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Monday, September 12

8:00AM
  • Workshop Doors Open



8:30AM
  • Best Practices for Scaling Rock

    Start Here
    IT
    Database Admin
    Web
    Executive Team
    Solana A
    This session will cover how to think about scaling modern systems. These high-level concepts, while definitely Rock focused, will apply to any technology stack.

    Jon Edmiston Profile
    Jon Edmiston Spark Development Network
  • Advanced Email Layouts and Design

    Advanced
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Cira A
    This session is a deep dive into how to create responsive emails that take advantage of the full power of Rock while embracing the unique quirks of email. We’ll cover coding techniques to build emails that work across email clients, tools to make your life easier, and some tricks you can implement today to help create emails people love to open.

    Garrett Johnson Profile
    Garrett Johnson Triumph Tech
  • Guided Community Discussions

    Beginner
    All Audiences
    Solana C


    Luke Taylor Profile
    Luke Taylor Triumph Tech
9:20AM
  • Break



9:30AM
  • Check-In Celebrations & Labels: How Do You Get Kids to Engage?

    Intermediate
    Family Ministry
    Solana A
    A short tour of Rock Streaks, Achievements, and Celebrations, and how they can help your ministry encourage kids (and adults!) to engage.

    Slides
    Brad Erb Profile Lee Peterson Profile
    Brad Erb & Lee Peterson Triumph Tech
  • Microsoft Intune & Autopilot Best Practices

    Intermediate
    IT
    Database Admin
    Developer
    Executive Team
    Cira A
    Wil Herrera Profile
    Wil Herrera IT1Source
  • Guided Community Discussions

    Beginner
    All Audiences
    Solana C


    Luke Taylor Profile
    Luke Taylor Triumph Tech
10:20AM
  • Break



10:30AM
  • SQL Best Practices

    Advanced
    Database Admin
    Developer
    Solana A
    An overview of some best practices to help make your SQL clean, consistent, and performant.

    Slides
    Cullen McCoy Profile
    Cullen McCoy Triumph Tech
  • Making the Most of Your Data and Systems: Rock and Tableau Integration

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Executive Team
    Cira A
    Church management and data systems are great, if you know how to use them well and align with your church's mission. But how do you know if you are getting the most out of your tools? Could you use them differently to fuel your church and mission? In this session, you’ll learn best practices to optimize a Rock and Tableau integration. You’ll learn how to make both platforms perform at their peak and how to deliver world-class, self-service analytics to your ministry leaders. Session leader Amber Smart will teach you how to connect Rock and Tableau, show you what data and informed decision making is possible by harnessing the power of both platforms, and demonstrate how to build a Giving Analysis dashboard to help you understand giving by time, method, new givers, and more.

    Slides
    Amber Smart Profile
    Amber Smart Smart Metrix LLC
  • Guided Community Discussions

    Beginner
    All Audiences
    Solana C


    Luke Taylor Profile
    Luke Taylor Triumph Tech
11:30AM
  • Lunch



1:30PM
  • What To Do When Things Go Wrong

    Beginner
    All Audiences
    Solana A
    In this world there will be problems. Learn how to tackle complex problems whether they be technical issues in your environment, or simply a problem with your garage door opener.

    Jon Edmiston Profile
    Jon Edmiston Spark Development Network
  • Navigating Rock’s Communication Options

    Beginner
    Database Admin
    Adult Ministry
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Cira A
    Rock has lots of options and building blocks for communicating with your church community, but most churches struggle to get their message heard. How do you use Rock effectively to get your message across? How do you make the right choice and what are some of the issues that arise when wrong options are used?

    Slides Takeaway
    Bob Rufenacht Profile
    Bob Rufenacht BEMA Software Services
  • Guided Community Discussions

    Beginner
    All Audiences
    Solana C


    Luke Taylor Profile
    Luke Taylor Triumph Tech
2:20PM
  • Break



2:30PM
  • Markup Foundations and Utilities for a Rock Powered Website

    Intermediate
    Web
    Developer
    Solana A
    Rock these styles! In this session we will be looking at the markup and styling foundations built into Rock that can take your website design to the next level.

