August 16th, 2018 | Charlotte, NC

Hosted at McGlohon Theatre (Elevation Uptown)

McGlohon Theatre

(Elevation Uptown)

Aug. 16, 2018

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Here to Equip, Not Inspire

There are conferences, books, videos, podcasts, and countless other sources of inspiration for you and your team. But when it comes to actual tech insights in the church, sophisticated social media strategies, and proven leadership tactics that really work in the 21st century, you’re lucky if you’ve got one good resource. Most business books are just that—business books. And most church conferences are more church than conference.

Featuring: The Totally-Aligned Church Staff


Get insight into leading your team and congregation that goes deeper than a three-point sermon and a story about a puppy. Turn a one day investment in yourself and your team into a new season of growth, thanks to practical, ready-to-use leadership tactics.



Start delivering your message with the poise and precision it deserves. Get actual insight in the ways social media, email, and communications technology can help you spread your church’s message further. Then go do it, thanks to practical insights you can start implementing on the flight home.



Technology shouldn’t be a dirty word in church. And now, thanks to practical insights and a behind-the-scenes look into how other churches are leveraging tech every day of the week, it doesn’t have to be. Take back church tech. Take it back now.

Sure, everyone loves free coffee and a bag of themed swag and giveaways. And practical, ready-to-use tactics and tips you can start using in your church the same week? Even better. But the real power of the Summit One Day happens when you get your whole team aligned on your church’s strategy and one-year plan. Don’t just take our word for it—bring your team to the Summit One Day 2018 to experience it for yourself.



Summit is a premier, three-day church conference designed to help forward-thinking pastors and staff grow in leadership, technology, and communications.

We’re packing three days of content into eight hours for the Summit One Day—check out this video to see just how awesome it will be.



8:00 AM

Check-In Opens and Breakfast Available

9:00 AM

Summit One Day Begins

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Opening Keynote with Nona Jones of Facebook

The ONE Social Media Key Most Churches are Still Missing

Facebook is the largest social network on the planet-- attend this session to learn how leveraging the power of Facebook gives you access to more than two billion users to find the audience that matters to you the most. Maximizing social media is the ONE opportunity you cannot afford to miss to cultivate discipleship.

10:30 - 10:45 AM


10:45 - 11:45 AM

Keynote with Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church

The ONE Belief to Create Success

How to build a thriving ministry for tomorrow

Systems and processes are necessary. Work Ethic and resolve are a must. However, without the right mindset and understanding of how it accelerates performance and growth, we’re missing the greatest opportunity to build a healthy ministry. Discover how an adjustment to your view of work will actually create better results.

11:45 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Keynote with Scott Harrison of charity: water

The ONE Key to Following Up with Donors

There is not much we all agree on these days. From politics to music to sports to fashion, we are as divided as ever. Scott Harrison shares his inspiring and thought-provoking story to give you practical ideas that can focus your audience towards the ONE focus that will move the needle for your organization.

3:30 - 3:45 PM


3:45 - 4:30 PM

Keynote with Erwin McManus of MOSAIC

The ONE Mindset that Matters Most for Ministry

Thinking about the future is no longer enough. Success requires acting now. This session takes an in-depth look at the steps you can take now that will make you successful tomorrow. It’s not enough to think about life at the top, now is the time to learn about the ONE narrative it takes to get there.

4:30 - 5:00 PM


5:00 - 6:30 PM

Keynote with Chris Heaslip of Pushpay

How Pushpay Can Help Make Your ONE DAY a Reality

Stay tuned after the keynotes for exciting news updates and product announcements from Pushpay. After a day of investing in yourself, your ministry and your future, hear how Pushpay is investing in your partnership.

6:30 PM

BBQ in the Courtyard


Erwin Raphael McManus

Pastor & Author

Erwin can help you grow an influential church.

Erwin Raphael McManus is an artist, and cultural thought leader known for integrating creativity and spirituality. He is the founder and pastor of Mosaic, a Los Angeles church. He’d love to teach you how to build and grow an influential and innovative church.

Nona Jones

Faith-Based Partnerships Leader

Nona will help you make the leap from social media to social ministry.

Nona is passionate about helping communities of faith achieve their goals. At Facebook, she forms partnerships with organizations like yours. And as the co-pastor of a church, she understands how to communicate in a way that compels communities towards action. She’d love to show you how social media and your church can work together as a team.

Scott Harrison

Founder & CEO
charity: water

Scott can help you reach donors.

Scott founded charity: water and flipped the script on modern fundraising. He helped get clean water to people who didn’t have it before, and he’s reached demographics that are traditionally less generous with cause-driven branding and a unique approach to fundraising. He’d love to help build your brand to reach donors.

Steven Furtick

Founder & Lead Pastor
Elevation Church

Pastor Steven can help you reach more people by using technology effectively.

Pastor Steven Furtick is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC—a church community recognized as one of America’s largest and fastest-growing churches. He is the New York Times Best Selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, Sun Stand Still, (Un)Qualified, and Seven-Mile Miracle. He’d love to help you strengthen your community and grow your church by embracing technology solutions.

Chris Heaslip

CEO & Co-Founder

Chris can help you see what’s possible by leveraging technology.

