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Monday, October 1
 

6:00pm

Pre-registration - Meet & Greet - Pizza!
Location:
This year's event is hosted at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, VA.  
McLean Bible Church
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

When you arrive on campus, you’ll be turning in from the stop light on Route 7. If coming for the meet and greet on Monday night, don't go up the ramp of the parking deck, but instead, enter the parking deck at ground level by taking your first left after passing the ramp. Find a place to park close to the building and enter in through the doors labeled 1.
Come ready to chow some pizza!

Monday October 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Rock Gym

7:00pm

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

Monday October 1, 2018 7:00pm - 7:15pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, October 2
 

8:00am

Checkin/Registration
Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Partner Expo Area

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
The Rock Gym

8:40am

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:40am - 8:55am
The Rock Gym

9:00am

Worship/Welcome/Conference Info
Worship, General Conference Information, MCB Campus Information

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Cassady

Dustin Cassady

Application Development Director, Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV)
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 Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Director of IT, Watermark Community Church
avatar for Jason Powell

Jason Powell

TechOps Director, Granger Community Church
Founded the Church IT Network in 2006 :-) Started in Church IT in 2003 ... prior to that was IT Director for large school district in Northern, IL ... prior to that taught high school AP and AC Physics.
avatar for Matt Pugh

Matt Pugh

IT Director, McLean Bible Church
A former circus clown, Matt built his first computer at the age of 6 months. Before joining church staff he was featured in several international publications such as Bald and the Wise, Tall and not Clumsy, as well as having a few cameos on the short lived show only aired in Alberta... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Main Auditorium

9:00am

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Matt McKee

Matt McKee

VP of Business Development, Circle Media Inc
Let’s talk about the future, innovation, keeping kids safe online, and Disney. We could also talk about my family, Kentucky Basketball, and fantasy football.

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:10am
Main Auditorium

10:10am

Partner Recognition -- Ludicrous Speed / Exabyte Partners
Introduction of Circle, OnlineGiving.Org and 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 majors... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:10am - 10:30am
Main Auditorium

10:10am

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

Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:10am - 10:30am
Main Auditorium

10:30am

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards Session 1!

Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
TBA

10:45am

How to Evaluate a New ChMS - As An Engaged Staff
A team is a group of people working toward a common goal. But sometimes, when it comes to Church Management Software, it seems like everyone's playing a different game with different rules, different goals, and different measures. Trying to get everyone to agree on a software platform can be daunting, but we'll share how we've successfully helped many churches choose software that fits them, while aligning on shared goals.

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 tech... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 1206

10:45am

Spiritual Formation Snapshot and Small Group member verification
What happens when IT is asked how can you make this better and you have an amazing ChMS (MinistryPlatform)?  A paper Spiritual Formation survey turns it into a digital experience with actionable items. An individual is able to see comparison (growth) results over time and make commitments for the future. Small Groups can combine individual results to understand where the group has opportunity to grow.  Leadership gets reports (using PowerBI) showing what the congregation said they did versus their behaviors. Small group leaders can veritfy their current group members and have the ability to add and remove group member or even tell us they are no longer leading with a Small Group Verification Tool.

Speakers
NH

Nikki Houseman

IT Project Manager, Eastview Christian Church


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 1208

10:45am

Microsoft Teams – What is it? What does it do? How can it help me?
Review the transition of Skype for Business to Teams; showcase Teams' features both free and paid with Office 365; live demo!


For everyone that attended the session, 
Thank You

I have attached the slide deck for power point and here is the link to the network testing program to test your network to see if it is ready for Microsoft Teams calling.

https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/M365NetworkTestingTool/1.4.1

Thanks again and enjoy the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Turpin

Jason Turpin

Systems Engineer, Mirazon
Jason Turpin is a Systems Engineer at Mirazon specializing in Office 365, Teams, Skype for Business and Exchange.Jason has been working with communication and collaboration tools for the past 18 years. He currently holds an MCSA for Office 365 and an MCSE for Communications from... Read More →

Partners


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 2400

10:45am

Networking so easy an IT Director can do it
Discuss and share experiences from NewSpring's cutover to a full Meraki Network Stack (Firewalls, Switches, Wireless). 

After the presentation if you would like a copy of the slides or my internal proposal to our Lead Team to cutover to Meraki I would be glad to share it.  Just shoot me an email at jonathan.evans@newspring.cc.



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 little boys (7 and 9).


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Community Room C

10:45am

Why the AV Team Wants an Audio Network (and How to Help Them)
The video link requires a password: CITNpw2018 - This session is designed for IT professionals to help them understand why AV team want Audio Networks, what their requirements are, what goes unsaid in the request (that needs to be made clear) and offers ideas on how to make the AV team more self-sufficient to significantly reduce your support burdeon.

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 →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Community Room E

10:45am

Wifi Best Practices
Speakers
avatar for Ian Beyer

Ian Beyer

Senior WLAN Field Engineer, Wireless Training & Solutions
Certified Wireless Network Expert (#273), Church IT nerd since 2006.

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Community Room A

10:45am

A few things I’ve always wanted to say
Seems we are always being asked to do more and more but time is a fixed constraint. How can IT folks manage time and keep life/ministry/spiritual priorities in balance without burning out? Keep your sanity while serving the King.

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.



Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Community Room B

10:45am

Philosophy/Styles of Online Ministry Panel
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 WestSide Family Church, i.Church,  Northwoods Church and others.