    Eric Rivera Profile
    Eric Rivera Triumph Tech
  • Going Deeper with Workflows: Best Practices

    Intermediate
    IT
    Database Admin
    Web
    Developer
    Cira A
    Dig into designing workflows! First, we'll talk about some dos and don'ts, some v13 features that got added and then take a look at how workflows actually behave when activating different activities. With that information, we'll discuss what it means for navigating back and forth between multiple forms and give you some tools for improving the User Experience of the forms you design. Finally, we'll equip you with some tools for adding flexibility to your workflows.

    Slides
    Michael Garrison Profile
    Michael Garrison Triumph Tech
  • Guided Community Discussions

    Beginner
    All Audiences
    Solana C


    Luke Taylor Profile
    Luke Taylor Triumph Tech
5:30PM
  • Kick Off



Tuesday, September 13

7:00AM
  • Breakfast



7:30AM
  • Check-in



9:00AM
  • State of Rock

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

    Emily Forman Profile Jon Edmiston Profile Michael Garrison Profile
    Emily Forman, Jon Edmiston & Michael Garrison Spark Development Network, Triumph Tech
10:50AM
  • A Rock Reporting Journey

    Intermediate
    IT
    Database Admin
    Solana B
    From ministry, to metrics, to BI, and everything in between, join us as we explore the vast Rock data reporting toolkit and TPCC’s journey to turn data into insight and action with these tools. Walk with us through our reporting suite as we dig into how metrics, data views, SQL, and Power BI are harnessed to equip our staff and leadership with tools and information to maximize Kingdom impact.

    Slides
    Peter Sanders Profile
    Peter Sanders Traders Point Christian Church
  • So You Want To Rock? How?

    Start Here
    Database Admin
    Executive Team
    Solana C
    For years, we wrestled with the challenge of getting staff to use technology to better know our people. Our biggest challenge was finding one system to keep all data in one place. We became very good at collecting data, but we were terrible at using our systems to ease our workload, better understand our people and know how to shepherd them. Moving to Rock had been a goal of Venture Church for over 6 years. This session will cover our journey from Rock being just a vision, to being fully moved to Rock within four months of beginning the process. Hear our heart and WHY behind making the move. We will discuss talking to leadership, best practices in switching, training, empowering, and challenging staff, building a team to develop and support Rock as well as much more.

    Slides Takeaway
    David Belk Profile
    David Belk Venture Church
  • Using Lava Shortcodes to Build a Volunteer Onboarding Portal

    Intermediate
    IT
    Database Admin
    Web
    Solana E
    We’ll cover what Lava Shortcodes are, how to create them, and why you’d want to do so. We’ll look at a real life example of how they can be used for a self-service portal attenders can use to see what requirements they have or haven’t met for various serving areas, and what their next steps may be to get plugged in.

    Slides Link
    Brent Pirolli Profile
    Brent Pirolli CedarCreek Church
  • Empower Your Teams to Easily Create Beautiful Emails, Link Pages and QR Codes In Rock

    Advanced
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Cira A
    In this session the ONE&ALL team will demonstrate how you can replace third party tools like Linktree, QR Code builders and Mailchimp with tools built directly into Rock. These Rock tools have allowed ONE&ALL to save money while avoiding data silos and empowering their ministries to create on-brand high quality content.

    Slides Link
    Randy Aufrecht Profile
    Randy Aufrecht ONE&ALL Church
  • Texting in 2022 - Shortcodes, A2P Numbers, and Carrier Filtering

    Beginner
    Communications
    Vendors
    Cira C
    This talk is given by Clearstream, the SMS provider that fully integrates with Rock. Texting is one of the best ways to engage your people. Knowing best practices, which numbers to use, and how carrier filtering works can determine the success of your texting strategy.

    Slides
    Jimmy Britnell Profile Michael Lepinay Profile
    Jimmy Britnell & Michael Lepinay Clearstream
11:30AM
  • Lunch



1:00PM
  • From Paper to Pure Automation: How We Transformed Our Volunteer Onboarding Process

    Intermediate
    IT
    Database Admin
    Family Ministry
    Solana E
    Have you ever found yourself looking at a manual process, just feeling like there was a better way? We did, too! So we took our paper volunteer process and completely transformed it into a full stack of automation in Rock, which we call our ServeFinder. After this session, you'll leave inspired by what Rock is capable of, curious about how you can use a variety of tools to transform your own processes, and equipped with information on how to implement this in your own organization.

