“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

It’s been said that Legacy is something that is left when you die, but it is built during your life. After a year of uncertainty and upheaval, there is no better time to think about the legacy you and your ministry are building right now, especially in light of the Lord’s plans to give us hope and a future.

This year the digital ministry conference is going to be all about scalable ways to multiply your digital impact. We'll hear from many leading experts, be sure to bring your whole team so you can learn and grow together. Register for FREE now.

Sessions

Day 1: October 6

Session 1

The State of Digital Ministry - (Benchmarks & Trends)

We’ll cover learnings from the latest ministry benchmarks study so you can see where your ministry has opportunities to grow, and celebrate your successes. We’ll also cover the latest trends in digital ministry including the latest industry challenges and opportunities.

Speaker: Chad Williams

Session 2

Building Awareness

Awareness is the first of the 5 multipliers of digital impact. In this session, we’re bringing back the popular TEQ Talk format, which are highly practical short talks with no fluff and practical information you can use right away to grow your ministry’s awareness. We’ll cover

  1. Social Media
  2. Google’s Ads Grant
  3. Podcasting

The TEQ talks will be followed by a panel discussion where you can get all your questions answered live.

Panel:

Session 3

Driving Engagement

Engagement is the foundation for growing your impact. If people are coming to your website but not reading your content, or downloading your studies but not actually working through them they won’t see growth. That said engagement is often the most overlooked because it is challenging to measure. In this session we’ll talk about:

Designing tools and programs around your users.
Tools, Tactics, and Metrics you can use to drive and measure engagement.
How Christians should think about engaging in an increasingly secular world.

These highly practical TEQ talks will be followed by a panel discussion and live Q&A time.

Day 2: October 7

Session 4

Improving Conversion Rates

Conversion rates are about more than donations. We typically hear about conversion rates in the context of eCommerce or driving revenue. We’ll cover conversion rates in the context of fundraising, but it’s also an important metric for spiritual impact as well. Join in as our experts share how to:

  1. Create content for impact.
  2. Increase conversions by improving website performance.
  3. Use A/B testing to drive improved results.

After these TEQ talks, there will be a panel discussion and live Q&A with the experts.

Panel:

Session 5

Increasing the Average Value

Whether you’re raising funds, or driving spiritual growth, looking at average value will multiply your impact. In this session, our experts will share on both, using content to increase your average value for spiritual growth and using this metric for increasing your fundraising so you can continue to expand your ministry. We’ll cover:

  1. Leveraging video to create value.
  2. Testing your donation pages.
  3. Building out Spiritual Journeys for Ministry Impact.

After these TEQ talks, there will be a panel discussion and live Q&A with the experts.

Session 6

Retention

Retention is critical for the long-term growth of your ministry. It’s also a strong indicator of ministry health. If the people you engage with keep coming back to engage with your ministry, it’s because they are seeing the impact your content has in their lives or those they love. Despite the power of retention many ministry leaders do know where to start when it comes to building retention into their ministry programs. In this session we’ll discuss:

  1. How offering your subscribers an email challenge can drive retention.
  2. Using monthly giving programs to drive long-term stable income.
  3. Using personalization to meet people where they are.

After these TEQ talks, there will be a panel discussion and live Q&A with the experts.

Speakers

Kenny Jahng

Chief Innovation Officer, ChurchCommunications.com

Kenny is the chief innovation officer at ChurchCommunications.com, a community with over 26,000 m…

Tabitha Kapic

Director of Innovation, The Chalmers Center

Tabitha has spent more than twenty years helping organizations grow and change while maintaining …

Natchi Lazarus

Co-founder, Open Minds Agency

Natchi Lazarus is a digital & social media marketing consultant specialising in working with …

Laura Hatcher

Digital Marketing Manager

Laura is a mom of six homeschooled graduates. As she finished homeschooling, her love for learnin…

Jason Thacker

Chair of Research in Technology, Ethics Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Jason Thacker serves as chair of research in technology ethics at The Ethics and Religious Libert…

Misty Phillip

Founder, Spark Media

Misty is a dreamer and a doer passionate about helping spark your soul message. She encourages pe…

Steve Gordon

Chairman of the Board, Center For Jail Transformation, Inc.

