The Church Digital Podcast

The Church Digital Podcast

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Church Online is relatively new, and while many churches are broadcasting services online, few are developing a digital strategy using Church Online. What if your church looked at Church Online as a digital mission field? What if church online was used to create biblical community? For church planting? For launching multisite campuses? Can discipleship happen online? What if we used Church Online to make disciples, empowering them with Gospel to reach their family and friends? All of a sudden, Church Online isn’t an afterthought. It’s vital. This, and more, through The Church Digital Podcast.


EP089: Steve Fogg & Ministering to People on Google’s Dime
Aug 10 • 46 min
As we get further and further into this COVID season, how are we finding new people? It’s so easy to default back to our 99s and to forget about our ones. In the push to get back to whatever we think normalcy is, words like evangelism or sharing faith…
EP088: Matt Lombardi - What Do You Mean Your Church Won’t Experiment?
Aug 3 • 46 min
Thank you very much, COVID. That long-term vision? That playbook? Your church’s strategy? It’s all trash. Every church is in startup mode, and we’re reimagining the idea of church moving forward. Reimagining is going to require some experimentation. Is…
EP087: Stories & Strategy of a Digital-Only Expression of Church
Jul 27 • 65 min
Thanks to COVID, lots of churches are operating digitally. They’re broadcasting their services online. Trying to start up Online Small Groups. As a general rule, they’re moving their physical ministry digital, or even learning how to do ministry…
EP086: Ali Roohi - My Church is Healthier Because of COVID
Jul 20 • 43 min
I’ve talked with hundreds of Pastors in this COVID season. Easily. Not an exaggeration. If I count emails, texts, social media, direct messages, pings… geez, may be over a thousand. Never, never, NEVER have I heard a Pastor tell me this: “Our Church is…
EP085: Doug Parks, Church as Platform, and Moving Beyond the Institutional Model
Jul 13 • 53 min
What can we, the Church, learn from Uber? AirBNB? We’re 100+ days into this COVID thing. Our buildings aren’t getting much usage. In some areas (like where I am in Florida) we’re actually worse now than ever. In that same vein, I had a pastor tell me…
EP084: Christopher Benek, Virtual Reality, and Moving Beyond Church Buildings
Jul 6 • 57 min
What does the future hold for Virtual Reality?… for Artificial Intelligence? Talk to the business world and they’re chomping at the bit to take advantage of disruptions like these. But what of the church world? As a general rule, we’re more skeptical of…
EP083: Dave Adamson & Ten Commandments of Church YouTube
Jun 29 • 63 min
YouTube is powerful. Incredibly powerful… if you use it right. In this COVID-19 season, churches have been jumping onboard the YouTube bandwagon. But there’s more to YouTube than just storing video. This is the heart of the podcast here. Dave Adamson is…
EP082: Stan Rodda, Tyler Sansom & the Different Flavors of Microsites
Jun 25 • 65 min
As reports show COVID-19 is spiking, churches are starting to engage more and more with the idea of micro-locations as a short-term solution. It’s important to notice that even with the idea of micro-locations, there’s different ways these locations can…
EP081: Craig Whitney & Moving Beyond the Church Service Business
Jun 22 • 58 min
How do you start a church movement? Sure, there’s probably different ways we can answer that question. If we looked at Christ’s example, well, he started with 12 guys. Not a massive movement. He started with individuals and took three years to groom,…
EP080: Angela Craig & Planting a Digital-Only Church on Facebook
Jun 18 • 54 min
The idea of a Digital-Only Church was quite controversial pre-COVID. Truthfully, it’s still controversial today. What we’re discovering, though, is there are pioneers out there who are testing these waters… paving the way for the settlers to come in…
EP079: Dave Ferguson - Multiplication, Micro-locations, & TCD’s 10,000th Play
Jun 15 • 63 min
