Schedule

Plan your RX Two days of inspiration and insights

The schedule will be updated with new sessions, speakers and locations up until RX2019, so check back often.
8:00AM
  • Registration and Badge Pick-Up

    8:00 AM 1hr

9:00AM
  • State of Rock

    Keynotes
    East Auditorium
    Spark Development Network
    9:00 AM 1hr 10m

    Hear from senior leadership at Spark Development Network who will present the annual State of Rock update.

    Jon Edmiston Spark Development Network
    Emily Forman Spark Development Network
10:10AM
  • The Unnamed, Unknown Hero

    Keynotes
    East Auditorium
    NewSpring Church
    10:10 AM 35m

    Michael Mullikin is the Lead pastor of Operations at NewSpring Church. He has a passion to see the church use technology to help people take their next steps with Christ. He believes the more we embrace technology the more effective we can be reaching unbelievers. NewSpring Church has been a part of the Rock community since the beginning. In this session he will talk about how technologists are many times the unnamed, unknown heroes of someone's next step.

    Michael Mullikin NewSpring Church
10:45AM
  • Break

    10:45 AM 25m

11:10AM
  • Launch With Your Why

    Keynotes
    East Auditorium
    Life.Church
    11:10 AM 30m

    We're excited to host Terry Storch, Digerati pastor at Life.Church and co-founder of YouVersion. Meeting in multiple locations around the United States, and globally at Church Online, Life.Church is known for the innovative use of technology to spread the Gospel. All dynamic areas of digital ministry and technology reside under Terry’s leadership at Life.Church, including YouVersion, Bible Labs, Church Online, IT, Interactive, and Open Network teams.

    Terry Storch Life.Church
11:40AM
  • Ready for Take Off

    11:40 AM 20m

12:00PM
  • Lunch

    12:00 PM 1hr 30m

1:30PM
  • How to Use the Rock Mobile App

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Spark Development Network
    1:30 PM 30m

    Jon Edmiston discusses the new Rock Mobile App and debuts its features and functionality.

    Jon Edmiston Spark Development Network
  • Creating Attendee 10xers: How LCBC Church Uses Rock to Connect with First Time Guests

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    LCBC Church
    1:30 PM 30m

    Most churches focus on bringing and inviting new people to church. But what happens when they get there and how do you help those new visitors connect? After only being on Rock for a few months, LCBC wanted to tackle our attendee on-boarding process as our first big project. Check out this session to see how we are keeping staff accountable to the process while creating tools in Rock to equip our staff to connect with those who are taking their first steps into our organization.

    Adam Hann LCBC Church
  • Leading Through Rock Process Changes Without Leaving Anyone Behind

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Calvary Church
    1:30 PM 30m

    Transitioning to using Rock presents a number of challenges. One challenge we can forget or that can be hidden by the others is managing our team or teams through the ministry process changes that Rock will bring. We know that eventually, things will be better - they don't know that - and they have to live through the experience. Leading (up, down and across) through that change is key to maximizing Rock in your organization.

    Mike Sherman Calvary Church
  • Innovation Advancements in Ministry

    Innovation
    West Building - Treehouse
    Gloo
    1:30 PM 30m

    In this session, we will have a conversation and bring visibility into some exciting trends happening across technology and ministry intersections. Innovation within ministry is rapidly shifting toward formalizing around a construct: a Spirit-Led, Christ-Centered Data-Informed approach to ministry.

    Matt Engel Gloo and Leadership Network
  • Vendor Session: Simplifying Your Rock Transition

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Divine Techology Systems, LLC
    1:30 PM 30m

    Looking for ways to make your ChMS migration less complicated? Divine Tech founder Michael Roth will share 5 steps to an easier, more user-friendly Rock transition. Come with questions!

    Michael Roth Divine Tech
2:00PM
  • Break

    2:00 PM 5m

2:05PM
  • RX Technologies

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Spark Development Network
    2:05 PM 30m

    Hear from the core development team as we discuss takeaways, checking scanners, wifi presence, and more.

    Michael Garrison Spark Development Network
  • Unknown to Known: Using Rock to Know and Shepherd your People

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    The Summit Church
    2:05 PM 30m

    As the local church, we are called to know and shepherd our people. As we know more about our people, we have the responsibility to steward that information well. Why not use every tool available to set our pastoral teams up for success? In this presentation, you’ll learn how The Summit Church is using Rock’s powerful features to better know and shepherd their growing congregation.

    Sarah Carver The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Creating Your Church’s Rock Roadmap

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Morgantown Community Church
    2:05 PM 30m

    You are sold that Rock RMS is the platform to support your organization’s vision moving into the future. But how do you get started? Join us as we help you draw a roadmap for success.

