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November 7- 8, 2013
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Attendees are asked to complete Prep Work before attending the Summit that will help identify specific strengths and weaknesses in your church.
Rock Church Senior Pastor & DSC Founder
Miles McPherson is a man radically transformed by God, and the Senior Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, one of the largest churches in the United States.
Two years into his pro football career as a defensive back with the San Diego Chargers, Miles was battling a drug problem and living an immoral lifestyle. That's when he gave his life to Jesus Christ, and never looked back. Miles began to work as a Bible teacher, youth pastor and speaker, developing a track record of appealing to diverse audiences, large and small.
McPherson founded The Rock Church in 2000. More than 3,300 attended the first service on Feb. 27, in Montezuma Hall at San Diego State University in what is believed to have been the largest opening service in the nation’s history. The congregation grew quickly. In 2009, the Rock Church was named by Outreach Magazine as one of the country’s fastest growing churches, the Rock currently has more than 12,000 people attend weekly services at its two campuses.
Luis Palau Association President
Luis Palau Association is a Portland, Oregon based ministry that has shared the Good News of Jesus Christ with more than 1 billion people worldwide through Kevin’s father, evangelist Luis Palau. Kevin joined the team in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operations of the ministry in the late 1990s. Kevin and his younger brother Andrew developed the LPA’s trademark festival approach to proclamation evangelistic events. Under his leadership, the LPA has produced some of the largest Christian events ever staged, including festivals that have drawn crowds from South Florida to South America of up to 1 million people. In 2008, Kevin developed a massive, area-wide outreach called the Season of Service into the festival model. Designed for long-term sustainability, the Season of Service is a collaboration between corporate, civic and church leaders allowing the love of Christ to be displayed through substantial community service efforts. Today, Kevin is nationally recognized as a key leader for sustainable citywide movements that bring civic, government, and church leadership together in unprecedented ways. Despite having graduated from Wheaton College, Kevin is a huge University of Oregon fan. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children and live near the LPA headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
Rock Church Chief of Staff and Innovation
James Lawrence is a technology evangelist, serial entrepreneur and developer of leaders. At the Rock Church, James leads the Executive Leadership Team and oversees technology innovation. Prior to serving at the Rock Church, James founded GrepNet, a software engineering company that developed the first commercial in-memory database technology as well as software products for Fortune 500 companies and the US Government. GrepNet was acquired in 1999 and was again acquired by McAfee/Intel in 2012. After GrepNet, James served three years in full-time ministry as an Area Director in Young Life, where he oversaw the Southern California Metro Area. James also served as CEO of Ecolite USA, a clean technology company that developed and licensed commercial construction technologies utilized by the US Armed Forces. Most recently, James co- founded Mogiv, a mobile and cloud-based giving technology for churches. James has an extensive background in software engineering and product design, having built applications for web, mobile, CRM, ERP, banking and online giving. James is an artist, product designer and a husband and father of three young children.
Rock Church Outreach Pastor
Tommy Moseley is focused on establishing Pervasive Hope outside church walls with people from every walk of life. Tommy was born and raised in the Midwest. After partying his way through the University of Nebraska, he started to get in trouble with the law and moved to Las Vegas. In 1992, Moseley walked away from crime, drugs and alcohol after moving to San Diego for a fresh start. He was saved in 1997, and was called into full-time ministry by 2000 when he met Miles McPherson, founder of the Rock Church in San Diego, and became a pastor overseeing the Rock’s outreach ministries. Under his leadership, the Rock Church has launched 120+ outreach ministries supporting an average of 21,000 people in the San Diego area and witnessing an average of 175 decisions for Christ each month. Moseley is also a mixed martial artist, holding a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu, a black belt in taekwondo and has over 20 years of competitive experience in multiple styles. His wife’s name is Grace, which he says, “It would have to be”. Together, they have two sons named Sawyer and Hunter.
Microsite + Pervasive Hope Pastor
Mingo Palacios has a heart for people on the fringes of mainline society. He grew up in San Diego, and majored in Communications and Biblical Studies at San Diego Christian College. Palacios has been a part of the Rock Church since it launched in 2000. He and his team focus on disaffected urban young adults and families, organizing nonconventional events and networks that use the common ground of community and culture to create gatherings that can draw people who are found outside the traditional walls of a church. He currently is pioneering a project within the Rock that marries outreach ministries with the Sunday worship experience via streaming technologies. The mission is to bring the Gospel to people far from the church, both physically and spiritually. Mingo also speaks throughout the year to students and young adults about the incredible love of Jesus and the Hope of the Gospel. He and his wife, Fallon, who also works for the Rock Church, were married in 2006, and have a young son named Bravery.
|4:00 PM||Session 1: What Is a Do Something Church?