Steve Gordon has carried a passion for the Kingdom of God in the marketplace, the Church, the pri…

Rachel Slininger

Customer Experience Manager, Five Q

During Rachel’s tenure in product marketing, she was responsible for successfully launching a go-…

Brad Davies

Vice President, Salem Cultivate

Brad is the Vice President Salem Cultivate, which delivers the largest Christian audience online …

Cindy Hopkins

Retired, CareNet

Experienced leader with longevity in the non-profit pregnancy center industry. Motivated by bibli…

Bobby Lewis

Executive Vice President, Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers

Bobby Lewis currently serves as Executive Vice President at Love Worth Finding Ministries with Ad…

Mike Sukraw

Founder, Reliant Studios

As the founder of Reliant Studios, Mike is deeply passionate about authenticity and using storyte…

James Spencer

President & COO, Moody Center

James’ personal mission is to prod the church to learn to please God together. He’s passionate ab…

Jan-Willem Bosman

Executive Director, Jesus.net

Jan-Willem was born in 1967, in a Christian family. When he was 19 he started to study at the uni…

Chad Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Five Q

Since founding Five Q in 2004, Chad has led the Five Q team to serve organizations such as Revive…

Josh Kashorek

Marketing Director, Five Q

Josh Kashorek is the Digital Growth Strategist at Journity. His superpower is the ability to conv…

Ian Banks

PHP Software Developer, Five Q

Ian has spent more than 10 years serving ministries having worked both in non profit and agency s…

Ben Martin

Digital Growth Strategist, Five Q

Ben enjoys working with words and helping people express themselves clearly. A lifelong fascinati…

Brent Wilson

Back-End Developer, Five Q

Husband, father, foster dad, soccer referee, Craft and ExpressionEngine pro, and all-around swell…

Schedule

Wed October 6

Opening & Devotional Time10:00 am (CT)
Session 110:30 am (CT)
The State of Digital Ministry - (Benchmarks & Trends)
Session 211:15 am (CT)
Building Awareness
Session 312:45 pm (CT)
Driving Engagement
Conference Close2:30 pm (CT)

Thu October 7

Opening & Devotional Time10:00 am (CT)
Session 410:30 am (CT)
Improving Conversion Rates
Session 512:10 pm (CT)
Increasing the Average Value
Session 61:30 pm (CT)
Retention
Conference Close2:00 pm (CT)
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Kenny Jahng

Chief Innovation Officer, ChurchCommunications.com

Kenny is the chief innovation officer at ChurchCommunications.com, a community with over 26,000 members in their private Facebook Group. He is founder of ChurchButler.com, a social media content subscription service for churches. Previously, has served as Church Online Pastor at Liquid Church in NJ gathering attendees from over 90 countries worldwide. He also leads a digital agency, Big Click Syndicate, helping mission-driven organizations create content with the purpose to gain traction with the right audiences online. Clients include organizations such as American Bible Society, Biblica, California Baptist University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and the United Methodist Church denomination. Kenny earned his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; MBA from Columbia Business School; and B.A. from Duke University.

Connect with him at @kennyjahng or catch his #DailyKJTV vlog on LinkedIn natively.

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Tabitha Kapic

Director of Innovation, The Chalmers Center

Tabitha has spent more than twenty years helping organizations grow and change while maintaining strategic focus on their core mission and vision. An avid practitioner of Design Thinking and innovation methodologies, Tabitha has worked in the humanitarian space both internationally and in the United States. She worked with the American Embassy in London, led Medair US during their response to the 2010 Haitian earthquake, and facilitated strategic planning, fundraising, and design thinking processes through her work with Covenant College, her own consulting firm, and Bridge Innovate. She is delighted to serve alongside her colleagues at The Chalmers Center to end poverty and innovate God’s kingdom. Tabitha, her husband, Dr. Kelly Kapic, and their children, Jonathan and Margot, love long talks, adventures of all sorts, and the kind of laughter that makes your eyes water. www.chalmers.org/innovate

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Natchi Lazarus

Co-founder, Open Minds Agency

Natchi Lazarus is a digital & social media marketing consultant specialising in working with nonprofits, churches & faith-based ventures. He is the author of The Connected Church, a best-seller on Amazon. He is the co-founder of Open Minds Digital Agency. He has more than 20-years of experience in marketing. He is a keynote speaker who regularly speaks at various international events, conferences, and seminars. For more details & to connect, visit: www.natchilazarus.com

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Laura Hatcher

Digital Marketing Manager

Laura is a mom of six homeschooled graduates. As she finished homeschooling, her love for learning new things took over and the world went digital! She began working in social media, but that quickly led to marketing and promotions, website content, and email campaigns. Laura is currently the Digital Marketing Manager at Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers in Memphis, TN. Her idea of relaxing is planning her next trip to Disney or the beach.