    DJ Grick Morgantown Community Church
  • Wi-Fi Presence: Know and Engage With Your Anonymous People

    Innovation
    West Building - Treehouse
    Front Porch
    2:05 PM 30m

    As families become increasingly mobile and drawn in many directions, it becomes essential for church leaders to have tools which help them to more effectively shepherd and understand their congregations. Using existing Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi Presence helps bring new visibility to church attendance, enabling churches to know individual attendance trends, even for those who might fall through the cracks of other traditional attendance systems such as connection cards and check-ins. You'll learn how to associate mobile phones to real people and better understand member engagement and connect with visitors.

    Derek Maxson Front Porch
  • Vendor Session: Meet Simple Donation - The Payment Partner You've Been Looking For

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Simple Donation
    2:05 PM 30m

    Are you happy with your current giving vendor? Does everything work without issue? Is reconciliation a breeze for your finance team? If everything is swell, DO NOT come to this session. On the other hand... are you locked into a contract? Are you paying higher fees than you should? Does the system you use create extra work that takes more of your team's time? Do you wish you had a single solution for giving, event registration, text-to-give AND point-of-sale? See our approach and come ask questions to churches who have made life simpler by trusting Simple Donation as their long-term payments partner.

    Josh Crews Simple Donation
    Taylor Brooks Simple Donation
2:35PM
  • Break

    2:35 PM 5m

2:40PM
  • Using Process to Maximize Your Ministry

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    NewSpring Church
    2:40 PM 30m

    Many times church staff can see process as a barrier to caring for people. In this session, we'll talk about how, for NewSpring Church, process is critical to the shepherding of our people. We'll share some stories and give some practical examples of how we use process in Rock to maximize the ministry our staff can accomplish.

    Frank Grand NewSpring Church
  • Spreadsheet is the French Word for Loophole

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    The Village Church
    2:40 PM 30m

    We're are always looking for ways to improve our ministry processes. We found that spreadsheets are great for numbers, but not managing people or updating processes. Using the power of Rock, we have improved ministries by moving away from using spreadsheets. In this session, we'll talk about workflows that improved various processes to keep the necessary information in front of the right people and eliminate the loopholes.

    Scott Ballard The Village Church
  • 9 Critical Keys to a Successful Rock Launch

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Traders Point Christian Church
    2:40 PM 30m

    Launching Rock is far more than just loading software on a server, as the team at Traders Point Christian Church can tell you. This session explores the key principles every church should consider for getting your entire team transitioned from your current ChMS/CMS to Rock. We’ll provide the step by step plan we followed, with a strategic “launch timeline” template you can keep, and we'll recommend resources that helped our multi-site church of 8,000 make a seamless transition.

    Chris Nelson Trader's Point Christian Church
    Mark Kitts Traders Point Christian Church
  • Leveraging Personality and Behavioral Assessments in Rock Part 1

    Innovation
    West Building - Treehouse
    Healthy Growing Leaders
    2:40 PM 30m

    Jump start your knowledge of the TrueWiring© suite of personality assessment instruments to support your people-centered decision-making processes. Learn techniques to help you identify potential leaders or volunteers by understanding specific themes and details of TrueWiring©. We will discuss how to use the information from these tools to empower you to communicate with your congregation. You will learn how to use the more than 60 scales for selecting, identifying and recruiting specific types of volunteers who possess unique attributes. There’s a lot to cover, but we will do our best to hit the hotspots during these two sessions and equip you to leverage your TrueWiring© suite to make impactful and helpful decisions.

    Greg Wiens Healthy Growing Leaders
    Dave Phillips Healthy Growing Leaders
  • Vendor Session: Building a Church-Growth Website Google Loves

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Missional Marketing
    2:40 PM 30m

    Learn how a Rock-based church website can use Google tools to help grow your church, covering on-site SEO, Local SEO, Google Grant, our own church-growth console, and building a Story-brand page that gets engagement instead of bounces. If you're into church growth, catch this talk. Free custom church-growth report for those who attend.

    Jason Hamrock Missional Marketing
3:10PM
  • Break

    3:10 PM 5m

3:15PM
  • Keeping Up With and Supporting a Fast-Paced Ministry

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    North Point Ministries
    3:15 PM 30m

    Why are some churches early adopters while others are slow to the game? North Point launched Rock in April 2019 and is continuing to roll out features commonly used by many churches, but new to North Point. We’ll talk through our pursuit to serve our ministries in a way that allows technology to only be a value-add, but never a road block, to our attendees and staff. Sometimes that means creating new solutions and other times it means being late adopters of current solutions.