    Slides Link
    Leah Jennings Profile
    Leah Jennings Northside Christian Church
  • Extinguishing a Dumpster Fire: A Data Strategy Overhaul

    Beginner
    IT
    Database Admin
    Solana B
    Going to talk through a dataview and reporting strategy revamp that we went through in the past 6 months. We think it's a great way to organize and keep on top of a sustainable data strategy.

    Slides
    Frank Grand Profile
    Frank Grand NewSpring Church
  • Lipstick on a Pig...Err, I Mean Lobster

    Start Here
    Executive Team
    Solana C
    Rock RMS is amazing...but even if you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig. It's crucial to define processes with your staff teams and ministries before you implement Rock so that what you're starting with is in good shape. In this session, we will walk through the do's and don'ts of rolling out Rock to your staff.

    Slides Takeaway Link
    Scott Ballard Profile
    Scott Ballard The Summit Church
  • App In A Snap with Rock Mobile

    Intermediate
    Developer
    Cira A
    Building your first app might be easier than you think... using Rock Mobile! This crash course will explain everything to need to get started including app creation, layouts, styles, blocks, components, and some tips and tricks with some time for Q&A at the end.

    Slides Takeaway
    Jay Nestle Profile
    Jay Nestle Spark Development Network
  • Azure Tips and Tricks

    Intermediate
    IT
    Web
    Developer
    Vendors
    Cira C
    Wil Herrera Profile
    Wil Herrera IT1Source
1:40PM
  • Break



1:55PM
  • Group Attendance Summaries for the Win!

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Web
    Executive Team
    Family Ministry
    Solana B
    Like many churches, we are multi-site with many different kinds of groups. Most of our groups meet on a regular basis and take attendance. The challenge for our staff was that even receiving the attendance digest would not meet their needs for seeing the attendance data they needed for their groups. So, we created a number of group attendance summary views using the Dynamic Data Block and SQL. Now, the responsible pastor can see group attendance and trends by group and/or group member, as well as attendance notes over time. The campus pastor can see these same things rolled up to the campus level. We give them visual cues with icons/color to focus their attention on possible issues. The ability to see this data real-time is one arrow in the quiver of detecting possible shepherding issues. Nothing replaces one on one, personal communication. But, as churches grow in size, this is one way we have been able to make big church feel small. You don't have to know the technical aspects of what I am showing to get something out of this presentation. Your SQL/Rock person can do that when you get back! Come see what Group Attendance Summaries can do for your staff and members!

    Slides Takeaway
    Tina Reusch Profile
    Tina Reusch Grace Church
  • Harnessing Your Most Valuable Asset: Data

    Beginner
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Solana C
    I will be discussing Pinelake’s journey from our previous church management system to Rock. The previous state of our data and how we have extended Rock to be our single source of truth for all ministry data. I’ll discuss lessons learned such as avoiding the trap of trying to match previous system functionality over having data drive the functionality. I call this Data over Function.

    Slides
    Tim Dear Profile
    Tim Dear Pinelake Church
  • No Web Developer? No Problem!

    Beginner
    Database Admin
    Cira A
    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.

    Slides
    Danielle Vos Profile
    Danielle Vos Christ the King Church
  • Taking the Dynamic Data Block to the Next Level: Dashboards, Advanced Reporting, and More

    Database Admin
    Developer
    Vendors
    Cira C
    The dynamic data block has the functionality to meet the reporting requirements of even the largest churches running on Rock. Come learn about this amazing tool.

    Jason Gibb Profile
    Jason Gibb 9 Embers
  • Finding Nemo

    Start Here
    All Audiences
    Solana E
    We will demonstrate how do you use the TrueWiring instruments within Rock to clarify a person call. We will do this by debriefing Jon Edmiston and Emily Forman in front of the group. If you think you know them now, wait to see what the instruments show about them. You will see in real time the power of the instruments in the hands of someone who understands how to interpret them. You will also learn the questions to ask to see how the scales from one instrument inform the scores on other instruments.

    Slides
    Greg Wiens Profile
    Greg Wiens Healthy Growing Leaders
2:35PM
  • Break



3:05PM
  • Six Secrets to Go From Rock Zero to Superhero

    Start Here
    Database Admin
    Adult Ministry
    Communications
    Family Ministry
    Solana C
    This session will demonstrate some of the things I’ve learned over the past five years of being a “Rock Star”, from keeping our system running well to participating in community. There’s no magic, just effort and a willingness to put in the time.

