Discover the Crucial Business Lessons
You
Didn’t Learn in Seminary

Feb 13 – 15, 2018 | Disneyland Hotel | Anaheim, CA

Join Seth Godin, Erwin Raphael McManus, Scott Harrison, and more at Summit 2018!

Disneyland Hotel

Anaheim, CA 92802

Feb. 13-15, 2018

Mark your calendar!

What Ministry Education Can’t Teach You

Church leaders are on the brink of a crisis: A chasm between the rich history of the church and the ever-changing world of communications and technology we live in. And while there’s plenty of conferences and workshops where you can get inspired, and there’s plenty of business books about what companies are doing, no one bridges the gap between seminary and an MBA.

Until now, that is.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Seth
Godin

Author & Marketer
Yoyodyne, Squidoo, +

Seth can help you share your mission.

MORE ABOUT SETH
Seth Godin is a marketer and author who teaches about how ideas spread. People have liked Seth’s books enough to put him on the New York Times’ bestsellers list 18 times. He writes about leadership and how ideas spread from person to person, and he’d love to help you effectively share your church’s mission and vision in the modern era.

Erwin Raphael
McManus

Pastor & Author
MOSAIC

Erwin can help you grow an influential church.

MORE ABOUT ERWIN
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.

Claire
Díaz-Ortiz

Author, Speaker, &
Technology Innovator

Claire can help you reach your community.

MORE ABOUT CLAIRE
Claire was an early employee at Twitter, and she helped write the book on how to build real communities with social media. Claire would love to help you unlock the real power of social media to reach your community and increase participation.

Scott
Harrison

Founder & CEO
charity: water

Scott can help you reach donors.

MORE ABOUT SCOTT
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.

Clay
Scroggins

Lead Pastor
North Point Alpharetta

Clay can help you lead, even when you’re not in charge.

MORE ABOUT CLAY
Clay started out at North Point Church as a facilities intern, overseeing and leading a team of vacuums and mops. Now he serves as North Point’s lead pastor. Clay loves to teach the importance of influence and how to develop people who lead even when they’re not in charge.

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.

  • 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 (that you don’t need an engineering degree to understand)?
  • Who do you turn to when you need to understand why and how leadership in the church has changed in the last decade?

The 3-Day Conference Revolutionizing Leadership, Technology, and Communications in the Church

 

About Summit

Summit is a three-day, interactive conference focused on connecting leading growth and engagement experts of fast-growing churches with pastors, church leaders, and church staff. This year’s theme is, “Know your people. Grow your ministry”—so you’ll learn all about how to strategically drive engagement, participation, and generosity in your community. Join us and keynote speakers, Seth Godin, and Erwin Raphael McManus of Mosaic LA for a conference you can’t afford to miss.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

SENIOR
LEADERSHIP

Church pastors,
teachers, and leaders

OPS & TECH
LEADERS

Business and
technology leaders

COMMUNICATIONS
TEAMS

Com directors and
marketing teams

SCHEDULE

Tue - Feb 13TUESDAY

12:00 PM

Check-In Opens

 4:30 PM

Conference Begins
Keynote with Seth Godin
Modern Marketing

 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Wed - Feb 14WEDNESDAY

 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Keynote with Scott Harrison
The Crazy Story behind charity: water (and What It Means for Your Church Branding)

 10:30 – 10:45 AM

Break

 10:45 – 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions: Leadership, Technology, Communications


Beyond Attendance: How to Train Your Staff to Drive Participation
Leadership Breakout

Modern churches are trying to communicate with disengaged, distracted audiences. Driving participation requires a top-down leadership strategy for taking ownership of key events at every level of your church.


Speaker:
Blue Van Dyke
Executive Pastor
Christ’s Church of the Valley


Panelists:
Rick Holliday
Exec. Director of Ministry Services
North Point Community Church


Shane Duffey
Pastor of Ministries
NewSpring Church

Church Online: How to Make Digital Feel Real
Technology Breakout

Technology is changing the way people are attending church—plain and simple. Discover the possibilties (and limitations) of church online with Jay Kranda, online pastor at Saddleback church and pionier in online church experiences.