    Philip Duffie North Point Ministries
  • Optimizing Connection Requests: From Inquiry to Application to Placement

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Fellowship Greenville
    3:15 PM 30m

    Using workflows, Fellowship Greenville has empowered connectors with a click of a button within a connection request to send the requester a link to a web-based application while capturing this activity within the connection request. The connector can then see in activities that an application was sent and when the requester completes it, so the connector is able to move this person forward in the placement process. This presentation will walk through the steps to show how you can create this in your Rock Connection system.

    Eddie Holeman Fellowship Greenville
    Debbie Thurston Fellowship Greenville
  • Life.Church Onboarding for New Churches

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Life.Church
    3:15 PM 30m

    Trust me you want to Rock! If you're new to the Rock community or even still considering the product, learn how you can make the transition with ease. Bring your questions and be prepared to join an incredible community here to support you.

    Tyler Vance Life.Church
  • Leveraging Personality and Behavioral Assessments in Rock Part 2

    Innovation
    West Building - Treehouse
    Healthy Growing Leaders
    3:15 PM 30m

    Jump start your knowledge of the TrueWiring© suite of personality assessment instruments to support your people-centered decision-making processes. Learn techniques to help you identify potential leaders or volunteers by understanding specific themes and details of TrueWiring©. We will discuss how to use the information from these tools to empower you to communicate with your congregation. You will learn how to use the more than 60 scales for selecting, identifying and recruiting specific types of volunteers who possess unique attributes. There’s a lot to cover, but we will do our best to hit the hotspots during these two sessions and equip you to leverage your TrueWiring© suite to make impactful and helpful decisions.

    Greg Wiens Healthy Growing Leaders
    Dave Phillips Healthy Growing Leaders
  • Vendor Session: Chatbot: Reach, Retain and Connect Your Congregation

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Online Giving
    3:15 PM 30m

    Church chatbot is a innovative vital tool, for reaching and retaining guests. Connect the congregation and grow your church. Text-based Christ acceptance, baptism sign-ups, connection cards, and more. Chatbot connects people and connects their data to your Rock RMS. OnlineGiving's platform can provide you with the integrated cutting edge solutions your ministry needs to engage your people.

    Amy McCollum OnlineGiving.org
    Daniel Boorn OnlineGiving.org
3:45PM
  • Break

    3:45 PM 5m

3:50PM
  • Cleanup on Aisle 4

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Southeast Christian Church
    3:50 PM 30m

    Umpteen years and several church management systems ago, someone thought that it was a good idea to store everyone’s favorite worship hymn. How do you know if anyone is even accessing that data anymore, and if they are, is it even stored in a way that people can make use of it? We’ll work through ways of identifying and cleaning up your mounds of historical data in Rock.

    Tom Powers Southeast Christian Church
  • Rock and Vineyard Cincinnati's Healing Center Integration

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Vineyard Cincinnati Church
    3:50 PM 30m

    The Healing Center is a ministry of Vineyard Cincinnati that provides over 50 unique services designed to help people meet their practical, social, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs. We needed Rock to help us process and organize our guests’ needs and data as well as identify ways we can help them be self-sufficient. We partnered with Willow Creek and Rock to expand on Rock's features to meet that need.

    David Gonzalez Vineyard Cincinnati Church
  • No Web Developer? No Problem!

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Christ the King Church
    3:50 PM 30m

    Here's how a non-developer can improve their Rock instance. Tips and tricks to customize your Rock instance when your church doesn't have a web developer.

    Danielle Vos Christ the King Church
  • Your Website is Your Welcome Mat

    Innovation
    West Building - Treehouse
    Fishhook
    3:50 PM 30m

    Before your church decides to take the plunge into a new website project, there are important questions to ask and ponder. What are you hoping to accomplish with your online presence? What functionality needs do you have? How do you want it to look and feel? How should people navigate through it? During this session, Fishhook will walk you through a website discovery process to help you iron out all the details before you get started on your next website project. You'll walk away with actionable next steps you can bring back to your team.

    Aimee Cottle Fishhook
    Shayla Kenworthy Fishhook
  • Vendor Session: Safeguard Your Ministry - Background Screening 101

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Protect My Ministry
    3:50 PM 30m

    We will discuss best practices, most commonly asked questions from churches, and how to Protect Your Ministry. Topics will include background screening, creating a safety policy, training methods, and much more.

    Ryan Carter Protect My Ministry
4:20PM
  • Break

    4:20 PM 5m

4:25PM
  • Empowering Your Leaders to Drive Rock Adoption

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Lake Pointe Church
    4:25 PM 30m

    Every organization has a group of trusted users and leaders. At Lake Pointe Church, we have two groups of people that are vital to how we use and develop Rock inside our organization; the "Rock Stars" and "Rock Directional Group." Come and learn about how we empower our leaders to help foster Rock inside our organization.

