CLA Ministry Internet & Technology Summit 2012

Join MonkDev this April at the CLA Ministry Internet & Technology Summit 2012 where we will lead the following sessions:

Build the Right Social Media Strategy for Your Ministry (ITI Full Day Intensive)

This session offers unprecedented access to social media experts that will help you determine how to craft a social media strategy for your organization. The session will include creating a one-page ministry strategic plan and learning from the best practices from 100+ ministries in the Excellence in Online Ministry research. After attending this session you will be able to: 1) Implement best practices to strengthen your ministry’s social media initiatives, 2) Craft an effective social media strategy for your target audience, and 3) Integrate innovative thinking into all the communications strategies for your ministry.

Drew Goodmanson, CEO, Monk Development; Brian Barela, Director of New Media, Campus Crusade for Christ; Chris Giovagnoni, Social Media Manager, Compassion International; and Justin Wise, Social Media Director, Monk Development<

CIO & IT Roundtable: Today’s Top Technology Topics!

You won’t want to miss this groundbreaking CIO & IT Roundtable community building session. During this session you will hear from innovative Internet and Technology experts, ministry Chief Information Officers, and other ministry leaders who will discuss today’s most critical online and tech ministry topics. This session provides ministry IT leaders a place to network with peers, learn about new technologies, find out about new solutions, and get advice from others. After completing this course you will be able to: 1) Discern the most pressing Internet and technology issues facing your ministry, 2) Draw upon the expertise of a network of outstanding ministry CIO’s, and 3) Develop strategies that put your ministry ahead of the exponential technological change curve.

Moderators: Jim Finwick, CIO, Compassion International and Drew Goodmanson, CEO, Monk Development

Your Ministry Needs Web and Mobile apps

Web and Mobile apps are your biggest cheerleaders in a world that is moving online in unprecedented numbers. This talk will cover the process of developing, building or buying your way into the online population with the best quality apps. When you leave this talk, you’ll know where and how to start your Web and Mobile app strategy. Topics will cover: “What is a Web app?”, “Do I build or buy?”, “Where do I find qualified people?”, “If I have a Web app, do I need a mobile app?” After attending this session you will be able to: 1) Decide whether it is better to build or buy a Web app, 2) Recognize where to find great developers, and 3) Understand how a Web and mobile app works.

Etienne de Bruin, CTO, Monk Development

Build the Right Ministry Web Strategy

How do you identify and execute Web strategies that are appropriate for your ministry? As a leader learn how to rally your team and Web engagement around a clear vision. Gain insights on building an online strategy for your ministry that you can execute and experience positive results to impact your ministry. Hear from other organizations successes and the challenges they faced in building a Web strategy. After completing this course you will be able to: 1) Build an effective and an appropriate online ministry plan, 2) Lead your team through building a Web strategy, and 3) Better steward your resources online.

Drew Goodmanson, CEO, Monk Development

How to Stop Wasting Your Time with Social Media

Go beyond what people are doing to what is driving real ministry impact for churches and ministries in their use of Facebook, Twitter and other social Web tactics and strategies. You will be presented with a follow-up research project to last year’s Excellence in Online Ministry research gathered from over 100 ministries. This year the research focuses specifically on ministry effectiveness in social media. After attending this session you will be able to: 1) Effectively engage your community online in practical, real-world ways, 2) Create a social media content calendar, and 3) Build a lasting and effective online community.

Justin Wise, Social Media Director, Monk Development