10:00am - 4:30pm (GMT)  //  14th NOVEMBER 2020  //  YOUR PLACE!

REIMAGINING...

Community. Worship. TheologySundays. Inclusion. Church

 

let's reimagine church, together

This is a critical time for the church. To be accessible and relevant in the ‘new normal’ churches must learn to seamlessly bridge both physical meetings and online participation.

 

It is vital that we make a success of this new ‘hybrid’ approach to church life.

 

For 14 years, the Premier Digital Awards and Conference has been leading the way in equipping the Christian community for online ministry. This year, make sure you don’t miss out, and gain:

  • New ideas that you can use in your church, charity or project.

  • Understand how to make online and offline hybrid church work in your context.

  • Learn new skills that will help you grow.

  • Explore the theology of digital and wrestle with the big questions.

  • Meet new people, build relationships and learn from one another.

 

Join us online for over 30 amazing talks, from wherever you are​ in the world!

Our First 'Pay What You Want' Online Conference in 14 years

We believe it is vital all churches have a credible online expression. For this year only, we have 2 tickets types:​

PREMIUM TICKETS, which will include access to all of the videos and presentations after the event at £19.50

'Pay what you want' option, giving you access to the live online event on 14th November

That’s right, you pick how much you want to pay to attend… and if you can’t afford anything at all, you are still welcome.

PLUS! The first 200 people to register will get a free download of all Premier Digital Conference talks and presentations from 2019.

 

Make sure you reserve your spot now!

Register Here

What people say...

Excellent. Filling a need for beginners as well as the more experienced to learn and improve. Makes technology less scary and provides contacts and information we can build on.

Very exciting and forward-thinking.  Amazing buzzy atmosphere. Great to see Christians united around something positively.

An excellent day for church leaders and online creators to come and find out how digital could enhance the impact of what they do.

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Agenda

10:00am

Welcome

Maria Rodrigues 

Presenter & Producer, Premier 

Doors Wide Open: Has the move to digital made church more accessible?

Calvin Samuel

Minister, Methodist Church

A new awakening?
Research on faith during the pandemic

Pete Philips

Head of Digital Theology, Premier

Hybrid Church: The new normal

Steve Fogg

Senior Pastor, City on a Hill Church

11:00am

Breakout Session 1

SUNDAYS

Preaching

Ramona Samuel

Minister, Methodist Church


How do we preach to those in the building and those online at the same time? What needs to change and what stays the same?

ORGANISATION

Running a dispersed team

Chris Lissaman

Interactive Workshops

How do we effectively run teams and projects when some people are in different parts of the country or world? When some are volunteers and some are staff?

SOCIAL

Facebook

Matthew Batten

Director of Communications and Outreach, Diocese of Llandaff, Church in Wales

How does a church effectively use Facebook to reach out beyond its congregation into the community?

KICKSTART

Understanding the Digital World

Mark Williamson

Leadership Trainer, OneRockInternational

Joanna Williamson

Leadership Trainer, OneRockInternational

New to digital? Learn how the digital world fits together and why churches must take it seriously.

ADVANCED

Machine Learning and AI

Daniel Whitenack

Data Scientist, Christian Vision

Vishal Polikottil

Country Manager, India, Christian Vision

How can we make the most of machine learning and AI in the way we do hybrid church or is it a technical no-go area?

CHURCH LIFE

Fellowship

Albert Bogle

Church Leader, Sanctuary First, Scotland

Laura Digan

Minister, Church of Scotland

Can you build a true fellowship when some only experience church through digital? How do we ensure we are one church?

CREATING

Writing for the web

Marcus Jones

Director of Digital and News, Premier

Pick up some key pointers on how to write well for a digital audience.

INCLUSION

Children & Young People

Chris Curtis

Chief Executive, Youthscape

How do you make church feel like 'home' for children and young people through digital?

THEOLOGY

Hybridity and Church Planting

Steve Fogg

Senior Pastor, City on a Hill Church

A conversation about the mission impact of Hybrid expressions of contemporary church – what’s your experience of bringing online and physical church into one congregation and what are your key insights.

11:30am

Coffee Break

11:45am

Breakout Session 2

SUNDAYS

Sung Worship

Does our perspective on worship need to change? What makes for an effective worship experience in an on-line/off-line setting?

ORGANISATION

Fundraising

Redina Kolaneci

CEO, Christian Fundraising Consultancy

Churches must learn to raise funds from their digital activities. Discovery the essential building blocks of digital fundraising.

SOCIAL

WhatsApp and messaging

WhatsApp has become the bedrock of many church's internal communications, but how do you get the most out of it?

KICKSTART

Website Essentials

Matthew Batten

Director of Communications and Outreach, Diocese of Llandaff, Church in Wales

What are the most important things to consider when creating a new website? How do you get it right first time?

ADVANCED

Resources for Hybrid Church

Nathan Spicer

Resources Lead, Christian Vision

What resources are out there to help us engage with online and offline sections of our congregation. What tech do we need, are there good ways to hack stuff together to move the Church forward?