    Stuart Burt Lake Pointe Church
    Janet Turner Lake Pointe Church
  • Creating a Central Hub for your Church

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Highlands Fellowship
    4:25 PM 30m

    Learn how to use content channels to create one item and have it automatically go to website homepage, hub page for church insiders, print to paper and more.

    Tim Lemons Highlands Fellowship
  • Panel Discussion: Your First Year on Rock

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    4:25 PM 30m

    Join us for a discussion about best practices for your first year on Rock! We'll talk about what worked for each of the churches represented, and what did not work. Prepare yourself for a frank and honest discussion that will take your Rock instance to the next level.

    Tommy Prater Church on the Rock
  • Personal Online Security

    Innovation
    West Building - Treehouse
    Shepherd Church
    4:25 PM 30m

    Helpful to you professionally and personally. Develop a healthy level of suspicion and help protect yourself, your staff, and the church from security concerns while online, using personal devices, credit cards, and handling data.

    Jeremy Hoff Shepherd Church
  • Vendor Session: Using Rock to Get the Most Out of Your Subsplash Mobile App

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Subsplash
    4:25 PM 30m

    Join us as we discuss tying Subsplash to Rock with OA2, APIs, and getting the most out of Engagement with native iOS/Android.

    Steven Testone Subsplash
5:00PM
  • Dinner

    5:00 PM 2hr

Tuesday, September 24

8:30AM
  • Tommy Politz

    Keynotes
    East Auditorium
    Hillside Christian Church
    8:30 AM 25m

    We're excited to host Tommy Politz, Senior Pastor of Hillside Christian Church.

    Tommy Politz Hillside Christian Church
8:55AM
  • My Well Ministry - Release of the My Well Giving Platform

    Keynotes
    East Auditorium
    My Well Ministry
    8:55 AM 10m

    After more and more ChMS's and donation software companies were not allowing churches to choose My Well as their backend processor, John Pitzaferro & TransNational donated the funds to hire the best developers in the country to build the My Well Giving Platform.

    John Pitzaferro TransNational Payments & My Well Ministry
9:05AM
  • Break

    9:05 AM 5m

9:10AM
  • Life.Church Rock Insights

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Life.Church
    9:10 AM 30m

    We're excited to share practices and processes that Life.Church has learned about deploying and using Rock in a multi-site environment.

    Mark Burleson Life.Church
  • Southeast Snafu Show

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Southeast Christian Church
    9:10 AM 30m

    Many people seem to think that a church big enough to have developers on staff probably has everything figured out. We want to spend some time sharing about all the silly mistakes we’ve made. In this highly entertaining and educational session, we will tell actual stories of things that have gone wrong at Southeast as well as sharing what we did to resolve the issues so you don’t make the same mistakes at your church.

    Chuck Bump Southeast Christian Church
    Mark Lee Southeast Christian Church
  • Accounting Systems for Superheroes

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Shepherd Church
    9:10 AM 30m

    This researched presentation goes beyond the feature-matrix and delves into what accounting superheroes love about the accounting software they use.

    Jeremy Hoff Shepherd Church
  • Engagement Streaks

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Spark Development Network
    9:10 AM 30m

    Learn how to track and celebrate consistent engagement via Rock

    Ben Wiley Spark Development Network
  • Vendor Session: Sparkability Group

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Sparkability Group
    9:10 AM 30m

    Sparkability Group is the consulting arm of Spark Development Network, the creators of Rock RMS. Our mission is to provide a VIP experience while solving all of your Rock needs.

    Jason Gibb Spark Development Network
9:40AM
  • Break

    9:40 AM 5m

9:45AM
  • The Amazon Experience: Achieving Personalized Website Content in Rock RMS

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    The Summit Church
    9:45 AM 30m

    Who is your website designed to serve? First time guests? Connected members and attendees? Why not both? In this presentation, you’ll learn how The Summit Church has leveraged Rock’s personalization features to customize their visitors’ experiences within their website to produce more meaningful next steps for individuals based on what they know about those visitors in their Rock database.

    Rob Laughter The Summit Church
  • Lava Can Do THAT?!

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Life.Church
    9:45 AM 30m

    In this session, we'll discuss lava best practices, reporting Life.Church wrote in SQL, and how their church gives them values. Learn practical, dynamic workflows that will allow your church to keep track of changes and make actionable decisions.

