a conference helping churches communicate what matters.

July 28, 2016 | 11 AM - 3 PM EST | Online event


Simply Communicate is an online conference helping churches communicate what really matters.

Over the past three years we studied how growing churches communicate internally and externally. Each of these growing churches shared a common thread ... they knew their story. Because, the churches knew who they were and where they were going, they communicated intentionally and strategically.  

The Simply Communicate™ conference speakers will teach you how to …

  • Identify or clarify your unique story sharing who you are and where you are going 
  • Create visual and verbal communications representing your uniqueness 
  • Integrate processes and systems to communicate what matters
  • Design professional budget friendly graphics expressing your story
  • Build staff and volunteers to capture and share stories 
  • Understand practical ways to share stories via photography, video and writing 
  • Implement a strategic plan to extend your story on social and mobile media

And the Simply Communicate™ conference is applicable to any church of any size, any denomination and any location. You can receive high-quality communication training at an affordable rate and watch from your church office or favorite coffee shop.

"Simply Communicate online conference is a great investment of 4 hours! Thanks to all the speakers for inspiration and insight!” - Christine

The bottom line and main focus of the Simply Communicate™ conference is to provide churches with practical tips to engage and reach more people with better communications.



July 28, 2016


11 AM - 3 PM EST


Private Online Stream


Early Registration

Regular Registration

Late Registration
$149 per church until July 28

The Simply Communicate Conference will feature several keynote sessions from notable church communication leaders who will help you overcome the most common of communication challenges.

“Simply Communicate was the most helpful and relevant church conference I’ve attended…and I didn’t have to leave my office. Kudos!” - Jason

You’ll also receive access to interact with each speaker during the conference. That means as you watch the conference, you can ask questions and receive instant feedback. 

Darrel Girardier

Session: Teaching an Elephant to Dance: How to Manage Multi-Site Workflows

Description: Managing communications for multi-site church can be a huge undertaking. Let's talk about ways to meet the multiple needs your campuses have and stay agile as possible. 

Darrel is the Digital Strategy Director at Brentwood Baptist Church and a former Creative Director at LifeWay Christian Resources. He had the privilege of leading a team to craft creative content for 30 different events with over 400,000 annual attendees spanning all age groups featuring authors such as David Platt, Beth Moore, John Acuff, Matt Chandler and Priscilla Shirer.  

Joanna la Fleur

Session: Keeping the Main Thing, The Main Thing

Description: How to manage competing and huge requests from every ministry area all wanting the same resources, stage time, social media, videos, etc. We base these decisions on what we call Scope A, Scope B, and Scope C. Not playing favorites- not even about size of the area of ministry- but about scope.

Jo is the Communications Director at C4 Church in Toronto. She recently received a Masters in Theological Studies with a thesis on gospel communication through social media. Jo has fun with communications and creativity on a team of brilliant people desiring to see Kingdom Come on earth as it is in heaven. 


Kenny Jahng is the media and innovation pastor at Liquid Church. It’s a multi-campus church in New Jersey and online. Kenny handles public relations, social media and is the pastor of the online church. He also runs Big Click Syndicate, a strategic communication consultancy that works with nonprofits and cause-related ministries and churches. 

Scott Magdalein

Session: The Power of Knowing Your Audience 

Description: Ministry leaders are constantly communicating with multiple groups of people. Each group requires a unique communication approach to be effective. You will learn how to craft Audience Profiles so you know how to hit the communication sweet spot for every group in your church.

Scott is the founder of TrainedUp. TrainedUp lets you build online courses, host webinars, and share files ... all in one space. Close the training gap for your staff and volunteers. Scott was an integral part in developing YouVersion, Church Online and other resources at Life.Church. He is a talented web developer, pastor, and strategist. 

Brian Mann

Session: How Stories Connect

Description: We often think of communications as information and storytelling as inspiration.  But in reality, stories are how we make sense of the world, showing us what information is meaningful and what to pay attention to. You will learn practical storytelling principles that help your audience connect and respond to the things you communicate in your church.