    Slides Link
    Jim Michael Profile
    Jim Michael The Crossing
  • Utilizing Data Views to Empower Ministry

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Solana B
    Data Views are a powerful tool within Rock RMS. There are many different ways Data Views can be utilized to help empower our ministry teams from creating Connection Request, sending Communications, or something as simple as setting a Person Badge. In this session let's take a look at various methods Data Views can be used within Rock RMS.

    Slides Link
    Steven Kelly Profile
    Steven Kelly COMPASS.CHURCH
  • Best Practices in Stewardship and Financial Reporting

    Intermediate
    IT
    Database Admin
    Executive Team
    Vendors
    Cira C
    The vendor session that's not about the vendor. Instead, we'll share about how to leverage Rock to make disciples. We'll share what we've learned from over 100 Rock churches about promoting stewardship using Rock's reports, giving alerts, steps, custom attributes and workflows. Why reinvent the wheel when you can take what's already created and tweak it to fit your needs?

    Slides Link
    Jeff Ward Profile
    Jeff Ward Simple Donation
  • Let Me Tell You How Much I Lava Check-in Labels

    Start Here
    IT
    Database Admin
    Solana E
    Our Children and Student departments heavily use person attributes to track volunteer processing requirements. See how we use Lava to pull key attributes to display on Check-in labels. You will see the power of Merge Codes used in Lava statements for Check-in and labels.

    Slides
    Michelle Boyd Profile
    Michelle Boyd Woodmen Valley Chapel
  • E-Sigs and Rock: A Guide to Creating, Signing, and Storing Documents in Rock

    Intermediate
    Web
    Communications
    Cira A
    In this conversation, we will dive into how documents intended for electronic signature are created, signed, and stored in Rock. We will also talk about how documents can be used for group requirements using the new core data view filter for document types and how the Lava to PDF plugin (which is a great paid addition to add to core functionality) can be used to make documents beautifully styled and easily accessible on person profiles.

    Slides
    Brandon Wilson Profile
    Brandon Wilson NewSpring Church
3:45PM
  • Break



4:00PM
  • Kicking WordPress to the Curb

    Beginner
    Database Admin
    Web
    Developer
    Executive Team
    Cira A
    Are you struggling to manage two different websites? Do you find yourself updating event and staff information in multiple places? At The Crossing we realized how much time was spent trying to keep Rock and our external WordPress site in sync and made the decision to move everything into Rock. In this session you will learn what it looks like to migrate a WordPress site to Rock and the benefits of doing so. Because nothing is ever as easy as it seems, you’ll also get an insight into the mistakes we made and lessons we learned during this transition so you can do better.

    Slides Link
    Courtney Cooksey Profile
    Courtney Cooksey The Crossing
  • Chiseling Rock to Meet Your Team’s Needs

    Expert
    Executive Team
    Solana E
    Rock provides a firm foundation for your church’s data and processes. The pandemic revealed how Brookwood Church was under-utilizing the features that make Rock extensible. Learn some of the features they implemented, how they empowered end-users, and increased productivity.

    Slides
    Lora Catoe Profile
    Lora Catoe Brookwood Church
  • Increasing Employee Engagement with Rock

    Start Here
    Database Admin
    Solana C
    You are the biggest fan of your database because you know what it can do. How do you get employees at your church or organization actively using Rock? How do you meet the demand of keeping staff trained and informed? I will share how our Rock team, over three years, developed ministry relationships and increased positive engagement with Rock. I will talk about the importance of a team philosophy and how it comes through our training, the fun we have, and the results we see.

    Slides Takeaway
    Tina Stephens Profile
    Tina Stephens Scottsdale Bible Church
  • Got Questions? Interactions has answers.

    Intermediate
    IT
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Solana B
    Many of you know that interactions can be used to answer questions about how your website is used. Interactions can also be used to answer questions such as “Is my prayer team viewing prayer requests?”, “Which communications cause the most unsubscribes?”, “Who has viewed a form but never completed it?”, and many more. Come to this session to learn about the goldmine of data stored in interactions and how to use it.

    Slides Takeaway
    Amy Fewkes Profile
    Amy Fewkes The Compass Church
  • Do We Care More About Outcomes or Activities?