    Chris Rea Life.Church
  • Zero to Hero: Anyone Can Master Rock

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Redemption to the Nations Church
    9:45 AM 30m

    To be able to maximize Rock for your congregation, you have to change your thinking to be able to work with an open-source system. Take the dreams/ideas of your visionary leaders and create a strategic plan to create a roadmap for your church with implementation, training, on boarding, and buy-in strategies. See how to identify your congregation’s needs, no matter how big or small, and create solutions in Rock. Programmer or not, Rock has limitless capabilities. Learn how to not be distracted by quantity and focus on creating a quality system that flows with the vision and mission of your church.

    Jennifer Keylon Redemption to the Nations
  • Designing Mobile Applications

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Shepherd Church
    9:45 AM 30m

    Learn how to use the new tools in Rock to build a mobile application. Join me in a walk through the different blocks that can be used to power your mobile application. There might only be a few blocks, but they can be powerful. We'll look at the many ways you can use them to customize your app to make it feel different than all the others. After all, this isn't just a cookie cutter we're talking about.

    Daniel Hazelbaker Shepherd Church
  • Vendor Session: Don’t Waste Your Gifts: A New Giving Platform That Keeps More Money In Your Church

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    My Well Ministry
    9:45 AM 30m

    In the past year, mobile giving to non-profits has increased 205%. Is your church equipped with the latest technology to meet givers when they’re ready to give? After 10 years of providing Interchange Plus Zero payment processing to non-profit ministries, we’re excited to launch a software platform that gives Rock users the innovation of a mobile-first app combined with a ministry-first pricing model. Join us for an in-depth look at our innovative giving platform that lets your givers give in seconds and provides management tools designed to save you time.

    Jon Horton My Well Ministry
    Kyle Goggin My Well Ministry
10:15AM
  • Break

    10:15 AM 5m

10:20AM
  • Accelerants in Your Environment

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Calvary Church
    10:20 AM 30m

    Looking for tools, tips, and shortcuts to accelerate your Rock RMS? In this session, learn how to take Rock from "Hey , it works" to "WOW, what an impact."

    Shawn Ross Calvary Church
  • Using Rock to Run Your Small Groups Ministry

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Whitewater Crossing Christian Church
    10:20 AM 30m

    Rock's "almost-everything-is-a-group" approach means group management tools are mature and powerful. But that wealth of options can be overwhelming when it comes to running your small groups ministry. This session will cover best practices and new features for managing your small groups ministry.

    Micah Odor Whitewater Crossing Christian Church
  • Your Church Metrics and Analytics: Rock Does it All!

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Lake Pointe Church
    10:20 AM 30m

    Learn how to use Rock to collect, analyze, and present your church data to your staff, leaders, and executives to help them see trends and make data-driven decisions. This session will be a discussion of how Rock can integrate with Power BI (or your data warehouse of choice) and how you can get started with the data you already have!

    Stuart Burt Lake Pointe Church
    Janet Turner Lake Pointe Church
  • Customizing Mobile Applications

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Shepherd Church
    10:20 AM 30m

    You've learned how to design mobile applications, and what you can do out of the box. But it's just not enough. You want more power. More. More! Don't worry, we've got you covered with more power than you can imagine. Learn just what you can do with some knowledge of XAML and Lava. If that still ain't enough, you'll see how to do even more customization with C#.

    Daniel Hazelbaker Shepherd Church
  • Vendor Session: TrueWiring

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Healthy Growing Leaders
    10:20 AM 30m

    Support your people-centered decision-making processes by learning techniques to help you identify potential leaders or volunteers by understanding specific themes and details by utilizing the TrueWiring© suite of personality assessment instruments.

    Greg Wiens Healthy Growing Leaders
    Dave Phillips Healthy Growing Leaders
10:50AM
  • Break

    10:50 AM 5m

10:55AM
  • SQL for Lapsed Givers

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Simple Donation
    10:55 AM 30m

    This session will provide insight on how to find lapsed givers... fast!

    Josh Crews Simple Donation
  • Mine Pass: For a Faster, Smoother, Guest-Friendly Event Check-in

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    CedarCreek Church
    10:55 AM 30m

    Are you struggling with long lines during check-in? Do you dread clip board, keyboard and post-event process for events? With the power of Mine Pass, you’ll be armed with a user-friendly, mobile plug-in that will reduce the lines and cut down on the wait time so we can provide our guests with an excellent first impression before the event even starts! (Oh, and you can finally ditch the clipboard or keyboard for good.)

    Jason Jones CedarCreek Church
  • Managing Room Reservation

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    10:55 AM 30m

    Back by popular demand, we’ll take a look at the Room & Resource Reservation plugin (aka Room Management) and go over how to make reservations, the approval process, and required questions. We’ll also cover some new features, like location layouts.

