2-4PM – Technology for the Pastor
Blogging / Video / Social Media / Powerpoint Options
6-7PM – Registration
7PM – Session 1
Less Hassle! Technology and the Church
Guest Artist/Illusionist – Tom Coverly
Keynote – Chris Brown
Closing – snack time – “party” to show appreciation for the tech guys in our churches
9AM – Workshop #1 – choose from 4
10:30AM – Workshop #2 – choose from 4
1:30PM – Workshop #3 – choose from 4
2:45PM – Workshop #4 – choose from 4
4:00PM – Closing Session – Questions? Sharing! Resources. This will be a time to share your favorite resources in ministry and interact with the entire attendees.
Moderator – Chris Brown
Strengths and weaknesses of each network
These workshops are designed for you to ask questions and interact with each speaker.
We are also looking for suggestions to add to each workshop or create additional ones based on your needs. Please contact us with your questions ahead of time. This might help form the direction of our conference.
Chris is the director of techPartner, a subsidiary of Baptist Church Planters. After graduating from Summit University of Clarks Summit PA, he went into full-time pastoral ministry. Several years after serving at First Baptist Church of Horseheads, NY he realized how important technology could be in furthering the Gospel and the ministry of the local church. He stepped out in faith, raised support, and is now a full-time missionary supported by individuals and churches and helping global ministries/church plants/missionaries/pastors with the effective use of technology for the Great Commission. He has been doing this tech ministry for over 12 years, and he has traveled to many countries and has spoken to thousands in regard to using technology in ministry. He is passionate about protecting families and churches from the dangers on the internet. Chris’s desire is that techPartner will be a ministry that will encourage and strengthen other ministries by bridging the gap in this confusing technology age of ministry.
Daniel started serving in church audio in 1997 and began working in pro-audio in 2001. Much of his career has been spent doing live audio for musicals and other events: performing radio frequency coordination, troubleshooting and repair for wireless microphones, optimizing systems for accuracy and stability, and rooting out noise, performance and reliability problems in both portable and installed sound systems.
He views electronic technology as an amazing tool which God has provided for use as a force multiplier for the spread of the Gospel. Tragically, what should be a help to ministry is too often a distraction instead. Daniel’s goal is to bring the same level of technical excellence found in secular productions such as Broadway musicals to the infinitely more important arena of church services and events.
I am a graduate of The Master’s College with a degree in Christian Ministries. I work at First Baptist Community church as the Tech Ministry Coordinator. I am in charge of all social media (twitter, facebook, spotify, blogs, youtube, sermon audio, etc), live-streaming our service, and website design. The area of social media has become a big focus for me over the last few years because I think God is giving us a way into peoples homes like never before. Not just in our cities but all over the world. Our lives-stream has been watched in China, our Youtube channel has been watched all over the world, people have visited our website from all over the world. In fact as I wrote this bio someone was on our website from the UK. The world is getting smaller lets take advantage of the opportunity God has given us. This can be done with less hassle and more ministry for HIS glory not ours.
Doug has grown up going to Saylorville Church his whole life although he wasn’t always in a Christian home. Getting saved at a young age and then later dedicating his life to serving Christ in all that he did, Doug started to volunteer in ministries like AWANA, college ministry and mixing sound for services. Eventually he was hired part time and now full time for 8 years as the Technology Manager. His responsibilities include all things tech like photography, websites, sound, lighting, computers, etc. and could not be accomplished without many volunteers we like to call the “Tech Team”. Doug is married to Brooke and they have 5 children, Denver, Carson, Ashton, Braxton & Lydia.