    Start Here
    Adult Ministry
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Vendors
    Cira C
    In this session we will dive into the Church Engagement Framework on how churches actually operate, and in doing so, expose how we can start holding accountable activities and measurements to move toward outcomes. We will uncover some of the experiments which have been done to help expand the collective Kingdom around the framework. We will also dive into foundational principles that have emerged in some of the most innovative churches in the US.

    Slides
    Matt Engel Profile
    Matt Engel He Gets Us, powered by Gloo
4:40PM
  • Break



4:50PM
  • Day 1 Closing



5:10PM
  • Dinner



7:00PM
  • Rock Star Consult Appointments

    Sign up at the info center on Day 1 for a 45-minute consultation with a team of Rock Stars. These limited-access slots will be held Tuesday evening by appointment only. First come, first served.

Wednesday, September 14

7:00AM
  • Breakfast



9:00AM
  • Devotional



    Mark Moore Profile
    Mark Moore Christ's Church of the Valley
9:55AM
  • Putting Resources in the Palm of Their Hands: Using Rock Mobile to Make Resources and Bible Plans Easily Accessible

    Beginner
    Adult Ministry
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Cira A
    Hillside uses Rock Mobile for our Groups ministry and Special Events. We use the app to distribute bible plans, leader resources, and more. In this presentation, we will show how we use content channels to create bible reading plans and display that in the app. We will also show how we use it as a hub of information for special events such as summer camp and other large events. If you’ve ever wanted to figure out how to better equip your leaders, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.

    Slides
    Morgan Woods Profile
    Morgan Woods Hillside Christian Church
  • All Things Missions Trips

    Advanced
    IT
    Web
    Executive Team
    Solana B
    A deep dive into Fundraising Opportunities in Rock, from core functionality to various ways to extend and add to the functionality for an all-in-one solution to managing Missions Trips.

    Slides
    Catie Pershing Profile
    Catie Pershing Woodmen Valley Chapel
  • Going from a Single Campus to Multi-Campus in Rock

    Beginner
    IT
    Database Admin
    Communications
    Solana E
    There are many things to consider when going from a single campus structure to a multi campus structure in Rock. From how groups and reporting are structured, to managing our website and mobile app. Learn about what paths we went down, what worked well for us, what areas we struggled with. While there is no blueprint that will work for everyone I hope you can learn from our experience.

    Slides Takeaway
    Austin Spooner Profile
    Austin Spooner Veritas Church
  • Stop Wasting Time and Money on Background Checks

    Start Here
    Database Admin
    Adult Ministry
    Executive Team
    Family Ministry
    Vendors
    Cira C
    Learn why many churches are wasting time and money on their current background checks. Walk away with a clear blueprint of how to effectively screen and train your volunteers and staff. Find out why most sex offenders are rarely caught in a background check and more….

    Slides
    Steve Durie Profile
    Steve Durie SecureSearch and Safeguard from Abuse
  • Check-In Management Made Easy

    Intermediate
    IT
    Web
    Developer
    Family Ministry
    Solana C
    How a very small IT team manages check-in devices remotely using Rock and other opensource applications. Aka, Raspberry pi project at church!

    Jonathan Anderson Profile
    Jonathan Anderson The Ark Church
10:35AM
  • Break



10:50AM
  • Migrating Your Giving to a New Platform

    Start Here
    Database Admin
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Solana B
    Few things are more stressful on the administrative side of your staff than migrating your giving to a new platform. We have done it twice in the last 4 years and want to help you navigate this process if it is something that your team is considering.

    Slides Takeaway
    Bayne Hulburt Profile
    Bayne Hulburt River Pointe Church
  • Get it Done in Half the Time

    Beginner
    IT
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Cira A
    Do you get non stop requests from your pastors, ministries, campuses, finance, HR, etc..? Do you often struggle with prioritizing your long list of project requests? We did, but once we started using Scrum, everything changed. Learn how Scrum can help you and your team get it done in half the time. You don't have to be an expert or a certified Scrum Master to pull it off. There are a few key practices you can start doing to see real progress in getting things done quickly.

    Slides
    Brandi Myszkowski Profile Sena Brickwedel Profile
    Brandi Myszkowski & Sena Brickwedel Christ Fellowship
  • Note Type Attributes: Enter & Organize Notes in the Easiest Way

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Communications
    Solana E
    Have you ever wished for a better way to track and categorize notes. Maybe LifeChange Stories, Registration Notes or Financial Notes? Our church was really looking for a way to report on Life Change Stories already in the database. This new core feature in Rock can help track, store and report on notes in your database, giving your church the ability to celebrate all of the many stories!

