Pastors, Church leaders and their digital media workers have been challenged to adopt digital innovations to grow their Churches, spread the gospel and transform the way they operate their ministries at the second edition of Digital Church Summit in Accra on Thursday 30th of May, 2019.
The well-attended event drew over 90 pastors and church leaders during the Digital Pastors Breakfast session and over 100 participants during the main Summit session.
Participants who came from over 60 churches and organizations expressed profound gratitude for what they called a timely initiative to help them adopt digital innovations.
Some of the Churches and organizations that participated in the training are Solid Rock Chapel International, Victory Bible Church, International Central Gospel Church, Fountain Gate Chapel, Perez Chapel International, Kanda Presby Church, Action Chapel, Eastwood Anaba Ministries, Life International Church, Evangel Assemblies of God Church, Gracefields Chapel, Calvary Baptist Church, Christ the King Parish, PIWC Accra, Church of Pentecost, New Covenant Church, Pentecost Convention Centre, The Lord’s Garden Ministries, Transformation Gospel Centre, Trinity Bible Church, PenTV, amongst many others.
Speakers at the event were top digital marketing and technology practitioners based in the United States of America, Nigeria and Ghana who shared their insights and experiences on how Churches can empower their ministries with digital innovations.
Some of the international speakers are Ryan Wakefield of Church Marketing University (USA), Jason Caston of iChurch Method (USA) and Ugochuku Ezeagwula of Identita Brand Concepts Ltd (Nigeria). The local speakers included Maximus Ametorgoh of PopOut, Stephen Boadi of Enable Growth Africa, Nana Kofi Acquah of Getty Images, Mawuli Tsikata of Grace Center, Regina Honu of Soronko Solutions, Nana K. Duah of Oxygen, Anthony Ntiador of Twenty Third Century Systems Ghana Limited and Samuel Osei of Newmont Goldcorp Ghana, Ato Micah of Maverick Research, Philip Ashon of Citi97.3FM/CitiTV, and Bernard K. Clive of BKC Consulting.
The content areas covered included digital marketing, social media marketing, church management software, eCommerce and online payments, and podcasting among others.
According to Maximus Ametorgoh, the host of Digital Church Summit, the plan is to make event one of the largest gathering of pastors, church leaders and church workers across Africa.
“I can foresee this event bringing people from across Africa and the world to Ghana to learn how to use digital innovations to drive their ministries. It will boost digital inclusion and drive the consumption of data since Churches have members they communicate and engage on a weekly basis. This will help to boost various value chains in the tourism sector”, he emphasized.
Next year’s edition will be a two-day event with the additional day targeting Christians who want to learn about the role of digital innovations within relationship and family contexts.
Digital Church Summit 2019 was held at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in Accra.
It was organized by PopOut and sponsored by AudioRhema and Access Bank Ghana Ltd. Event partners included Sunny 88.7FM, Apt Communications, Digisphere and eGotickets.