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It’s Time to learn!

We have developed a tailored learning path to serve the needs of large ministries. Join us Sept 14-15 to learn, love, and have great fun with the latest ministry technologies and resources to drive your mission forward.

New to ACST: 10:30 – 11:00

MinistryPlatform 1st Look: 11:00 – 11:50

MissionInsite: Introduction: 1:00 – 1:50

MinistryPlatform: A Deeper Dive: 3:00 – 3:50

Growth Method: Engagement is the new attendance: 3:00 – 3:50

MinistryPlatform 1st Look: 11:00 – 11:50

MissionInsite: Introduction: 11:00 – 11:50

Go Method: Automate Your Outreach: 1:00 – 1:50

Higher Ground Managed IT: Information Security for Everyone: 1:00 – 1:50

MinistryPlatform: A Deeper Dive: 3:00 – 3:50

And many more!

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Train and Empower Your Entire Church Staff for FREE

Join us for our FREE ministry virtual training conference. No registration fees!

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MinistrySmart Conference will be the best virtual conference you and your staff can attend.

Our free virtual multi-track training event is two full days of training, led by our MinistrySmart experts!

Make sure you don’t miss...

  • Ministry Impact sessions on Communications, Leadership, Giving, Volunteers, and more
  • Best Practices that can be executed immediately
  • Find out what’s new and coming in ministry technology
  • Incredible fun and giveaways.  You don’t want to miss this event.
 
BUT WAIT!
If you can’t attend, still register, so you have access to the recorded sessions.
 
This is your chance to get your entire staff trained for FREE without incurring any travel expenses.
 
Want more information? Visit MinistrySmart Conference. We can’t wait to see you!
 
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DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!

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2 Days of FREE Virtual Training taught by our MinistrySmart experts.

Register everyone on your staff for FREE!

Each registration includes:

  • Software training on Realm, ACS, PDS, and MissionInsite
  • Best church practices learned from thousands of our Ministry Partners
  • Tips and Tricks on software and church and people management
  • Access to all live events

 

Best of all, you’ll have access to recorded content through August 31st, 2021

This is your chance to get your entire staff trained without incurring any registration or travel expenses.  

Everyone on staff can register for FREE. Be sure to register individually so that you can create your own customized training schedule!

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Wednesday, August 11

All times are Eastern Standard Zones

Keynote Speaker

10:30 – 10:50 AM

Class Breakout Session One

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Lunch/Break

12:00 – 12:50 PM

Class Breakout Session Two

1:00 – 1:50 PM

Class Breakout Session Three

2:00 – 2:50 PM

Class Breakout Session Four

3:00 – 3:50 PM

Panel Discussion One

4:00 – 5:00 PM

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Thursday, August 12

All times are Eastern Standard Zones

Keynote Speaker

10:30 – 10:50 AM

Class Breakout Session Five

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Lunch/Break

12:00 – 12:50 PM

Class Breakout Session Six

1:00 – 1:50 PM

Class Breakout Session Seven

2:00 – 2:50 PM

Class Breakout Session Eight

3:00 – 3:50 PM

Panel Discussion Two

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Join us for our virtual training conference!

All the great training you’ve come to love and appreciate
from ACS Technologies spread over two days!

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Get your entire staff trained for FREE. No registration fees! No travel expenses!

Join your peers and our MinistrySmart experts on September 14 – 15 for the annual MinistrySmart Conference

Make sure you don’t miss...

  • Basic to Advanced software training for Realm, MinistryPlatform, PDS, ACS, MissionInsite, Go Method, Growth Method, and Higher Ground
  • Ministry Impact sessions on Communications, Leadership, Giving, Volunteers, and more
  • Best Practices that can be implemented immediately
  • What’s new and coming at ACS Technologies

Be sure to register individually to make your own customizable schedule!

Don’t wait any longer! You won’t want to miss this event!

How do I register?

How much does the conference cost?

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What is the Conference Schedule?