    Slides
    Jason Jones Profile
    Jason Jones CedarCreek Church
  • What About the Kitchen Sink?

    Beginner
    Database Admin
    Developer
    Executive Team
    Vendors
    Cira C
    What are you willing to leave behind and should you leave any information in the past? This session is a brief overview of the 4-5 items you should think about when selecting that criteria.

    Michael Roth Profile
    Michael Roth Divine Tech Systems
  • Building with Entity Documents

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Solana C
    Go deeper and explore how Rock's file types work, what Entity Documents are, and the creative flexibility they give your organization. After diving in to these pieces we'll explore and walk through ideas for using entity documents in examples (some good examples, some things you should not do).

    Slides
    Shawn Ross Profile
    Shawn Ross The Crossing
11:30AM
  • Lunch



1:00PM
  • HTML 101

    Start Here
    Database Admin
    Communications
    Cira A
    Do you get nervous editing the HTML in Event Registrations? Do you struggle to get your email templates to look just right? In this session we’ll go over the basics of HTML so you can feel confident in all the places Rock allows HTML editing.

    Slides Link
    Courtney Cooksey Profile
    Courtney Cooksey The Crossing
  • On-Premise Hosting a Test Environment Using Production Data

    Intermediate
    IT
    Database Admin
    Solana B
    I will share with you how Central hosts a Rock test environment using a copy of our production database. We will look at the hosting environment and the scripts used to copy the web and database pieces to create a "RockTest" instance.

    Slides Takeaway
    Derek Mangrum Profile
    Derek Mangrum Central Christian Church of Arizona
  • Onboarding & Offboarding Using Project Management

    Intermediate
    IT
    Executive Team
    Solana E
    Having an effective and successful onboarding/offboarding process relies on effective communication and useful tools. This session will show you how Fellowship Greenville developed a system which uses Rock workflows and the Project Management Plug-In to automate the creation of projects and tasks that are assigned to specific staff, to ensure nothing will be missed or forgotten.

    Slides Link
    Eddie Holeman Profile Tiffany Bunney Profile
    Eddie Holeman & Tiffany Bunney Fellowship Greenville
  • Living on a Prayer

    Beginner
    Adult Ministry
    Web
    Executive Team
    Solana C
    Want to learn how to take Rock’s built-in prayer system to the next level? Discover how we are utilizing this feature and making a major impact in our church. You will learn how to setup and implement the prayer system along with a few additional features we have added to make it even better. We will even provide a sample PDF and video guide we put together to train our Prayer Team Members!

    Slides Takeaway
    Mike Mundy Profile
    Mike Mundy Bedford Alliance Church
  • The Do's and Dont's of Church Technology

    Start Here
    Adult Ministry
    Web
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Family Ministry
    Vendors
    Cira C
    Let's discuss how to boost your mobile app audience with real stories from our customers. Additionally, the do's and don'ts of switching your giving platform backed up by stats, examples and stories (if you have to!).

    Slides
    Max Holtzhouser Profile
    Max Holtzhouser Tithe.ly
1:40PM
  • Break



1:55PM
  • Opportunities in Web3: How We Can Utilize Rock to Make The Most of Cryptocurrency, NFTs and Other Blockchain Technology

    Intermediate
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Cira A
    We'll do a brief overview to demystify blockchain technology in general as we discuss its inherent pros and cons. We'll also dig into how you can use this tech today to collect payments and engage your congregation. You might even walk away with a free NFT. :) We'll then finish up by forecasting how this technology could be used in the future in some pretty impressive ways.

    Slides Link
    Brian Davis Profile
    Brian Davis ONE&ALL Church
  • Crashing and Burning: Best Practices Learned through Critical Failures

    Start Here
    Database Admin
    Communications
    Solana E
    Have you ever sent an email to 8,000 recipients from your Executive Pastor and the from address was the Children’s Pastor – WE HAVE! Have you ever accidentally spawned 1,400 duplicate records because of a missed detail on an Event Registration – WE HAVE! Join us as we air out our dirty laundry and hopefully help you from replicating any similar mistakes.

