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Analog: How to Turn Digital Interactions Into Meaningful Relationships
Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Analog: How to Turn Digital Interactions Into Meaningful Relationships

Join us at Jubilee Christian Center on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30pm and hear Nick Runyon of CV Global.

Topic: How to connect digital engagements in a modern era into real, tangible physical relationships

Nick is the Executive director of CV North America where he provides directional leadership and strategic management of Touch a Billion and Impact a Nation strategies. After spending over a year traveling North America and listening to the needs of churches, Nick launched "searchable.church" as a turn-key digital gateway for evangelism and discipleship that allows churches to take advantage of the FREE Google for Nonprofits program where $10,000/month in Adwords advertising is provided.

Since its founding in the U.K. 26 years ago, CV has grown to include teams in 22 countries. CV’s media strategies are part of its “Touch-a-Billion” emphasis, which uses the most effective media platforms to introduce individuals to Jesus in the world’s major languages. The goal is to reach 1 billion people around the world with a clear presentation of the Gospel message and an opportunity to make a decision for Christ.

Another component of CV’s ministry is its “Impact-a-Nation” projects, which operate ‘on the ground’ on a national scale in areas and times of particular opportunity. CV equips indigenous national church leaders with strategies and tools for evangelism and discipleship. Their goal is to build sustainable models in church leadership programs and planting projects such that local Christians are empowered to build Christian faith from the ground up.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Cost: Free 
  • When: February, 2nd 2017 
  • Networking starts at 6:30 PM 
  • Introduction and Product Demos start at 7:00 PM
  • Guest Speaker will speak at 7:30 PM 
  • Where: Jubilee Christian Center (MAP) 

Hors d'oeuvres will be served, so come for networking, product demos and learn what your colleagues are doing in the bay area.

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Analog: Future of the Church (film screening)
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Analog: Future of the Church (film screening)

  • German International School of Silicon Valley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An Evening With Director Steven Siwek

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Analog is a monthly Christians in tech gathering, hosted by Venture Christian Church. Attendees include executives, developers, designers, marketers, and product managers all with an interest to utilize their gifts for the Kingdom.

Director Steven Siwek

Director Steven Siwek

For our December event, we're excited to present a screening of the film "Future of the Church", a feature-length documentary that chronicles a 3-year journey of 80 interviews with pastors and Church influencers from across the country. In their journey to find the formula for a fragmented and dying Church, the two filmmakers find themselves getting closer to a much bigger answer that is much greater than any man-made solution.

Marketer by day, filmmaker by night. Steven has always had a passion for film and has also always felt strongly about God's Church; looking for ways to be a help. While it has looked different throughout his career, he is excited to use his experiences and God's call on his life to further His Kingdom through His inspired work. 

Event Details

Cost: Free 

Where: German International School of Silicon Valley, Mountain View Campus

When: Thursday, December 8th

6:30 PM - Networking (hors d'oeuvres will be served)
7:00 PM - Introductions and film screening
8:30 PM - Q&A with Director Steven Siwek

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Analog: John Rinehart
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Analog: John Rinehart

Analog is a monthly Christians in tech meetup, hosted by Venture Christian Church. Meetings include executives, developers, designers, marketers, and product managers all using their gifts for the Kingdom.

John Rinehart is the author of the book Gospel Patrons: People Whose Generosity Changed The World. Based out of Southern California, he leads gospelpatrons.org and their efforts to inspire and equip business leaders to find their part to play in God’s kingdom.

Topic: How to prepare for when you make it big?

When your career skyrockets, when that invention takes off, when the start-up gets purchased, when the company goes public… Aren’t these moments what most of us are hoping for? But what happens then? Many who succeed in business, fail spiritually. And yet throughout history, God has used successful marketplace leaders to fuel the advance of his kingdom. Come hear author John Rinehart tell stories of the examples we have in Scripture and history that show us what it looks like to be business people who go through the eyes of the needle.

EVENT DETAILS:

Cost: Free

When: October 27

  • Networking starts at 6:30pm
  • Introduction and Product Demos start at 7pm
  • Guest Speaker will speak at 7:30pm

Where: Coffeehouse at Venture Christian Church

Hors d'oeuvres will be served, so come for networking, product demos and learn what your colleagues are doing in the bay area.

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Analog: Justis Earle
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Analog: Justis Earle

Analog is a monthly Christians in tech meetup, hosted by Venture Christian Church. Meetings include executives, developers, designers, marketers, and product managers all using their gifts for the Kingdom.

Join us at Venture Christian Church on Thursday, Sept 29 and hear Justis Earle.

Topic: How and Why to Use Crowdfunding in Your Marketing Campaign

Justis patented his invention and brought the HANSNAP to market getting international recognition as one of the "Most Innovative Kickstarter Campaigns". He has spent the last six years at a highly disruptive startup that was one of the first companies to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to the solar industry.