I love the Internet. Dave Ferguson, Leader of the Exponential Conference/Movement and Lead Pastor at Community Christian Church in Chicago… over the years I’ve been influenced by Dave. Hero Maker had a big impact in my life, and Exponential as a tribe has…
EP078: Kristel Acevedo, Women’s Ministry Online & Creating Community Around Content
Jun 11 • 39 min
Church, we are content beasts… I actually had a friend of mine tell me once, “The only people that create more content than Churches is the Porn.” He wasn’t a Christ-follower and I’m going to have to take his word on the porn side… That being said, our…
EP077: Tim Celek & Defining Matthew 28 by Focusing on the One
Jun 8 • 46 min
Church, why do we do this? Why do we do ‘church’? I don’t mean physical church, or digital church. I don’t mean weekend services, or small groups. I simply mean, why is it that we do what we do? Our buildings, our online… Pastor, there are times that…
EP076: Lee Coate & Digital Engagement Pathway for Your Church
Jun 1 • 59 min
So, who are these people who are watching our Churches Online and what are we supposed to do with them? COVID-19 has brought us tons of traffic, and maybe for the first time we, as a church, are understanding the potential of the reach of Church Online.…
EP075: Adrienne Feldmann & Launching Watch Parties Quickly
May 28 • 49 min
Depending on your location, gathering restrictions are starting to loosen, and churches are considering meeting together again. Some restrictions remain in place limiting size of gathering, wearing of masks, and appropriate social distancing. And while…
EP074: Scot Mendenhall - Gaining & Using Influence on YouTube
May 21 • 59 min
Pastor, if there’s one thing you’ve learned in this COVID-19 season, it’s that you want to have influence online. For most churches, that means putting your sermons online. For Scot Mendenhall, though, that means something completely different. Scot, a…
EP073 - Greg Aukerman, Micro-churches, & Stairstepping Back to Buildings
May 18 • 57 min
Well, we’re going back into the building. Or at least a small percentage of us are. Many, though, are opting to take a slower approach heading back into the space. Is there a different approach? Churches like Saddleback and Elevation have been…
EP072: Greg Atkinson: Physical Church, Church Online, & Why Toothpaste Won’t Go Back in the Tube
May 14 • 62 min
If there’s a lesson the church needs to learn in this Global Pandemic: Physical Church & Church Online need to learn to play together nicely. In the pre-COVID season of our life (that was merely two months ago) Physical Church was king of the hill,…
EP071: Nils Smith & A Futurist’s View of an Innovative, Entrepreneurial Church
May 11 • 70 min
In the midst of this pandemic, we’re taking a moment to talk with one of the pioneers of the Church Online movement. Nils Smith was there from practically day one, diving into Church Online when the social media platform of choice was MySpace (yes,…
EP070: Ray Hudson & Church Planting, Digital First
May 7 • 59 min
COVID-19 has brought a lot of confusion into the church. It’s hard enough to be an existing church navigating this season. Try being a church that hasn’t even launched yet. That’s where Ray Hudson found himself. A Church Plant slated to launch Fall 2020,…
EP069: Thinking Digital First Even When We Get Back to the Building
May 4 • 61 min
When we look at the idea of a Phygital Church, one that truly utilizes digital and physical, there is going to be a tension of who is priority? The majority of churches spun up their Church Online quickly in order to do ministry in this COVID-19 season.…
EP068: Greg Nettle, DJ Soto, and The Foundation of a Virtual Reality Church
Apr 30 • 59 min
What does a church look like in Virtual Reality? Greg Nettle, President of Stadia Church Planting and DJ Soto, Lead Pastor of VR Church… who’s discipling and shepherding people in the digital community of Altspace VR (and Rec Room)… jump in on a…
EP067: Tyler Sansom & the Relational Approach to Church Online
Apr 27 • 50 min
In the hectic-ness to build a Church Online, we often forget the biggest part… okay, Jesus is the biggest part. Didn’t mean to Jesus juke you there. So let’s call it the second biggest part, and no I’m not talking sermons. Church, we are in the people…
