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Monday, October 21
 

10:45am

Redefining Your Why? (Defining the Strategies of Church Online)
Churches are broadcasting our services each week, but to what end? We've got thousands of people watching, but what's next? To kick off our Online Ministry Breakout Track we're bringing together church leaders, like you, who have created different, yet effective, strategies for their Church Online. God's given us people online to disciple, to shepherd, to minister to. Let's do it.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Consultant, Church Online Fanboy, THECHURCH.DIGITAL

Speakers
avatar for Randy Greene

Randy Greene

Digital Media Specialist, Church of the Resurrection
Randall J. Greene is a digital marketing strategist who works closely with churches and other missional organizations. He has an M.A. in Theological Studies from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and is the lead for digital communications at the United Methodist Church of the... 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 many... Read More →
avatar for Jan Bryan Touchberry

Jan Bryan Touchberry

Online Campus Pastor, Christ Fellowship
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!



Monday October 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
B200

1:00pm

5 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Website
Our websites are powerful tools for helping our communities become more deeply engaged in the life of the church, but often they don’t live up to this promise because the sites themselves distract from the mission of the church. We’ll discuss 5 simple tricks you can put into practice today to help your website’s user experience better connect your people into your church.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Greene

Randy Greene

Digital Media Specialist, Church of the Resurrection
Randall J. Greene is a digital marketing strategist who works closely with churches and other missional organizations. He has an M.A. in Theological Studies from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and is the lead for digital communications at the United Methodist Church of the... Read More →



Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B149

1:00pm

Analytics of Church Online
How do you know that your church online is successful. Analytics are a great place to start. But what do the analytics mean? Which ones should you be watching? Come learn how your strategy influences the analytics you watch.

Moderators
avatar for Frank Grand

Frank Grand

Web Director, NewSpring Church
I'm a military brat who claims Louisiana as my home state (Geaux Tigers!). My wife, Meagan, and I haved lived in Anderson, SC for the last 12+ years and love spending time with our 4 kids. I'm an avid home brewer (should I claim that at a Church conference??), love reading, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Fedor

David Fedor

Engineering Director, Life.Church
My team runs the Church Online Platform, as well as the Open Network website where any church can download free ministry resources. My background is in software development; I love getting to serve the global church with high quality software, for free.
avatar for Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

Digital Ministry & Discipleship Strategist, Church Best Practices
Jennifer has been in the digital ministry space for 10 years. She’s worked with almost 70 church online and social ministry organizations helping them create a marketing, content and analytics strategy for outreach and discipleship. She has a background in project management, systems... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B200

1:00pm

The Church Online Primer
Starting out with Church Online? Don't know where to start? Here you go. Our primer will hit up the technical aspects of running a broadcast as well as the pastoral aspects needed to shepherd and disciple someone online.
Here are some questions we intend to answer during the session.How can you make your production content really good online? Audio, video, lighting...
Why should you do more than FB or YT live?
What to do before or after service?
How to grow the online viewership?
Where can I find good resources?
What are the mindsets that make it possible to disciple people in/from the online space?
What are the steps/processes and resources/tools needed to accomplish that?
How to grow an online community?
What are the top 3 to do's outside of Sunday? How to foster relationships that cultivate volunteer growth?

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Roselius

Nicholas Roselius

Director of Operations, Stream Monkey
I am a former church video director and I currently work to provide churches an awesome streaming service. I'm a big Star Wars fan!Stream Monkey is an online video company focused on simplifying the way users share, connect, and engage with their audience. Stream Monkey’s online... Read More →
avatar for Desrae Richter

Desrae Richter

Westside Family Church // Ro 12 Business Solutions, LLC
Desrae is all about passion, potential, and purpose. A few years ago she was convicted to create and share the journey of her own personal identify in Christ into a physical tangible existence beyond normal every day living. She has cultivated the principals derived from Romans... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B229

1:00pm

When to Hit the Reset Button
Did you start streaming services, then you weren't sure what the next step was so you lost your way a bit? Maybe you've had online ministry going for awhile but it's lost it's vision?Sometimes it's better to just start over, and set it up the right way. Let's talk about when it's time to pull that trigger.

