ORU Church Media Conference
July 19th-21st in Tulsa, Oklahoma
This Year's Focus Is...
From Lens to Likes: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Grow Your Church.
Join us for this action packed 3 day event where you'll learn the latest tactics, strategies, and social media invite methods that are working RIGHT NOW so that you can  experience significant church growth in 2018...
Are you ready to experience explosive Church Growth in 2018?
You know you should be using Social Media to grow your church...

In fact, you've probably tried using it in the past... 

So why doesn't it seem to be working?

What you probably don't know is that when you post something on social media less than 1% of your audience will ever see it...


That's a painful statistic for sure, that's why we had to put together our Church Growth Conference...

To show you what is working NOW.

You'll learn the secrets to expand your reach, hyper-target your message, and the bulletproof invite strategies that churches of all shapes and sizes are currently using to experience massive growth!

We've assembled a next-level team of Church growth specialists who are ready and willing to teach you the proven methods and practices so that you can make 2018 your biggest year ever!

Conference Speakers
Clay Clark
Founder of ThriveTime Show / Former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year

Clay Clark is a father of five human kids and the Former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year. He is the Co-founder of Elephant In The Room Men's Grooming Lounges, the Co-founder of EpicPhotos (one of the nation's largest wedding photography companies), the Co-founder of DJConnection.com (the nation's largest wedding entertainment company), and the Founder of the Make Your Life Epic Marketing and Business Growth Agency. Clay is also the Amazon best-selling author of Start Here, a contributing writer for Forbes, a chicken rancher, and the co-host of the iTunes chart-topping podcast: The Thrive Time Show. In his spare time, he avoids long walks on the beach.
Chris Abbott
 Guts Network Director and Founder of Church Growth Secrets

Chris Abbott is a Facebook Ads For Churches expert, and currently runs the Guts Network for Guts Church in Tulsa, OK. He has worked with churches all over the country to help them implement the Plan Your Visit Model, a growth strategy built upon Facebook and Instagram Ads that encourages potential visitors to sign up to visit your church. He has been featured on numerous blogs, podcast interviews and church conferences, and currently spends his time coaching churches around the country on social media marketing and the Plan Your Visit Model.
Jonathan Vinnett 
Media Director at Transformation Church

Jonathan Vinnett is a 25 year old visual artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been creating since childhood, but fine tuned his gift while study Digital Arts & Design at Full Sail University in 2012. Jonathan is currently the Media Director at Transformation Church where the vision is to re-present God to the lost and found for transformation in Christ. Jonathan's goal is to inspire others to see the creative in all of us.
Abby Rose Metcalf
Social Media & Photography Director at Transformation Church
Abby Rose Metcalf is the Social Media & Photography Director at Transformation Church. 
 Abby and her husband Charles joined Transformation Church in September 2017 and immediately fell in love with the mission and vision of “Representing God to the lost and found through transformation in Christ.” Her husband, Charles, is the Creative Pastor and they work side by side to Represent through the media produced at TC.
Christopher Munch
Director of Storytelling at Church on the Move
Chris Munch has been married for 15 years to Lisa, together they have 4 children Twin daughters Annie and Ella (11) their third daughter Hazel (6) and their son Louis(4). Chris leads the Story and Film Team at Church on the Move and has been on staff there for 20 years. He is an artist at heart. Whether through music, comedy or stories, he loves to create moments that reveal who God is.
Sam Carlton
Sam Carlton Creative
Sam is a second-generation developer in Tulsa, Oklahoma who builds Web-based Applications for ministries and organizations. Sam works with ministries such as The Association of Related Churches, Church on The Move, Guts Church, and Osborn Ministries on their web properties to help the Church lead cutting-edge of design and interactivity.
Jordyn Huffman
Brand Specialist at K-Love and Air 1
Jordyn Huffman is an Employment Brand Specialist at K-LOVE and Air1 Radio. She has experience with digital marketing strategies, communications, graphic design, and social media. Jordyn has a passion to help churches and non-profits develop effective marketing strategies. Prior to K-LOVE and Air1 Radio, Jordyn provided digital marketing for a university, law firm, and church. Jordyn received a B.S. in Business Administration and Bible and Theology with concentrations in Marketing and Non-Profit Management from William Jessup University. She also studied abroad at Oxford University. Recently, she graduated with an M.S. in Marketing with a Digital Marketing and Advertising cognate at Liberty University. Jordyn has been married to her husband, Ben, for almost two years.
Katie Cole
Visitor Retention Expert at Guts Church
Katie Cole is the Visitor Retention Expert at Guts Church in Tulsa, OK. She along with her team have developed effective ways to encourage new visitors to the church and strategies to retain them as church members once they come to Guts Church.
Chris Holt
Professor of Media at ORU
Christopher Holt teaches television production and digital media courses at Oral Roberts University. With over 30 years of experience in broadcasting, video production 
and church media ministry he knows where we’ve been and where the trends are going.
Conference Schedule (CST Time Zone)
Thursday July 19th
3-5pm Registration

