Sessions at-a-Glance

Select Criteria: Super Track = Buildings Conference

Tuesday, November 13
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   W414-A/B
  • Tuesday, November 13, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Getting started on a construction plan or project can feel overwhelming, especially when you don't even know the first steps you should take. No matter the scope and the scale of your project, understanding the process will help to ensure it will be cost-effective and time-efficient.  Master planning, budgeting and...
Speakers
Andrew Beyea

Project Architect
Waldon Studio Architects
Speaker

Brad Daugherty

Director of Worship Arts and Communications
New Beginnings Baptist Church
Speaker

Brittany Sellers, Ph.D.

Sustainability Project Manager
Office of Sustainability & Energy, Orlando FL
Speaker

Jeff Benavides

LEED Accredited Professional O+M, GGP
Speaker

Ravi Waldon

President & Founder
Waldon Studio Architects
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 13
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   W414-A/B
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
This intensive is an opening path to becoming a Certified Church Administrator through The Church Network. (TCN) is an inter-denominational association of churches and individuals which exists to serve the church by promoting the highest level of professional competence in individuals serving Christ through administration in local churches. In addition...
Speakers
Bob Winstead

Director of Lifelong Learning and Assistant Professor of Church Leadership
Candler School of Theology
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Michael Batts

Managing Partner
Batts Morrison Wales & Lee
Speaker

Phill Martin

Deputy CEO
The Church Network
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 14
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   W414-D
  • Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
This will be an overview of legal issues affecting churches in terms of their land, buildings, and property. We will discuss the acquisition and zoning of land. We'll talk about construction contracts, building occupancy permits, building codes, and so forth. We will talk about the process of securing the building...
Speaker
Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel
Speaker

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  • Room:   Chapin Theater
  • Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
For those who serve in the church, we know that every week another Sunday is always coming. And it’s easy to loose perspective of our true calling and run with confidence. Add to this, the world we live in. It’s full of criticism and comparison, that so easily entangles us....
Speaker
Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
Keynote

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  • Room:   W414-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Does your Sound System deliver the power of the Word? Does it help your congregation focus on the message or is it a distraction? Does it create a sonic environment that reinforces the worship experience?  This session will help you discover ways to improve your building’s acoustics, control noise and...
Speakers
Fredrick Ampel

System Designer/Consultant
Technology Visions Analytics
Moderator

James Brawley

Consultant
James S Brawley & Associates
Co-Presenter

Mike Stukey

Owner
Stukey Associates
Co-Presenter

Steve Thornburn

Principal
Thornburn Associates inc
Co-Presenter

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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   W414-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Almost every component of your facilities will have to be replaced at some point. Do you have an action plan? Intentional organizations plan today for tomorrow’s costs. That’s why it’s critical you establish a capital reserve account now! These are not "IF" questions but rather "WHEN" and "HOW MUCH". If...
Speaker
Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer
Cool Solutions Group/eSPACE
Speaker

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  • Room:   W414-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
What are the issues a congregation should be prepared to address as it considers the rehabilitation of a historic property? This session will examine the influence that the US Secretary of the Interior Standards and Guidelines, which define the criteria by which all preservation and historic renovation projects are evaluated...
Speakers
Jonathan Rollins

Principal
GFF Architects
Speaker

Rev. Elzie Odom, Jr

Senior Pastor
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
Co-Presenter

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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room:   W414-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
This 90-minute presentation will primarily deal with sudden ambush-style attacks, unruly/disorderly individuals, children’s ministry incidents, domestic violence, medical situations, criminal law, civil liability, and attempted intrusions into secure areas. The presentation will introduce statistical data on church attacks, layered security, armed security teams, candidates for teams, as well as other...
Speakers
Christophor Periatt

Co-Owner/Lead Instructor
Forever Vigilant LLC.
Speaker

James Friedman

Co-Owner
Forever Vigilant LLC
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room:   W414-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Are you looking for ways to save money on building projects? We will be discussing  how to leverage bankruptcies and foreclosures, how to coordinate demolition efforts with contractors, how to partner with commercial designers, how to find and use salvaged construction materials, repurposing old store interiors, securing donations, tax advantages,...
Speaker
Scott Walker

Facilities Director
Riverwood Church Community
Speaker

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  • Room:   W224-G
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
It is a known fact that leaders who have self-awareness about their own functioning are much more effective in their leadership work. In addition, those who have access to their own inner lives can effectively self-supervise and monitor their responses to the emotionally demanding circumstances that naturally arise as a...
Speaker
Natolie Warren