    Slides
    Bayne Hulburt Profile
    Bayne Hulburt River Pointe Church
  • The Model Map and Lava

    Beginner
    Database Admin
    Developer
    Solana B
    Launching a Workflow from a registration, or printing a label from check-in and wondering what you have access to in Lava?  The Model Map is where you go to see what you do and don’t have access to.  Learn how to understand the Model Map and access properties and entities with Lava.

    Slides
    Mark Wampler Profile
    Mark Wampler Watermark Community Church
  • Lightning Round 1: Search for Admin Settings Recipe Demo

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Developer
    Solana C
    Do you relish at the regular opportunity to scour through two three maybe four unsort settings page lists. Sorry this class probably isn’t for you. We are going to take a quick look (lighting quick that is) at how to add a “Search All Admin Settings” page. Say goodbye to scouring, say hello to locating the settings you need lickety-split. This session will be geared towards beginners who would benefit from seeing the recipe implemented step by step.

    Slides Link
    Tony Visconti Profile
    Tony Visconti College Church
  • Lightning Round 2: Play YouTube Videos In Your Rock App

    Expert
    Web
    Developer
    Solana C
    Massive YouTube library or Rock App? Why not both?

    Slides Link
    Andrew Todd Profile
    Andrew Todd Victory Christian Church
  • Lightning Round 3 - Wow! I wish I could make Rock do THAT!

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Executive Team
    Solana C
    Have you wished you only had one database system in your church? Do you have a ministry that has that "special" software program they must use? Rock can be customized to be the powerhouse database you always dreamed of.

    Slides Takeaway
    Kelly Kurz Profile Marlene Abbey Profile
    Kelly Kurz & Marlene Abbey LifeMission Church
  • Free Resources from Triumph Tech

    Beginner
    IT
    Database Admin
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Vendors
    Cira C
    The mission of Triumph Tech is to support Spark and the Rock Community. We do this by creating and giving away as much content and value as possible. In this session we'll cover all of the free resources available today and give you a peek at what's coming (hint... there's some really cool stuff we're working on.) For those who are interested, we'll also spend three minutes (but no more) to highlight the services we offer.

    Jon Edmiston Profile
    Jon Edmiston Spark Development Network
2:35PM
  • Break



3:05PM
  • Database Spikes Don’t Have to Spike Your Anxiety

    Intermediate
    IT
    Database Admin
    Solana B
    When you notice a spike in CPU usage on your web server or a spike in your DTUs on Azure SQL, you don’t have to panic. There is an easy check list that can get you on the path to finding the issue.

    Slides
    Thomas Stephens Profile
    Thomas Stephens Northview Church
  • Building an Application Process in Rock

    Intermediate
    Adult Ministry
    Communications
    Solana E
    We’ll show you how we made use of the Workflows and Connection Requests features of Rock to process hundreds of job applications per month, including background checks, reference requests, and internal sharing.

    Slides
    Luke Bennett Profile
    Luke Bennett Association of Baptists for World Evangelism International
  • Lightning Round 1: Wizardless, Editable Email Templates

    Advanced
    IT
    Database Admin
    Developer
    Communications
    Family Ministry
    Solana C
    Has your staff ever wanted to automate sending pre-written emails?  Piece of cake with Rock, sure!  But our staff threw in a couple of twists: they wanted the option to manually edit each email before it was sent, and they didn’t want to use the Communication Wizard.  The plot thickens…  In this session, we'll cover how we leveraged the power of workflows, Lava and groups to seamlessly add this wizardless, editable email template functionality to our system.

    Slides Takeaway
    Myles Svendsen Profile
    Myles Svendsen Traders Point Christian Church
  • Lightning Round 2: Lapsing Volunteer Follow Up Process

    Beginner
    Database Admin
    Adult Ministry
    Family Ministry
    Solana C
    Our church wanted to put more focus and accountability on keeping our volunteer rosters accurate and having touch points with volunteers who may be on their way out of their teams. We used a connection campaign and some core Rock jobs to create a process that's easy for our staff to keep up with and allows for easy accountability.

    Slides Link
    Frank Grand Profile
    Frank Grand NewSpring Church
  • Lightning Round 3: Customizable Group Schedule Emails

    Expert
    Adult Ministry
    Developer
    Family Ministry
    Solana C
    While transitioning from Planning Center to Rock for group scheduling, it was important to our Ministry Leaders that they didn’t lose the ability to edit the emails they were sending with the confirmation emails. I will be going into detail about the choices we made to accomplish that.