EP066: The Stuff We Didn’t Do When COVID-19 Hit, or Biblical Functions of a Digital Church, Part 3
Apr 24 • 59 min
We’re wrapping up here on our our 3rd part of the Biblical Functions of a Digital Church. We’ve covered the easy stuff coming into this episode. What’s left is the hard stuff. Justice. Compassion. Mission. Body Ministry. How do you do these things…
EP065: Fellowshipping Digitally, or Biblical Functions of a Digital Church, Part 2
Apr 22 • 47 min
What is a Digital-Only Church? Well, thanks to COVID-19 we’ve got maybe a couple hundred thousand of them right now in America. Pre COVID-19, though, the idea was quite controversial. Stadia is passionate about planting Digital-Only Churches, and even…
EP064: Patrick Holden, Meeting & Mobilizing People on Facebook
Apr 20 • 44 min
The hardest thing in Church Online is meeting people. I recently had an online pastor tell me that he had over 500,000 people attend Easter services online and thru television, but only collected 11 connect cards over the entire weekend. Meeting people…
EP063: Mindy Caliguire, Soulcare, & The Freedom of Letting Go
Apr 16 • 51 min
Covid-19 is challenging, stretching the Church. As we’ve discussed… the Church has responded well, but at what cost? Our newfound love of Digital Church in this season of Coronavirus has churches growing at incredible rates, but the consensus of many of…
EP062: Jay Kranda & Tomorrow’s Phygital Strategy
Apr 13 • 56 min
Church, you should be celebrated. You survived Easter 2020 Church Online. A month ago most of you weren’t even broadcasting online, and now you just completed the biggest Sunday of the year. Congratulations!!! Well, what now? As we continue the learning…
EP061: Kids, Students, & Church Online
Apr 9 • 57 min
Don’t forget about the Kids & Students. In the midst of the Coronavirus season, with the pressure of Easter looming, what are we doing with Kids and Student ministry? Like everything else in the church world today, everything is new. All the playbooks,…
EP060: Larry Walkemeyer & Getting People on Kingdom Mission
Apr 6 • 65 min
My favorite part of this podcast episode is that it is everything I expected it to be, and I had set the standard very, very high.. Larry Walkmeeyer is the Lead Pastor of Light and Life Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, CA. Larry is also author of one…
EP059: Ben Stapley & Church Communication During Coronavirus
Apr 1 • 52 min
You know that playbook you had? The strategy that you built for your church? For the foreseeable future it’s trash. Not to mention, when the dust settles on this COVID-19 season, I don’t think we’ll recognize the world we’ll see. So, in the midst of this…
EP058: What Does It Mean to be On Mission During Coronavirus?
Mar 30 • 64 min
What is the role of the Church? In this Coronavirus season, that is a difficult question. How do we broadcast our church service online? By far this is the most popular question the church is asking in this Coronavirus season. While it’s a valid question…
EP057: Heredes Ribeiro - Easter Services Church Online Only
Mar 27 • 55 min
Evidently, even the Easter Bunny has to worry about Social Distancing. So, have you come to the realization yet that Easter is only going to be online yet? Or are you still holding out hope that the world will somehow miraculously solve a global pandemic…
EP056: Daniel Im - No Silver Bullets & How to Disciple Online
Mar 25 • 69 min
Need a break from coronavirus? I hear you. Hopefully this podcast is what you’re looking for. My favorite book so far in 2020 has been Daniel Im’s No Silver Bullets. Yes, it was written 5 years ago and I’m late to the party, but the book hit me with the…
EP055: Stadia & Virtual Officing
Mar 23 • 60 min
The Church [Office] has left the building as well. But how do we office, how do we as a church staff function digitally? This is the heart of today’s conversation. And we brought in experts: Janie Mehaffey and Heidy Tandy. Janie and Heidy work with Stadia…
EP054: I Streamed a Church Service, What’s Next?