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Jason Thacker

Chair of Research in Technology, Ethics Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Jason Thacker serves as chair of research in technology ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He also serves as an adjunct instructor of philosophy, ethics, and worldview at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Following Jesus in the Digital Age with B&H Publishing, as well as The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan. He also serves as the editor of a forthcoming volume with B&H Academic on Christian ethics and the digital public square, focused on content moderation and online governance. He is the project leader and lead drafter of Artificial Intelligence: An Evangelical Statement of Principles, and his work has been featured at Slate, Politico, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and World Radio.

He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. He also holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethics and Public Theology. He serves as a founding member of AI and Faith, as well as a research fellow at the ERLC Research Institute. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons. They live outside of Nashville, TN.

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Misty Phillip

Founder, Spark Media

Misty is a dreamer and a doer passionate about helping spark your soul message. She encourages people to use their story to give God glory. The Founder of Spark Media, Misty equips Christian Communicators and podcasters through virtual and live events, podcast network, magazine, and a thriving membership community. She is the host of the By His Grace Podcast ranked in the top 1.5 percent of all podcasts. Sought-after inspirational speaker and the author of the award-winning #1 Amazon New Release Bible Study, The Struggle is Real: But so is God, and the Spark Podcast Planner.

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Steve Gordon

Chairman of the Board, Center For Jail Transformation, Inc.

Steve Gordon has carried a passion for the Kingdom of God in the marketplace, the Church, the prison system, and the criminal justice system for over 20 years. As a computer consultant to major corporations, a serial entrepreneur, and a ministry leader, a biblical perspective on socio-economic issues has carried his interest for several decades. He is an accomplished public speaker, author of five books, advisor to a number of ministries, consultant, and business owner. Steve and his wife and ministry partner, Karen, reside in Fort Worth, Texas, attend Capstone Church, and have five adult children.

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Rachel Slininger

Customer Experience Manager, Five Q

During Rachel’s tenure in product marketing, she was responsible for successfully launching a go-to-market strategy and hitting revenue goals by driving product strategy and ensuring exceptional customer success.

Rachel’s active participation in various ministries enables her to bring a unique perspective to Five Q clients as they seek to enhance outreach, increase financial giving , and make a positive difference in the world. Rachel is actively involved in youth ministry and small group discipleship, with a passion for serving people through hospitality and visitation. As a pastor’s wife, she plays a fundamental role in serving the needs of people in her church and surrounding communities. Rachel and her husband reside near Council Bluffs, IA with their son and black lab.

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Brad Davies

Vice President, Salem Cultivate

Brad is the Vice President Salem Cultivate, which delivers the largest Christian audience online with sophisticated fundraising practices to deliver new donors and revenue for kingdom-focused organizations. Previously Brad was the Fundraiser in Chief of Hatch Fundraising. He was the project director of the Online Fundraising Scorecard which looked at the fundraising practices of over 400 national nonprofits and developed the Digital Fundraising Academy to equip fundraisers in this new digital age. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Katy, loves the art of pour-over coffee, and is frequently found chasing his daughter around while carrying his son as he smokes meat on his back patio.

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Cindy Hopkins

Retired, CareNet

Experienced leader with longevity in the non-profit pregnancy center industry. Motivated by biblical principles and servant leadership. Strong service / mentoring mindset with a Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Leadership (OD Consulting Concentration) from Regent University.

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Bobby Lewis

Executive Vice President, Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers

Bobby Lewis currently serves as Executive Vice President at Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers based in Memphis, TN. Prior to LWF, he worked in highly diverse environments including for-profit, non-profit, direct, franchise, small, and large organizations. Bobby has navigated these challenges through strategic leadership, innovation, and successful team-building with business, technology, service, ministry, and creative teams. As a complement to 30+ years of excellence in broadcast media (radio/television), Love Worth Finding is now on an exciting, strategic journey to extend hope, encouragement, and life-changing truth to the world through more personalized digital channels, especially during the current pandemic.

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Mike Sukraw

Founder, Reliant Studios

As the founder of Reliant Studios, Mike is deeply passionate about authenticity and using storytelling to transport viewers to the frontlines of an organization’s cause. Producing hundreds of nonprofit videos, he loves moving audiences from insight to action. Mike speaks across the country, helping nonprofits create their own impactful videos!

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James Spencer

President & COO, Moody Center

James’ personal mission is to prod the church to learn to please God together. He’s passionate about (1) cultivating strong Christian thought within the body of Christ, (2) helping ministries realize their unique place within the kingdom of God and the strategies they might utilize to make a distinct contribution, and (3) working with ministries interested in reconsidering their own status quo.

For more than a decade, James pursued his passions as a higher education administrator and educational consultant. During his time in online education, James was able to develop new biblical and theological curricula and programs that were designed to meet the challenges of students pursuing their education online.

