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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
TBA

7:00pm

Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet. Let's hang out and eat some pizza, while catching up with old and new friends.

Sunday October 8, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA

7:45pm

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

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

8:00am

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

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Monday October 9, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
TBA

8:45am

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Monday October 9, 2017 8:45am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Worship & Keynote
TBA

Monday October 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

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 ... 'nuf said? ;-) 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 Phys... 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
TBA

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
TBA

10:00am

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

Monday October 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

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

Monday October 9, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
TBA

10:45am

Fellowship One
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
TBA

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
TBA

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
avatar for Ben Fifield

Ben Fifield

Network Systems Administrator, Northwoods Community Church
SysAdmin @ Northwoods Community Church


Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

10:45am

Why AV Teams Want Networked Infrastructure
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
TBA

10:45am

How to lead in your marriage while working in ministry
How to lead in your marriage while working in ministry

Speakers
avatar for scott kedersha

scott kedersha

Director of Premarital and Newly Married Ministries, Watermark Community Church
Follower of Jesus Christ, husband to Kristen, daddy to four boys (Duncan, Drew, Carson, and Lincoln), pastor to engaged and seriously dating couples at Watermark, (overly) proud graduate of Wake Forest University.In my job here on staff, I help prepare couples that are seriously dating and/or engaged for marriage. 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.Besides my incredible wife and family, my favorite things in life are my community group, the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, reading, college football, and raising boys who I hope will leave behind a legacy of Christlikeness.The first 24 years of my life were marked by academic, relational, and professional success. Those years were also marked by incredible loneliness and worship of anything other than God. My decisions brought me to a point of desperation and God brought some key people into my life at exactly the right time. Life dramatically changed for me in 1998 when I placed my faith and trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.Around that same time, I met Kristen... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBA

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
TBA

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. While small fragments of our community still refuse to acknowledge the existence of Unicorns, the truth is that Unicorns are taking the 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.

Speakers
SS

Sam Smith

Design Engineer at Intuit


Monday October 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunch - Chick-Fil-A

Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Stage Two

12:30pm

Partner Recognition -- Petabyte Partners
TBA

Monday October 9, 2017 12:30pm - 12:45pm
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

1:15pm

Biblical confession in the midst technology driven culture
In this workshop, Ryan Nixon 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


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

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Todd Baughman

Todd Baughman

Online Pastor, Chase Oaks Church
Full time adult ministry guy, part time online guy. Been streaming 3 years, still trying to figure it out. Let's figure it out together


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

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
TBA

2:15pm

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

Monday October 9, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

2:30pm

Introduction to CCB
This would be a full demonstration of Church Community Builder, from vision and focus to specific functionality.

Speakers
avatar for David Coons

David Coons

Sr Sales Consultant, Church Community Builder
Enterprise Sales Consultant


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

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
TBA

2:30pm

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

Chris Green

Director of Technology, BEMA Information Technologies LLC
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
TBA

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
JM

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
TBA

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
TBA

2:30pm

Getting things done
Getting things done (Joe Daly and Greg Crooks)


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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 →


Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

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, 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, and ultimately to creating more engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Simms

Tim Simms

Director, Technology & Internet Services, Bridgeway Community Church
I wish I was a little bit taller...

Partners

Monday October 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

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
TBA

3:30pm

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

Monday October 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA

3:30pm

Partner Expo
Visit with CITN Partners

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

3:45pm

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

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

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
TBA

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
TBA

3:45pm

Online Ministry Round Table
Participate in this open discussion of all things Online Ministry. Join your peers to create the agenda in the session and then vote on the order of the topics to discuss.

Moderators
Monday October 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
TBA

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
TBA

3:45pm

Rules of Engagement – Engaging live viewers
Chat, Volunteer Chat, Prayer Button, Accepting Christ  (what do you do live)

Speakers
avatar for Todd Baughman

Todd Baughman

Online Pastor, Chase Oaks Church
Full time adult ministry guy, part time online guy. Been streaming 3 years, still trying to figure it out. 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
TBA

3:45pm

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

Moderators
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
TBA

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
TBA

4:45pm

Partner Expo
Visit with CITN Partners

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

5:15pm

Dinner - Cook Out
Enjoy a Texas Size Cookout … On Campus Music, Bonfire, Outdoor Games

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

5:45pm

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

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

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

8:45am

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

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

9:00am

Keynote
TBA

Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

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

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
TBA

10:00am

Partner Expo
Visit with CITN Partners

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

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
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch - TBA
Lunch from TBA


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

12:00pm

Partner Recognition -- Terabyte Partners
TBA

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

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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 ... 'nuf said? ;-) 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 Phys... Read More →

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

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
TBA

1:15pm

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

Speakers
MW

Mark White

Shelby, Inc.