    Taylor Cavaletto BEMA Information Technologies
    Nick Airdo Spark Development Network
  • Rock At Scale Case Study by Life.Church

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Life.Church
    10:55 AM 30m

    In this session, we will dive into why Life.Church needed to scale and how we setup our environments. We will also share what to consider when scaling in the cloud and some lessons learned.

    Brandon Newport Life.Church
  • Vendor Session: We Are Fishhook, The Friends You Never Knew You Had

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Fishhook
    10:55 AM 30m

    We are Fishhook - A communications agency called to partner with churches and ministries. (You can think of us as an extension of your ministry.) We believe that it is possible for the church to lead in innovation, creativity and culture. And it’s our goal to help you see that too! We listen, we guide, we coach. We help you use the communication tools of today to share the love and hope of Jesus.

    Aimee Cottle Fishhook
    Shayla Kenworthy Fishhook
11:25AM
  • Break

    11:25 AM 5m

11:30AM
  • Taking Your Group Leader Toolbox to the Next Level

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Northview Church
    11:30 AM 30m

    Give your group leader tool box an upgrade when you attend this session. You’ll learn how to easily craft attendance emails, edit group details and include additional functionalities to improve your overall group experience.

    Thomas Stephens Northview Church
  • How to Rock

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Spark Development Network
    11:30 AM 30m

    The Rock community is made up of amazing people and Rock Stars from around the globe. Want to learn more about how to get involved in the community? Emily Forman will discuss the Rock community ecosystem and how you can help Rock move ministry forward.

    Emily Forman Spark Development Network
  • Demystifying Rock Security

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    The Crossing
    11:30 AM 30m

    Rock’s security model is super-powerful, but can seem daunting at first. This session aims to pop open the hood and show that Rock security doesn’t have to be scary, and in fact it’s pretty easy once you understand what’s going on. While not a step-by-step tutorial in setting up Rock security, attendees will learn the basics as well as some advanced tips and best practices for getting the most out of Rock security.

    Jim Michael The Crossing
  • The Developer Codex

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Spark Development Network
    11:30 AM 30m

    Find out about the coding standards, tools, and some tips and tricks that developers can use in Rock RMS.

    Mike Peterson Spark Development Network
  • Vendor Session: How Technology is Revolutionizing Trust and Safety with Background Checks

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Checkr
    11:30 AM 30m

    Join us for a discussion on how technology is revolutionizing the way we screen volunteers to improve trust and safety within churches. Automation and artificial intelligence enables churches to continuously monitor changes of criminal status of volunteers that are continually involved with sensitive populations like students and seniors.

    Erin Bates Checkr
12:00PM
  • Lunch

    12:00 PM 1hr 30m

1:30PM
  • Take Your Rock Images from Ordinary to Cloudinary

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    The Crossing
    1:30 PM 30m

    Out of the box, Rock stores images on the file system or in the database, with little control over their size, shape, or how they are cropped… but with the help of some useful plugins you can get those images OFF of your server and do some amazing things with them at the same time. This session will show how using the Cloudinary and Storage Mover plugins can transform the way you store and present images on your Rock websites.

    Jim Michael The Crossing
  • Workflows 101

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Watermark Community Church
    1:30 PM 30m

    Understanding the basics behind a workflow. Learn how to build some basic workflows to help automate simple tasks. Allow your staff to do more ministry and less of the checking of boxes.

    Mark Wampler Watermark Community Church
  • Step By Step: Basics of Group Management

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    1:30 PM 30m

    Looking for hands-on training to get your Rock RMS to the next level? Then attend this session for a step-by-step explanation about how to set up and manage groups.

    Blenda Cox Houston's First Baptist Church
    Amanda Alexander The Woodlands United Methodist Church
  • 0-60mph: Using UI/UX to Drive Website Development in Rock

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Spark Development Network
    1:30 PM 30m

    The curves, the colors, the lines and materials; that is UI. UX is the feeling you get when you hit the gas pedal, take a turn and the car behaves exactly the way you expect. In this session, learn how to think like the end user and how to give them the best experience going 0-60 on the web and mobile.

    Marcus Lee Spark Development Network
  • Vendor Session: The Most Important Thing

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Pushpay
    1:30 PM 30m

    Technology serves your church in many ways, and they are all important. But there is one thing that’s most important. In fact, it’s so important that if you don’t get it right, the rest really doesn’t matter.