From academia to performing for a sold out audience as the lead singer and songwriter in his death metal band Above The Storm, Justis has experienced God's grace in many of his pursuits.

EVENT DETAILS:

Cost: Free

When: September 29

  • Networking starts at 6:30pm
  • Introduction and Product Demos start at 7pm
  • Guest Speaker will speak at 7:30pm

Where: Coffeehouse at Venture Christian Church

Hors d'oeuvres will be served, so come for networking, product demos and learn what your colleagues are doing in the bay area.

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2016 Bay Area Hackathon
Sep
23
to Sep 25

2016 Bay Area Hackathon

Join us for the 2016 multi-city San Francisco Bay Area Code for the Kingdom hackathon. Together with local organizers in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Fremont, and partner organizations we share a common vision to provide more opportunities for communities around the world to participate and showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in their communities in creating technologies addressing issues confronting society, community, families, and spiritual life.

The fourth San Francisco Bay Area Code for the Kingdom hackahton builds upon the success of the 2013, 2014, and 2014 Bay Area Code for the Kingdom hackathons, as well as the 2015 Global hackathon and previous regional hackathons, which have already gathered over 2500 technologists to create over 300 projects to do good. This largest ever global faith-inspired tech collaboration will continue to activate technologists and other creative people to give their skills and some time as their contribution to the mission field, and it will also leverage the skills and in- sights of entrepreneurs, designers, and technologists to foster an entrepreneurial culture with Christian values.

Come, participate and address a number of challenges aimed at helping release the oppressed, teaching God’s Word, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and supporting the church and the body of Christ.

Join us and let’s together create technology that matters.

More details coming soon. Click below to register, or email Z Ross below for information.

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Analog: Chi-Ming Chien
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Analog: Chi-Ming Chien

Analog is a monthly Christians in tech meetup, hosted by Venture Christian Church. Meetings include executives, developers, designers, marketers, and product managers all using their gifts for the Kingdom.

Speaker: Chi-Ming Chien, Founder/President of Dayspring

Chi-Ming was part of Dayspring’s founding team and assumed general management responsibilities in 2002. With one eye on technology developments and two on business value, he focuses Dayspring on delivering quality work for all our clients. With a decade and a half of experience in consulting and Web development, Chi-Ming has brought his insight and expertise to clients ranging from the largest corporations to midsize firms to community-based nonprofits.

EVENT DETAILS:

Cost: Free

When: August 25

  • Networking starts at 6:30pm
  • Introduction and Product Demos start at 7pm
  • Guest Speaker will speak at 7:30pm

Where: Coffeehouse at Venture Christian Church

Hors d'oeuvres will be served, so come for networking, product demos and learn what your colleagues are doing in the bay area.

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Venture Innovation Picnic
Jul
14
6:30 PM18:30

Venture Innovation Picnic

Come and fellowship!

Event Details:

Cost: Free 

When: July 14th. Dinner and fellowship starts at 6:30 PM.

What: Outdoor games will be played, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

Dinner will be provided by Armadillo Willy's BBQ, so bring your family, blanket or chairs.We will have some outdoor games to enjoy or you can bring your own to share. We will need help setting up, so if you are available, email us to volunteer or come a little early.

Where: Kring Field at Venture Christian Church

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Analog: Kory Westerhold & Aaron Martin
May
26
6:30 PM18:30

Analog: Kory Westerhold & Aaron Martin

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Analog is a monthly Christians in tech meetup, hosted by Venture Christian Church. Meetings include executives, developers, designers, marketers, and product managers all using their gifts for the Kingdom.

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Our May guests were Kory Westerhold, a Product Designer at Facebook, and Aaron Martin, a designer at Yahoo. They are the creators of the NeuBible App. Watch their product demo and talk on "Design & Christianity" below:

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Analog: Eric Swanson
Apr
28
6:30 PM18:30

Analog: Eric Swanson

Analog is a monthly Christians in tech meetup, hosted by Venture Christian Church. Meetings include executives, developers, designers, marketers, and product managers all using their gifts for the Kingdom.

Our April guest speaker was Eric Swanson, talking about "Understanding City Transformation as a Platform."

Eric has a passion for engaging churches worldwide in the needs and dreams of their communities toward the end of spiritual and societal transformation. He served with Cru for twenty-five years before joining Tango, an investment and tech company that focuses on technology that enhance wellness, relationships and spirituality. For the past 15 years Eric has also worked with Leadership Network where he has lead initiatives for externally focused churches, global missions, marriage ministry, and ministry creativity. He is an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and is co-author of four books including The Externally Focused Church and To Transform a City: Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City along with numerous articles on churches that are transforming their communities. Eric has been married to Liz for 39 years, has three married children, seven grandchildren and resides outside of Boulder Colorado.

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