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Monday, October 21
 

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

Intro to SSMS
Provide an introduction to SSMS (geared toward ChMS administrators) that would cover these four areas
1) T-SQL Query Formatting Tips and Suggestions
2) Helpful SSMS GUI Features (Database Diagramming, Object Filtering, Intellisense, Templates)
3) XEvent Profiler (Debugging Stored Procedure Calls)
4) Free Addons from Redgate to manage database schemas (DLM Dashboard & SQL Search)
Link to Presenatation: https://bit.ly/2o6oIVD


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 10:45am - 11:45am
B256

10:45am

Get to know MinistryPlatform
Come learn about MinistryPlatform, an exciting customizable Church Management System (ChMS) that allows you and your church unlimited flexibility. MinistryPlatform is a complete system out of the box and includes a robust API and flexible schema so you can manage your people, events, groups and donations in ways that work best for you.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Kehayias

Chris Kehayias

Think Ministry


Monday October 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
B257

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

Scrum/Agile Basics In Your Day-to-Day Life
Understanding of Scrum / Agile practices and how to use them outside of Software Development
  • Foundation of Scrum / Agility
  • Using Software to Track Your Work

Speakers
avatar for Alex Nicoletti

Alex Nicoletti

Product Owner / Scrum Master, Ministry Brands



Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B158

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

Architecting the Future
Why micro services, scaling, and api integrations matter

Speakers
RC

Ryan Clodfelter

Director of Engineering, Subsplash


Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B149

2:45pm

Why you should consider combining your CMS and ChMS with Rock!
Going to talk through our journey in moving all of our content from our previous CMS into our ChMS, RockRMS. Will talk through pros/cons and what we've learned 6 months into the new system.

Speakers
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 →


Monday October 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B253

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

4:00pm

Intro to SSMS
Provide an introduction to SSMS (geared toward ChMS administrators) that would cover these four areas
1) T-SQL Query Formatting Tips and Suggestions
2) Helpful SSMS GUI Features (Database Diagramming, Object Filtering, Intellisense, Templates)
3) XEvent Profiler (Debugging Stored Procedure Calls)
4) Free Addons from Redgate to manage database schemas (DLM Dashboard & SQL Search)

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 4:00pm - 5:15pm
B256
 
Tuesday, October 22
 

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

1:00pm

Roundtable by Role - Web/Social Media (Greene)
Roundtable discussions by role type

Tuesday October 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
B227

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

Practical Security in a Church
Practical ways to improve IT security in church environments. Useful technology, processes, and policies that can actually be implemented on church budgets and in church staff cultures.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

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


Tuesday October 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
B251

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

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

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

Moving from on Prem to Azure
A redux on my talk last year about our transition to moving near everything to Azure. This year I will also add in about moving our Rock DB to Azure SQL and some of the hurdles we had to cross.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Triplett

Paul Triplett

Server Administrator, NewSpring Church
My wife Amy and I live in Greenville with our Cocker Spaniel mix Lucy.  I've been at NewSpring for nearly 10 years and serve as the server admin, DBA (I used the term loosely), and a bridge between our Web and IT teams managing our Rock infrastructure.  I love watching Clemson football... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Mobilize The Church: Text-to-Church & Workflows
Join Churchteams co-founders as they share their journey of developing text-messaging as a database interface. This helped solve the problems of giving guests, members, leaders, volunteers and staff access to the information they need simply by sending a text. See how we link this interface with workflows to take common work task automation to a new level.

Speakers
avatar for Boyd Pelley

Boyd Pelley

Co-founder, Churchteams
Guys, I was a Dship, Admin, Family Pastor from 1990 to 2008. The last 8 of those developing Churchteams as the pioneer small group software. In 08 we begen building out a full ChMS solution so churches could have all their people data / CRM in one place. This include email / text... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
B153
 
Wednesday, October 23
 

10:15am

Rock RMS roundtable
Got Rock RMS questions? Get Rock RMS answers :)

Speakers
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 →


Wednesday October 23, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
B227

11:30am

Expectations From The Pew - Consumer Expectations In Church Tech
This presentation is all about the congregant. What tools do they use in their day-to-day lives and how do those tools shape the expectations they bring with them to church? The standard for "world class" tech isn't being set by church tech vendors. It's being set by the commercial apps and platforms that our members spend HOURS on each day. Platforms like Spotify, Netflix, Instagram, and Uber. And - like it or not - whether we meet or miss that mark can go a long way toward helping or hindering our credibility as ministry. This presentation will review the evolution of consumer expectations in technology, will take an honest look at where church tech has fallen short in the past, and will provide a proposed roadmap for how we as church leaders and church technology providers can close that gap.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Hollingsworth

Russ Hollingsworth

Regional Account Executive, Pushpay
I spent 12 years in the Christian Music industry in Nashville "back in the day." After getting off the road, I spent 20 years in communication, marketing, and production work in Tennessee while serving as and Elder and lay worship leader in my church. In 2010 I joined the staff of... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
B257