September 14 – 15, 2022 

Wednesday, September 14:

      • Reception/Expo Booths Open: 9:30 – 10:00 AM
      • Opening Ceremonies: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
      • Class Breakout Session: 11:00 – 11:50 AM
      • Lunch/Break/Expo Booths: 12:00 – 12:50 PM
      • Class Breakout Session: 1:00 – 1:50 PM
      • Class Breakout Session: 2:00 – 2:50 PM
      • Class Breakout Session: 3:00 – 3:50 PM
      • Day 1 Closing: 4:00 – 4:30 PM
      • Expo Booths Open: 4:30 – 5:00 PM

Thursday, September 15:

      • Expo Booths Open: 9:30 -10:30 AM
      • Welcome Back: 10:30 – 10:50 AM
      • Class Breakout Session: 11:00 – 11:50 AM
      • Lunch/Break/Expo Booths: 12:00 – 12:50 PM
      • Class Breakout Session: 1:00 – 1:50 PM
      • Class Breakout Session: 2:00 – 2:50 PM
      • Class Breakout Session: 3:00 – 3:50 PM
      • Closing Ceremonies: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

All times are Eastern Time Zone

What types of tracks and sessions can I expect?

Beginner to Advanced software training for all ACST products. We will also have tracks that prospects can attend.

Ministry Impact sessions will be available as wellLearn from the experts on ministry strategy and best practices. These sessions are not product specific and something for every Ministry.

Will this Conference be recorded?

  • All sessions will be recorded and available until September 30, 2022.
  • Clients have to be registered for the Conference to access recordings.
  • If a client can’t attend the Conference live, then the client should still register so they can access the recordings after the Conference up until September 30, 2022

Do I need to register for tracks/sessions?

Agenda Builder coming soon! We are adding new classes over the next few weeks! We will be emailing  you 10 days before the Conference with instructions on how you can build your unique agenda with these exciting new training opportunities.

I’m a MinistryPlatform user and I’ve only ever attended MPUG (MinistryPlatform User Group). Is the MinistrySmart Conference replacing MPUG? Are they the same?

The MinistrySmart Conference is not a replacement for MPUG. While MPUG focuses more on users gathering, networking, and being celebrated, the MinistrySmart Conference is all about training.

Do I need a camera to participate in the conference?

No, you just need internet access, with one of these latest web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. Note: Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers by Hopin. Safari does not work.

I forgot my Hopin password. What should I do?

Whom can I contact for assistance with questions?

Please email us at msconference@acst.com. Questions are typically answered within 24 – 48 business hours.

It’s Time to learn!

We’ve pulled together a list of classes focused on the software you use each day. You’ll learn from our experts who will be sharing shortcuts, tips & tricks, and valuable insights that will make you more efficient in performing your daily tasks.

Realm | Attendance Options
Realm | Background Checks with Verified First
Realm | Communication with Volunteer/Serving Teams for Leaders
Realm | Digital Discipleship
Realm | First Look
Realm | Group Leaders, Attendance and Rosters
Realm | Group Leaders, Communication
Realm | Integrating Constant Contact in Communications
Realm | Managing Groups
Realm | Managing Volunteer/Serving Teams (Leaders)
Realm | Online Giving and Reporting
Realm | Pathways
Realm | Queries and Predefined Reports
Realm | Volunteer Management: Schedules and Team Discovery
Realm | Volunteer Management: Skills, Talents, Interests, Roles
Realm | Working with Events
Realm Accounting | Advanced Chart of Accounts
Realm Accounting | Advanced Reporting Options
Realm Accounting | General Ledger
Realm Accounting | Payroll
Realm Accounting | Reports
Realm Accounting | Where to Start?
Realm Office | Denominational Pledges, Campaigns and Pathways
Realm Office | Overview

ACS | Abundant – What Do You Need to Know to Get Started?
Access ACS | Group Leader Tools
Access ACS | Let Your Events Work For You
Access ACS | Ministry Administration
Access ACS | Your Member Portal
Access ACS and ACS Facility Scheduler | Events That Work for Your Church
ACS | Advanced People: Pro Tricks and Tips
ACS | Advanced Database Maintenance in Preparation for Conversion to Realm
ACS | Effective Use of Groups – Small Groups, Class, and Activities
ACS | Giving: Advanced Contributor Statements and Reports
ACS | Moving to Realm from ACS
ACS Financials | Advanced: Payroll
ACS Financials | General Ledger Reports
ACS Financials | Moving to Realm Accounting
ACS Financials | Tips and Tricks from the Experts

