
West Tower - 4th North

11:10am

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards your next event!

Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:10am - 11:20am
Partner Expo Area

11:20am

Worship and Keynote - Todd Wagner / Shane and Shane
TBA

Speakers
Artists

Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:20am - 12:20pm
Main Auditorium

12:20pm

Wrap Up & Giveaways
Event Wrap-up and Prizes "#prizepatrol

****MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN**** 
  • TBA
****MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN****
"

Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:20pm - 12:45pm
Main Auditorium

12:45pm

Lunch - (Grab and Go or Stick Around - In & Out Burger Food Truck)
Grab a burger and stick around or get on the road home.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Outside

1:30pm

After Party - Optional Building Tour
Come take a look behind the scenes of the Watermark Dallas Campus.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Director of Technology, Watermark Community Church
Scott has been the Director of IT at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas since 2006. During that time Watermark has grown from a church of 1200 people meeting in a high school auditorium to a multi-campus church with over 14,000 in weekly attendance. Before coming to Wate... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Main Auditorium