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Lead & Executive Pastors

As the church’s lead administrator and spiritual guide, the Lead and/or Executive Pastor is having to navigate their church through a digital transformation. This track is designed to empower and equip the Lead & Executive Pastor with tools and information to assist with that navigation. One of the highlights of this conference is the Lead & Executive Pastor Roundtable that will allow pastors to spend some quality time with some of the most successful pastors today.  

ALL TIMES ARE SET TO Mountain Standard Time (MST)*


The Necessary Stretch

Pastor Derrick McRae

09/29/2021 | 10:15 AM

Often times in ministry we become fearful of the unknown which leads to us preventing the growth that is necessary for the future assignment. This class will focus on alleviating the fears and exercising ministry through true faith.


The Changing Landscape of Religious Giving

Dave López

09/29/2021 | 11:30 AM

Changing cultural mindsets have brought about new and evolving practices. How is this new reality impacting giving on a national level? How can we better promote generational generosity? What tools and strategies will need to be developed and deployed to accomplish this? These and other questions will be answered during this workshop.


Strategies for Reaching Gen Z in the Digital Age

Angie Richey

09/29/2021 | 11:30 AM

The session would provide Senior Pastors with insights in 1) learning who Gen Z is and what makes them tick, 2) developing messaging and communications that resonate with Gen Z, and 3) understanding and utilizing digital tools (platforms, formats, etc.) ministries need to have in their toolkit to reach Gen Z where they are.


Digital Ethics

Quacy Smith Esq.

09/29/2021 | 1:30 PM

What are the rules in using images in your social media campaigns? Can you be sued for broadcasting someone via Facebook Live without their consent? We are in a digital age and the church will need to be educated on what they can and cannot do as it relates to using digital.


Real Talk with Senior Pastors for Senior Pastors by a Panel of Senior Pastors

Joseph Walker III, Mark Moore Jr., Ben Gowell & Chris Sonksen

09/30/2021 | 10:30 AM

There’s no manual or set of instructions for pastoring in a post Covid-19 era. The execution and delivery of ministry is much differently now than just a year ago. This session is for Senior or Executive Pastors only. What are other pastors doing? How are they navigating through this new reality? Is it ok to have these fears and reservations about what ministry will look like going forward? Will our church ever return to the numbers we saw prior to Covid-19? This is designed to be a very candid and intimate session to encourage, empower and instruct pastors on how to transition to the next level of ministry.


How to Recruit & Manage Technology Ministry Teams

Ben Gowell

09/30/2021 | 1:00 PM

Let’s face it, if you’re going to compete in this space, you’re going to need some sort of technology platform. Therefore, you’re going to need a tech team. How do you effectively recruit and manage a technology team? What qualifications should you look for? What skill set should my tech ministry team have. Now that I have a team, how do I manage them when I don’t know anything about technology? The session is designed to be both informative and empowering to the Senior or Executive Pastor as they look to recruit and retain the right team.


Virtual Reality: The New Mission Field

Jerry Q. Parries

09/30/2021 | 2:30 PM

Society is moving away from the Information Age, and into the Age of Experience. If experts are correct, the pursuit of experience through the ever-expanding capabilities of technology will continue to disrupt and revolutionize how we interact, not only with the people and the world around us, but also with the one being created in the digital realm. Is the church prepared for this shift? Can they see this opportunity as a new mission field for outreach, evangelism and growth? Join this intriguing conversation for Senior Executive Pastors.




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