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 majors... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kaye Golden

Kaye Golden

Online Pastor, Ron Carpenter Ministries
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 →
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 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 1410

10:45am

Cultivating Habits of Grace: How What You Love Impacts What You Do
Speakers
avatar for Nate Crew

Nate Crew

Pastor, McLean Bible Church
Nathan Crew is the Pastor of Young Adults at MBC Tysons. Originally from Alabama (Roll Tide!), he moved to Lynchburg VA to attend Liberty University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Communications. He then got married and he and his wife jumped overseas to be missionaries in... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Rehearsal Room

10:45am

Choosing a Website Architecture
It’s time to build a new church website. Should you use an online website builder? Or WordPress? Or go custom? What’s the right choice to make and how do you make it? We’ll talk about how to navigate this decision as well as talk through strategies for migrating content to your new website.

Speakers

Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 2100

10:45am

Right Message, Right Person, Right Time in the Right Way
The shotgun approach to church messaging, communications and engagement is just no longer cutting it.  God's people are not created the same nor should they be communicated to the same.

In this workshop we will share how CCV is using strategy, data and personalized messaging through technology to engage God's people with the right message at the right time.  We will dive into what we call our Personalization Engine and how simple it is to use your internal data and big data to better engage your people at a personal level.

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Cassady

Dustin Cassady

Application Development Director, Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV)


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Community Room D

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunch - TBA

Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Rock Gym

12:00pm

Partner Recognition -- Petabyte Partners
Introduction of our Petabyte 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 majors... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Rock Gym

12:00pm

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

Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Rock Gym

1:00pm

IT Roundtable - Giga Churches
Roundtable for churches of 10,000+ in weekend attendance and large IT teams.

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 little boys (7 and 9).


Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room B

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - Leaders/Managers A - De
Last Name A-De

Speakers

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1203

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - Leaders/Managers Do - H
Last Name Do - H
moderator - Brandon Huff

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1207

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - Leaders/Managers I - NA
Last Name I-Na

Speakers
avatar for Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Director of IT, Watermark Community Church


Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1206

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - Leaders/Managers Ni-R
Last Name Ni - R

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1205

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - Leaders/Managers S-Z
Last Name S - Z

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1204

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - SysAdmin/Helpdesk A - F
Last Name A - F

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1104

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - SysAdmin/Helpdesk G - Ma
Last Name G - Ma
Moderator - Jeremy Good

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1105

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - SysAdmin/Helpdesk Mc - St
Last Name Mc - St

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1106

1:00pm

IT Roundtables - SysAdmin/Helpdesk Su - Z
Last Name S - Z

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1208

1:00pm

Roundtable: Beyond the Basics... Streaming to Multiple Platforms
Online web streaming is quickly becoming a mainstream standard for churches who want to improve their accessibility and reach. Part of being successful in this endeavor means tapping into the diverse set of platforms and social networks where people spend their time. For web streaming, this may mean sending audio/video content to multiple destinations and potentially supporting multiple chat teams across multiple platforms simultaneously. Join this roundtable to share and hear about the challenges, opportunities, and best practices others have found for live streaming to multiple web platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, IGTV, and Church Online Platform.


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 majors... 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 in... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1410

1:00pm

Roundtable: Getting Started with Streaming w/ CITN Partners
Join our Online Ministry Partners in a RoundTable Discussion talking about Streaming Gear 101

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Owner, Consultant, THECHURCH.DIGITAL
Jeff has served the local church in various roles for nearly 20 years, most recently as the Digital Strategist at Christ Fellowship Miami. While there Jeff developed an Online Strategy that not only helped Christ Fellowship reach the city, but expand their ministry around the world... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1609

1:00pm

RoundTable: Social Media
Frustrated with the biggest communications shift in the last 500 years? Let's put our heads together and discuss ways that our respective ministries are tackling social media in this round table workshop

Moderators
Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1610

1:00pm

Web/Dev/ChMS Roundtable
Speakers
avatar for Dustin Cassady

Dustin Cassady

Application Development Director, Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV)


Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room D

2:00pm

2:45pm

Introducing Rock RMS
The presentation will be an introduction to Rock RMS, presenting the vision for the software (including the nature of the price and the unusual structure of our company), and of course giving an overview of the rich feature set it offers churches as a ChMS, CMS and communication platform in one.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Garrison

Michael Garrison

Spark Development Network
I'm a recent addition to the Spark team (makers of RockRMS), but a longtime user and fan of the software. I'm excited to get to share about Rock and how churches can use it to make a Kingdom impact at my first CITRT!


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 1208

2:45pm

Text-To-Church
Demo the text to database interface for not only giving and registrations but also attendance, check-in, follow-up assignments, volunteer / leadership schedules, directory, groups, update info and links to anywhere.

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 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 1206

2:45pm

Collaborative Networking with Media and AVL
As AVL systems continue to shift to a more networked environment, how can IT, media and AVL departments better collaborate.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

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

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Community Room E

2:45pm

Microsoft Teams
Slack, MS Teams, and Google Hangouts Chat all do essentially the same thing. Teams is Microsoft's take on collaborative chat. It integrates all of the powerful tools that Microsoft provides in MS365. If you are already using 365, its even easier to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Burt

Stuart Burt

Director of Innovation and Technology, Lake Pointe Church


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Community Room A

2:45pm

Panel: On Becomming an IT 'Yes' Shop
Most church and ministry IT departments are thought of by other team members as ‘The No Guys’. That’s often accompanied by organization dysfunction regarding IT policies and practices. Can that be different? Yes! In this panel discussion we’ll talk about real-world strategies that can help move your IT department to gain the reputation of ‘The Yes Guys’.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Nicholaou

Nick Nicholaou

President, MBS, Inc.
I lead the MBS team. MBS is a trusted IT consulting firm specializing in helping Christian churches and ministries. MBS evaluates, engineers, and supports servers, Mac & Windows computers, and mobile devices connected to local area networks and to our private-cloud datacenter. In... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Clif Guy

Clif Guy

Senior Director of Information Technology, Church of the Resurrection
IT management and leadership in a church setting. We are an IT team of 14 serving a church that averages 13,000 in worship across 4 campuses PLUS a United Methodist seminary located on our main campus in the Kansas City area and at Oklahoma City University.
avatar for Jason Powell

Jason Powell

TechOps Director, Granger Community Church
Founded the Church IT Network in 2006 :-) Started in Church IT in 2003 ... prior to that was IT Director for large school district in Northern, IL ... prior to that taught high school AP and AC Physics.
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.


