The Internet Ministry Conference

The mission of The Internet Ministry Conference is to help ministries effectively utilize the Internet to accomplish their mission. Our hope is that this conference will be a tool that not only helps you keep up on the latest possibilities for ministry via the Internet but will also serve as a chance for regular networking opportunities with other ministries.

More information will be coming about the Internet Ministry Conference as God leads us down this path. For now, rest assured in knowing our goal is to help you use the Internet in ministry however God leads us to.


Internet Ministry Conference 2010 – Grand Rapids, MI

Posted on 07/15/10 2 Comments

The 2010 Internet Ministry Conference October 26-27, 2010 – Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids, MI

When You Register Early You Get Two Ticket Options: Conference Pass with Hotel Room Hotel Room (Conference center hotel or nearby hotel)* Meals Included – Dinner Tuesday – Lunch and Dinner Wednesday Snack Breaks Conference attendance on both days

Internet Ministry Conference 2010 – Grand Rapids, MI

Registration Deadline Coming!

Posted on 10/12/10

We are really getting excited about the 2010 Internet Ministry Conference on October 26 and 27 in Grand Rapids, MI. The final day for registation is on October 15 -That’s this friday! Make sure you get your tickets this week. We’ve got some great speakers and we’re planning on some great food too!


The 2010 Internet Ministry Conference

October 26-27, 2010 – Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids, MI

When You Register Early You Get Two Ticket Options:

  1. Conference Pass with Hotel Room
    1. Hotel Room (Conference center hotel or nearby hotel)*
    2. Meals Included
      - Dinner Tuesday
      - Lunch and Dinner Wednesday
    3. Snack Breaks
    4. Conference attendance on both days
  2. Conference Pass Only
    1. Meals Included
      - Dinner Tuesday
      - Lunch and Dinner Wednesday
    2. Snack Breaks
    3. Conference attendance on both days

* Not all tickets include this. You must purchase ticket that mentions hotel included or it is just a conference attendance



IMC 2010 Speakers

Ken Andrus

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Posted on 09/13/10

Session: Online Education and Discipleship

Ken has been a Christian high school math/science teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator in Pennsylvania and Michigan.  He spent 4 years as a training manager in the manufacturing setting and most recently the founder and owner of Learn for Results, Inc. a training and educational consulting company based in Grand Rapids specializing in computer and internet solutions.  He has advocated for greater capability to respond to customer/visitor/reader questions and requests for assistance using modern helpdesk solutions to automate responses. A robust help desk can enable a small staff to manage a very large number of requests via email, text, or chat systems. By offering help desk support to websites, he has revolutionized the ability of small organizations to manage a large audience of engaged participants in ways not possible otherwise. He earned his BA degree in Biology from Cedarville University, M.Ed. in school administration from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and holds a life time ACSI school administrator certificate.


Ken has been married over 30 years with 5 children and 3 grandchildren.  He loves to learn and has just recently started playing disc golf.


 Chad Williams

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Posted on 09/08/10

Session: Content strategy

Chad has been involved with the Internet since 1995. His passion is to deliver results. Chad cut his teeth growing a Web ministry from a few visitors each month to millions of page views and significant revenue to the ministry. When he’s not helping clients, you might find him rolling on the floor with one or more of his seven kids, reading and pondering God’s word, or rooting for Nebraska Cornhusker football.


 Keith Finnegan

Posted on 09/03/10

Keith Finnegan

Session: Email Marketing and Ministry: Where To Begin

Keith Finnegan has spent 20-plus years in the world of technology from aerospace to apparel to publishing. In his current role at Zondervan, he leads the Internet Operations team and oversees corporate social media, email, and Internet marketing efforts. This includes more than six years of experience in email marketing, which includes winning a prestigious Marketing Sherpa Silver Mouse award in 2007.


Keith has an MBA from Western Michigan University and has had the privilege of working with colleagues and partners in Europe, where Bordeaux, France, became like a second home. He is passionate about social justice and seeks to help children escape the clutches of poverty and slavery. You can follow Keith on Twitter (@KFinnegan).


