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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...
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Andrew Beyea

Project Architect
Waldon Studio Architects
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Brad Daugherty

Director of Worship Arts and Communications
New Beginnings Baptist Church
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Brittany Sellers, Ph.D.

Sustainability Project Manager
Office of Sustainability & Energy, Orlando FL
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Jeff Benavides

LEED Accredited Professional O+M, GGP
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Ravi Waldon

President & Founder
Waldon Studio Architects
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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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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...
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Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel
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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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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   W414-D
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
In this session, we are looking to inform and educate members of the church on providing and maintaining a safe and secure environment. Any church size and all levels of knowledge is welcome as the training can apply to all houses of worship environments.
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Bill Wells

Director of Security
AE Global
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  • 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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  • Room:   W224-G
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
This class would be ideal for anyone who is currently working with volunteers, working to grow a ministry, or is currently working understaffed. When it's not possible to add staff as needed, it's important to know how to steward the resources that are available, including empowering people to volunteer and...
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Brian Burleson

AV Tech Manager
New Hope 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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  • 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...
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Christophor Periatt

Co-Owner/Lead Instructor
Forever Vigilant LLC.
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James Friedman

Co-Owner
Forever Vigilant LLC
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Wednesday, November 14
3:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   W224-A
  • Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
LAPTOP IS REQUIRED A session that will introduce you to project management techniques that if applied will improve your skills in a significant way regardless of your starting point or background as manager/leader.  There are many people who started their careers as experts in one field or another and have found...
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Rohan Garricks

DGB Live LLC
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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,...
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Scott Walker

Facilities Director
Riverwood Church Community
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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...
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Ms  Natolie Warren

Personal Development Strategist, Licensed Minister, Psychotherapist, Speaker, Coach & Author
InPowerment Incorporated
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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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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...
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Scott Walker

Facilities Director
Riverwood Church Community
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  • Room:   W222-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Time is perhaps our most precious commodity. As we strive to prepare musical presentations of excellence, a great deal of time can we wasted through unsure leadership and poorly communicated expectations. This class presents practical and effective coaching for the three essentials of preparation: Practice, Soundcheck, and Rehearsal. Help inspire...
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Grant Norsworthy

Grammy Nominee, Dove Award Winner, Musician, Songwriter
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  • 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:   W414-D
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
The Layered Security Approach is a method used to evaluate the church’s security needs by reviewing the security issues, current situation, and future needs with a series of questions. The information is used to help determine the type of systems needed to meet the requirements – whether it is intrusion,...
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Keith Shaver

VP Sales and Marketing
Matrix Network, ATV/NLSS, Uniview Tec
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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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  • Room:   W414-C
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
From active shooters, disgruntled parents, to wanderings kids – our society has changed. It is sad, but it is a reality that we must deal with. There is a lot a church can do logistically, but also some simple measures you can take with your facility to make the children,...
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Kreg Robertson

Associate
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.
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Thursday, November 15
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   W224-A
  • Thursday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
LAPTOP REQUIRED A follow-up session to the beginners boot camp, this session will continue the introduction to project management techniques that if applied will improve your skills in a significant way regardless of your starting point or background as manager/leader.  There are many people who started their careers as experts in...
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Rohan Garricks

DGB Live LLC
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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...
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Brian Walsh

Founder & President
The Collage Companies
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Don Mahoney

President & Principal Architect, Building God's Way
Mission-Based Sustainable (MBS) Solutions
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Roger Conner

Senior Executive Pastor
Journey Christian Church
Church Co-Presenter

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  • Room:   W222-B
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
As tech teams endeavor to support multiple services and all the additional needs for production turn around, there's bound to be scheduling conflicts and challenges that reduce the feasibility of accommodating everything and everyone. Making it even more challenging is when each 'event' requires it's own production and stage set....
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Alex Rodriguez

Consultant / Designer / Integrator / Engineer
Alex Rodriguez Audio
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  • Room:   W414-C
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Using current technologies like texting is an easy way to report suspicious activity information. We can crowd-source suspicious activity information for safe churches by  Implementing the Department of Homeland Security campaign “See Something Say Something”.  Prevention of major emergencies is literally, at everyone’s fingertips. Suspicious activity information  can effectively intercept...
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Cyril Rayan

President & CEO
Resiligence, Inc.
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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...
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Eric Byrd

Worship Leader/Minister of Music
St John Baptist Church
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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...
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Josh Bryant

Managing Attorney
Church General Counsel
Keynote

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  • 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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