Session Descriptions

Pick the role that’s right for you and learn key tactics you can use as soon as you get home.

Leadership

How Catalyst Built And Maintained A Strong Brand And Following—And How Technology Played A Role

With more than two decades of experience developing strong church leaders, Catalyst is one of the most iconic names in church events. Discover the key role technology played in building their brand and the leadership lessons they learned along the way.
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Tyler ReaginPresident
Catalyst

A Flourishing Staff Equals A Flourishing Community—Here’s How To Build A Thriving Staff Culture At Your Church

Most churches know that a healthy church culture starts at the top, but few ministries model that well. Join Todd Lane of Gateway, and other experts, as they discuss the strategies for developing a sustainable and healthy church culture—from hiring to firing and everything in between.
Speaker:

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Todd LaneExecutive Senior Pastor
Gateway Church

The 4 Dimensions of Leadership

Discover the power of leading from your heart, soul, mind, and strength from Jenni Catron, a leader and bestselling author who has grown church teams all over the nation.
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Jenni CatronCEO & Founder
4 Sight Group

Millennial Leaders Are Inheriting Modern Ministries: Here’s How Your Church Can Set Them Up for Success

There’s a tsunami coming: A wave of baby boomers are set to retire in the next 10 years and that will affect the demographic make-up of your church. More importantly, it will drastically change church leadership as millennials replace these retirees. Join the experts as they talk about the coming transition of church leadership and how to make sure your ministry isn’t left behind when it happens.
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Earl McClellanLead Pastor
Shoreline City Church

Communications

7 Ways You’re Getting Facebook Wrong (and how to get it right)

You’d be hard pressed to find a hotter topic than social media and the Church. But you’d also be hard pressed to find someone more capable of speaking to that exact subject than Nona Jones. In her role at Facebook, she works with churches to help them maximize their social media presence to achieve their goals. Discover how your church can make better use of this powerful social tool to reach, engage with, and serve more people in your community.
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Nona JonesDirector of Faith-Based Partnerships
Facebook

Nurturing a Multi-Ethnic Community

Discover the keys to building strong communities that cross ethnic bridges. Hear from Mark DeYmaz, founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, on how to grow a thriving multi-ethnic church, no matter your ministry context.
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Mark DeYmazFounding Pastor
Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas

Is Live Stream Attendance the Same as Church In Person? (And 5 Other Important Questions About Church Online)

Is someone showing up for a live stream the same as someone showing up in person? Will live streaming become the new standard for church attendance? Is your church ready to consider an online option? Join Chad Zollo from Elevation Church and other experts as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of church online.
Speaker:

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Chad ZolloOnline Pastor
Elevation Church

Inspiring an All-In Culture: The Secrets to Finding More and Better Volunteers

Almost all leaders would agree that, without volunteers, church doesn’t happen. In the midst of launching MOSAIC Seattle, discover what Pastor Lawrence and the MOSAIC team are doing to build and sustain healthy volunteers who are fully committed to the future of the church.
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Lawrence FudgeExecutive Pastor
MOSAIC

Technology

3 Strategies Every Church Can Use To Protect Members Against Serious Data Breaches (And Maintain Their Community’s Trust)

Ministries are founded on trust, which means a single data security threat can quickly damage a community’s confidence in a church. Join church security experts and Pushpay as they talk about what you should look for in church data security and how to protect your community from data breaches.
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Chris HuffLead Director of Technology
12Stone Church

Don’t Let Technology Disrupt Your Church, Embrace It

Learn from business leaders and a former fortune 500 company executive on embracing technology without losing track of what’s most important for your church.
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Jennifer FordExecutive Director of Ministry Services
Hosanna Lutheran

Make Data Work For You: How Growing Churches Are Using Data To Drive Stronger Decision Making

Great data is critical for decision making, but it rarely ever gets considered when important decisions are on the table. Discover how churches are using data to better inform their choices and help their ministries flourish.
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Brooke HempellSVP of Research
Barna
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Tim StevensVP of Consulting
Vanderbloemen

From the Parking Lot to the Pew

Discover how to find your audience and nurture them to create community, connection, and belonging.
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Guy WeismantelChief Marketing Officer
Pushpay

User Track

Increase Giving with Simple Donor Development Strategies (that Actually Work)

Learn the simple, step-by-step process Alex Calder used to grow Kensington Church’s new and recurring giving beyond what anyone thought was possible.
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Alex CalderDirector of Donor Development
Kensington Church

Why Consolidating Your Giving Systems is the Key to Saving Your Finance Staff’s Time This Year

Your staff is your most precious resource—yet with the crazy demands of end-of-year giving season and tax statements, it’s harder than ever before to build a sustainable team that consistently avoids burnout. Join Alisah Duran, GM of MOSAIC and Clare Hegg, Product Marketing Director at Pushpay, to talk through how consolidating your giving systems can save your team countless hours.
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Alisah DuranGeneral Manager
MOSAIC