    Ryan Allred Pushpay
2:00PM
  • Break

    2:00 PM 5m

2:05PM
  • How to be a Superhero, Not a Supervillain

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Watermark Community Church
    2:05 PM 30m

    Managing change within an organization can be hard. In this session, learn the management side of Rock RMS: the organization, project planning, organizational change management, project tracking, how to think about staff roles and responsibilities, onboarding your staff, and more!

    Scott Miller Watermark Community Church
  • Connect to Engage: Taking Next Steps to the Next Level with Rock Connections

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Lake Pointe Church
    2:05 PM 30m

    Unlock the potential in Rock by automating and connecting with visitors to your church. It's easy to customize Rock to get the conversation started with guests and continue the conversation with the right person on your church staff. Your guests will go from watching from the sidelines to participating in the life of your church. In this session, you will learn how Lake Pointe used Connections in Rock to take their "Next Steps" Ministry to a whole new level!

    Stuart Burt Lake Pointe Church
    Jeremy Henderson Lake Pointe Church
  • Step By Step: How To Build Your First Data View

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    2:05 PM 30m

    Looking for hands-on training to get your Rock RMS to the next level? Then attend this session for step-by-step explanations on how to build a data view and a bonus: how to set up your first report.

    Blenda Cox Houston's First Baptist Church
    Amanda Alexander The Woodlands United Methodist Church
  • The Secret Sauce to Any Rock-Powered Website

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    NewSpring Church
    2:05 PM 30m

    If you're interested in learning about one of the best ways to build a robust and scalable website in Rock that can be easily edited by ANYONE – this session was created for you. ** SPOILER ALERT ** It's the NEW Content Component block included in version 9!

    Brian Kalwat NewSpring Church
  • Vendor Session: BEMA Show and Tell

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    BEMA Information Technologies
    2:05 PM 30m

    Want to expand the way your church uses Rock beyond its out-of-the-box capabilities? Come check out what BEMA can do for you. We'll showcase some of our favorite plugins, reports, and workflows we've done. Or just come to argue who the best superhero is (It's Iron Man).

    Taylor Cavaletto BEMA Information Technologies
2:35PM
  • Break

    2:35 PM 5m

2:40PM
  • Do Less Work to Get More Work Done: An Introduction to Dynamic Reports

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Highlands Church
    2:40 PM 30m

    As the title suggests, Rock RMS is capable of saving you time and helping you make wise decisions for your ministry. By learning how to utilize dynamic reporting in Rock, you'll be able to streamline your process and do less work while getting more done.

    Luke Taylor Spark Development Network
  • Why NewSpring Built Their Website on Rock!

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    NewSpring Church
    2:40 PM 30m

    NewSpring Church launched a brand-new website, completely on core Rock in 2019. We will walk through why we did it, how we did it, and what we have planned for the future.

    Matthew White NewSpring Church
  • Creating a Workflow User Form Template and Creating Connections from Workflows

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    Northview Church
    2:40 PM 30m

    Learn how to create a workflow template that can be copied in order to get a head start on creating a user entry form. The template will have all of the basic functionality already in place such as pre-filling known properties for logged in users and saving any changes to that data. We will then take this template and use it to create a user form that will feed into connections.

    Thomas Stephens Northview Church
  • Rock Website Performance

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Southeast Christian Church
    2:40 PM 30m

    If your website is already on Rock or you are thinking about migrating, there are some factors you need to consider in order to provide the optimum experience for your website visitors. We will share tips and tricks for how to optimize lava, caching, and your code in order to make sure your pages load as fast as possible. We will also spend some time unpacking ways to optimize your infrastructure to make your website as snappy as possible.

    Chuck Bump Southeast Christian Church
    Mark Lee Southeast Christian Church
  • Vendor Session: What If Your Phone System Could Talk to Rock

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Intulse
    2:40 PM 30m

    Intulse, a VoiP service provider, understands the needs of church staff and volunteers with regards to technology. Join this session to learn how to add telecom to the mix of integrations that benefit the Kingdom.

    Keith Goodling Intulse
    Darren Hollick Intulse
3:10PM
  • Break

    3:10 PM 5m

3:15PM
  • Helpful Workflows: How to Get More Time Back in Your Ministry’s Pocket

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    Hillside Christian Church
    3:15 PM 30m

    There are a lot of things ministry admins do that are repetitive and time consuming. With the right Rock workflows, we can automate all or parts of these things and put time back in their pockets. This presentation will cover a first time guest process workflow, volunteer onboarding workflow and a check-in waiver process for a special event. Rock workflows are a powerful tool and examples of how we have leveraged workflows to give time back to your ministries is what this presentation is all about!