Speakers
avatar for David Urzi

David Urzi

Communications Director
David has served in the Online Ministry community for a number of years. Serving first as Online Campus Pastor at Seacoast Church (seaccoast.org) and now serving as Communications Director at Cape First Church, a multi-site church in Southeast Missouri. David loves finding order by... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B231

2:45pm

Your Church as a Platform
Platforms exist to turn consumers into contributors. Traditionally, churches have relied on delivering value through a pipeline model, but platforms are changing the world. Think Airbnb and Uber. Let's examine how ministries are challenging the traditional "pipeline" way of thinking and examine infrastructures that promote "platform" thinking.

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 →


Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B256

2:45pm

Effectively Marketing Church Online
Marketing Church Online looks different depending on your audience and goals. Come talk about using marketing to build an outreach and discipleship funnel. What does it look like to use advertising and social content to draw people closer to Christ? Bring your questions. We’ll work through your real world scenarios during the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

Digital Ministry & Discipleship Strategist, Church Best Practices
Jennifer has been in the digital ministry space for 10 years. She’s worked with almost 70 church online and social ministry organizations helping them create a marketing, content and analytics strategy for outreach and discipleship. She has a background in project management, systems... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B231

2:45pm

Next Steps to an Online Discipleship Pathway
People are watching the live stream...now what? How do I disciple people if I can't be with them?
Tyler Sansom and Jason Morris share new tools and strategies they both use to help people take next steps in following Jesus that enhance not only the online expression of church, but the on-site expression of church as well.
Jason will share the evolving iterations of their discipleship pathways that online tools have enhanced and influenced.
Tyler will share how online and on-site pathways enhance each other and intersect for an integrated process. 

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 many... Read More →
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!



Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B200

2:45pm

Starting and Maximizing Your Online Ministry with Church Online Platform
You’re called to reach people for Christ through Church Online. But where do you start? Join the Life.Church Open Network team, creators of the Church Online Platform, to learn everything you need to know to launch your online ministry. Start with the high-level vision of this powerful tool and then dive into each of the core features and integrations like streaming, scheduling services, and creating and customizing your online ministry experience.  If you’re already using the platform and want to maximize impact, the team will also cover a few of the more advanced features you can leverage to reach more people for Christ.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews

Sr. Director, Open Network, Life.Church
avatar for Clayton Fike

Clayton Fike

Open Network Product Manager, Life.Church
I have been working in the digital product space for 5 years, with 2 of those on staff at Life.Church as product manager for the Open Network team. I get to wake up everyday and think about new ways to leverage technology to equip pastors and church leaders to lead people to Jesus... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B229

2:45pm

Living As One: Broadcasting to Campuses
When live video streaming first became a thing, innovative church techs adopted the technology and tried to use it to stream between campuses over the public internet. Problem was, the internet wasn't designed to provide perfect video quality streaming in real-time, and so their audiences experienced distracting video artifacts, dropouts, and buffering wheels. This resulted in many of the early innovators abandoning public internet streaming and reverting to less efficient methods such as on-demand file-based video delivery, or significantly more expensive and complicated options such as satellite video or streaming over private networks. 

Join this session to learn how, using next-generation streaming technologies, the live video quality and reliability problem has been solved, and how you can easily deploy that streaming technology across multiple locations regardless of geographical distance and quality of network access. You'll hear about how leading churches such as NewSpring, Elevation, Life Church, and Northwoods are saving thousands of dollars per month using this technology, and how it's changing their strategy from "where can we go" to "where do we need to go" -- because they now have the technology to go wherever.

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 in... Read More →

Partners

Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B257

4:00pm

Let's Chat!: Leveraging Chat During Online Services
From creating a sense of community, offering live prayer, and promoting next steps, chat is a powerful way to make your live services more engaging.