With his co-founder, Chris envisioned a consumer-friendly mobile commerce solution that would help increase generosity, simplify processes, and reduce costs. All along, Chris’s goal has been to increase participation in communities. Chris is passionate about getting ahead of the technological curve, and he would love to help you realize your vision.

Carey Nieuwhof

Founding Pastor/Author
Connexus Church

Carey’s experience can give you unique insight.

Carey is a former lawyer, founding pastor of Connexus Church, and a bestselling author. Carey’s wide range of expertise has given him a unique perspective on leadership and personal growth. During a live Q&A session with Scott Harrison, he says he would love to unravel the “one thing” you need to know about generating a following.

Your Summit One Day

Brandee Cederlind
and Troy Pollock

We’re here to equip you and your team. We’ll leave the inspiring up to what you do next.

Let’s be honest—a lot of church conferences feel more like church services. Which is great until you run into a ministry problem that needs more than just motivation to overcome. Problems like…

  • Where do you go when you want the communications insights of the business world in the context of the church?
  • Why is it so hard to get insights into technology (without an engineering degree)?
  • Who do you turn to when you need to understand why and how leadership in the church has changed in the last decade?

That’s why we started Summit—to have the hard conversations that net actual results. The inspired bit is up to you and what you choose to do with the practical insights and value-packed tactics you’ll learn here.


The Summit One Day isn’t for everyone. It’s a 24-hour intensive look at the most pressing issues facing ministries in the 21st century. So, if you’re looking for a conference to teach you how to preach better, run children’s ministry, or just looking for a low pressure environment to hang out with other pastors, the Summit One Day isn’t for you. But if you’re ready to listen to applicable keynotes, and you’re ready to have hard conversations, we have a seat ready for you.

The One Day Conference Revolutionizing Leadership, Technology, and Communications in the Church



Church pastors,
teachers, and leaders


Business and
technology leaders


Communications Directors
and marketing teams


LOCATION: McGlohon Theatre (Elevation Uptown)
ADDRESS: 345 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Located in the heart of Charlotte, Elevation Church – Uptown meets in the McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square on the corner of 7th St. and Tryon St.


Who should attend Summit?

Anyone on staff at a church!

  • Senior Pastor
  • Executive Pastor
  • Communications Teams
  • Tech Teams
  • Admin and Finance Teams
  • Operations Teams
  • Media Teams
  • Church Leaders

Where is the conference?

The conference is hosted at McGlohon Theatre (Elevation Uptown)
345 N. College St. Charlotte, NC 28202

How do I register?

You can register here, but if you have issues, email

If I have questions, who can I contact?

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, you can contact our Summit events team at, and we will be happy to assist you.

What do I need at event check-in?

All you need to do is provide your first and last name at time of check-in.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

We understand that unforeseen events may necessitate canceling your registration, but refunds are not available. You are, however, able to transfer your ticket to a friend.

Please contact us at with the current ticket holder’s first/last name, email address, and the new ticket holder’s:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone
  • Church Name
  • Position/Title

Where do I park for the conference?

Stay tuned! Parking options coming soon.

Is there a room block?

There is not a room block, but hotels in the area can be found here.

Will there be food at the conference?

Yes! Your registration includes a light breakfast and lunch.

If you have dietary restrictions/food allergies, there will be multiple dining options available. Each vendor can accommodate various dietary needs.

Can I purchase recordings of sessions?

Session recordings will be made available to attendees after the conference. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information!

Can I get mobility assistance seating?

Yes! The facility is wheelchair accessible. Guests who need assistance may use the Tryon street entrance or the 7th Street drop-off area. Please email us at if you need any accommodations!

What are other forms of transportation?

The 7th Street station is recommended for those taking the Light Rail. If you’re looking to plan your transportation, we recommend you start here.

Can I pay cash for the conference?

We accept credit or debit upon registration.

Are there First Aid facilities?

Come see our friendly staff at the Information booth if you find yourself in need of First Aid.

Where is Lost and Found?

Come see our friendly staff at the Information booth for any Lost and Found items.

What airport should I fly into?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport [CLT] is less than 10 miles away!

Do you have a translator?

We do not have translation assistance at this time.

Where can I buy speaker books?

Check out the speaker section in the Summit app to order their books!

Will there be worship or prayer time?

There are many great church conferences that offer corporate worship, prayer, and spiritual renewal. However, Summit Conferences focus on bringing business insights and strategies to ministries, so the attendees will not be led in worship or corporate prayer time.

Is Pushpay a Christian organization?

Pushpay is a technology company and is not affiliated with any denomination, church body, or statement of faith. The majority of our customers are faith-based organizations, and we exist to help our customers personalize their communication and drive participation in their communities.


Pushpay exists to bring people together by strengthening community, connection, and belonging.

As the leading provider of mobile app experiences and giving technology to churches, schools, and nonprofits, Pushpay helps organizations and their communities stay connected anytime, anywhere.

Engagement is the key to community. In today’s world, “online” or “digital” is no longer cutting edge. Phones have evolved into smartphones, and these personal devices are linking people everywhere to the outside world on their own terms. Now you can harness this cultural shift to connect people with your organization, driving engagement and participation.

Questions about Summit? Contact