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Community Room B

2:45pm

Simplify IT with Chrome OS
In this session I will discuss NewSpring's  transition to Chrome OS in Fall of 2015 and how our experience has been over the years.  I will also discuss how we use Chrome with Staff, Volunteers, Checkin and our Next Steps area.  Over the past year we have rolled out two more use cases across all of our locations and I will share them in the session.  

Helpful Links:

Auto Update Policy:
https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/6220366?hl=en

Chrome Device Policilies
https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/1375678?hl=en

Chrome User Policies
https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/2657289?hl=en&ref_topic=9028500


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 little boys (7 and 9).


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Community Room C

2:45pm

Parent Chat: The Tech Talk For Every Family
The number one thing that parents say they need help with is how to parent kids who are always using technology. People feel overwhelmed, under-equipped, and mostly lost. Parent Chat: The Technology Talk For Every Family is here to help and give hope. In this session, participants will learn what questions to ask, what matters most, and fighting the fear that comes with kids knowing more about gadgets than they do. Technology can be hacked, but the lasting relationship that comes from the parent-child bond can not. Parent Chat is a conversation for any person who's said, "I give up on trying to keep up with technology.

Speakers
avatar for Matt McKee

Matt McKee

VP of Business Development, Circle Media Inc
Let’s talk about the future, innovation, keeping kids safe online, and Disney. We could also talk about my family, Kentucky Basketball, and fantasy football.

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 2400

2:45pm

Building Community through Online Small Groups
Offering online small groups is an important part of keeping your online family connected. Join Kaye Golden with Redemption Church, Marieno Brisbon with Mount Zion Baptist Church, and Jay Kranda by video with Saddleback Church to get a sneak-peek from three unique churches on how they do online small groups. This session will cover everything from life group content, leaders, 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 and culture.

Speakers
avatar for Marieno Brisbon

Marieno Brisbon

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

Kaye Golden

Online Pastor, Ron Carpenter Ministries
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 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 1410

2:45pm

Church Online Is Not FAKE NEWS: How to cast vision and win over church leadership
We get it. Church Online is a new frontier. It's untapped. It's scary. And it's huge potential for the churches that are willing to take a chance. Your pastor? Chances are he's more of a brick and mortar kinda guy, and struggles with the concept of Church Online. So, what are you going to do?

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 Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Owner, Consultant, THECHURCH.DIGITAL
Jeff has served the local church in various roles for nearly 20 years, most recently as the Digital Strategist at Christ Fellowship Miami. While there Jeff developed an Online Strategy that not only helped Christ Fellowship reach the city, but expand their ministry around the world... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 1609

2:45pm

2:45pm

CCV, Rock & Ministry
How Christ’s Church of the Valley Leverages Rock for Ministry

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Upshir

Christopher Upshir

Developer, Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV)



Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Community Room D

2:45pm

How to show in a Google Local Pack and everything Google
Talk about how a church gets into a Google Local Pack on keywords that affect their church. Google has specific things you need to do in order to be considered. We'll unpack these.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hamrock

Jason Hamrock

CEO, Missional Marketing

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 2100

3:45pm

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head towards Session 4!

Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:45pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

How to Get RockRMS Rolling at your Church
I'll discuss what our RockRMS migration looked like and talk about the lessons learned for churches considering a move and/or are in the middle of implementing the move to Rock. Learn what worked well for us and things we could have done better!

Speakers
avatar for Frank Grand

Frank Grand

Web Director, NewSpring Church


Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Room 1208

4:00pm

Introducing Church Community Builder 
This will be an overview of Church Community Builder to show how it is uniquely designed to help you know, grow, and keep the people that God is bringing through your front doors.  We’ll also explore how the system is built around two main themes: a model to equip everyone in your church and an overarching focus on empowering the discipleship pathway in your church.  

Speakers
avatar for David Coons

David Coons

Enterprise Sales Consultant, Church Community Builder

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Room 1206

4:00pm

IT Ten Talks
Ten minute talks on various topics ...

1 - Tim Cool - The intersection of IT, Facility Management and Church Facilities
2 - Chris Sharpe - Why Innovation Matters
3 - Nick Nicholaou - KnowBe4
4 - Ian Beyer - WiFi
5 - Elliott Wood - The Year of Credential Grabbing Phish Attacks - A Post Mortem
6 - Melody Parlett - Get to the problem statement
7 - Travis Phipps - Top ten things coming out of MS Ignite 2018

Speakers
avatar for Ian Beyer

Ian Beyer

Senior WLAN Field Engineer, Wireless Training & Solutions
Certified Wireless Network Expert (#273), Church IT nerd since 2006.
avatar for Tim Cool

Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer, Cool Solutions Group
avatar for Nick Nicholaou

Nick Nicholaou

President, MBS, Inc.
I lead the MBS team. MBS is a trusted IT consulting firm specializing in helping Christian churches and ministries. MBS evaluates, engineers, and supports servers, Mac & Windows computers, and mobile devices connected to local area networks and to our private-cloud datacenter. In... Read More →
avatar for Melody Parlett

Melody Parlett

Managing Director - DFW, Enable Ministry Partners
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

Director of Technology, Enable Ministry Partners
Enable Ministry Partners, Director of Technology
avatar for Chris Sharpe

Chris Sharpe

Vice President of Business Development, Subsplash
I love the church and I love leveraging technology and relationships to build the Kingdom. I'm most passionate about helping people discover who God has called them to be!
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 tech... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Main Auditorium

4:00pm

CHOP 101
For CHOP newbies or those interested in using the platform in the future. 1. A step-by-step walk through the Admin Panel and how to start from scratch, which includes: adding users, reviewing tools & settings, and lastly creating your event. 2. Tips (Refreshing, disabling chat, muting users, and more) 3. What if I have questions? A walk through how to access support tools and how to get additional help (chat support).