Speaker:
Jay Kranda
Campus Pastor
Saddleback Church


Panelists:
Nils Smith
Global Dir. Social Media/Innovation
Dunham + Company


Lawrence Fudge
Executive Pastor
MOSAIC

Creativity Is Killing Your Church: Increasing Engagement through Simple Messaging
Communication Breakout

Creativity isn't what you think: from poorly-named programs to atrocious website layouts, simple messaging is the key to clear communications that drive action.


Speaker:
Wes Gay
Writer & Communications Consultant
StoryBrand & Forbes Contributor


Panelists:
Haley Veturis
Social Media Manager
Saddleback Church


Trent Dunham
President
Dunham + Company

 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Keynote with Clay Scroggins
How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

 3:00 – 3:15 PM

Break

 3:15 – 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions: Leadership, Technology, Communications


How to Cultivate a Positive Staff Culture

Building a Generous Staff Culture
Leadership Breakout

Speaker 1:
Holly Tate
Vice President of Marketing
Vanderbloemen


Learn how to create, measure, and build staff culture from Vanderbloemen, a company that helps staff churches for a living (that has won a few culture awards themselves!)


Speaker 2:
Brad Leeper
President & Principal
Generis


Learn how to create, measure, and build staff culture from Vanderbloemen, a company that helps staff churches for a living (that has won a few culture awards themselves!)


Panelists:
Blue Van Dyke
Executive Pastor
Christ’s Church of the Valley


Holly Tate
Vice President of Marketing
Vanderbloemen


Brad Leeper
President & Principal
Generis

How Technology Can Grow Your Ministry Faster
Technology Breakout

A lot has been written about how to reach more people with technology and social media—but what about using those same tools to grow one of your church's most important resources, your volunteer base?


Speaker:
Larry Hubatka
Strategy & Development Consultant
Tiny Horse


Panelists:
Trent Dunham
President
Dunham + Company


Haley Veturis
Social Media Manager
Saddleback Church


Chris Ames
Director of Digital Environments
North Point Community Church

What the Church Can Learn from Gainsight about Building Advocacy
Communication Breakout

The only way your church will grow is if you can create advocates—people who go from simple attendees to internalizing and carrying out your mission. And when it comes to advocacy, there's no name bigger than Gainsight, a premier customer success software company and marketing advocacy machine.


Speaker:
Anthony Kennada
Chief Marketing Officer
Gainsight


Panelists:
Dan Steinman
General Manager
Gainsight


John Talbert
Chief Convening Officer
Transforming the Bay with Christ


Ryan Cameron
Executive Director
Champions Centre

 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Summit VIP Dinners –– FULL

Thu - Feb 15THURSDAY

 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Keynote with Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Social Branding: How Social Media Has Changed the Way Churches and Nonprofits Communicate, Connect, and Engage

 10:30 – 10:45 AM

Break

 10:45 – 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions: Leadership, Technology, Communications


Tribal Leadership: How to Create Raving Fans in Your Church
Leadership Breakout

Your message can only go as far as you can speak it—unless your message is one that people can pick up for themselves. Discover the keys to tribal leadership that turn part-time attendees into raving fans that can't stop bringing telling their friends about their church.


Speaker:
Earl McCllelan
Lead Pastor
Shoreline City Church


Panelists:

Larry Hubatka
Strategy & Development Consultant
Tiny Horse


Shane Duffey
Pastor of Ministries
NewSpring Church


Ryan Cameron
Executive Director
Champions Centre

Getting Leadership Buy-In for Technology Spending
Technology Breakout

Your church’s ability to adapt to an increasingly digital culture hinges on your ability to speak the language of leadership


Speaker:
Chris Ames
Director of Digital Environments
North Point Community Church


Panelists:

Rick Holliday
Exec. Director of Ministry Services
North Point Community Church


James Maiocco
Chief Business Development Officer
Pushpay


Chris Ames
Director of Digital Environments
North Point Community Church

The Agency Approach to Church Social Media

How Growing Churches Use Paid Ads
Communication Breakout

Speaker 1:
Aimee Cottle
Director of Marketing
Fishhook


Discover the high-impact church social media tactics of an agency that does it for a living.


Speaker 2:
Ryan Wakefield
Managing Director
Social Church


Businesses have been making fortunes off of paid social media ads for years—how can churches use the same technology to reach their communities every day of the week?


