Pushpay, the leading payments and engagement solutions provider for the faith-based, non-profit, and education sectors, today announces Church Disrupt 2021: Make Your Mark, a free online conference for church staff and leadership teams on Wednesday, May 12. Church Disrupt will bring together leading pastors and industry experts for engaging keynotes and interactive breakout sessions that address some of today’s most pressing ministry problems.
In a recent survey of pastors and church leaders*, 69 percent indicated they are most interested in learning about the future of the Church from today’s thought leaders. Molly Matthews, Chief Executive Officer at Pushpay, will deliver a CEO Vision keynote focused on the future of church technology, innovative products coming to the Pushpay suite, inspiring customer stories and how churches have embraced technology to advance and grow their ministries.
“For many of our customers, the COVID-19 pandemic forced an accelerated and immediate shift to technology solutions in order to remain connected and engaged with their congregations,” said Matthews. “These unprecedented times have undoubtedly changed the role technology has within the Church and we are so excited to bring this community together to share lessons learned, inspiring stories of hope, and what’s to come for the future of technology.”
Andy Stanley, Founder and Senior Pastor of North Point Ministries, will also deliver a keynote. Additionally, there will be nearly 20 speakers and 12 interactive breakout sessions led by pastors and thought leaders from around the country. Sessions will focus on:
- Church Finance and Stewardship: For finance directors and staff interested in improving giving outcomes, this series will provide best practices in giving and donor development strategies and the shift to digital giving
- Digital Discipleship: For pastors and staff looking for ways to improve their digital footprint and increase online engagement, this breakout session will offer best practices and technology for hybrid worship experiences and tips on how to engage members digitally
- Church Technology: A behind the scenes look at the future of Pushpay’s technology and how to get the most out of existing solutions. Attendees will learn about new products coming down the pipeline, pro tips on leveraging existing product offerings and best practices for helping older congregants and staff embrace technology
- Catholic Digital Engagement: For Catholic parishes interested in leveraging technology to improve church operations and engagement, this session will showcase how to leverage technology to bring parishioners back to Mass and best practices for helping parish staff embrace new technologies
Pushpay is also partnering with Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) and Loop Community to offer a contest for Pushpay and Church Community Builder customers. Users are invited to create an original song using the new Lyric and Chord Chart Editor feature, which allows worship pastors to easily create and modify song lyrics and chord charts, and share music with worship team members. Conference attendees will then vote for their favorite song the day of the event, and the winner will be announced and interviewed live. Learn more about the contest, prizes, or how to send a video submission.
Conference registrants can also view schedules, speaker bios, participate in real-time polls, check-in to events and breakout sessions, and donate to Convoy of Hope, Pushpay’s Church Disrupt charity partner— all within the Church Disrupt event app, available for iOS and Android. For more information about Church Disrupt, or how to register, visit www.ChurchDisrupt.com.
(*)Based on findings from research conducted by Pushpay, which included responses from 189 church leaders and staff.
Pushpay provides a donor management system, including donor tools, finance tools and a custom community app, and a church management system (ChMS) to the faith sector, non-profit organizations and education providers located predominantly in the United States (US) and other jurisdictions. Our leading solutions simplify engagement, payments and administration, enabling our Customers to increase participation and build stronger relationships with their communities.
Church Community Builder is an affiliate of Pushpay Holdings Limited and provides a Software as a Service (SaaS) church management system predominantly in the US and other jurisdictions. Church Community Builder provides a platform that churches use to connect and communicate with their community members, record member service history, track online giving and perform a range of administrative functions. Combined, Pushpay and Church Community Builder deliver a best-in-class, fully integrated ChMS, custom community app and giving solution for customers in the US faith sector. For more information, visit www.pushpay.com