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TouchPoint Summit 2021 | September 15-17 | Memphis, TN

 

RE-ENVISION     RE-CONNECT     RE-FRESH

Discover new ways to engage your congregation, your community, and your ministry.

 

TouchPoint Summit is the event we prepare for all year-long. And you, our partner churches, are the reason for it. Your mission is the lifeblood of ours.  TouchPoint Summit is designed to equip you to fully utilize our software, promote collaboration with other church partners and TouchPoint staff, and allow you to experience new cities and new food. We missed gathering in person last year and hope to host an in person event this fall.

 

We hope you will join us!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT TOUCHPOINT SUMMIT

TOOL

Equipping You To Fully Utilize Our Software

Role-specific learning tracks are returning! Plan to attend the sessions that interest you the most to enhance your TouchPoint knowledge. 

 

COLLABORATE

Promoting Collaboration With Other Church Partners and TouchPoint Staff

Brainstorm and exchange ideas with others in the TouchPoint family in workshop-style sessions. 

FOOD

Experiencing Memphis and Our Food

You can’t come to Memphis without being introduced to some of what we’re known for--Barbeque and Elvis are at the top of that list. 

SCHEDULE

Subject to Change

WEDNESDAY: SEPTEMBER 15

11:00am Check-In

12:00pm Event Kickoff, Lunch

4:00pm Sessions End

5:30pm Dinner at Rendezvous*

THURSDAY: SEPTEMBER 16

8:00am Coffee + Networking

8:25am Morning Devotional

9:00am Sessions Begin

3:15pm Sessions End

4:00pm Civil Rights Museum Tour*

6:00pm Dinner at Arcade Restaurant*

FRIDAY: SEPTEMBER 17

8:00am Coffee + Networking

9:00am Sessions Begin

11:15am Sessions End, Lunch

2:00pm Graceland Tour*

3:30pm Buses Depart for Airport

*Indicates optional event, not included in base ticket price.

 

 

SKYLINE FOR LANDING PAGE

Break Out Sessions

Training sessions will be facilitated by a TouchPoint team member and/or an industry expert. These breakouts will provide for a great opportunity to dig into a particular feature. 

Session Title Audience
1) MBT - Implementation Blueprint for Texting Communications
2) MortarStone - Everything You Need for Year-End Giving Success Finance
3) Admin Settings You Didn't Know You Needed DB Admin, IT
4) Eliminating Data Silos: Get All of Your Data in TouchPoint XP
5) Coordinate the Coordinators: New Volunteer Scheduler Ministry Frontlines
6) Encouraging Non-Staff To Use TouchPoint DB Admin
7) Process Builder: Outlining Your Processes Ministry Frontlines

Workshop sessions are designed to provide your team with something tangible afterwards. For best results, participants should come with with a laptop and be prepared to work inside of their TouchPoint database. TouchPoint will communicate in advance any necessary items to have prepared for these sessions. 

Session Title Audience
1) Setting Up Your SGF Ministry Frontlines
2) Database Cleanliness DB Admin
3) Imagination Station: Creative Uses For SMS Communications
4) Customizing Your Shells for Online Registrations + Giving Pages IT
5) Giving Statements At Their Best Finance
6) Maximizing Mission Trips Ministry Frontlines
7) Getting the Most out of TouchPoint XP

Workshop sessions are designed to provide your team with something tangible afterwards. For best results, participants should come with with a laptop and be prepared to work inside of their TouchPoint database. TouchPoint will communicate in advance any necessary items to have prepared for these sessions. 

Session Title Audience
1) Powerful Searches + Status Flags DB Admin
2) Convert Email to Action Communications
3) Optimizing Tasks & Notes Ministry Frontlines, IT
4) Custom Finance Dashboard Finance
5) Know Your People Ministry Frontlines
6) Building SQL Scripts + Recipes IT
7) Measuring Success Across Your Ministries XP

Round Robin sessions will give you and your team a brief taste of specific features. You will be able to select a few of the following features to learn more about them. We'll provide a notepad and pen to jot down your notes about which features you would like to learn more about!

Session Title
1) Surprise
2) Archive Users
3) Mobile App Directories
4) Recurring Pledges
5) Finance Audit Trail, New Reconcile Report
6) MBT: Beyond Best Practices
7) What's New in D-Groups
8) Sermon Notes
9) Ticketing

Panel discussions will be held with TouchPoint and some partner churches. We will be talking best practices and hearing some tips & tricks from churches who have implemented these features. Come prepared with your questions for this group! 

Session Title Audience
1) Ask TouchPoint Leadership XP
2) Streamline Your Reconciliation Process Finance
3) Mobile App Best Practices Communications
4) Measuring What Matters: Dashboards + Reporting DB Admin
5) The Culture of Knowing: Why Attendance Matters Ministry Frontlines
6) Unmasking the Myths Behind Development IT
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WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOSTING YOU IN MEMPHIS!