Panelists:
Lawrence Fudge
Executive Pastor
MOSAIC


Haley Veturis
Social Media Manager
Saddleback Church


Aimee Cottle
Director of Marketing
Fishhook


Ryan Wakefield
Managing Director
Social Church

 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Keynote with Erwin McManus
Leading a Mobile Church in a Mobile Culture

 3:00 PM

Conference Ends

SUMMIT 2018 SPEAKERS

Larry Hubatka

Strategy & Development Consultant
Tiny Horse

Haley Veturis

Social Media Manager
Saddleback Church

Earl McCllelan

Lead Pastor
Shoreline City Church

Aimee Cottle

Director of Marketing
Fishhook

Shane Duffey

Pastor of Ministries
NewSpring Church

Blue Van Dyke

Executive Pastor
Christ’s Church of the Valley

Rick Holliday

Exec. Director of Ministry Services
North Point Community Church

Holly Tate

Vice President of Marketing
Vanderbloemen

Alex Calder

Development Director
Kensington Church

Jay Kranda

Campus Pastor
Saddleback Church

Chris Ames

Director of Digital Environments
North Point Community Church

Lawrence Fudge

Executive Pastor
MOSAIC

Wes Gay

Writer & Communications Consultant
StoryBrand & Forbes Contributor

Ryan Wakefield

Managing Director
Social Church

Brad Leeper

President & Principal
Generis

Anthony Kennada

Chief Marketing Officer
Gainsight

Dan Steinman

General Manager
Gainsight

Nils Smith

Global Dir. Social Media/Innovation
Dunham + Company

Trent Dunham

President
Dunham + Company

Jon Talbert

Speaker, Writer, &
Humanitarian Entrepreneur

Chris Heaslip

CEO and Co-Founder
Pushpay

Eliot Crowther

Co-Founder
Pushpay

James Maiocco

Chief Business Development Officer
Pushpay

Troy Pollock

VP of Community Innovation
Pushpay

 More speakers coming soon!

LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Disneyland Hotel Convention Center
HOTEL: Disneyland Hotel with discounted rate for Summit Attendees
Discounted Disneyland Tickets: Order Disneyland or California Adventure tickets at a discounted rate.

Summit 2018 is hosted at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Beyond being the most magical place on earth, the Disneyland Hotel is a centralized location near a cultural hub for leaders, both in and out of the church space. Summit is about uniting church leaders with Silicon Valley tech and innovation, and the Disneyland Hotel is the perfect place to do that.

Meals

Your registration includes the following meals, which will take place on The Disneyland Hotel property. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated upon request.

Day One

Reception (light appetizers
and refreshments)

Day Two

Lunch
(meal + basic drinks)

Day Three

Lunch
(meal + basic drinks)

FAQS

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 Grand Ballroom at the historic and magical Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, located at 1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, California 92802.

How do I register?

Click here to register for the Summit 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact events@echurchgiving.com.

Is there a room block at the Disneyland Hotel?

Yes, we have a block of rooms discounted at $254.00 per night (plus tax and services) for Summit attendees. You can reserve your room here.

If you need additional assistance with your room reservation, please contact the Disneyland Hotel directly at (714) 520‑5005. (Be sure to reference Summit 2018 to ensure they quote you the correct rate).

Is there a group registration rate?

Yes! When you register groups of 5 or more, your 5th, 6th, 7th, etc. person will be automatically reduced to the $99.00 group rate. Members 1-4 of your group will be subject to the current ticket price.

Will there be food at the conference?

Yes! Your registration includes the following meals, which will take place on the Disneyland Hotel property:

Day One
Reception (light appetizers and refreshments)

Day Two
Lunch

Day Three
Lunch

If I have questions, who can I contact?

If you have questions, comments, or concerns you can contact our Summit events team at events@echurchgiving.com, 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.

Is parking included?

Overnight hotel guests are subject to a self-parking fee, which is set at eighteen dollars ($18.00) per car per night, or valet parking is set at twenty-eight dollars ($28.00) per night with in/out privileges.

May I attend only one day of the conference?

Yes, but you must still purchase a ticket at the full conference price.

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 events@echurchgiving.com 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

Can I get discounted tickets to Disneyland?

Yes! We have secured discounted Disneyland tickets for Summit guests. You can purchase discounted tickets through February 9, 2018 and the tickets are valid from February 9, 2018 through February 20, 2018.

ABOUT ECHURCH

echurch powered by 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, echurch 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 events@echurchgiving.com