Licensed Minister, LPC, Transformational Speaker, Self Development Coach & Author
The Whole Woman Experience
Speaker

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  • Room:   W414-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Change Orders — nobody wants them, and there's a way to avoid them during construction. Major issues can be averted and there are things you can be looking for that will protect the church from spending more than is needed. Come hear what your rights are as an owner and...
Speakers
Dean Johnson

Business Administrator
First Baptist Church Lubbock
Speaker

Kreg Robertson

Associate
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 14
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   W224-G
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
The most important part of a flight is not the pilot, the passengers, the engine, the size of the plane, the wheels, the shape of the plane or the stale peanuts - although the peanuts help. The most important part of air travel is the size of the runway; if...
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Eric Byrd

Worship Leader/Minister of Music
St John Baptist Church
Speaker

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  • Room:   W414-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
There is a technology that is trending that I believe will impact all aspects of your world…including church…so let’s get familiar with it – Internet of Things (IoT). So what does this all mean for churches…YOUR church? Our facilities are no longer just sticks and bricks...they are complex commercial buildings...
Speakers
Jason Powell

Director of IT & Data Operations
Granger Community Church
Speaker

Tim Cool

Chief Solutions Officer
Cool Solutions Group/eSPACE
Speaker

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  • Room:   W414-C
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
This is a session about project borrowing as discussed from the Church's perspective-not the lender's. Lending to churches has changed as financial institutions realized that churches are good at repaying mortgages. This has made a number of lending options available to churches that were previously limited to for-profit entities. Sadly,...
Speakers
Billy Goff

CEO
Goff Companies
Speaker

Kerry Jones

Director, Client Relations/Church Planner
Goff Companies
Speaker

Tom Lanning

Executive Pastor
VantagePoint Church
Speaker

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Thursday, November 15
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room:   W414-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
The church is always looking for new ways to get people through their doors. What if there was a way to do that with little to no cost to you? What we will look at in this session is how to use your existing church facility to engage your larger...
Speaker
Scott Walker

Facilities Director
Riverwood Church Community
Speaker

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  • Room:   W414-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
There’s no doubt, that church culture has experienced significant change over the last couple of decades. In the face of that change, churches all over the world are trying to adapt, while remaining relevant and true to the Gospel. Keeping church facilities up-to-date is one of the biggest challenges churches...
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Rodney James

Vice President / Partner
Churches by Daniels Construction, Inc.
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Thursday, November 15
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room:   W414-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Ministries are most effective when they are fully immersed in their community and buildings can play a key role in moving a church toward an embedded identity.  Learn how strategic planning and innovative design can help bring the church back to the center of the community through spaces that are...
Speakers
Brian Walsh

Founder & President
The Collage Companies
Speaker

Don Mahoney

President & Principal Architect
Building God's Way
Speaker

Roger Conner

Senior Executive Pastor
Journey Christian Church
Church Co-Presenter

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  • Room:   The Spark
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Do you run from conflict? As a leader do you address every rumor about you or the ministry you lead? Do you send a text when you should really make a phone call? A very wise person once said 'if you are a leader and no one is mad at...
Speaker
Eric Byrd

Worship Leader/Minister of Music
St John Baptist Church
Speaker

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  • Room:   W414-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Effective Wi-Fi is not only becoming a guest expectation in a facility, it's also become an essential component of the installed audiovisual systems, building automation, and increasingly, the "Internet of Things". When planning for new facility construction or a remodel, there are many important considerations that come into play during...
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Ian Beyer

Senior WLAN Field Engineer
Wireless Training & Solutions
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Thursday, November 15
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   W315-A/B
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Learn how your church can develop a framework for a solid legal defense, risk management, and a legal compliance strategy. It is important you understand the components of a legal defense wall that can be built around your church much like the walls of a city. Do you understand the...
Speaker
Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel
Keynote

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Thursday, November 15
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   Chapin Theater
  • Thursday, November 15, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
The most impactful and influential leaders are the ones who lead from who they truly are, not who they pretend to be. In today’s culture, there is a desperate need for life-giving leadership, but we can’t give what we don’t have. During this message, Tyler Reagin will talk about the...
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Tyler Reagin

President
Catalyst
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