Sessions at-a-Glance

Select Criteria: Super Track = Church Communications Conference

Tuesday, November 13
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   W314-B
  • Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston, we have a problem. Churches everywhere are realizing that the way people attend and engage with the church is radically different than it was even a decade ago. What worked before isn't necessarily working anymore. So how can you improve how you're using communication channels like social media, announcements,...
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Phil Bowdle

Creative Arts Pastor
West Ridge Church
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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...
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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
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Phill Martin

Deputy CEO
The Church Network
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  • Room:   W314-B
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In this jam-packed pre-conference experience, come sit with Stephen Brewster and Luke McElroy as they unpack the four core biblical principles of unleashing your creative potential. From working well in a team environment, to leveraging your unique gifts, this practical and insightful pre-conference will leave you ready to go tackle...
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Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
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Stephen Brewster

Communications Ministry Expert
Cross Point Church
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Wednesday, November 14
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • 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....
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Luke McElroy

Founder
Orange Thread Media
Keynote

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  • Room:   W315-A/B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Want to know the difference between effective advertising and noise that ends up being tuned out? Want to know how to get people to listen while competing with the blaring racket that our overwrought social media vehicles create? Join me as I show you how to create a plan that...
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Mark MacDonald

Communication Strategist
Florida Baptist Convention & Founder of Be Known For Something
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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   W314-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Speaking with ‘One Voice’ means unity.  What is the opposite of unity?  You got it…disunity.  A words that kills any solid vision.  How does this translate to your organization?  How do you unify the young and old, the creatives and the introverts? We’ll break down the importance of speaking with ONE...
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Megan Kelly

Creative Director
Encounter Church
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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room:   W315-A/B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Put two of the leading national voices in Church Communication into one room and give them 105 minutes to be bold, creative, and informative; what do you get? A lot of laughter, caution, stories, and practical information about branding, social media, leadership, tools, and results. Whether you’re getting started, needing...
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Mark MacDonald

Communication Strategist
Florida Baptist Convention & Founder of Be Known For Something
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Phil Bowdle

Creative Arts Pastor
West Ridge Church
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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • 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...
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Natolie Warren

Licensed Minister, LPC, Transformational Speaker, Self Development Coach & Author
The Whole Woman Experience
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  • Room:   W314-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
We all find ourselves either about to be, in the middle of, or recovering from a transition. Either in our own lives or someone close to us. After navigating a tremulous couple of years Stephen will share what God has uncovered to him about navigating these seasons for yourself and...
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Stephen Brewster

Communications Ministry Expert
Cross Point Church
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Wednesday, November 14
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   W314-B
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Would you like to increase your first-time visitor return rate? Would you like to attract more people from the surrounding region and make a difference in the community? There are ways to create a first impression that will help. This session will be about simple, yet impactful things you can...
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Mr.  Adam McLaughlin


Blogger at AdamMcLaughlin.net
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  • 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
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  • Room:   W314-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Join Lisa Jackson and Jon Rutherford for an in-depth examination of the entire pipeline of creation through delivery for media content targeting the next generation of audience that you are trying to reach. It will cover many of the technologies content creators need to consider and understand. This session is for...
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Jon Rutherford

Sr. Solutions Architect
Key Code Media
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Lisa Jackson

Territory Account Manager
Key Code Media
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Thursday, November 15
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room:   W314-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Have you forgotten the first time you visited your church? I suspect being in your spaces has made you blind to some common opportunities we have to wow a first time guest. Join us as we unpack 17 things that can make your guest feel at home! 
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Stephen Brewster

Communications Ministry Expert
Cross Point Church
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  • Room:   W314-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
On January 18, 2018, Mark Zuckerberg dropped a bomb on the so-called social media experts, leaving the Facebook marketing landscape a desolate and desperate wasteland. That's the hype, but the reality may not so bleak. As a matter of fact, there is indeed, an opportunity to grow and reach more...
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Adrian Gates

Media Director
Crossroads Community Church
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Thursday, November 15
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • 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...
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Eric Byrd

Worship Leader/Minister of Music
St John Baptist Church
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  • Room:   W314-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Facebook has slowly been taking away the ability to reach those who “like” your church’s page. But, the one thing guaranteed to reach your followers is video - specifically live video. Today, everyone has the ability to create creative, engaging, and strategic marketing that will increase your reach beyond any...
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Alyssa Bream

Media Pastor
Open Door Church
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  • Room:   W314-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
We've heard for years how important it is to be mindful of content, SEO, likes, followers and a plethora of other analytics. Yet, how does one determine which of the many metrics available are best to pay attention to? Why are some stats important while others are not? Does that...
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Jim Washok

Communications Director
West End Assembly of God
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Thursday, November 15
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   W314-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
What if a church’s success is about communicating a unifying message so you become known for it? What if we’re actually contributing to NOISE by talking too much? What if we could say LESS so our congregations and communities will listen MORE! Mark MacDonald (a favorite WFX church comm presenter)...
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Mark MacDonald

Communication Strategist
Florida Baptist Convention & Founder of Be Known For Something
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  • Room:   W314-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Participants will discover the importance of connectional relationship building with the local community through the use of social media platforms. Discussion includes a brief overview of the main social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); content creation, strategy, and audience targeting; social listening; analytics and the role they play in leveraging...
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Meghan Howard

Associate Pastor and Director of Digital Communications
Fairborn UMC
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  • Room:   W224-C
  • Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Thousands of churches across the world are leveraging video to connect campuses together. Within the last five years, new technology options have emerged which make reliable live video delivery possible with standard internet connections. This is changing the strategy of church planters who leverage the benefits of video - they...
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Corey McKnatt

Lead Production Director
Real Life Church
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Paul Martel

CEO & Co-Founder
Living As One
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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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Thursday, November 15
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room:   The Spark
  • Thursday, November 15, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Only if you dare! Let’s browse your church website on The Spark big screen and Mark MacDonald will call out 1) things you’re doing right, 2) things you should improve, and 3) tips for improving your brand and communication. Mark’s conducted hundreds of these quick assessments (from his 30 years...
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Mark MacDonald

Communication Strategist
Florida Baptist Convention & Founder of Be Known For Something
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