What does a chat host team look like? What roles are there? Who should fill them? What should the team communicate? This breakout will cover building a chat host team and the strategy and content the team uses to engage your live audience.


Speakers
avatar for Evan Connelly

Evan Connelly

IT Director, Lighthouse Church
Church Online and Church IT


Monday October 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
B229

4:00pm

PHYGITAL Church: Church Online Doesn't Compete with Physical Church, It Complements
Many Churches today view Church Online as an obstacle to physical church. More and more people are attending church online and not coming to physical buildings. Rather than seeing this culture change as a threat, what if our churches strategized utilizing the strengths of Church Online, around digital technology. What we'd find is that, given a chance, Church Online doesn't threaten physical church. The endgame isn't whether Church Online or Phygital Church is better... the endgame should be to merge these together. It's not physical. It's not digital. It's phygital.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

Digital Ministry & Discipleship Strategist, Church Best Practices
Jennifer has been in the digital ministry space for 10 years. She’s worked with almost 70 church online and social ministry organizations helping them create a marketing, content and analytics strategy for outreach and discipleship. She has a background in project management, systems... Read More →



Monday October 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
B231

4:00pm

What’s Next in the Church Online Platform
Millions of people have grown closer to Jesus because of the work you’re doing in online ministry.  The Church Online Platform is dedicated to equipping online ministry teams to lead people to next steps in Christ. Join the Life.Church Open Network team, creators of the Church Online Platform, for a sneak peek into new features, innovations, and integrations that are coming soon to the platform to equip online ministry teams to reach even more people for Christ!

Speakers
avatar for David Fedor

David Fedor

Engineering Director, Life.Church
My team runs the Church Online Platform, as well as the Open Network website where any church can download free ministry resources. My background is in software development; I love getting to serve the global church with high quality software, for free.
avatar for Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews

Sr. Director, Open Network, Life.Church

Partners

Monday October 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
B200
 
Tuesday, October 22
 

1:00pm

Going Remote: Effectively Utilizing Online Volunteers
Speakers
avatar for Kaye Golden

Kaye Golden

Online Pastor, Redemption Church
Kaye Golden is the Online Pastor for i.Church with Ron Carpenter in San Jose, California. She considers herself an ordinary gal with an extraordinary God! Kaye is passionate about using technology to connect others with Jesus. It is her heart to see everyone come to know Jesus and... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B200

1:00pm

Living As One, Broadcasting Online
Churches all over the world such as Hillsong, Life Church, and Elevation are leveraging live video to expand their ministry to reach online audiences. And it's not just the huge churches, either. In fact, according to a 2018 study by the Leadership Network, nearly a quarter of churches with total in-person attendance of 2,000 or less live stream their services, and that number is growing. What's common to all of these churches, though, is a growing awareness that the viewing experience of the end-user can be significantly impacted by the technology which is used for streaming over the public internet, so choosing the right technology to reach online audiences is key for effectiveness and engagement. 

Join this workshop to learn about the technical differences between the various methods for streaming online, and what those difference mean, practically, for your audience. When you walk away, you should understand the ins and outs of how your church can easily reach online audiences with live video through your website, social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook, and TV boxes like Roku and AppleTV. 

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 in... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B231

1:00pm

Platforms to Do Ministry Online
We all have our favorite tools for online ministry, what’s YOUR secret weapon? In this roundtable we will discuss all the great tools out there for online ministry, (ChOP, Twitch, Discord, Talky.io, Line, Roblox, Slack, MS Teams, What’sApp, Zoom, etc.) probably ones you’ve never heard of or thought of using for the Kingdom to expand your portfolio of options from streaming to messaging so that digital discipleship and community can happen!!! Got a tool that you’re using in a unique way? Come do a show and tell!!!

