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Monday, October 21
 

10:45am

What IT staff needs to know about Accounting, and what Accounting staff needs to know about IT
The session will cover a number of topics that will be helpful to IT staff when communicating with members of the accounting department. In addition, the session will provide information that IT staff can use to educate the accounting staff about their IT needs.

Speakers
avatar for Alfred Johnson

Alfred Johnson

Financials Product Owner, Shelby Systems, Inc.
Alfred E. Johnson, Jr.Financials Product Owner, Shelby Systems, Inc. Alfred Johnson, Financials Product Owner for Shelby Systems, Inc., spent 8 years as an independent consultant for Shelby Systems and the last 16 years as part of Shelby Systems’ leadership team.  His past experience... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
B149

10:45am

Church Cyber Security
Churches are a ripe targets for hackers. They store lots of data and aren't as obsessed with security as the corporate world is. What do you need to know to be prepared? Getting hit by a cyber-threat isn't a matter of if, but when. Come learn what church leaders and technology professionals need to know to be good stewards of their data.

Speakers
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.



Monday October 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
B251

10:45am

The ABC's of the Alphabet Soup of Compliance - PII, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA for churches
What does compliance have to do with ministry? How do the different regulations relate and overlap? What responsibilities do churches have to be compliant (or to follow the best practices of compliance)? Beyond the legalities, what ethical obligations do churches have? We'll delve into these questions in this interactive session.

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 16 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 tech... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
B153

10:45am

How to Deal with Difficult People
Let's face it. Sometimes, we have to deal with someone who's just really difficult. Perhaps they're demanding, complaining, or tyrannical. Maybe they act inappropriately or they're dishonest. Regardless, they're just difficult and yet, they may be a church staff person or a member. In this session, you'll learn valuable techniques for dealing effectively with challenging people. You'll learn how to deal with someone who's always complaining and never satisfied, someone who is dishonest, someone who is verbally abusive, someone who is threatening, and other types of difficult people. (You know the type, right?) You'll learn how to say no without alienating the other person. You'll also learn when it's appropriate to terminate the relationship and how to do so respectfully. You'll probably never be able to avoid difficult people entirely, but you certainly can learn how to manage them positively.

Speakers
avatar for Don Crawley

Don Crawley

President, Crawley International, Inc.
The author of seven books for IT people, Don informs IT audiences worldwide on how to enhance IT customer service with compassion and respect.


Monday October 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
B158

1:00pm

Gigachurch Roundtable
Roundtable discussion for churches over 10k in weekend attendance

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Vance

Tyler Vance

CTL Information Technology, Life.Church
Tyler leads the Information Technology team at Life.Church that equips staff members across 34 locations with the technology needed to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Tyler is passionate about leveraging technology to see lives changed and giving volunteers... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B158

1:00pm

Open Topic Roundtable (Elliot)
Roundtable discussions…bring your questions to ask your peers.

Speakers
CE

Collin Elliott

Christ Chapel


Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B260

1:00pm

Open Topic Roundtable (Guy)
Roundtable discussions…bring your questions to ask your peers.

Speakers
CG

Clif Guy

Church of the Resurrection


Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B221

1:00pm

Open Topic Roundtable (Henderson)
Roundtable discussions…bring your questions to ask your peers.

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B261

1:00pm

Open Topic Roundtable (Johnson)
Roundtable discussions…bring your questions to ask your peers.

Speakers
SJ

Stephanie Johnson

College Park Church


Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B223

1:00pm

Open Topic Roundtable (Moore)
Roundtable discussions…bring your questions to ask your peers.

Speakers
JM

Justin Moore

Granger Community Church


Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B225

1:00pm

Open Topic Roundtable (Nicholaou)
Roundtable discussions…bring your questions to ask your peers.

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B227

1:00pm

Open Topic Roundtable (Visconti)
Roundtable discussions…bring your questions to ask your peers.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Visconti

Tony Visconti

Digital Ministry Manager, College Church
I’ve worked for eight years in Church IT, but also as a member of various teams including communications, finance and volunteer mobilization. My background is in computer science, but my passion is people. My immediate family includes my wife, Kristin, and our son Pearson (2).


Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B259

2:45pm

Security Awareness For Your Organization
A discussion of phishing scams, password security, reporting protocols, and various ways to help secure your organization from outside threats.

