Josiah (Joe) Way
Dr. Josiah Way is the Director of Multimedia Services at California Baptist University, in Riverside, Calif. He holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham UK, as well as a CTS Certification from AVIXA. Joe is the author of the bestselling book, Producing Worship: A Theology of Church Technical Arts and is a regular contributor to Church Production Magazine. He hosts the Higher Ed AV podcast, is co-founder of the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance, and serves on the Executive Board of the USC Athletics Trojan Board of Directors as well as the AVIXA Tech Manager’s and Diversity Councils. Joe is an Orange County, Calif., native with over 25 years’ experience in education, technical production and the arts, and organizational leadership and management. Over his career, Dr. Way has received diverse awards in the areas of education, the arts, and business.
How to Turn Your Weekend Services into Podcasts
Churches are continually seeking ways to reach people for the gospel. What used to be CD and tape recordings is now livestreams and digital downloads. In fact, the single largest growth is media consumption over the past three years is through podcasting. In this session, attendees will take a step-by-step walk through how to convert weekend services into podcasts in less than one hour of added workload. Minimum equipment requirements, hosting needs, and distribution will all be discussed as well.
3:45 PM – Room 14
Producing Worship Through Digital Transformation
Creatives enjoy getting lost in the gear, cinematography, and production. Church creatives also enjoy presenting a final product that shares the gospel message to an audience. Technological advances are currently moving through the largest digital transformation since the creation of the internet. How media is produced and distributed is changing. So how does that impact a church creative team? This keynote takes a walk through the Bible, exploring how God uses creative people to present Himself to those searching for answers. Attendees will learn how to best harness the modern digital transformation to produce excellent worship experiences. Discover the role God has for creativity in His modern metanarrative.
9:00 AM – Student Auditorium
Secrets to Producing a Great Podcast
Looking to start a podcast for an individual or a church? Have the equipment and desire, but not sure what to do next? Or maybe after podcasting for a while, you’re looking to take the next step. In this session, Joe will discuss how he took his podcast from launch to the number one in his vertical in only four months. He will share some of the tricks of the trade to producing a great podcast and go beyond the gear to discuss storytelling, interviewing, show planning, creating a brand, and connecting to an audience.
3:45 PM – Room 16