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 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Room 1609

4:00pm

Virtual Reality Church
In Silicon Valley, the CEO of an influential tech company made an audacious goal: He wants one billion people in virtual reality. His company put money behind that goal with the multi-billion dollar acquisition of Oculus, a virtual reality hardware company. This software company took the leap into hardware production. The name of this company is Facebook, the largest and most influential social platform on the planet.

Can you imagine one billion people inhabiting virtual worlds where they work, shop, socialize, and go to church? Going to work and school in VR may not exist yet, but church is here. Learn the story of Virtual Reality Church, the first church to exist entirely in VR. The goal of this presentation is to stir your imagination to the possibilities of the next-generation technologies of virtual and augmented reality.

Speakers
avatar for D.J. Soto

D.J. Soto

Lead Pastor, Virtual Reality Church
D.J. Soto is the lead pastor of Virtual Reality Church. He is also the founder of Sonata 7 Studios, LLC., a film and virtual reality company. Before Virtual Reality Church, D.J. was an educator in a high school, worked as a photojournalist in broadcast television, and pioneered a... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Room 1410

4:00pm

Avalanche (aka Mobile Dynamic Rock)
Over the last year Southeast has been working on combining the reach of mobile apps with power of Rock RMS in an affordable way that can help churches of all sizes.

Speakers
ML

Mark Lee

Software Engineer, Southeast Christian Church


Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Room 2100

4:00pm

Building Simple, Scalable, Serverless Applications
In this workshop we will explore the principles of a Serverless Architecture. We will build and deploy a service on AWS Lambda and interact with DynamoDB via a S3 deployed static site secured with Cognito. The aim is to show the versatility of a Serverless Architecture and AWS Serverless resources. The orchestration of this will be done via the Serverless Framework written to ease the burdens of managing the lifecycle of a serverless architecture.

Example code we will work through can be downloaded from this Github Repo: https://github.com/kevinold/citn2018-serverless-workshop-demo

Follow the Readme to get setup with AWS Credentials.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Old

Kevin Old

Front End Architect, LifeWay

Partners

Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Community Room D

5:15pm

Break
Tuesday October 2, 2018 5:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Dinner / Evening Entertainment
TBA

Tuesday October 2, 2018 5:30pm - 8:15pm
Cafe (On Second Floor)

5:45pm

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

Tuesday October 2, 2018 5:45pm - 6:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, October 3
 

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

8:45am

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

Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Keynote -
Speakers
avatar for Todd Peters

Todd Peters

Prince William Campus Pastor, McLean Bible Church
Todd was born in Texas and raised in Missouri. It was in the Ozarks that Todd fell in love with the great outdoors. He met his wife Nancy, at Southwest Baptist University their freshman year. Although he felt called to full-time ministry, current events led him to join the United... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Main Auditorium

10:00am

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

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Partner Expo Area

10:15am

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

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Speakers

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 2400

10:15am

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

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 2100

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (Cm-Du) - Jeremy Good
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.

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Community Room D

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (Dv-Gr) - Jonathan Evans
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.

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Community Room E

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (Gs-Ho) - Scott Miller
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.

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Community Room C

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (Hp-Ki) - Nich Nichalaou
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.

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Community Room A

10:15am

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

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Community Room B

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (Lp-Mi) - Clif Guy
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.

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1410

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (Mj-Pa) - Joe Nall
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.

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1609

10:15am

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

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1610

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout (Rf-Sn) - Ben Fifield
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.

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1611

10:15am

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

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Rehearsal Room

10:15am

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

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1500 (1A)

10:15am

Spiritual Breakout - Women (O-Z) - Theresa Plucker
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.

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1501 (1A)

10:15am

Spiritual Breakouts (Tv-Z) - Brandon Huff
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.

Discussion Questions https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcfhcbywp3pqdd8/spiritual%20discussion%20questions%202018.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1105

12:00pm

Lunch - Mission BBQ
Lunch from Mission BBQ

Wednesday October 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Rock Gym

12:00pm

12:00pm

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Wednesday October 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Mobilizing the love of Jesus
Speakers

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1206

1:00pm

Welcome to MinistryPlatform
Get a first look at the power and flexibility of MinistryPlatform and how it can help your church “Get Ministry Done”.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Lewis

Amanda Lewis

Sales Director, MinistryPlatform

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1208

1:00pm

Adopting a practical security posture in a church setting
Read the tech blogosphere at any given time and you'll think you need to spend more than your church's total annual general fund on security alone. What are the really important things and how can you move toward a highly secure envonment, while stewarding church resources.