Mar 20 • 45 min
Well, church, we survived. Coronavirus took its shot at us, and we made it. We survived. We figured out how to stream the service. How awesome. We did it! Wait, so it’s not just one week? We have to do this again? Two weeks? Three? August? Are you kidding…
EP053: Stadia & How The Church Can Survive Coronavirus Culture
Mar 14 • 78 min
“Reducing large gatherings.” - President Trump said it in his broadcast Wednesday night. Whether Coronavirus gets to a full-fledge pandemic here in America, we are seeing the effects culturally. Virtually, all of us are on lockdown at this point. What’s…
EP052: Coronavirus & Preparing for Emergencies
Mar 9 • 63 min
Whether coronavirus is a legitimate fear or not is not the topic of conversation here. Fact is, we face all sorts of city-wide emergencies on a regular basis. Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Bitter Cold… Institutional churches face challenges like…
EP051: Ed Stetzer & Defining a Successful Church
Mar 2 • 54 min
What makes a successful Digital Church? Church Online? Church overall? What is it? I’ll tell you what it’s not: our Sunday morning attendance numbers… yet this is where many of our analytics (and attention, for that matter) stop. A quote from Ed Stetzer…
EP050: Biblical Function of a Digital-Only Church, Part 1
Feb 24 • 75 min
Can a digital-only expression of church hold up to the Biblical standard of a church? This is the question that we, here at The Church Digital and Stadia Church Planting, are wrestling with. Can you create community online? Sure! Can you worship? Of…
EP049: Aaron McClung & The Why of Personal Mission
Feb 17 • 48 min
The hardest lesson I’ve learned in my technology-based ministry life can be boiled down into five simple words: it’s not about the tech. What is it about, you ask? Enter Aaron McClung, President & CEO of AM, a Creative Agency that works with churches,…
EP048: Mike Christian & the Global, Missiological Impact of Church Online
Feb 10 • 71 min
What if we ran Church Online not like a Pastor would run a church, but like a missionary would run a missional movement. Crazy idea, I know. But that’s really what we set out to do through Christ Fellowship Miami years ago. To that end, we’re introducing…
EP047: Jon Crabtree & Why Churches (Big and Small) need a Mobile App
Feb 5 • 54 min
It’s 2020. Do churches really need a mobile app? Isn’t my website good enough on mobile devices? The answer for many churches today is, unfortunately, yes. Many churches don’t have an effective strategy for how to utilize mobile app, as well as, mobile…
EP046: Matt Welty & Creating Community via Mobile App
Feb 3 • 58 min
Can a mobile app create community? Most people would accuse the mobile app of tearing down community, at least physical community. But can the mobile app create community? Maybe the better question is how can the Church of 2020 leverage mobile to…
EP045: Church In A Bar & Other Innovations
Jan 27 • 60 min
Sometimes innovation is overly complicated and very costly. Sometimes innovation is just looking at what you have differently. What you’ll discover here in this episode of The Church Digital Podcast is two churches that have done some incredibly…
EP044: Jate Earhart & Constructing a Digital Church
Jan 20 • 61 min
This Episode of The Church Digital Podcast may challenge some established norms. If so, that’s cool. They probably need to be challenged. A small, but growing number of physical churches are finally seeing that community can be created in virtual spaces,…
EP043: Kyle Schultz & Deconstructing Kids Church Online
Jan 13 • 58 min
One of the greatest untapped resources in Church Online, I believe, is the Kids Church Online. There’s huge potential here to reach kids in unique ways. Several years ago, while I was Online Pastor, we briefly experimented with the idea of Kids Church…
EP042: Church Online Cohort // The Beginning
Jan 6 • 70 min