Speakers
avatar for Mark White

Mark White

Director of Product Strategy, Ministry Brands


Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B251

4:00pm

Gloo: Big Data & Trust in the Church
After interviewing over 2,000 organizations, Gloo's founder identified a simple concept: the Church does not need more technology. It needs interoperability. It needs purpose driven data. It needs the ability to turn consumers into contributors. And thus, Gloo set out to develop a platform that does just that. We will dive into what we are learning as big data and machine learning enters ministries in revolutionary ways and how ministries are making it practical.

Speakers
avatar for Steele Billings

Steele Billings

Big Data Strategist, Gloo
Founded by the leaders behind Blockbuster, Boston Market, Ancestry.com, and HomeAdvisor (to name a few), Gloo is on a mission to power what wants to happen in the faith ecosystem. A common platform is missing and it is causing churches to miss out on the very things that modern organizations... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
B251
 
Tuesday, October 22
 

2:45pm

Intentional Facility Stewardship via Technology
Every one of our churches have a facility. That means that God has entrusted them to us to steward. There is obviously physical work that must be performed by human beings, but those personnel can do their roles more efficiently and effectively with the right kind of technology. From software to apps to IoT integrations, Church Facility Management is no longer a "paper and pencil" initiative. Technology is your friend!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Cool

Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer, Cool Solutions Group


Tuesday October 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B256

2:45pm

Technology Infrastructure Planning: Take your Network to the Next Level!
Its hard to think about the future when your battling the things of the past and present. At Lake Pointe, we created a 7 year infrastructure sustainability plan. It stabilized our budget, and better helps us plan for the future. Come learn how easy it is to get started and have an infrastructure that is designed to support future ministry!

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Burt

Stuart Burt

Director of Innovation and Technology, Lake Pointe Church


Tuesday October 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B253

2:45pm

Project Management Q & A
Let's have a conversation about projects:

How do you get leadership and ministry buy in?
How do you finish a project well, before moving on to the next thing?
How do you manage scope change within your project budget?
What tools are you using to manage your projects?

Speakers
avatar for Jared Barden

Jared Barden

IT Project Manager, NewSpring Church


Tuesday October 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B149

2:45pm

Developing a mobile strategy
While each organization might have a mobile application, they are typically nothing more than a mirror of their website. Because of this, many churches members see little value in the application. In this session, we will discuss how to develop an application that will change the way your church functions and place your application on the main section of your members mobile devices.



Speakers
avatar for Scott Pleasants

Scott Pleasants

CIO | Creative Technology Entrepreneur, Thomas Road Baptist Church
Scott Pleasants is a seasoned technology visionary with experience in commercializing and growing successful products, brands and teams. Because he works best at a cruising altitude of 100,000 feet, Scott has an eye for seeing things not as they are, but rather what they can become... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B158

2:45pm

House Church, Microlocations & Church Online
Is your church interested in expanding it's circle of influence? While the most common expression of church in larger buildings, church can potentially look much different across the country and around the world. Micro-locations, House Church, Watch Parties... Church Online opens the potential to decentralize ministry, birthing smaller physical locations. Come learn KC Underground's Rob Wegner and others while we explore what church looks like on the micro, and how Church Online gives you a phenomenal opportunity to grow big by going small.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Consultant, Church Online Fanboy, THECHURCH.DIGITAL

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Sansom

Tyler Sansom

Engagement Pastor, First Capital Christian Church
Tyler Sansom is the Engagement Pastor at First Capital Christian Church in Corydon, IN (right outside of Louisville, KY.) He is the lead over the Church Anywhere initiative!
avatar for Rob Wegner

Rob Wegner

KC Underground
Rob Wegner served as a teaching pastor at Granger Community Church in Granger, Indiana, for 21 years, and four years at Westside Family Church in Kansas City. Currently he is planting the Kansas City Underground, a decentralized network of reproducing disciples, microchurches and... Read More →



Tuesday October 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B200

4:00pm

Gloo: Big Data & Trust in the Church
After interviewing over 2,000 organizations, Gloo's founder identified a simple concept: the Church does not need more technology. It needs interoperability. It needs purpose driven data. It needs the ability to turn consumers into contributors. And thus, Gloo set out to develop a platform that does just that. We will dive into what we are learning as big data and machine learning enters ministries in revolutionary ways and how ministries are making it practical.