    Morgan Woods Hillside Christian Church
  • Lava Powered Email Templating

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    NewPointe Community Church
    3:15 PM 30m

    Join us as we explore the world of email and how you can harness the power of Lava to create easily-customizable, dynamic email templates. We'll start by building a simple Communication Wizard template and then crank up the heat with some Lava awesomeness 🔥.

    Tyler Schrock NewPointe Community Church
  • Staff Huddle and Game Plan Time Part 1

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    3:15 PM 30m

    It's too easy to leave a great conference full of great ideas and apply very little. We want to encourage you to take time while you're still here to meet up with your team and review what you've learned this year at RX2019. Establish a game plan for taking your Rock instance to the next level. Teams may want to attend Part 1 and Part 2 for a full 60 minutes of planning.

  • Using the Rock REST API to Get Things Done

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Hillside Christian Church
    3:15 PM 30m

    This will be a brief overview of the Rock REST API and how to use it to get data organized and things done. We’ll look at using the API to get data out of and into Rock and some ideas on how to use your Rock data to get things done outside of Rock using other APIs.

    Tyler Kraft Hillside Christian Church
  • Vendor Session: Mobile is the Future for Churches like Yours

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Vision2Systems
    3:15 PM 30m

    But is an app the answer? It's no secret, everyone's on their phones nowadays. Engaging your congregation in a meaningful way through their mobile devices is a fantastic opportunity to grow your church in a sustainable way -- with both new and long-time attendees! Does your church have the right plan in place to take advantage of the technology at your fingertips? Learn about: • Current Trends in Mobile • The Power of Mobile Web Development • How to Decide if an App is Right for your Church • Leveraging Other Platforms

    Heiko Henning Vision2Systems
3:45PM
  • Break

    3:45 PM 5m

3:50PM
  • Make it Easy with Custom Interfaces

    Best Practices 1
    East Auditorium
    The Creek Church
    3:50 PM 30m

    When our church launched a national campaign called Prom Prep (www.promprep.org), we used Rock to build a full-featured web app that allowed different organizations to manage their own events, volunteers, signups, and clients—all using basic Rock pages without any custom blocks or C# code. Along the way, we learned the incredible power and flexibility available using only Lava, workflows, and SQL, as well as the benefits of creating custom interfaces to simplify actions for our own staff and volunteers. We’ll show you some of the tips and tricks we learned along the way and help you start thinking through building your own custom interfaces.

    Josh Stogsdill The Creek Church
  • Keeping Track of Your New Employees

    Best Practices 2
    East Game Room
    Beaverton Foursquare
    3:50 PM 30m

    Is new employee onboarding ever a chore, figuring out which departments have connected with the new hire? Or which departments haven’t yet? I’ll show you the series of workflows/html blocks I’ve created to help automatically keep track of the process that is employee onboarding (and employee exiting), to make sure that your staff is getting the information they need when they need it.

    Kate Hull Beaverton Foursquare Church
  • Staff Huddle and Game Plan Time Part 2

    Rock Intro & Training
    West Building - Care Room
    3:50 PM 30m

    It's too easy to leave a great conference full of great ideas and apply very little. We want to encourage you to take time while you're still here to meet up with your team and review what you've learned this year at RX2019. Establish a game plan for taking your Rock instance to the next level. Teams may want to attend Part 1 and Part 2 for a full 60 minutes of planning.

  • Building Design Systems for your Organization

    Rock Development
    West Building - Treehouse
    Spark Development Network
    3:50 PM 30m

    What is a design system? Who are they for? When should you create one? In this session, we'll review the tools we used to create a collaborative and code-connected, living style guide that helps to bridge the gap between designers and developers.

    Marcus Lee Spark Development Network
  • Vendor Session: Improve Your Facility and Event Management with eSPACE and Rock RMS Integration

    Vendor Sessions
    West Building - Springtown
    Cool Solutions Group
    3:50 PM 30m

    What do you first think of when you hear "best in class" as it relates to your church management? My guess is you think ROCK! When you think about best in class event and facility management, the answer is eSPACE. From event scheduling to work order management to capital reserve planning and major system integrations (i.e. HVAC, door access and digital signage), eSPACE is the only full-service facility management tool designed with your church in mind. Come join us to learn more about eSPACE…but also how Rock can be integrated via our plugin.

    Tim Cool Cool Solutions Group
4:20PM
  • Break

    4:20 PM 5m

4:25PM
  • Next Mission Briefing

    Keynotes
    East Auditorium
    4:25 PM 55m

    Join us in the East Auditorium as we discuss what's next for the Rock community.

    Jon Edmiston Spark Development Network
    Emily Forman Spark Development Network
5:00PM
  • Vendor Giveaways

    5:00 PM 20m

5:20PM
  • Dinner

    5:20 PM 1hr 40m