LifeWay to host Faith Leads Tech conference

NASHVILLE (BP) -- This fall the intersection of theology and technology will meet at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn.

Software developers (from left) Kimberly Lannear, Brantley English, Zach Boatwright and Chance Smith (from left) collaborate during the February 2018 Code for the Kingdom event at LifeWay Christian Resources.
File photo by Aaron Wilson
LifeWay is hosting its first-ever Faith Leads Tech conference on Nov. 9 to bring together followers of Christ who are passionate about technology and innovation.

"The vision for this conference revolves around inspiring Christians by sharing what God is doing to grow His Kingdom through products and apps that exist in the world today -- or that could exist tomorrow," said Kevin Old, a front-end architect at LifeWay and one of the creators of the event.

The one-day conference will host two-dozen TED-style talks from Christian professionals including software engineers, data scientists, church communication directors, entrepreneurs and pastors. They will address topics such as:

-- How a gospel mindset can impact technology

-- Ways Christians can steward technology

-- How artificial intelligence can serve as a tool for ministry

-- Why pastors and theologians need designers and coders

-- The need for agile leadership in Christian culture

"Our hope for the conference is to build community among believers in Jesus Christ, highlight the shared struggles and successes of tech-minded ministries and rally Christians around common goals to solve Kingdom issues," Old said.

This will be the third event LifeWay has hosted for high-tech enthusiasts in the last 12 months. Last February, LifeWay held a Code for the Kingdom hackathon where software developers collaborated on creating new technology to serve the church. LifeWay also presented a young coders workshop for kids in third grade and up.

"LifeWay is a leader in technical solutions for churches," Old said. "Part of the reason we're hosting this conference is because we want to always be listening, adapting, and meeting the needs of the bride of Christ."

Learn more about the Faith Leads Tech conference and register for the event at FaithLeads.Tech.

Aaron Wilson is a writer for LifeWay Christian Resources.
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