CHURCH LIFE

Pastoral Care

How can digital enable a deeper level of pastoral care in the church? What tools and approaches really work?

CREATING

Podcasting

Podcast listening is booming. What opportunities are there for the church and how do you get started?

INCLUSION

Including older people in hybrid church

Carl Knightly

CEO, Faith in Later Life

Does digital exclude older people? How do we maximise their participation in church life and what are the limitations?

THEOLOGY

Hybridity and Worship

Esther Prior

Vicar, Church of England

Tony Miles

Minister, Methodist Church

A conversation about the role of worship within the life of Hybrid expressions of contemporary church – what’s your experience of bringing online and physical church together in worship and what are your key insights.

12:15pm

Lunch Break

13:15pm

Afternoon Session

Being one church

Bryony Taylor  //  Bex Lewis

Vicar, Church of England // Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Making the case for faith online

John Dyer

Associate Dean, Dallas Seminary

Interview

Nona Jones

Head of Global Faith Communities, Facebook, Author and Pastor

2:25pm

Breakout Session 3

SUNDAYS

Interactivity

Alex Cacouris

Vicar, Church of England

Emily Lissaman

Worship Pastor, St Paul's Dorking

 Steve Henwood

Youth and Children's Pastor, St Paul's Dorking

Church is not meant to be a 'broadcast', how do we ensure we make the digital experience of church as interactive as possible.

ORGANISATION

Building an Engaged Church

David Adabale

Head of Digital, New Wine, Woolwich


How does the hybrid church engage with its members and the wider community?

SOCIAL

Instagram

Chris Lee

Vicar, Church of England

The Vicar of Instagram? Hear from Rev Chris Lee about his story to gain 175k followers on Instagram, why he thinks people follow him and why churches should be engaging on this platform  

KICKSTART

Social media

Cassandra Nelson

Presenter & Producer, Premier Gospel

If you are new to social media, discover top tips to reaching out through social and whato to look out for.

ADVANCED

Digital Evangelism and Facebook

Morag Paton

Community Manager, Aus/NZ, Christian Vision

Amber Zheng

 Marketing Manager, Canada, Christian Vision

How do we use the latest tech to develop evngelism oppo

CHURCH LIFE

Small groups

Micha Jazz

Director of Resources, CWR

Digital is well placed to deepen the experience of community found in small groups and make them an integral part of church life. Find out how in this session.

CREATING

Video

Dan Rackham

Foundry Director, Speaklife

Learn how you can make quality videos with limited budget. What kit do you need and what techniques work?

INCLUSION

Accessibility, Inclusion, Belonging: Disability, Chronic Illness and Church

Katie Tupling

Vicar, Church of England

Time to explore some of the barriers to Church and worshipping communities, experienced by people with chronic conditions and/or disabilities, and some of the ways we can work together to remove the barriers.  Looking at the challenges of both Online Church (finding its home of social media) and Offline Church (finding its home in buildings)

THEOLOGY

Hybridity and Mission

Bryony Taylor

Vicar, Church of England

What are the possibilities for mission/engagement in a hybrid model of church

3:00pm

Coffee Break

3:15pm

Breakout Session 4

SUNDAYS

Technology

Michael Spence

Minister, Methodist Church Ireland

Hear some insights on how to make technology work for you on Sundays, plus get a chance to ask your questions.

ORGANISATION

Digital Tools

Hear from a range of churches on which digital tools and platforms are working for them to enhance church life.

SOCIAL

TikTok

Joseph the Dreamer

TikTok has seen tremendous growth of late, especially among younger people. Find out what this platform is all about and how you can engage.

KICKSTART

Digital Surgery

Charlotte Neale

Digital Content Assistant, Premier

Get your questions answered in a free 1-2-1 session with an expert.

ADVANCED

Transforming to Hybrid Church Step by Step

Stuart Cranney

Director, Aus/Asia Pacific, Christian Vision

How do we transform into a digital organisation smoothly especially at local level???

CHURCH LIFE

Prayer

Fiona Fidgin

Online Learning, Methodist Church

How to engage with prayer online, How to do corporate prayer online, How to pray effectively online

CREATING

Email

Email remains a key part of church communications. Learn some key tips for getting your emails read and responded to.

INCLUSION

Everyone is Welcome

Laura Neale

Blogger/Manager, YouBelong

How do we include everyone in hybrid church - including young people, the vulnerable, the disabled, the housebound, the poor, the digitally divided?

THEOLOGY

Hybridity and Social Engagement

Chioma Fanawopo

Team Lead of Youth/Young Adults Ministry, Release International

Hybrid Church needs to take the real world seriously. How does an online/offline organisation engage with wider society and seek to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God?

4:30pm

3:55pm

Host welcome and closing sessions

Brave new world: the future of work

Mal Fletcher

Social furturist & commentator, Project2030

The Great Digital Commission 

Emma Stark

Prophet, Glasgow Prophetic Centre

Conference ends

 

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