One of the things that I (Jeff) love about Church Online is that we are basically learning about all of this, together. Big churches, small churches, traditional churches, charismatic churches… we’re all exploring this same space of being church,…
EP041: Six Lessons Learned from 2019’s THE CHURCH DIGITAL PODCAST
Dec 30, 2019 • 35 min
2019 has come and gone, and with it, 40 podcasts recorded on the many different facets of Church Online. Each podcast offering many lessons and insights into how to utilize Church Online more effectively for your church. With so many lessons, Rey and Jeff…
EP040: Daniel Herron & The Robloxian Christians, or doing Gen Z Church in a Video Game
Dec 23, 2019 • 50 min
I (Jeff) used to consider myself innovative. Then I met Daniel. While most kids were running away from church, Daniel at age 11 was trying to figure out how to plant a church in a video game platform known as Roblox, and over eight years later his church…
EP039: Greg Ligon & Behind the Screens - The State of Church Online
Dec 16, 2019 • 53 min
Hey Church! This is your podcast. Two incredible organizations… Living As One and Leadership Network… got together and created a survey to discover how churches like yours are utilizing Church Online. For churches already doing Church Online, this is a…
EP038: Jay Kranda & The Natural Way to Build Microlocations @ Saddleback
Dec 9, 2019 • 69 min
One of the pioneers of Church Online jumps on the podcast here, Jay Kranda, from a small little SoCal Church called Saddleback. No stranger to the podcast, Jay goes into detail here talking about Saddleback’s relaunch of their micro-model… Saddleback…
EP037: Joe Radosevich & “Small Church” Church Online
Dec 2, 2019 • 59 min
Stat time, are you ready? Here we go. The average church in America has 73 people attending a week. 80% of churches in America today are under 200 in weekly attendance. These are shocking stats for me. As a guy who spends so much time working with…
EP036 - Evan Connelly - Redefining Chat Hosts & Community
Nov 25, 2019 • 47 min
I’m (Jeff) going to be honest here. I’ve never really enjoyed chat hosting. Maybe I never did it right. Recently, I had a conversation with Evan Connelly, where he went into detail about how the systems he was rolling out through his Church Online for…
EP035: Brandon Catoe & Pop-Up Church
Nov 18, 2019 • 53 min
I’ve been hearing whispers of this new concept in church. Jeff, you got to talk to these guys. They’re doing Pop-Up Church. Honestly, I had no idea what Pop-Up Church was? My best imagination was something involving Ego Waffles. So, I called a friend of a…
EP034: Jim Tomberlin, Trends of Multisite & Church Online
Nov 11, 2019 • 58 min
The idea of the multisite church was born in the 1990s as church attendance was growing faster than the church buildings could sustain. Even in those early days, there were questions about the validity of the Multisite Church Model, Time has worked in…
EP033: Rob Wegner & the Mission of Microchurch
Nov 4, 2019 • 72 min
I (Jeff) believe this to be true: In the future, bigger churches will continue to get bigger; but smaller churches will continue to get smaller. And that may not be a bad thing. The mega churches will find a way to succeed. Despite recent attendance…
EP032: CITN & Redefining the Why of Church Online
Oct 28, 2019 • 68 min
Why do we do Church Online? I’m willing to bet that you’ve asked this question of yourself, and of your church’s leadership… maybe even asking some of your high-level volunteers. I’m also willing to bet that there’s some discrepancy among the three…
EP031: Jennifer Miles & Marketing Church Online
Oct 21, 2019 • 50 min
How do you market Church Online? I used to think SEO, SEM, SMM. Gotta love acronyms! All of these are valid, and helpful in ministry, but at the end of the day I could never shake the idea that God’s called us to something other than writing a check to…
EP030: Andy Mage & The TikTok Revolution
Oct 14, 2019 • 48 min
I love a church that takes a risk. That’s what Bay Hope Church has done. Evidently, there’s this thing called TikTok. It’s currently the #1 app downloaded from the iOS App Store, and with over 80% of teens currently owning an iPhone, it’s quite obvious…
