Get insights from actual church I.T. Managers & technology experts. Hear the latest thinking about the future of technology & emerging technologies and how the church can benefit from it. Within the Information Technology track, each session is designed to be innovation super sessions for church I.T. professionals.
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Five Things Every Church Website Must Do
09/29/2021 | 10:15 AM
Wonder if you're doing everything you should be doing with your website? There are many things to consider when you evaluate how effective your website is for your ministry. In this workshop, you will learn 5 things every church website must do. We'll walk through a few websites to demonstrate what works and what doesn't, and why. You will leave this workshop with a variety of how to's such as, best website practices & trends, fresh design techniques for 2021, what strategies work on sites & why, and much, much more!
09/29/2021 | 11:30 AM
Can technology really help you fulfill the Great Commission? Yes! In this workshop we’ll explore how to attract new, unchurched people to your church, how to turn visitors into active participants and volunteers, how to gradually nurture your community into deeper study of God’s Word, and more. Join Mike Brown from Faithlife to learn how this biblically-rooted, six-step discipleship strategy is helping churches thrive!
Cyber Security & The Church – The Threat is Real
09/29/2021 | 1:30 PM
In this digital age, everything an organization does must have a cyber security component because technology touches every aspect of our lives. Churches are not exempt from this threat as they often store the personal and financial information of their members, which can be tempting to hackers who are looking for ways to steal such information. If your church is hit with a data breach, it will cost you in time and money, as well as severely damage your ministry’s reputation. This session is designed to show you ways your church may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks and what you can do to protect your organization.
09/30/2021 | 10:30 AM
Due to the rapid pace of technology, many churches and faith-based organizations are struggling to keep up with the times. Churches hold tradition in high regard, and some are slow to adopt new practices and accept modern customs to suit younger generations.
Nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to giving. Believe it or not, there are still churches that cannot or don’t accommodate any type of online giving.
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency have been in the headlines recently. But what exactly is it and will the church ever embrace it?
Church donation blockchain platforms are popping up all over the place. Is the church ready? Should we be?
How to Outfit Your Church with the Right Technology Affordably
09/30/2021 | 1:00 PM
Churches are facing daunting technological challenges to equip and resource their facilities with the best and most affordable technology solutions in this digital age.
Many churches are still scrambling trying to read as many articles and blogs as possible to make the best decision on technology tools and platforms to deploy. There are so many options. Which option is best for us?
Listen to the experts and those who are successfully doing it every day.
LIVE: Church Website Assessment
09/30/2021 | 2:30 PM
IF YOU DARE, bring your church website URL and have Mark MacDonald (Sr. Director of Communication Communication and Executive Director influencing over 10,000+ churches) call it up LIVE in front of the audience and discuss what's right, what needs improvement, and what should be completely redone. Or come, watch, and learn from other churches! Topics: User-interface, user-experience, organization, and content. What an opportunity! Leave with practical tips on effective church websites.
LAB: Microsoft & The Faith Based Community
10/01/2021 | 10:30 AM
Microsoft is one of the world’s largest tech companies. As a result, Microsoft is continuing to make investments in its technology offerings and making that technology available to non-profits and Faith-based organizations. We’ll show churches and faith-based organizations how to properly register with Microsoft as a nonprofit and take advantage of special nonprofit pricing. We’ll also show participants how to deploy cutting-edge tools and techniques to better connect to your members in this age of advancing technologies. Finally, we’ll preview a new ChMS (Church Management CRM ) solution built on Microsoft technology.
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