Below is a sampling of the events and activities we have planned for you during our time together.

RE-ENVISION     RE-CONNECT     RE-FRESH

Location: Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee
Dates: Wednesday, September 15th – Friday, September 17th

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Base Ticket Price
$230/person
  • Includes Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday sessions
  • All meals at Bellevue
  • Transportation to and from Summit hotels
  • Optional meals and events can be added on to this ticket

 

FAQs

This Summit will have tracks with information suitable for the Executive Pastor, Database Admins, CFO/Finance Team, IT, Ministry Front Lines (children’s/missions/small groups/congregational care), and Communications Teams.

The base ticket price includes Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday sessions, all meals at Bellevue, and transportation as specified above.

Please email summit@touchpointsoftware.com before beginning your registration. 

For the prior two in-person events, the Summit has kicked off with the Wednesday evening Welcome Dinner. We heard your feedback from Summit 2019, and we have decided to begin our sessions Wednesday morning this year! Not only that, but we are delaying Check-In until 11am CST, so you may choose to arrive that morning if you would like to save on hotel costs from the night before. 

People in the past have worn a range from business casual to smart casual clothing. Blue jeans are appropriate–whatever will make you feel comfortable and ready to engage.

All after-hours events are also casual, so whatever you plan for the day will be suitable for evening activities.

Each morning, we will provide coffee, juice, bagels, and fruit daily at Bellevue. We will also provide lunch all three days and afternoon snacks on Wednesday and Thursday. Our Wednesday Welcome Dinner will be held at the end of the first day at Rendezvous. Learn more about this Memphis staple here. You can’t come to Memphis and not get good BBQ!

Thursday evening, we will visit another Memphis staple, the Arcade Restaurant. This is Memphis’s oldest restaurant and was frequented by both Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Visit their website here.

Yes. We are able to accommodate for separate payment options if you need to pay for the evening activities using a different credit card. Please email summit@touchpointsoftware.com for more information.

We have a Summit Courtesy Rate with Hyatt Place at Wolfchase. We will have complimentary shuttle service to/from the hotel daily.

Scroll down to the Accommodations section for more information and links for booking.

The shuttles will provide transportation service from Hyatt Place on Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, and Friday morning to Bellevue. The shuttles will return to the hotel Wednesday and Thursday after sessions conclude. Shuttles will provide transportation to/from evening dinner activities. The shuttles will also provide transportation to the Friday afternoon activity and then to the airport. There is no additional cost for taking advantage of the shuttle service. Shuttles will depart at specified times (times will be announced as the agenda unfolds). Important note: there is limited seating on the shuttles for optional evening activities. Please select the shuttle options you will need at the time of registering.

Yes! If you decide to come directly to Bellevue from the airport, we will have a room reserved for luggage. We will also have this space reserved for luggage on Friday as well.

While Summit registrations are occurring inside of TouchPoint this year, the Summit database is not tied to any other church’s database. It will not recognize your login credentials, and you will need to create an account if you would like to have one inside of the Summit database.

If you are unable to attend TouchPoint Summit, please notify a TouchPoint Summit team member ASAP. Keep in mind that all registrants who cancel have the option to transfer their registration to another member of their church to attend in their place. If you would like to proceed with this option, please let the TouchPoint Summit team know who you are sending in your place and please coordinate with your hotel accommodation.

If TouchPoint receives a cancelation before 30 days of Summit (before August 16, 2021) he/she will be eligible for a full refund*.

If TouchPoint receives a cancelation within 30 days of Summit (on/after August 16, 2021) he/she will be eligible for a partial refund*, resulting in a $50 fee.

If TouchPoint receives a cancelation within 14 days of Summit (after September 1, 2021) he/she will be eligible for a partial refund*, resulting in a $75 fee as well as covering all costs related to group activities such as Rendezvous, Arcade, Graceland, and the Civil Rights Museum.

*Please cancel hotel reservations with your hotel directly.

ACCOMMODATIONS

We have a Summit Courtesy Rate with Hyatt Place at Wolfchase. We will have complimentary shuttle service to/from the hotel daily. Please reserve your room online by clicking the link provided below.

Hyatt Place Memphis/Wolfchase Galleria
7905 Giacosa Pl
Memphis, TN 38133

If you choose to call the hotel direct to make your reservation, please call 901-371-0010 press 0 to reach a front desk associate. You must specify group block code G-PTPS to reserve a room within the group block and to receive the full complimentary hot breakfast. The cut-off date to make reservations at this rate is August 20, 2021.

If you need assistance finding accommodations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kelli Hlavenka at kelli.hlavenka@pursuant.com.