7-9pm  Event kick off, Dinner, and Clay Clark on Defining and Protecting Your Brand

9-10:30pm Networking and Fellowship
Friday July 20th
9-9:45am Speaker: Chris Abbott
"How to Reach The Next Generation" 
The Church is perfectly equipped to reach a world that doesn't exist anymore. Chris will teach how to start using cutting edge techniques inside of Facebook and Google to grow your church. 

9:55-10:35am Speaker: Chris Abbott 
Marketing 101 in 2018.  Connecting emotionally with your audience, Instagram and Youtube examples, and how to utilize them.

10:45-11:30am Speakers: Jonathan Vinnett and Abby Madcaff
"How to Blow Up Your Church Using Youtube and Social Media"

11-11:45am Speaker: Christopher Munch "The Art of Storytelling to Spread the Gospel" 
How to create attractional videos that will tell your story and attract an audience.

11:45-12:30pm Speaker: Sam Carlton
"Effectively Going Live to Expand Your Reach"
Facebook Live, Youtube Live and Instagram Live and how to effectively use these platforms to draw in and keep your audience

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-2:15pm Speaker: Jordyn Huffman
"How to Reach Millennials and Generation Z"
How to reach a media saturated audience with your message.

2:25-3:15pm Speaker: Katie Cole
"How to Attract and Keep New Visitors Part 2 - The Plan Your Visit Model"

3-3:15pm Break

3:15-4:00pm Speaker: Jordyn Hoffman "Internal Marketing" 
Communicating the culture of your church and how to get your congregation to "buy in."

4-4:45pm Speaker: Sam Carlton
"Attractional and Functional Church Website Design"
How to get people to stay once they've landed on your website.

5-7:00pm Dinner (on your own)

7-9:00pm Speaker: Chris Abbott
"Where Do We Go From Here?"
Putting all of this together and your marketing strategy moving forward.
Saturday July 21st
9-9:45am Speaker: Chris Holt
"How to Stop the Scroll"
Creating videos for social media that look natural and engaging.

9:55-11am Panel Discussion

11-11:15am Break

11:15-12:30pm Church Growth and Retention Resources

12:30pm Conference ends.

Get the Early-Bird Discount When You Register Before July 2nd:
Spots Always Fill Up Fast - So Make Sure You Register TODAY!
Global Learning Center
Oral Roberts University
7777 South Lewis Ave. 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171
North side entrance of the Mabee Center Complex. Entrance faces the campus.

There are several hotels in the area.
If you need to be within walking distance:
Crown Plaza Tulsa – Southern Hills
7902 S Lewis Ave, 
Tulsa, OK 74136

There will be a kick off dinner provided on Thursday Night in the Global Learning Center Auditorium.
The rest of the conference drinks and light snacks will be available. 

Area restaurants within walking distance include American, Thai, Mexican, and fast food. 
You can also eat at one of cafés on campus. 
Email cholt@oru.edu for more information.
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