Speakers
avatar for Melody Parlett

Melody Parlett

Managing Director - DFW, Enable Ministry Partners
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

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

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room E

1:00pm

An intro to SQL queries for non-developers
Sysadmins don't always need to be SQL experts, but every sysadmin should know enough about SQL to write a basic query. We'll look at the some of the most commonly used statements and basic syntax with a focus on Microsoft SQL Server. This is very much a 101-level class.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Brunson

Kevin Brunson

Chief Technology Officer, Higher Ground Technologies
Higher Ground Technologies provides IT Services to churches all over the country. We are a Managed Service Provider that specializes in churches, so church is our focus, not just an afterthought. We also provide cloud hosting, IT strategy consulting, and can help with projects from... Read More →

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room A

1:00pm

Apple Management Roundtable
Learn from your Apple Admin peers about how they are using various management (MDM) platforms to keep their fruity devices in line.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Fifield

Ben Fifield

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


Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 2400

1:00pm

PANEL - All Things Wifi
Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room B

1:00pm

Vendor Management that Counts: Developing strong partnerships that will grow your organization
A strategic partner can provide you with capital, or let you leverage their brand to give you more exposure. They could help you win business by offering services that you can't, while you build out those competencies on your own team. When it works well, a strategic partnership can be just what you need to speed up the growth of your business. The church is no different

Speakers
avatar for Scott Pleasants

Scott Pleasants

Chief Information Officer, TRBC | Thomas Road Baptist Church
Scott is a seasoned technology entrepreneur. His passion for technology commercialization is contagious and has triggered many requests from entrepreneurs to help them establish their technology and their corporate culture. By this, an idea was born to help tech focused organizations... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room C

1:00pm

Beyond the Walls: Being the Church in Today's Digital-Driven Culture
Description: This workshop will examine how culture has changed and how technology can be leveraged as a powerful tool to help Christians be the presence of God in our new world. We will briefly cover the history of the word 'church' and how that has bound us to buildings compared with the Ekklesia Christ called us to be. We will then cover the 4 big ways our culture has changed and why we need to take a missions approach to go into the world vs waiting for the world to come to our buildings.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Perky

Steve Perky

Directional Leader for Technology Services, The Saint Paul's Baptist Church
Steve Perky serves as the Directional Leader for Technology Services at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Over the past 25 years, he has served on staff at churches in Alabama, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia. He also served as a two-year missionary... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1610

1:00pm

Live Streaming 101 with Living As One & Chuch Online Platform
This workshop will teach you how to broadcast to the world by live streaming with Living As One's Web Platform and using a free Church Online Platform web page to engage your audience.

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

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1611

1:00pm

Taking Your Core Class/Next Step/Group Content Online
A panel discussion of how multiple churches have taken core classes, next steps, small group and Bible study content from the physical campus to the online campus. Speakers will share their experience, examples and challenges to sharing content through online ministry. Q&A will follow as time allows.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Henderson

Jeremy Henderson

Next Steps Pastor, Lake Pointe Church
Jeremy is the Next Steps 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 Kate and... Read More →
avatar for Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Online Campus Pastor / Information Technology Director, Northwoods Community Church
Jason Lee is the Online Campus Pastor and Information Technology Director for Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, Illinois.  Jason has served on the leadership team of the Church IT Network since 2006. Jason is an ordained pastor with a BA from Milligan College with a dual majors... 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 →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1609

1:00pm

Developing a Culture Around the Great Commission.
Speakers
avatar for Justin Orr

Justin Orr

Loudoun Campus Pastor, McLean Bible Church


Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rehearsal Room

1:00pm

Exploration of the React Ecosystem
This workshop will focus on the basics of React, Redux, Jest and GraphQL. An emphasis will be placed on how this current generation of architecture and tooling can lead to remarkably stable, event driven web applications. Throughout the workshop, the “what’s” and “why’s” of React, Redux, Jest and GraphQL will be discussed, along with real-world problems and solutions facing front end teams.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Old

Kevin Old

Front End Architect, LifeWay

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room D

2:00pm

Break
Grab a snack, drink & head Session 7!

Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Partner Expo Area

2:15pm

Attendance: Text to Check-In
Want to know who attend your worship service? But you are tried of VIP card? Or lack of fund for developing an expensive mobile app? How about text to check-in? iPhone, Android, Window, or any smartphones can text. Why not allow your members and guests to text their attendance. You can capture their information less than 5 seconds. The best thing, it’s digital! No more data entry! You can export your attendance data to any systems that you like. No more paper! Save money! Everybody wins! Who wants to make the change to allow your congregation to text to check-in?

Speakers
avatar for Peter Thavornrat

Peter Thavornrat

Web Developer, Asbury United Methodist Church
I code. I design a database. I enjoy spending time with my family. We love to travel. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with Computer Science degree and Master of Divinity. I work as a web developer for 13 years. In the same time, my family and I love to reach out to international... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 1206

2:15pm

How can the right giving solution bring back the meaning to generosity in a digital age?
Is your church having a hard time bringing meaning back to generosity? In this digital age making a gift can be as simple as clicking a button and making a gift in seconds. But where is the meaning in that? Giving should be easy, no doubt – but having the right giving solution can make giving quick, easy, and also meaningful.
Join our session to learn:
  • What features and functionality your ideal giving solution should provide
  • The benefit of having a fully integrated giving solution that integrates with your ChMS, website, and accounting software
  • How to help your Executive Leadership team evaluate solutions
  • **And you will leave this session with a template on How to Evaluate Giving Software
 

Speakers
avatar for Nikelle Druck

Nikelle Druck

Director of Client Success, Vision2Systems
Nikelle is a graduate of Penn State University and has been an IT Professional with over 18 years of experience consulting and managing the following aspects of IT, business intelligence, infrastructure consolidation, project management, software development, process and systems improvement... Read More →

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 1208

2:15pm

Making Devices Safe Again
Tips and Recommendations for making your devices secure against the today's latest malicious threats

Speakers
avatar for Steven Sundermeier

Steven Sundermeier

Owner, Thirtyseven4

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 2400

2:15pm

Office 365 File Sharing & Collaboration
Best practices for using OneDrive/SharePoint to replace your file servers. How MS Teams works in conjunction with this.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Phipps

Travis Phipps

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

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Community Room A

2:15pm

VLANs: Guidance and Best Practices
VLANs are one of the key building blocks to maintaining the performance and security of your churches network. In this workshop we will cover:
  • What VLANs are and when to use them.
  • VLANs and Wireless Design
  • Church outages VLANs would have prevented
  • Factors to consider for AV & Lighting networks
Most network outages we've seen at Churches could have either been eliminated or had their impact drastically reduced through proper application of VLANs.