PDS | “Did You Know?”
PDS | Church Office – Creating Financial Reports
PDS | Church Office – Preparing for End of Year
PDS | Church Office and Formation Office – Online Giving
PDS | Creating Advanced Reports
PDS | Abundant – What Do You Need to Know to Get Started?
PDS | Creating Intermediate Reports
PDS | Diocesan Roundtable Discussion
PDS | DioOffice – What’s New!
PDS | Formation Office – Beginning the Year
PDS | Formation Office – Preparing for End of Year
PDS | Fundamental Report Additional Selections
PDS | Managing PDS Virtually
PDS | Managing Pledge Campaigns
PDS | Parish Life App
PDS | Tips and Tricks
PDS | Version 11 – What’s New

MissionInsite | Introduction
MissionInsite | Creating New Relationships
MissionInsite | Discovering Your Church’s Ministry Area
MissionInsite | Using Opportunity Scan for Mission Development

MinistryPlatform | A Deeper Dive
MinistryPlatform | A Deeper Dive Catholic
MinistryPlatform | Beginner Track Catholic – Communication
MinistryPlatform | Beginner Track Catholic – Data Entry
MinistryPlatform | Beginner Track Catholic -Groups & Events
MinistryPlatform | Beginner Track Evangelical- Communication
MinistryPlatform | Beginner Track Evangelical- Data Entry
MinistryPlatform | Beginner Track Evangelical- Groups & Events
MinistryPlatform | Catholic Beginner Track – Introduction
MinistryPlatform | Evangelical Beginner Track – Introduction
MinistryPlatform | Financial Track – Donation Proccessing
MinistryPlatform | Financial Track – Reports
MinistryPlatform | Financial Track – Statements
MinistryPlatform | First Look
MinistryPlatform | First Look Catholic

Growth Method | Engagement is the New Attendance
Go Method | Automate Your Outreach

Ministry Impact (Catholic) | Stewardship in an Apostolic Age
Ministry Impact | Best Practices Background Checks
Ministry Impact | Advanced Communication Strategies
Ministry Impact | Communicating the Value of Giving
Ministry Impact | Data Mining for Ministry Purposes
Ministry Impact | Digital Communication Strategies
Ministry Impact | Engaging Volunteers in a Virtual World
Ministry Impact | Strategies for Online Giving
Ministry Impact | Volunteer Management Methodologies
Ministry Impact |10 Common Financial Mistakes in Ministry
Ministry Impact | Cybersecurity

And many more!

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Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

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Vanco has served those who enrich our communities for more than 20 years with eGiving solutions that simplify donations and payments to help churches thrive. More than 22,000 churches rely on Vanco’s eGiving suite of products to strengthen their stewardship through online giving. Vanco is proud to partner with ACST to help power giving within their church management software.

Gold Sponsor

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Verified First, to accomplish their mission, nonprofits need to recruit both staff and volunteers. Nonprofits are held legally accountable for actions taken by volunteers, as well as their workers. This makes it imperative to thoroughly vet the people who represent your organization. 

Bronze Sponsors

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Constant Contact is an established leader in online marketing, simplifies the complex task of marketing your business, so you can achieve real results. Whether it’s setting up a website and online store, leveraging social and search features to get new customers, or sending great-looking emails with the power to drive more sales, we combine the right tools and advice to help get the results you want. Plus, our award-winning team of marketing advisors is there for each customer, every step of the way.

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Nelco Solutions offers ACS users a simple and seamless W-2, 1099 & 1095 paperless filing solution. You can file your year-end forms in minutes through ACS Tax E-file. Meet all federal, state and recipient requirements in minutes. Nelco will even print and mail recipient copies for you!

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