The Power of a Thank You

There are so many things your church can be grateful for—from giving, to volunteer hours, to stories shared. Discover how a simple act of gratitude at the right time can help your ministry and community flourish even more.
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David LopezGenerosity Strategist
Generis

5 Pro-Tips for Using Your Church App to Nurture and Engage Your Community

People are using highly personalizable apps like Instagram and Amazon everyday but are they using your church app? If not, there are a few, simple things you can do to change that. Discover how in-app personalization and other key features can practically nurture your community with a hands-on look from a Pushpay customer and the Pushpay product team.
Speaker: To be announced shortly

What Makes Pushpay Summit Different

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USEABLE TACTICS
Sure, you might walk away from Summit excited about what you learned. But more importantly, you’ll walk away with a MacBook full of ideas your church can start using this Sunday. Don’t settle for being inspired: Get equipped.
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PRACTICAL KEYNOTES
Learn useable ministry lessons from a diverse set of leaders, men and women who have excelled in ministry and business (and can teach you how to do the same).
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DEEP BREAKOUTS
Dig into the hardest parts of your job with people who have been there (and have something to teach you about it). Get your toughest questions answered with live Q&A.
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MEANINGFUL NETWORKING
Network with peers who have similar job roles at churches of a similar size. Compare notes and exchange contact info as you trade best practices and practical advice.
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CONTENT FOR YOUR WHOLE TEAM
Start 2019 the right way: By aligning your entire team around the right goals and the right tactics to accomplish them. With content focused around leadership, operations, communications, technology, and finance, there’s something for everyone on your staff.
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USEABLE TACTICS
Sure, you might walk away from Summit excited about what you learned. But more importantly, you’ll walk away with a MacBook full of ideas your church can start using this Sunday. Don’t settle for being inspired: Get equipped.
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PRACTICAL KEYNOTES
Learn useable ministry lessons from a diverse set of leaders, men and women who have excelled in ministry and business (and can teach you how to do the same).
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DEEP BREAKOUTS
Dig into the hardest parts of your job with people who have been there (and have something to teach you about it). Get your toughest questions answered with live Q&A.
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MEANINGFUL NETWORKING
Network with peers who have similar job roles at churches of a similar size. Compare notes and exchange contact info as you trade best practices and practical advice.
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CONTENT FOR YOUR WHOLE TEAM
Start 2019 the right way: By aligning your entire team around the right goals and the right tactics to accomplish them. With content focused around leadership, operations, communications, technology, and finance, there’s something for everyone on your staff.

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

Wednesday, May 22

7:00 AM

Check-in opens

9:00 AM

Opening Keynote with Patrick Lencioni

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions: Leadership, Communications, Technology

12:00 PM

Lunch – Included in Ticket Price

1:30-2:45 PM

Afternoon Keynote with Cheryl Bachelder

2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions: Leadership, Communications, Technology

4:30-6:00 PM

Welcome Reception (beverages and light hors d’oeuvres available)

Thursday, May 23

8:00 AM

Breakfast available

9:00 AM

Morning Keynote with Carey Nieuwhof

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions: Leadership, Communications, Technology

12:00 PM

Lunch – Included in Ticket Price

1:30 PM

Breakout Sessions: Leadership, Communications, Technology

3:00 PM

Closing Keynote with Clay Scroggins and Bobby Gruenewald

4:30 PM

Conference ends

FAQ

Who should attend Summit?

Anyone on staff at a church!

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

Where is the conference?

Gateway Church Dallas campus: 12123 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

When is the conference?

May 22-23, 2019

How do I register?

You can register here, but if you have issues, email summit@pushpay.com

Is there a group registration rate?

Yes! Our “bring the team” rate provides for up to 2 free passes when you register 3 team members.

If I have questions, who can I contact?

Our event team is standing by to help you. Please email us at summit@pushpay.com

Is there parking available at the conference? Is it free?

Yes, there is free parking available at Gateway’s Dallas Campus, but if you’re bringing a big team we request that you please carpool to save space for other churches.

Is there a room block?

There is not a room block, but here is a list of hotels near the conference. Due to other events happening in the area, we recommend that you book sooner than later.

What airport should I fly into for the conference?

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport [DFW] is about 20 miles away!

Can I get mobility assistance seating?

Yes! The facility is wheelchair accessible. Please email us at summit@pushpay.com if you need any accommodations.

Do you have a translator?

We do not have translation assistance at this time.

I have dietary restrictions/ food allergies. What dining options will be available?

There are multiple dining options provided for light breakfast and lunch.

What do I need at event check-in?

Just your first and last name.

May I attend only part 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 totally understand, but refunds are not available. You are, however, able to transfer your ticket to a friend. Please contact us at summit@pushpay.com with the current ticket holder’s first and last name, email address, and the new ticket holder’s

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Contact phone
  • Church name
  • Position/Title

Can I purchase recordings of sessions?

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

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.

Will there be worship or prayer time at the conference?

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.

LOCATION AND HOTEL INFO

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12123 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

Gateway Church – Dallas