Speakers
avatar for Trent Carroll

Trent Carroll

Director of Special Services, BEMA Information Technologies
Trent Carroll is the Director of Special Services at BEMA Information Technologies. He has been in the IT industry for 20 years. Most of that time has been spent in the Higher Education and Non-Profit realm. Trent enjoys the opportunity to serve many churches and non-profits with... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Community Room E

2:15pm

WiFi Monitoring and Analytics
Speakers
avatar for Ian Beyer

Ian Beyer

Senior WLAN Field Engineer, Wireless Training & Solutions
Certified Wireless Network Expert (#273), Church IT nerd since 2006.

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Community Room C

2:15pm

How to get a seat at the executive table and keep it strategic
IT people often lament that they don't have a seat at the executive table. We'll talk about how to connect with leadership and identify their needs at a non-technical level.

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 tech... Read More →

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Community Room B

2:15pm

From Camera to Web Site: Not One Workflow Has To Be The Same.
We all have different scenarios and different agendas in streaming our content to the world. Kenny and Nicholas wanted to open up a discussion on the various reasons for streaming and how people can accomplish that from camera to their website or another venue. There are numerous different ways and workflows in getting content to all devices, platforms, and locations. No matter what level of streaming, let’s share the ways in which churches prepare (or want to prepare) their content for streaming and how they accomplish their goals in delivering it to the viewer.

Topics in this discussion could cover:
-streaming 101: the basics
-single and multi camera streaming for the web
-streaming a separate feed for web and IMAG
-streaming to multiple social platforms
-streaming to the web and other venues

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 Kenny Snow

Kenny Snow

IT Manager/Online Campus Pastor, Community Bible Church
Online Campus Pastor and I.T. Manager for Community Bible Church in Stockbridge Georgia. I love to make church accessible to people who might never attend otherwise!

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 1611

2:15pm

Online Chat/Host Team training and certification processes
We will discuss various ways to select, train, and prepare your volunteers to be effective Chat Hosts during Live Worship Services.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis

Online Campus Pastor, Powhatan Community Church


Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 1609

2:15pm

Multiplying Disciples: Jesus, Paul, and You.
Speakers
avatar for Nate Reed

Nate Reed

Tysons Campus Pastor, McLean Bible Church
While I'm originally a native of Washington State, I graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a degree in Music Education. After teaching public school for a year, I moved to DC to serve on staff at MBC and have been here ever since. I obtained a Masters in Biblical Studies... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rehearsal Room

2:15pm

Innovations in church technology
Where are we today, what's coming down the pipeline and what do we do to get there? Hear from the team at Subsplash to learn more about how their building a platform to enable future innovations in church tech.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Cameron

Andy Cameron

Vp of Engineering, Subsplash
avatar for Chris Sharpe

Chris Sharpe

Vice President of Business Development, Subsplash
I love the church and I love leveraging technology and relationships to build the Kingdom. I'm most passionate about helping people discover who God has called them to be!


Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 2100

2:15pm

Using your ChMS to power Amazon Alexa
Come and learn how CCV is using their ChMS to power their Amazon Alexa skills and walk away with a blueprint and template that you can use to create and power your own Alexa skill.  We will spend time building a verse of the day skill that you can take away and use at your church.

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Cassady

Dustin Cassady

Application Development Director, Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV)
avatar for Christopher Upshir

Christopher Upshir

Developer, Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV)


Wednesday October 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Community Room D

3:15pm

Break/Snack/Partner Expo
Grab a snack, drink & Visit with CITN Partners!

Wednesday October 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Partner Expo Area

4:00pm

Increase Visibility and Engagement
A consistent issue or barrier we see for many organizations is a lack of insight into three main areas: The overall health of the organization, Understanding the growth of your members, and the activity needed to increase engagement. A reason for this is due to organizations using multiple platforms, and siloing collections of data. In the Faith Based Organization we often see our churches using planning center for programming and volunteer management, some merchant account for managing donations, another platform for accounting, a database to manage households and contact, and then an excel spreadsheet to manage their groups. This often results in an organization feeling as if each department is siloed from another, a lack of focus on what really matters, and the inability to know where to lean in to move forward. * What if you could manage your organization from one platform? * What if you could see where people are in their growth journey? * What if you could also see how much they have volunteered and gave? * What if you could have all the insight you needed about your church in one platform, and in the palm of you hand. We want to help your Church reach more people for Jesus, see them in community, and invest their life into the greatest organization on the planet, the local church.

Speakers

Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1206

4:00pm

The intersection of IT, Facility Management and Church Facilities
Facilities are no longer just sticks and bricks and the world of IoT has become mainstream in the built environment. In addition, the trend toward full integration of HVAC systems, digital signage, electrical systems, early detection sensors and access/security systems with other management 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 all the while increasing operational and energy efficiencies. And…as IT professionals, we need to understand our role in partnering with the Facility Managers at our church.  The future is NOW!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Cool

Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer, Cool Solutions Group
avatar for Jason Powell

Jason Powell

TechOps Director, Granger Community Church
Founded the Church IT Network in 2006 :-) Started in Church IT in 2003 ... prior to that was IT Director for large school district in Northern, IL ... prior to that taught high school AP and AC Physics.