Speaker: Miles McPherson
|5:40 PM||Session 2: The Impact of Kingdom Collaboration
Speaker: Kevin Palau
|7:00 PM||Church Networking Dinner|
|8:30 PM||Day 1 Concludes|
|8:30 AM||Session 3: Microsites: Expanding The Walls Of The Church
Speaker: Mingo Palacios
|10:20 AM||Session 4: Grow Volunteer-Led Ministries
Speaker: James Lawrence
|11:25 AM||Session 5: Embracing Innovation In The Church
Speaker: James Lawrence
|1:20 PM||LABS: See Lab Schedule
Speakers: Debbie Smith, Kimberly Jenson, Matt Hayes, Michele Kassa, Simon Roberts, Shawn Wagner
|2:25 PM||Session 6: Tools To Managing Sustainable Ministries
Speaker: Tommy Moseley
|4:00 PM||Closing Session
Speaker: Miles McPherson
|4:30 PM||Speakers Panel|
|5:00 PM||Day 2 Concludes|
Exclusive Workshop: Logos Bible Software Training for DSC Summit Attendees – Rock Church East County Sanctuary
|9:00 AM||General Demo,
A Walkthrough Of Logos Bible Software & It's Features
|9:45 AM||Coffee Break|
|10:00 AM||Utilizing Your Guides
Passage, Exegetical, Word Study, Topic and Sermon Starter
|11:00 AM||Coffee Break|
|11:15 AM||Advanced Techniques In Searching & Organizing Your Library For Maximum Impact|
|12:30 PM||Day 3 Concludes|
Rock Church Sunday Experience at Rock Church Main Campus in Point Loma.
|11:30 AM||Welcome and ushered to reserved seating.|
|12:00 PM||Church Service|
|1:30 PM||Building Tour|
|2:00 PM||Lunch & Private Q&A with Rock Church Outreach Team|
|3:00 PM||Day 4 Concludes|
DSC Summit LABS have been developed to give you an even deeper, hands-on training into outreach and impacting your community to a greater degree. You will have the opportunity to choose one of our LABS when you register.
All LABS will be held on Friday, November 8.
Learn how to leverage the power of volunteerism as well as local businesses and organizations to launch church-wide community events to meet the practical needs of those in your city. Walk away with tools, templates along with an outline of your plan to carry out your next event!
Learn the simple, but critical “do’s” and “do not’s” of effectively deploying technology to both cultivate and care for your donors.
Learn how to leverage technology to reach those in need, exploring resources available to you today and future ideas that will challenge you and your congregation.
Learn a step-by-step process for how to plan and execute an event (or “ministry fair”) to help your ministries grow annually.
Come discover how your church could benefit from an online discipleship community. Get an interactive demo of the L.I.F.E. user experience, and see how someone can align their life with Loving Relationships, Impacting Ministry, Faithful Stewardship, and Evangelizing the Lost.
Logos Bible Software is the worldwide leader in electronic tools and resources for Bible study. Their mission is to serve the church with electronic Bible study tools and resources. They strive to give the best Bible-study experience and better sermon preparation tools to tens of thousands of pastors around the world with an user base of nearly 2 million. On Saturday, November 9, at the Rock Church East County Campus sanctuary, they will provide an exclusive demonstration on using Logos to DSC Summit attendees. Discounted prices on packages will be available as well, make sure you do not miss it.
On Thursday, November 7, registration begins at 3:30PM. Doors will be open at that time as well and event begins at 4:00PM. On Friday, November 8, doors open at 8:00AM. Registration will be available at this time as well for those who did not attend the first day of the summit. Event begins at 8:30AM.
No, we believe DSC Summits are best experienced live with your leadership team.
DSC Summits are geared toward outreach-focused teams, but our philosophy is that the more of your church staff you connect with the DSC model, the faster your church’s culture on outreach will shift and your church will begin impacting your community at a greater level. We encourage you to bring senior pastors, associate pastors, and financial, information technology and marketing teams, as the information and resources you will receive at the summit includes community leader relations, innovative technology tips, fundraising and donor development, and marketing and communication practices.
The Rock Church East County Campus includes a parking lot you will be able to park your vehicle. Parking attendants will help direct traffic during the 2-day event.
Yes, catering during the Networking Dinner on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00PM is included in your registration.
Lunch is not included in your registration. Chic-Fil-A will be available on site during lunch for purchase. Coffee, water, continental breakfast and snacks will be available throughout both days for our attendees and is INCLUDED in your registration.
We regret that refunds are not available; however, you may transfer your registration to anyone else. To make a transfer, e-mail your name and the new registrant's name to email@example.com and we will be in contact with you shortly.
Yes, our venue will have wireless Internet available inside and approximately 100 feet outside the building.
Due to the nature of our LAB presenters' jobs, we might not be able to record all of their LABS. However, the ones we can, we will make audio recordings available in the DSC Summit Leadership Packet. Make sure to pre-order a packet during the event.
Conference attire is casual. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
No, we do not make sponsorship opportunities available for our DSC Summits; however, you may contact us for future DSC Conferences where sponsorship opportunities will be available. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, we have limited opportunities. Please keep in mind that you may not get to see the entire event. But if you’re interested, please e-mail email@example.com for information.