 Jacob W Noorman

Posted on 09/02/10

Session: Mobile and Ministry

Jacob is the Digital Production Manager of eBooks for the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Christian publishing company, Zondervan. He and his team oversee the development, production, quality assurance, and distribution of hundreds of eBooks each year, including more than thirty Bibles, study Bibles, and devotionals. Jacob has a genuine passion for learning about the latest and greatest technological advances and sharing that knowledge with friends and colleagues. Given the opportunity, Jacob will talk to you for hours about virtually anything. His credentials include more than a decade in industrial manufacturing, four years in the US Army, and two weeks making Cracker Jacks.


 Paul Kulp

Posted on 09/01/10

Session: Bible Study Tools On The Internet

Paul Kulp is a dreamer, father, husband, developer, consultant, teacher,

internet strategist and Jesus follower. He has a PhD in Computer Engineering

and is currently Chief Information Officer and partner at Web Services Group

(Albany, NY). Paul lives in Averill Park, NY with his wife Sarah and three

daughters, Rowan (8), Levity (4) and Trinity (2). He is passionately

committed to showing the Church how to successfully use technology. If you

want an earful, ask him about his family, radical hospitality, volleyball,

church websites or Bible study on the internet.


IMC Speakers 2010: Kent Shaffer

Posted on 08/31/10

Session: How to create a tailored Web strategy

Kent Shaffer got an early start in ministry as a missionary’s kid in Peru. Although he has experienced a broad scope of ministry roles, his passions have been children’s and youth ministry (10+ years) and communications (6+ years). Currently, Kent makes a living via Web and real estate startups so that he can volunteer full-time with the Digital Missions team at (Edmond, OK).

Kent’s design, marketing, and ministry experience gives a fresh and practical perspective on ministry, which he shares with churches and ministries on his blog Church Relevance each month.



 Dan Zarrella

Posted on 08/30/10

Keynote: The Future Of The Internet: 2011 and beyond

Session: Social Media Marketing 101


Dan Zarrella is an award-winning social, search, and viral marketing scientist and author of the O’Reilly Media book “The Social Media Marketing Book“.

He has a background in web development and combines his programming capabilities with a passion for social marketing to study social media behavior from a data-backed position and teach marketers scientifically grounded best practices.

His Link Attraction Factors report helped readers determine which topics, days, times, and keywords attract links in social media stories for semantic content optimization, while his Viral Content report details the motivations, preferences and habits involved in online content sharing. His Science of ReTweets Report analyzes the when, why and how Twitter users ReTweet things, and explains how marketers can effectively get more ReTweets, and TweetPsych is linguistic analysis tool he built that allows users to generate psychological profiles of any other Twitter user or list based on the contents of their Tweets.

He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Wired,Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Huffington Post, The London Times, The Miami Herald,Slashdot, Smart Money, AdAge, NYPost, Mashable, The Twitter Book, and TechCrunch. In 2009 he was awarded Shorty and Semmy awards for social media & viral marketing.

He has spoken at numerous conferences, including: PubCon, Search Engine Strategies, Iowatasmic,Convergence ’09, 140 The Twitter Conference, The Cool Twitter Conference, WordCamp Mid Atlantic, Social Media Camp, Inbound Marketing Bootcamp, and Social Fresh Nashville, and he currently works as marketing product owner at HubSpot.

What other people have said:

“Zarrella calls himself “The Social Media and Viral Marketing Scientist” and is one of the few people on the web with the credentials to back up such a bold claim.”
-Marshall Kirkpatrick (ReadWriteWeb)

“@danzarrella just launched something I had drawn on our whiteboard a couple weeks ago”
-Ev Williams (Twitter CEO)

“Let Zarrella take you to social media marketing school. You’ll learn more from reading this book than from a month of research on the Internet.”
-Guy Kawasaki, cofounder of

“If I could be any other person for a day, it would be Dan Zarrella. Either him or Brad Pitt. But Dan’s smarter. This book is why I say that.”
-Chris Brogan, president of New Marketing Labs

“We’ve covered several utilities that have found fun and creative ways to analyze Twitter messages, but TweetPsych takes the cake.”
-Josh Lowensohn (cnet News)

“… [Dan Zarrella is] arguably the most knowledgeable of the ReTweeting trend”
-Nathania Johnson (Search Engine Watch)



Exploring The Calling?

Posted on 02/15/10 3 Comments

For the last two years, I have felt like God has been leading me to pull off another Internet Ministry Conference. By way of introduction, my name is David Korff and I managed the last two Internet Ministry Conferences back in 2007 and 2008.

Well, here we are in 2010 and I…