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1208

4:00pm

IT Roundtable - Leader/Manager Topics
Room to roundtable discuss IT leadership - self assign a moderator

Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room A

4:00pm

IT Roundtable - Leaders/Managers - overflow if Room A is full
Room to roundtable discuss IT leadership - self assign a moderator

Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room B

4:00pm

IT Roundtable - Network/Helpdesk - overflow if Room C is full
Room to roundtable discuss IT leadership - self assign a moderator

Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1410

4:00pm

IT Roundtable - Network/Helpdesk Topics
Room for roundtable discussions - self assign a moderator

Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room C

4:00pm

Wifi as a tool to personalize church and more
Does your church know, really know, who is coming through your doors for the first time and never returning again?  Are members being engaged in the best way?  Learn how Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY is leveraging Front Porch Wi-Fi Presence to do these things and more.

Speakers
ML

Mark Lee

Software Engineer, Southeast Christian Church


Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1611

4:00pm

House Churches, Microsites, Pop-Ups: What Happens When Church Online Grows Up?
Church was never meant to be in isolation. As online relationships develop, what happens if we disciple people to share their story IRL. What happens if we drive people from Online to Offline?

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Owner, Consultant, THECHURCH.DIGITAL
Jeff has served the local church in various roles for nearly 20 years, most recently as the Digital Strategist at Christ Fellowship Miami. While there Jeff developed an Online Strategy that not only helped Christ Fellowship reach the city, but expand their ministry around the world... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1609

4:00pm

Mixing Audio for Broadcast
A tutorial on how to get the best sound for broadcast audio

Speakers

Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1610

4:00pm

Developing with MinistryPlatform
Learn about the power of the MinistryPlatform REST API and OAuth.  We will cover the basics of getting started with both OAuth and the REST API and will build a very simple application in less than an hour.  If have already used the MP API, come and learn some cool tips and tricks including implementing SSO with MP and your application.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Kehayias

Chris Kehayias

Think Ministry

Partners

Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 2100

4:00pm

Using data to drive organizational effectiveness
As the amount of data grows exponentially each year, there is an increasing interest in the best way to utilize that data to drive organization effectivenss.

In this workshop we will share how CCV uses data to inform decisions at every level of our church. Data is used to increase awareness about CCV to the unchurched across the Phoenix metropolitan area, inform ministry decisions both big and small, as well as improve engagement with our member and attendee base.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Waldron

Brandon Waldron

Data Analyst, Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV)


Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room D

5:00pm

Dinner & Evening Activity Information
Wednesday October 3, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:00pm

#prizepatrol
#prizepatrol

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

Wednesday October 3, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Dinner / DC Scavenger Hut
Grab dinner on the way out the door to head downtown.


Wednesday October 3, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, October 4
 

8:00am

Coffee & Hangout
Thursday October 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Cafe (On Second Floor)

8:45am

#prizepatrol
Thursday October 4, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
Main Auditorium

9:00am

Worship and Keynote
Thursday October 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Break
Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
TBA

10:15am

Maximizing Church Community Builder at your Church
Whether you’re a brand new customer trying to figure out how to take things to the next level or an avid user wanting to see what’s coming in the future, this session is designed to help you maximize the value that you’re getting from the software and the organization behind it.  If you’re not getting the usage out of the software that you had hoped and are potentially considering switching to another system, this session will help lead you through a process to determine if there are issues that have not been considered that could help you reclaim your investment.  A member of the software design team will also be speaking about current and future development that may even surprise you.  

Speakers
avatar for David Coons

David Coons

Enterprise Sales Consultant, Church Community Builder

Partners

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1206

10:15am

Using Data to Make Better Ministry Decisions
When it comes to making ministry decisions that accelerate growth and deepen discipleship, you're probably all too familiar with the pitfalls of "going with your gut." The results are often wasted time and effort, disappointment, and less effective ministry overall. You know that the best decisions come from pairing good information with experienced counsel. But how can you be sure that you're working with good data, or that the numbers you have are the right ones for a particular ministry decision?

Speakers
avatar for Scott Romig

Scott Romig

VP Marketing and Sales, TouchPoint Software
Scott Romig has always had a passion for the intersection of technology and people. A self-proclaimed “nerd evangelist.” Currently, Scott serves as TouchPoint Software’s vice president of marketing. Scott has a strong drive to help churches connect their members and further... Read More →

Partners

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1208

10:15am

Live Streaming for Multi-Site Churches with Living As One
Streaming for multi-site church campuses has to be rock solid because your audience will expect a high-quality, uninterrupted audio and video experience. Join this session to learn how Living As One's Multisite Platform enabled NewSpring Church to save thousands of dollars every month by switching from costly MPLS internet connections to standard internet connections for streaming to 11 campuses, and how your church might be able to successfully live stream even over cellular internet hotspots if necessary. 

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

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Community Room C

10:15am

Microsoft Teams, how and why you should use it
If you are an Office 365 house this workshop will introduce Microsoft Teams and how to train your end users in Chat, Video Conferencing and File Sharing right from Teams. I'll really focus on how this can solve pain points for the end users and how to sell Teams to your Leadership Team!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Bush

Jeff Bush

IT Business Analyst, Kensington Church
Lover of Office 365 Suite, how IT affects End Users and their ministries, and what you think the future of the Church will look like!



