About the Conference

One day. Three dynamic speakers. And limitless possibilities as our entire diocese learns everything from perfecting their websites, to building their social network, to evangelizing online. The first Digital Church Conference in Chicago will be held on January 15, 2016!


New Media, New Evangelization: An Introduction

Sparked by Pope Paul VI, fueled by Pope John Paul II, and continued by Pope Benedict XVI, the New Evangelization is a call to spread the Gospel with “new vigor, new methods, and a new expression.” This talk introduces the New Evangelization and shows how new media technology fits in.

How to Create a Website that will Transform Your Ministry

Your website is the first — and possibly only — impression that people have of your parish, school, diocese, or ministry.  What impression do visitors get when they visit your website?  This talk covers the do’s and don’ts of creating a dynamic website and includes the 7 keys to unlocking a website that will help transform your communication — and ultimately your ministry.

Turning Your Web Presence into a Social Network

How to begin building your online community, engaging that community and making social media work for you. We’ll also cover specific tips, tools and techniques to help you get started right away, including the use of email, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, video and more.

5 Secrets to Evangelizing Online

This practical talk reveals ten keys to evangelizing the world of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and blogs. From baptizing your social media to shedding light, not heat, you’ll learn several sure-fire ways to spread the faith online.

The Game Plan

This is where you apply all of the day’s lessons to your specific parish, school, diocese, or ministry. Using the provided DCC Workbook, you’ll devise practical next steps to take over the following months.

Q&A Session

If you have a specific question, this time is for you. Maybe you need clarification on something said during the talks, or perhaps you’d like specific advice for your own project. Whether easy or advanced, practial or theoretical, no question is off limits.