Brian is the Pastor of Storytelling and Creative at WoodsEdge Church in the North Houston area. An accomplished composer and filmmaker, Brian and his team create documentary stories for churches, conferences, and ministries around the world. He leads the storytelling ministry at WoodsEdge, and recently launched a volunteer Story Team to foster a culture of storytelling within the local church.  

Jason Caston

Jason is a digital strategist, author, and speaker. He is the founder of The iChurch Method. Through The iChurch Method, Jason teaches churches and organizations to build websites, social media and digital properties that reach over eight million people daily. Jason has proven that his cutting edge technological savvy and strategy acumen have made him a sought after Digital Media Strategist.

Justin Trapp

Session: Developing a Website that Attracts and Engages People

Justin is an experienced pastor and entrepreneur. In 2014, he founded Ministry Pass, an organization geared toward empowering and serving the local church. Within the first 18 months, over 40,000 church leaders worldwide used resources from Ministry Pass. Justin’s work has been featured on Christianity Today,, Sermon Central, Ministry Today, and


Session: Building Discipleship-Focused Relationships on Social Media

Katie is the web content manager at Brentwood Baptist Church. She curates content for web, mobile and social media platforms, Katie is passionate about helping the local church intentionally connect with people online. 



Tim is an executive church leader with experience in marketing communications, brand development, guest experiences, worship programming, creative direction, strategic planning, technology innovation, and digital ministry. He is the founder of Simply Communicate, Flow Conference, Church Communication Guide, and Provident Staffing

He is a guest contributor on,,, and other church leadership related blog platforms. Tim is a sought-after public speaker and has spoken at Echo, Create, Texas Ministry Conference and other conferences around the nation.


When is the conference?

The conference starts at 11 AM EST on July 28, 2016. We estimate the conference to be about 4 hours in length with scheduled breaks.

Where will the conference be?

The conference will be online at But do not worry … you will feel like you are at a conference with live chatting and social media conversations happening with our team, conference speakers and other church leaders from around the world.

How much does the conference cost?

The conference Early Registration is $97 per church, Regular Registration is $129 per church and Late Registration is $149 per church. The registration covers your ENTIRE church staff and volunteer teams. NOTE: Individual pricing is available as a checkout option on order form.

Does the cost cover my entire church?

Yes! We encourage you to involve your church staff and volunteer teams. We do ask that you only invite people from your church to watch and learn from conference.

What if we cannot attend conference on live streaming date?

No problem. Every church registered for the Simply Communicate Conference will receive an on-demand link to access the entire conference. You will receive access to watch the conference at a later date and at your convenience. 

Will we have access to conference sessions after the event?

Yes! After the conference you will receive a private link to on-demand conference videos for future learning and volunteer training.

What is required to watch live online conference? 

To maximize the conference experience we recommend reserving a quiet room with a mid-to-large screen and strong internet connection. Additionally, we encourage leaders to provide simple snacks and drinks for staff and volunteer attendees. 

How will we receive access to watch conference? 

Shortly before the July 28, 2016 conference date you will receive an access link with password. And immediately after the conference you will receive an on-demand access link to watch conference videos in the future.



  • All-access pass to 4-hour online conference
  • Lifetime on-demand video access  
  • Conference workbook with session notes and resources
  • Interaction with keynote speakers and like-minded creatives
  • An affordable learning event for your entire staff team and volunteers
“Thanks Simply Communicate for such a great conference. Such good insights. Well worth it!”  - Steve


  1. Practical ways to enhance Sunday morning worship experiences
  2. Building a creative process system 
  3. Leading a productive creative team 
  4. Connecting with people through art forms 
  5. Working with key stakeholders 
  6. Meaning and purpose of creative arts

Contact Us

Questions? Please use the following form to submit comments or questions. A Simply Communicate Conference staff member will contact you within 48 business hours.