In the next stage of James’ career, he will continue to use his background in theology and leadership experience to serve the Kingdom of God through Christian non-profits, particularly D. L. Moody Center, as well as through writing, teaching, and consulting.

James released Thinking Christian: Essays in Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind in 2020. He is also writing regularly for Moody Center (moodycenter.org/articles) and at crazydifferent.org.

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Jan-Willem Bosman

Executive Director, Jesus.net

Jan-Willem was born in 1967, in a Christian family. When he was 19 he started to study at the university of Delft and I got engaged to Marjon. Jan-Willem has experience organizing major events (20.000+), managing IT processes, setting up visions for organizations, taking care of the realization of a vision, setting up a network of partners and making TV programs. His specialties include Project management, event management, conflict management and developing a vision.

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Chad Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Five Q

Since founding Five Q in 2004, Chad has led the Five Q team to serve organizations such as Revive Our Hearts, Joni and Friends, Answers in Genesis, Voice of the Martyrs and many others. Chad shares his insight and experience through speaking engagements such as the National Religious Broadcasters conference, the Christian Leadership Alliance conference, GospelCon and the Biola Digital Conference. When Chad isn’t leading his team, you might find him rolling on the floor with one or more of his seven kids, reading and pondering God’s word, or rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He and his wife reside in Atlantic with their seven children.

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Josh Kashorek

Marketing Director, Five Q

Josh Kashorek is the Digital Growth Strategist at Journity. His superpower is the ability to convert data into high performance marketing campaigns. When he is not scouring spreadsheets and graphs for the next campaign, he likes to get outdoors and spend time with his wife and kids.

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Ian Banks

PHP Software Developer, Five Q

Ian has spent more than 10 years serving ministries having worked both in non profit and agency settings. Realizing the good that could be done by his technical expertise, Ian began his career in web development while in college.

At Five Q, he has increased the impact of ministries through his knowledge of user experience, marketing, web development, and recently Alexa Skill development.

Ian and his wife have four children and currently live in Omaha.

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Ben Martin

Digital Growth Strategist, Five Q

Ben enjoys working with words and helping people express themselves clearly. A lifelong fascination with branding has evolved into the skill of helping people communicate their values and voice to their target audience. Digital since 1996, Ben combines his online experience and communication know-how to help organizations find success as a Digital Strategist at Five Q.

Ben and his wife, Jen, have five kids, though some of them would call themselves "adults" now (the jury is still out on that one). They call Rochester, NY, home.

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Brent Wilson

Back-End Developer, Five Q

Husband, father, foster dad, soccer referee, Craft and ExpressionEngine pro, and all-around swell guy.

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Registration

Join us on October 6 & 7 for the 2021 Digital Ministry Conference.
If you missed last year's conference you can see recorded sessions on demand.

FAQ

Who should attend?

This conference is designed specifically for the digital decision makers (managers and directors) and practitioners (designers and programmers) of ministries and churches.

We encourage you to include your entire team. We are asking our speakers to share their best ideas and expect you’ll leave with a ton of ideas. Having other team members there will help you get the whole team on the same page and ready to take action.

Why should I attend/watch?

At Five Q our mission is to help ministries multiply their digital impact. We’ve done our best to bring together some of the top minds in digital ministry. If your ministry needs to level up when it comes to digital there is no better place to be than the Digital Ministry Conference.

How much does it cost?

It's FREE!

What are the dates/time?

October 6th and 7th
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Where is this conference being held?

Anywhere you have an internet connection. This conference is going to be held exclusively online through Zoom.

How is this conference different from other ones?

Most conferences focus on doing digital from various disciplines such as digital marketing, digital fundraising, digital branding, etc. All of those disciplines are important, but what brings them all together is helping ministries do ministry online. That is our hope: to help organizations multiply impact and the ability to do ministry in a digital space.

Is this just a long webinar?

Nope. There will be two days of devotions, speakers, panels, breakout sessions and more.

Can people attend the conference together online in a group? Or is it better to attend alone?

You can absolutely join in a group or alone. We will have lots of opportunities to interact, through live chat, or Q&A so you won’t be alone! We are holding this conference exclusively online to make it easy to follow social distancing recommendations. So, if you do decide to watch in a group, please be safe.

Can I invite others from my team? Friends?

Yes please do! Digital is becoming more and more critical. Regardless of how much of your ministry takes place offline, digital will have an impact. The more people you have thinking about the online portion of your ministry, the better experience it will be for everyone.

What technology will I need to attend?

An internet connected device. The conference will be held using Zoom, which means you can attend via your computer, iPad, phone or other connected device.

If I have more questions, who should I contact?

Josh Kashorek, our Marketing Director at josh.kashorek@fiveq.com.