Thursday, May 7, 2020
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm EST | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PST
What was considered a luxury or a ‘nice-to-have’ just a month ago, has become essential for the continuation of ministry now.
With the reality of COVID-19, churches are being forced to rethink how they remain connected to their members and continue to provide relevant and practical ministry via a digital platform.
Honestly speaking, some churches were prepared for the shift to a digital platform, while others were completely taken off guard. Regardless, churches and faith-based organizations must find effective & creative ways to continue to connect with their congregants & leverage technology to achieve this goal.
Although COVID-19 thrust many churches into the reality that they needed to consider a digital strategy, culture was pushing churches into this direction as well. In short, this was inevitable.
Church & Technology Summit is pleased to offer this 4-hour Live Digital Summit to provide ministries access to information, solutions and ideas. We've gathered together some of the brightest minds with real-life experience to answer some of your pressing questions.
Experience our new event format, tailored to a completely digital experience, with opportunities to hear from industry leaders, learn from experts, and connect with your community. Register for the digital experience today, at no cost to you!
Building an Online Campus
(12:00 noon to 1:00 pm)
Internet Church Campuses are springing up quickly and becoming a way to engage millennials and others that are not able to consistently come to your church building. As the church continues to find ways to take ministry to the people, Internet Church has become a very pivotal tool for the ministry. This workshop is designed to help you effectively create and manage an Online Campus for your ministry.
Jason Caston is the Director of Digital Media at Daystar TV and formally served as Digital Specialist at TD Jakes Ministries. Jason is an international speaker, author, professor and digital/social platform specialist for faith-based organizations. Having helped train over 5000 leaders and built websites, apps and social media properties that reach over 8 million people daily, Caston has proven that his cutting-edge technological savvy and business acumen have made him a sought after Digital Platforms, Internet Church, Mobile, and Social Media Specialist. Caston has developed an innovative approach to helping organizations advance their online presence using a five-part approach of Websites, multimedia, eCommerce, Social Media, and Mobile
Streaming Technologies: What are the best platforms and how to avoid common mistakes?
(1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
Almost overnight, churches have been forced onto a streming platform. Some were prepared and had built out a proper infrastructure and some were not prepared. Many experts believe that streaming church services will become the new norm and churches are going to need to get this right. What are the best streaming platforms? Do I have to spend a lot of money to deliver in excellance? What are the do's and don'ts of streaming?
Evan currently serves as Director of Information Technology & Web Operations at the 30,000-member West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, California. Aligning leading edge technologies for the purpose of business optimization have been paramount fixtures in his professional career at West Angeles. He has spent a decade dedicated to the symbiotic relationship between organizational goals and end user values. His professional career has encouraged him to take a holistic approach to technology, thereby placing emphasis on the organization’s mission and supporting said values with automation for efficiency, consistency and innovation.
Repurposing Your Content for Social Media
(2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
Are you getting the most out of your content? Do you even realize how much content your ministry creates weekly? That’s why repurposing content is such an exciting idea. You can breathe new life into old content and learn how to better gain value from your new content. Time is a precious Internet resource, which is why one huge benefit—maybe the hugest—of repurposing content is the time it can save you in the content creation process. In this session, you will learn how to take your content and repurpose it to connect with, engage and reach more people for your ministry.
Adam is the CEO of Trust Marketing Agency, helping churches build trust in their community, the host of Church Marketing Ideas Podcast, and blogs all about Church Communications at AdamMcLaughlin.net
Using Technology to Drive Generosity
(3:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
The COVID-19 crisis (with mandated online church) raises many issues. The giving moment is critical and MUST become something engaging in order to maintain GENEROSITY in your church. Let's talk about what's working for churches and what's not. Let's get practical so we can make changes that will live on after the COVID-19 crisis (and when we get to meet together again!)
Mark MacDonald is the Sr. Director of Church Communication for Generis (their Effective Ministry Team) and Executive Director of Center for Church Communication (~10,000 churches). He also leads BeKnownForSomething.com, a national #churchcomm consulting agency (now through Generis) that helps churches become relevant in their community and is the bestselling author of "Be Known For Something” (beknownbook.com).