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 many... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
B206

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

2:45pm

Stream Monkey: Maximizing Your Online Platform
Streaming online is bigger and more widely used than ever before. The right tools and simplest approach can help kick start or improve any live and on demand streaming workflow. With so many different services specializing in certain areas, it's rare to see one that has the complete solution with all the right tools and simplest features. Stream Monkey has redesigned and rebuilt our platform to work quicker, more efficiently, and provide more robust features. Releasing with the new platform includes numerous additions to our feature set like:

• creating and managing multiple stream outputs easily
• a live monitoring tool to see the health of your stream
• downloadable analytics in a CSV format
• optimized media management for creating depth to your archival
• embeddable media gallery through our channel creator with a featured section, allowing you to highlight specific media
• multiple user accounts with different roles and access

Join me as we explore the platform, look at our new and updated features, utilize certain features to expand your media offering, and answer any questions you might have.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Roselius

Nicholas Roselius

Director of Operations, Stream Monkey
I am a former church video director and I currently work to provide churches an awesome streaming service. I'm a big Star Wars fan!Stream Monkey is an online video company focused on simplifying the way users share, connect, and engage with their audience. Stream Monkey’s online... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B229

2:45pm

Tell Better Stories With Virtual Reality
Learn step-by-step how the Surge Project developed a VR experience to further its mission so you can also leverage this emerging technology.



Speakers
avatar for Ben Debayle

Ben Debayle

Managing Director, Surge Project
The Surge Project is a global church planting movement that plants an average of 1.5 church per day in towns and villages in hard to reach places around the world. surgeproject.com

Partners

Tuesday October 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B231

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

Producing Video, Hosted Segments (Lab)
Join us for a discussion about producing live segments around the weekend service, Facebook Live or other live videos. Learn about some key concepts and essential (modestly priced) tools to make your live segments awesome.

This session will have teaching about the primary concepts and with a large portion of the session being a hands on lab for you to practice writing an awesome script, apply the concepts to memorize the script without a teleprompter or cue cards and practice a live segment to get feedback from your peers.

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 majors... Read More →
avatar for Hope Graves

Hope Graves

Communications Associate, Northwoods Community Church

Partners

Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B227

4:00pm

Strategies for Building Community for Online Small Groups
Offering online small groups is an important part of keeping your online family connected. Join Tyler Sansom with First Capital Christian Church, Kaye Golden with Redemption Church, and a video presentation by Saddleback Church to get a sneak-peak from three unique churches on how they do online small groups. This session will cover everything from group content, recruiting leaders, attendee sign-ups, and testimonies. You will see first-hand how to connect and grow your online audience through community. There are no wrong ways to do online small groups but LOTS of options. Come find out what will work best for your church culture.

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 Kaye Golden

Kaye Golden

Online Pastor, Redemption Church
Kaye Golden is the Online Pastor for i.Church with Ron Carpenter in San Jose, California. She considers herself an ordinary gal with an extraordinary God! Kaye is passionate about using technology to connect others with Jesus. It is her heart to see everyone come to know Jesus and... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B200

4:00pm

The Future of Church Services Online
How well does your current online system serve your church’s needs? Do you have the freedom to provide a tailored custom-fit online experience to your audience?
You are invited to come see an up and coming proven solutions for stronger integration, more powerful stats, custom organization-specific branding, and more. Followed by an open discussion, this session is a unique opportunity to voice your thoughts with other like-minded problem solvers to go beyond not only what has been voiced, but to discuss the unheard pains of running your church services online.


Speakers
avatar for Ari Burt

Ari Burt

Co-Founder, Sardius Media
Ari Burt is VP of Global Sales and Co-Founder of Sardius Media LLC, an organization committed to linking ministeries with the future of the online church by empowering ministries with the capability to create a personalized online presence that effectively serves you, your church... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B231
 
Wednesday, October 23
 

10:15am

Blue Sky Sessions: Church Online Edition
We've learned a lot this week. Lots of new ideas, concepts, and friendships. But how do we get started? How do you execute these ideas when you get home? How do you change culture, change attitude among leadership. Let's gather together, brainstorm, and figure out how to help your church take these its steps.

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!


Wednesday October 23, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
B200

11:30am

Closing Panel, Debrief
Moderators
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 many... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
B200