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Community Room A

10:15am

Moving from on premise to Azure/Monthly Maintenance Why You Need To Do It
This year we moved all our local VMs to Azure.  I will go over the process we used to migrate everything and mistakes we made and how you can avoid them and have a seemless migration.  I will briefly touch on how our monthly maintenance night helped us make sure we were ready.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Triplett

Paul Triplett

Server Administrator, NewSpring Church
My wife Amy and I live in Greenville with our Bocker (Beagle + Cocker Spaniel) Lucy.  I've been at NewSpring for 9 years and am the server admin.  I love watching Clemson football and anime.


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2400

10:15am

WiFi Best Practices
Speakers
avatar for Ian Beyer

Ian Beyer

Senior WLAN Field Engineer, Wireless Training & Solutions
Certified Wireless Network Expert (#273), Church IT nerd since 2006.

Partners

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Community Room E

10:15am

Project Management Methodoligies
Delivering projects on-time and within budget is crucial for the IT and database teams of any organization, especially churches. During this discussion session, we will focus on project management best practices. What methodology is best? What software do you use? How do you properly staff full project management? Come share what you are doing, and learn what others are doing in this collaborative session.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Burt

Stuart Burt

Director of Innovation and Technology, Lake Pointe Church


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1410

10:15am

CHOP 201
Going deeper with CHOP (roundtable workshop) – Automation Slides (live prayer slide), Embedding Google analytics for calls to action, and making awesome themes, and more.

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 →


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1610

10:15am

Church Anywhere
Our church has gone through a massive shift in ministry philosophy over the last year. We have switched from a location centric model, to a people centric model where location doesn’t matter. We call this Church Anywhere. This presentation would deal with the “why” behind this ministry shift and also the “how.” Church Anywhere consists of various physical campuses/microsites that use our online ministry for curriculum, our online campus, pop up campuses events, and many other opportunities to take the gospel “anywhere.” It has been huge for our church and we would love to share this strategy!

Speakers

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1609

10:15am

Perspectives From The Pew: Consumer Expectations In Church Tech
We’ll look at the church-tech industry from the end-users perspective. Along the way, we’ll look at some of the major changes in consumer tech over the past two decades and will assess how those changes have impacted - for good and ill - the perception of technology in the church space.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Woodyard

Kent Woodyard

Director of Business Development, Pushpay
Kent oversees Pushpay’s strategic partnerships with other technology vendors and solution providers in the faith sector. A lifelong Midwesterner, Kent now lives in Seattle with his wife, Becky, and is regularly astounded by the sight of mountains, oceans, and other “pretty things... Read More →

Partners


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1611

10:15am

Metrics that Matter - Why We Measure Ministry with Matters.
Speakers
DS

Dale Sutherland

Lead Pastor, McLean Bible Church
Dale Sutherland is the Lead Pastor at McLean Bible Church. His faithful leadership consists of casting vision, shepherding the people, and providing pastoral oversight of the church. Dale and his wife Patti have attended MBC since the early 1980’s. Prior to this role, Dale served... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Rehearsal Room

10:15am

Rock RMS: More than a ChMS
Rock isn't just a Church Management System, it's actually a CMS that has other platforms integrated as well. We designed it to run not only your public website and membership/groups database, but also to be your communications platform, your automation platform, your staff's task list, your giving platform, and more. When all these functions are unified, it gives you the power to make sure that you're targeting people with information that actually matters to them personally, and it helps you stay focused on developing relationships with people, which is the most important thing a church can do.

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Johnson

Garrett Johnson

UI/UX Designer, Spark Development Network
Garrett serves as a user interface and user experience designer with Spark. Originally from California, where he worked as a church graphic designer & web developer, Garrett brings clarity and craft to complex communication problems. He's been enamored with experience design since... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Community Room B

11:15am

Break
Thursday October 4, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Main Auditorium

11:30am

Mapping the Mobile Future of Your Ministry
Presented by Chris Dolan, Redeemer Presbyterian NYC feautring Scott Romig, from TouchPoint Software. It's essential for today’s churches to have a mobile presence. You want to be where your church members are. If you don’t have a mobile-first engagement strategy for your ministry, you could be missing out on some big discipleship opportunities. We want to show you a real-world example of what church management looks like in a mobile-first world. Along the way, you’ll be inspired by all the exciting new tools for empowering your ministry on-the-go.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Romig

Scott Romig

VP Marketing and Sales, TouchPoint Software
Scott Romig has always had a passion for the intersection of technology and people. A self-proclaimed “nerd evangelist.” Currently, Scott serves as TouchPoint Software’s vice president of marketing. Scott has a strong drive to help churches connect their members and further... Read More →

Partners

Thursday October 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1208

11:30am

Panel: All Things Apple
Thursday October 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Community Room A

11:30am

11:30am

Panel: All Things O365
Thursday October 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 2400

11:30am

Panel: All Things Wifi
Thursday October 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Community Room B

11:30am

Q & A Online Ministry Panel
Its our last session :( but don’t go home with questions you haven't asked. Submit your questions during the event to be answered by a panel of your Online Ministry Peers. Panelists are Online Ministry leaders from organziations all over the country of various 'flavors' of online and church sizes.

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 majors... Read More →

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 Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

Owner, Consultant, THECHURCH.DIGITAL
Jeff has served the local church in various roles for nearly 20 years, most recently as the Digital Strategist at Christ Fellowship Miami. While there Jeff developed an Online Strategy that not only helped Christ Fellowship reach the city, but expand their ministry around the world... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1410

12:30pm

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

****MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN**** 
  • TBA
****MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN****
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Thursday October 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
The Rock Gym

1:00pm

Lunch - (Grab and Go or Stick Around - TBA)
Thursday October 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Rock Gym

1:30pm

After Party - Optional Building Tour
Come take a look behind the scenes of the McLean Bible Church Vienna Campus.

Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
The Rock Gym