EP029: Mark Venti & Churchome’s Digital Culture
Oct 7, 2019 • 60 min
One of my favorite podcasts to date, Mark Venti from Churchome lays it out. “We’re experimenting…” “We’re following the Holy Spirit, but learning from Silicon Valley…” Mark and Churchome are on a mission to impact people in their homes as much as in their…
EP028: Seth Muse & Redefining Engagement
Sep 30, 2019 • 54 min
Engagement is one of those words that no longer has meaning. It’s been used and misused so often in recent years that the heart of the word has been lost. However, engagement is the heart of Church Online… it should be the heart of anyone who does…
EP027: CITN & the Community and Camaraderie of Ministry
Sep 23, 2019 • 39 min
Working on a Church Staff has been one of the greatest joys and greatest burdens in my life. Confession: I spent many years on staff feeling alone and frustrated. While I was friends with the people I worked with, my ideas in ministry really separated me…
EP026: Tom Pounder in Apple, Innovation, & Discipleship
Sep 16, 2019 • 32 min
Remember when Apple was an innovative company? Steve Jobs would be speaking at a keynote, flash that sly grin, and then say to the audience: “Oh, one more thing…” Those days are sadly behind us it would seem. For the entirety of my life, I’ve been Apple…
EP025: Ryan Sharp & The Value of an Individual @ Life.Church
Sep 9, 2019 • 45 min
This episode we’re honored to talk with the organization who essentially created Church Online. Life.Church is one of the pioneering churches out there creating a movement in digital church. Having watched the Life.Church movement grow over the years, I…
EP024: Ken Schafer & The Challenge of Equipping Using Online Technologies
Sep 3, 2019 • 40 min
Church Online definitely has strengths and weaknesses, but the power to train and to equip someone is unparalleled. But why do we struggle with the concept of equipping and discipling someone using Online Technologies? Enter personal friend, Ken Schafer,…
EP023: Tom Pounder and Developing a Digital Missionary
Aug 26, 2019 • 51 min
Before my wife and I got married, we were praying about becoming missionaries. Challenges like learning new languages, adapting to new cultures and new food came to mind. We quickly realized that we would be on separate hemispheres from our collective…
EP022: Jeff’s Mom & the Heart of Online Groups
Aug 19, 2019 • 44 min
I love hearing stories from people who have been impacted by Church Online. Sometimes it feels like the stuffy shirts and the academics argue about what “church” can and can’t be, meanwhile normal people are just doing it. Thus the point of this week’s…
EP021: Danielle Hicks & Elevation’s Watch Parties
Aug 12, 2019 • 48 min
The challenge before Church Online is that it is guilty of being church in isolation, allowing people to abandon biblical communities. These views are often short-sighted, not realizing that technology is capable of allowing biblical community to still…
EP020: Jeff Moore & The Strategy of Discipleship
Aug 5, 2019 • 53 min
We’ve talked a lot about Church Online and the potential power that it has to be a strategic force for the church. Today’s church online has many obstacles to overcome. Arguably, in today’s culture, so does the church. The church has an opportunity to…
EP019: Church Anywhere & Discipleship
Jul 29, 2019 • 44 min
We’re in Week 3 of this deep dive into the Online Ministry at First Capital Christian Church. Church Anywhere, as it’s called, utilizes its Church Online broadcasts as a way to cluster people together into communities and disciple their members and…
EP018: Randy Kirk, Church Anywhere, & Not My Kingdom
Jul 22, 2019 • 50 min
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EP017: Stories from Church Anywhere
Jul 15, 2019 • 58 min
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EP016: Anthony Coppedge & What Exactly is Online Church Membership?