Due to limited seating, we regret that we cannot offer scholarships at this time. However, we do offer group rates for groups of 5 or more. If you can’t afford the full price, we encourage you to ask your employer, faith community, friends or family to help send you.
Rock Church Director of Volunteer Development
Debbie Smith's passion is to equip leaders and volunteers so they can contribute their God-given talents to serve others in need. Before joining the Rock Church’s staff, she volunteered for 13 years with the leadership team of the youth evangelism nonprofit, Miles Ahead, planning youth crusades in the US and internationally. Today, Debbie serves as the Director of Volunteer Development and Rock Your CityTM, the Rock’s quarterly planned, church-wide community service events. Debbie and her leadership team have been blessed to serve alongside a total of 12,850 volunteers who have donated 187,298 hours with an estimated savings of $3.5 million to the City of San Diego over the past 3 years. After working for the Rock Church over the last seven years, Debbie is honored to work in a position that fully aligns her gifts with her life passion to see the body of Christ equipped to serve the lost in the way that God uniquely designed them to do good works (Ephesians 4:11-16). Debbie has also been a career coach for almost 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, being an aunt and great aunt, traveling to experience God's creation, and being a Texan Longhorn Fan: Hook ‘em!!
Rock Church Outreach Operations Manager
Prior to joining the Rock Church, Kimberly managed events for a nursing registry and several hotels in San Diego. With this experience, she developed a variety of skills that is invaluable in her role as part of the Rock’s Outreach Team. Kimberly plans and executes ministry fairs, volunteer appreciation banquets, an annual Battle for the Troops boxing event to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior ProjectTM, and Anthem, a leadership conference developed specifically for the Rock’s volunteer leaders. Kimberly started as a volunteer at the Rock in 2006. In 2008, Kimberly launched and led the Hiking Ministry and served as a volunteer Project Manager for the Rock’s community events, Rock Your CityTM. Kimberly serves alongside her husband, James, and just welcomed their first child in June, Avery. They are dedicated to bringing Pervasive Hope to all of San Diego!
Faith Based Technologies Consultant
Matt Hayes is a technology consultant and the co-founder and COO of Mogiv, one of the first mobile giving solutions designed to meet the unique needs of the Church. Matt’s business background includes Chairman and CEO of a publicly traded company, as well as various executive positions with both private and public companies.
Matt began his career out of college as an inventor, and has been issued several U.S. patents. Additionally, Matt has served on staff with Young Life, and is the co-author of “The Heart of Business.” Matt lives in the San Diego area with his wife and their four young children.
Rock Church Community Events Manager
Michele Kassa spent the last 10 years of her career as a Senior Marketing Executive at a Fortune 500 company where she gained a multitude of skills and knowledge that has contributed to her ability to successfully plan and lead large-scale community events. Michele began attending the Rock Church in 2003, where she was quickly given the responsibility to develop systems and processes in launching and managing outreach ministries and directing the Rock’s large-scale community events, most significantly their annual Christmas outreach event, Toys for Joy™. Last year, Toys for Joy™ celebrated its 17th anniversary with an attendance of over 10,000 people and 2,500 volunteers. Leading a team of 65 volunteer leaders, families in the community are blessed with free toys, clothing, food and groceries, entertainment for all ages and are presented with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Michele also serves as the leader for two of the Rock’s Outreach Ministries, the Deaf Ministry and the Deaf Foster Home Ministry. Michele opened the first deaf foster care home in San Diego, and currently fosters five children. She is a highly respected leader in the Deaf community.
Rock Church Senior Technical Project Manager
Simon is passionate about deploying technology to support the spreading of the Gospel throughout the world. Born in Birmingham, England, he developed an early interest in computer science and took first place in the Intel Computer Challenge at the University of Birmingham at age 14. Simon went on to work internationally, creating networks, managing security, and building data centers for a global business center company and NGO. Simon enjoys fishing and keeping current with the latest industry trends. Simon and his wife, Cassandra, live in San Diego with their infant son, Desmond.
Rock Church L.I.F.E. Pastor
Shawn Wagner oversees the L.I.F.E. department at the Rock Church, which includes the Pastoral Support Team, a two year pastoral discipleship ministry, the altar call ministry, prayer ministry, baptisms, and the online discipleship tool called The L.I.F.E. App., which is an online tool that brings followers of Jesus Christ into a deeper level of authentic spiritual growth in relationships, evangelism, ministry and stewardship. Prior to coming on staff at the Rock Church, Shawn and his wife lived in Utah for five years, sharing their faith with the Mormon community of rural Ephraim. Shawn also has a passion for teaching and has the opportunity to teach at the Rock’s training and equipping program, “Rock U,” leading classes in Hermeneutics, Biblical Apologetics, Mormonism and Biblical Studies.