    Slides
    Gordon Arber Profile
    Gordon Arber Life.Church
  • Keep Your Congregation Engaged With Automated & Personalized Content

    Advanced
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Cira A
    This session will include a demonstration of two different systems ONE&ALL has used to keep their congregation engaged. The first system creates automated emails, text messages and connection requests on a pre-set schedule to ensure that no one falls through the cracks. The second system creates a curated feed of content for each person based on their demographics, life stage and involvement that can be shown on the website, mobile app or via email. Using this feed you can ensure that the content that you are delivering is always relevant and actionable to the viewer.

    Slides Link
    Brian Davis Profile
    Brian Davis ONE&ALL Church
  • Subsplash + Rock = ❤️ : Integrating Rock RMS into your Subsplash Mobile App

    Beginner
    IT
    Adult Ministry
    Developer
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Vendors
    Cira C
    Leverage the Subsplash Engagement Platform from your Rock dashboard with Subsplash’s new plugin available in the Rock Shop. Learn more about how you can use the integration to level up digital discipleship at your church.

    Carolyn Farny Profile Chuck Bump Profile
    Carolyn Farny & Chuck Bump Subsplash
3:45PM
  • Break



4:00PM
  • Managing Rock Vendors

    Start Here
    IT
    Database Admin
    Solana B
    Your relationships with your vendors are crucial to the success of your Rock implementation.  So how do you ensure that you select the right ones and that you are maximizing your results once you start working together?  In this session we'll explore some of the benefits and challenges of working with Rock vendors and identify some best practices that you can implement to assure success as you manage your vendors.

    Takeaway
    Myles Svendsen Profile
    Myles Svendsen Traders Point Christian Church
  • People Do Not Care About Everything

    Beginner
    Database Admin
    Adult Ministry
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Family Ministry
    Cira A
    We will explore together how Rock RMS is much more than a database of contact information and how you can use it powerfully. Whether your website, your app or C all of the above, you can set up Rock to work for you and not against you. Shhh...Stage Announcements aren't the greatest thing on earth.

    Slides Takeaway Link
    Scott Ballard Profile
    Scott Ballard The Summit Church
  • Connect with Personalization!

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Web
    Developer
    Communications
    Executive Team
    Solana E
    Learn how we set up areas of our website and mobile app to reach different sets of people. From being a first time visitor, to an attendee then for someone on the Dream Team. Make it feel like the website and mobile app was set up just for them.

    Tommy Prater Profile
    Tommy Prater Church on the Rock
  • Lightning Round 1: Thinking Outside the Block

    Advanced
    IT
    Web
    Developer
    Solana C
    A brief demo of how to integrate your Rock instance with an external application.

    Chris Funk Profile
    Chris Funk Southeast Christian Church
  • Lightning Round 2: A Tool for Team Leaders

    Expert
    Database Admin
    Executive Team
    Solana C
    Keeping up with your team’s connection requests can be challenging, especially as you increase your team size or the number of connection opportunities your team oversees. Having one place where supervisors can go to see how well their team members are keeping up with their ministry or administrative tasks can help ensure that everyone stays on the same page and provides support where it is needed most.

    Slides
    Jason Harvey Profile
    Jason Harvey Grace Church of Overland Park
  • Lightning Round 3: Application Process Automation

    Intermediate
    Database Admin
    Adult Ministry
    Solana C
    Learn one way to create an application process using Workflows, Connection Requests, and Event Registration. Automation comes into play by updating connection requests with activities for forms and payments, plus updating statuses to show applicant progress. We’ll even use tokens to help automatically log applicants in for ease of use!

    Slides
    Melissa Drexler Profile
    Melissa Drexler ITOWN Church
4:40PM
  • Break



4:50PM
  • RX2022 Closing



    Emily Forman Profile Jon Edmiston Profile
    Emily Forman & Jon Edmiston Spark Development Network
5:30PM
  • Dinner



7:00PM
  • Birds of a Feather Meet-Ups

    Gather with others in your role at churches across the community to share, grow and learn together. These casual connections will meet downstairs off the lobby in the Cascade rooms, and include New to Rock, Family Ministries, IT, Finance, Database Admins, and Communications & Web.