About

Church IT Network

About Us

Born in the Fall of 2006, the Church IT Network first began as a series of events called the Church IT Roundtable (CITRT). Today, the CITRT has grown into a network, a peer learning community, of Church and ministry IT people not only across the US, but around the globe. Today, the Church IT Network consists of 1000+ church staff and volunteers who have been involved with this group in one way or another and who look forward to watching how God continues to expand our community.

If you are passionate about serving the body of Christ through technology, the Church IT Network is for you.

Vision

  • Create people networks of Church IT professionals (both Church staff, volunteers, consultants and companies) to assist and support Church IT
  • Provide Best of Class Solutions for Church IT
  • Provide regular Church IT discussions through online social networks, monthly live podcasts, and face-to-face meetings twice a year
  • Encourage and inspire one another
  • Provide an online forum to express ideas, ask questions, work out solutions to current challenges, and document best of class solutions to Church IT
  • Provide assistance and best value at the lowest possible cost to the Church IT professional

RefreshCache (web/developer track)

About

RefreshCache was independently started in 2009 but in 2013 was merged into the track for developers working with their Church and/or Church Management System platforms (ACS, Arena ChMS, bvCMS, Church Community Builder, Fellowship One, MinistryPlatform, Rock RMS, etc.). It's geared toward the ministry-organization who is actively developing solutions.

Our Manifesto

Our community is a group of connected web developers and designers from churches, businesses, and non-profits that leverage the power of Church Management Systems. Our purpose is to create an environment driven by innovation, collaboration, sharing, and openness. We seek to empower each other; to share ideas and code, and to shatter the traditional business dependencies on silos and secrecy that plague many ministry organizations today.

We believe that through our God-given talents in design and software engineering, we control part of our own destinies. With innovation and collaboration, we can give birth to far greater things than a single church IT staff can alone.

Our Motto

Proverbs 11:25b - "...he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed." (NIV)

The Do-Ocracy

  • Don't ask for it, go build it.
  • Don't tell me, show me.
  • If it's worth making, package and share it.
  • Don't settle for what you already know; never stop learning.