Speakers
avatar for Steele Billings

Steele Billings

Big Data Strategist, Gloo
Founded by the leaders behind Blockbuster, Boston Market, Ancestry.com, and HomeAdvisor (to name a few), Gloo is on a mission to power what wants to happen in the faith ecosystem. A common platform is missing and it is causing churches to miss out on the very things that modern organizations... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B256

4:00pm

3 Strategies for Data Privacy
We worry about Google and Facebook and other corporations having our personal identities…and we use them in spite of knowing that they are making money off of our information.  But our churches have thousands of personal information, and we may be held to a HIGHER standard of protection than those corporations.  How much time do we spend thinking about our responsibility for the personal information that we are responsible for?  That is why we’re talking about these 3 strategies to protect your people and maintain their trust.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Huff

Chris Huff

Director of Technology, 12Stone Church
I have a 95 year old grandmother and a 16 year old granddaughter. Do the math. I love sailing and boating but don't get to go often. I helped write a book this year, but can't seem to publish another blog post. We're doing some fun things with MP, like building a multi-domain CMS... Read More →



Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B158

4:00pm

Are you solving the right problem?
Have you ever spent hours implementing a solution only to find out you weren't solving the right problem? Avoid the frustration and miscommunication that happens when we start with assumptions about the solution without first agreeing on the problem.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Bass

Ted Bass

Systems Engineer/Strategy Consultant, Enable Ministry Partners


Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B149

4:00pm

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: MOVING THE CHURCH INTO A 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE.
Companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft have a unique work culture that inspires creativity with increased productivity. Many churches today struggle to grasp these core concepts that are cultivating community in the workplace. In this session, you will discover how the workplace of the future blurs the lines between digital and physical space. You will learn some of the best practices of productivity and collaboration solutions that will enable your people to work with partners and coworkers whenever and wherever they need.

This ‘new work’ is fueled by tools that improve your internal operations and help your teams to communicate much faster, more transparently and more intensely across the organization. Increasing productivity within weeks and at the same time ensuring the highest IT security standards, requires cloud-based solutions to be scalable, the best in their class and simultaneously an ideal fit to your operational needs.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Pleasants

Scott Pleasants

CIO | Creative Technology Entrepreneur, Thomas Road Baptist Church
Scott Pleasants is a seasoned technology visionary with experience in commercializing and growing successful products, brands and teams. Because he works best at a cruising altitude of 100,000 feet, Scott has an eye for seeing things not as they are, but rather what they can become... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B253

4:00pm

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? - Optimize or Replace your ChMS?
At Enable, we're often invited to help churches choose a new ChMS. But new requires a lot of effort and work that may just trade one set of problems for a new set of problems. How can your church staff assess whether new is really better or whether you're better off focusing on revamping their ministry processes to enable better ministry with their current tools.

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 16 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 tech... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B257
 
Wednesday, October 23
 

10:15am

Are You Chasing Ideas or Executing Projects?
Have you ever been sitting in a meeting and someone throws out an idea and before you know it, you find yourself in charge of that idea and getting it done? Or maybe you volunteered for it. You are all excited and you leave the meeting and begin to realize you have just signed yourself up for a project, or did you? We are going to define a project (versus an idea) and equip you with the right questions to ask to maximize your success.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Huff

Chris Huff

Director of Technology, 12Stone Church
I have a 95 year old grandmother and a 16 year old granddaughter. Do the math. I love sailing and boating but don't get to go often. I helped write a book this year, but can't seem to publish another blog post. We're doing some fun things with MP, like building a multi-domain CMS... Read More →



Wednesday October 23, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
B149

10:15am

NewSpring IT's staffing journey over the last 5 years
IT at NewSpring has been a crazy ride over the last 5 years. Our church as a whole was been through some major changes which translates to changes to our team. Our team went from a peak of 15(in 2014) down to 7 today.

In this session I will discuss:
- How our team has walked through those changes
- Our Approach to staffing throughout the years
- Current challenges we have been facing this year
- Our approach to adding another team member this year

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

IT Director, NewSpring Church
I get to be a part of guiding technology at NewSpring Church . I have been on staff since 2008 and love everything about it. It's amazing getting to work in something I love (IT) for a church I love (NewSpring) . I am married and have two boys (8 and 10).


Wednesday October 23, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
B158

11:30am

Effective Time Management
There is always too much to do and never enough time. How do you accomplish your objectives while also balancing life in line with biblical priorities? How do you manage/handle people so that you are effective with your time? We will talk about gaining control of your schedule, doing more with the time you have, distinguishing being effective from being busy, controlling interruptions and better communication.

Speakers
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.



Wednesday October 23, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
B252