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

1:15pm

Optimizing Church Wifi
Technical dive into common wifi problems and how to solve them

Speakers
IB

Ian Beyer

Chief cook and bottle washer, Free Range LLC


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

1:15pm

The role of technology in our Multicutural World - Leading a multicutrual team
The role of technology in our Multicutural World - Leading a multicutrual team

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

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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 →


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

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
TBA

2:15pm

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

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

Church Community Builder Roundtable
A CCB user's group to discuss current questions and issues from our church partners, as well as giving them the opportunity to see and speak into current and future development.

Speakers
avatar for David Coons

David Coons

Sr Sales Consultant, Church Community Builder
Enterprise Sales Consultant


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

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 enhanecments 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!

Partners

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

Integrating ChMS to HVAC for Energy Savings
Save your church energy, time, 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 from Fellowship Greenville. Paul will demonstrate how he uses Events2HVAC to control both HVAC and security.


Speakers
avatar for Tonya Russell

Tonya Russell

Sales and Marketing Manager, 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 encourage facility managers to stop heating and cooling empty rooms. In many cases this waste represents 20-40% of energy use in buildings... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

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
TBA

2:30pm

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

Moderators
avatar for Jason Powell

Jason Powell

TechOps/DataOps Director, Granger Community Church
Founder of the Church IT RoundTable / Church IT Network ... 'nuf said? ;-) 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 Phys... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

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
TBA

2:30pm

Lessons learned in 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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
Full time adult ministry guy, part time online guy. Been streaming 3 years, still trying to figure it out. 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
TBA

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
TBA

2:30pm

Empowering Your Staff with Forms
Forms. Who wants to create and maintain a whole bunch of files that never get updated.  Enter a solution: PowerForms.  A simple way to create editable forms that your staff can maintain and edit themselves

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 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

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

3:30pm

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA

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 - 10:00pm
Texas State Fair 3921 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

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

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

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
TBA

9:00am

We have online ministry … now what?
So your mission was to get your church's service streaming online, you did it. This was only the beginning of an endevour, now let's help put some wheels on it. In this session we will talk over what it is to go from simply streaming to connecting and ministering to those attending online.  

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
TBA

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):
  • 360º Video
  • AR
  • Geolocation service opportunities
  • Strategic AI
  • Bot Augmented Discpleship
  • Audience fragmentation
  • Content commoditization
  • Church Collaboration through tech
  • Whatever Google announces right before!!!



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
TBA

9:00am

Analytics and Tracking user Engagment
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 →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

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
SS

Sarah Sullivan

Social Media at Calvary Chapel Melbourne


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

9:00am

Web/Dev Ten Talks
Tim Simms - Magically predict what web visitors want

Speakers
avatar for Tim Simms

Tim Simms

Director, Technology & Internet Services, Bridgeway Community Church
I wish I was a little bit taller...


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

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

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
TBA

10:15am

Navigating the World of Donated and Discounted Technology – TechSoup and Beyond
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
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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!


Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
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10:15am

Session 8 - IT Track Workshop 2
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Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
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10:15am

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
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Todd Baughman

Online Pastor, Chase Oaks Church
Full time adult ministry guy, part time online guy. Been streaming 3 years, still trying to figure it out. Let's figure it out together
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 10:15am - 11:30am
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11:30am

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

Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am
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11:45am

Keynote
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Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
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12:30pm

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

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:30pm - 12:45pm
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12:45pm

Lunch - (Grab and Go or Stick Around - Box Lunch)
Box Lunch and Stick around Get on the Road Home

Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
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1:30pm

After Party - Optional Building Tour
Moderators
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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
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