Jul 8, 2019 • 44 min
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EP015: Rey DeArmas & How To Impact The Workplace
Jul 1, 2019 • 33 min
The world is changing. It’s time for the church to as well. Like it or not, we’re moving into a post-christian society. As a church, we can lament what was, or we can adjust our strategy to better work with the world around us. Church, this digital…
EP014: DJ Soto & Planting a Church in Virtual Reality
Jun 24, 2019 • 52 min
Here’s my question: “Can ‘church’ work in virtual reality?” To be honest, I (Jeff) went in a skeptic. To find out the truth, we interviewed DJ Soto, the first Church Planter in Virtual Reality, for a conversation on the theology of Virtual Reality. Midway…
EP013: Jate Earhart & Creating Disciples While Playing Video Games
Jun 17, 2019 • 56 min
Love video games? Love discipleship? Sharing your faith? Thinking outside the box? This is your episode. Until Jate Earhart, I (Jeff) don’t think I’ve ever seen the words “discipleship” and “video game” in a sentence together. Jate, in his 20s, runs a…
EP012: Living As One & Advanced Church Broadcast
Jun 10, 2019 • 52 min
You’ve been broadcasting your church services for a while now, but for one reason or another you feel stuck. How do you improve quality? How do you increase engagement? How do expand your reach? In this episode of The Church Digital Podcast, Jeff is…
EP011: Steve Kaminsky & Church Broadcasting 101
Jun 3, 2019 • 39 min
As we’ve discussed, there’s more to Church Online than broadcasting services online, but broadcasting services is a necessary piece. And while technology has become simpler in recent years, most churches out there have no place to start. In this episode…
EP010: Eric Geiger & Talking to Leadership About Church Online
May 28, 2019 • 30 min
Plenty of people can see the positives of Church Online, and how Church Online can complement their church’s ministry at physical campuses. Some can see of Church Online can even expand their church’s influence to disciple a whole new group of people. But…
EP009: Eric Geiger & The Theology Of Church (Ekklesia) Online
May 20, 2019 • 29 min
What started as a simple podcast with the goal of a strategic conversation on Omnichannel Communication and Unified Commerce quickly went another (and far more interesting) direction. On the podcast Eric Geiger, Lead Pastor at Mariners Church,…
EP008: Ben Stapley & Communicating via Church Online
May 13, 2019 • 54 min
The strength of Online Technology (and Church Online) is in our ability to communicate. But are we communicating effectively? Throughout the service portion of Church Online there are several key positions that communicate volumes to the audience: 1)…
EP007: Kevin Lee & The Arguments Against Church Online
May 6, 2019 • 45 min
The number one argument we hear about why Church Online isn’t Church is that it causes the abandonment of Ekklesia, the gathering together of Church. But what if Church Online isn’t the abandoning of Ekklesia… what if it’s the birthing of Ekklesia. On the…
EP006: Jason Morris & Discipleship Pathways for Church Online
Apr 29, 2019 • 48 min
What does it mean to disciple someone Online? Let’s back up and ask another question first… what does it mean to disciple someone? In this Episode we talk with Westside Family Church’s Global Innovations Pastor, Jason Morris, in what is one of the most…
EP005: David Urzi & Defining the Online Pastor
Apr 22, 2019 • 47 min
What exactly does an Online Pastor do? This episode explores in greater detail the life and ministry of Online Pastors, people who wrestle with pastoring, shepherding people in different spaces. The skills to properly manage a fully-functioning Church…
EP004: Tyler Sansom and Church Anywhere (Small Church, Micro-Locations, and Church Online)
Apr 11, 2019 • 39 min
I (Jeff) first heard of Church Anywhere about a year ago, meeting Tyler on Facebook. I immediately fell in love with his Church. First Capital Christian is many things. Big is not one of them. Cordon, Indiana is a town of about 3000 people, yet the church…
EP003: Jay Kranda and Creating Healthy Biblical Community thru Church Online
Apr 11, 2019 • 55 min
Can Biblical Community exist in Church Online? We sit down with Jay Kranda, Online Pastor at Saddleback, and asked him that question. He may be a little biased, as Saddleback currently has over 2400 Online Groups meeting regularly meeting is both digital…
EP002: Rey DeArmas and Six Things You Wish Pastors Knew About Church Online
Apr 11, 2019 • 33 min
There’s no way around it… Church Online is a new concept. With the newness comes uneasiness and doubt, especially from people carrying organizational responsibility. How is this going to hurt attendance? Giving? Things right now are good with our church.…
EP001: Rey DeArmas and the Strength of Church Online
Apr 11, 2019 • 31 min
Welcome to The Church Digital Podcast! We’ll be hosting an ongoing dialogue here on Church Online, sharing stories and challenges surrounding doing ministry in digital spaces. What is the strength of Church Online? What the Church today perceives at its…