You're Invited to MPUG 2019

MinistryPlatform is more than just a database, it’s a vehicle to community! That’s why we spend the entire year looking forward to MPUG (MinistryPlatform User Group), our annual 3-day community (May 7-9) event for churches using MP. This is your opportunity to network with us (your devoted MP team) and other churches from around the country and world. 

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Seacoast Church 
750 Long Point Rd 
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Why Attend MPUG?

We're glad you asked. We think you’re going to love what we’re cooking up for this year:

  • Product news that’ll knock your socks off
  • Brand new Partners who are eager to share how they’re integrating with us to bring powerful features to your church
  • Community time for you to share and brainstorm with like-minded churches
  • Stellar training
  • The swag!
  • Awards for best implementation, the most fun support tickets, and a few new categories we’re introducing this year
  • A few surprises that Esther won’t let us spill the beans on, but trust us you’re gonna love them!

Registration

MPUG registration is $149 / person. Each person registered in ThinkMinistry's database will receive an email that allows them to register their entire staff for both MPUG and the day of training. Additionally, you can register online by visiting:

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Schedule

This is still baking in the oven. We'll post it as soon as it's ready.

Day of Training

We are excited to bring back the optional day of training! 

Register and join us on Tuesday, May 7 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (check-in opens at 8:30 am!)

This day of training will be an additional fee of $129 per person (it is not part of MPUG) and all attendees must register prior to the day of training. You must select your specific training class at the time of registration. Due to space limitations, there will be no ability to switch between classes during the event. 

Training Tracks

 

Money and Finance Track

Led By: Ken Emert
Description: Focused on best practice in using the BMT, finance reports and views, and how to handle soft credit and non-cash gifts.
Pre-requisites: Basic understanding of how MinistryPlatform works
Goal: "I want to learn how to manage contributions better"
 

Intro to Reports

Led By: Kevin McCord
Description: Introduction to report writing: For those who are dedicated or self hosted, learn how to make create and edit basic reports. SQL Server knowledge would be a pre-requisite.
Pre-requisites: Basic SQL knowledge, access to your MinistryPlatform SQL server "I can go to system setup and make basic changes to our views or other pages, "I can create a basic view and do some basic SQL edits, like find the date and update the date range."(dedicated cloud and self hosted customers only)
Goal: "I want to learn how to adjust a simple report"
 

Extending the Platform

Led By: Traci Vincent
Description: Understanding how to add fields, tables, and pages to your system
Pre-requisites: Basic SQL knowledge, access to your MinistryPlatform SQL server . "I can go to system setup and make basic changes to our views or other pages, "I can create a basic view and do some basic SQL edits, like find the date and update the date range." (dedicated cloud and self hosted customers only)
Goal: "I want to know how to add a new field or table to MinistryPlatform"
 

SQL 201

Led By: Don Jewett
Description: Advanced views and filtered pages: Understanding the basics of SQL and applying that to custom views and filtered pages.
Pre-requisites: Basic SQL knowledge "I can use the advanced view creator without issue and I can even flip over to the SQL view and make change like change the ID of a record the view is filtered on"
Goal: "I want to learn how to write a join or use advanced criteria like "TOP""
 

Intro to MP

Led By: Tifani Gordon
Description: Come learn the essentials to using MinistryPlatform. Navigation, creating records, communicating and understanding groups and events will all be covered.
Pre-requisites: I have never logged into MinistryPlatform or I have never really worked in it.
Goal: "I want to know where to start"
 

MP Power Users

Led By: Ashley Wagner
Description: Come and take your skills to the next level. Focused on searching and selecting tips and tricks and how to best utilize your views and reports to get your job done.
Pre-requisites: Basic understanding of MinistryPlatform. "I can add a new person to the database and update my group"
Goal: "I have the essentials down and want to learn how to work at the next level"
 

MP SPOC Training

Led By: Trace Jackson
Description: Come to this track if you want to step up your skills in managing your database. Learn some tips and tricks to gain a better understanding of MP as well as practical ways to encourage and train the users at your church.
Pre-requisites: Basic understanding of MP and in a role that influences others.
Goal: "I have people around me that need to get on the MP train and I want to help them get there as I grow in my knowledge and experience"

Accommodations

The Charleston / Mt Pleasant area gets very busy in the month of May and we would highly recommend that you book your accomodations as early as possible. We have made arrangements at the following hotels with some deep discounts, but these are first come first served. Once they are out of rooms, you will be on your own to find accomodations.

Courtyard Charleston/ Mt. Pleasant
$134 / night
 
Residence Inn Charleston Mt Pleasant
$159 / night