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The Church Digital Podcast

124 EpisodesProduced by Jeff ReedWebsite

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 planti… read more

124 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

BETA10: Making the Most of a Phygital Easter

January 15th, 2021

29:50

80 days and counting until Easter 2021 is upon us. If your church is like most, you’re currently avoiding thinking about the massive stress that is a Phygital Easter Service. It doesn’t have to be that way, and through …

EP111: Futurist Churches & The Virtual Reality Multisite Campus

January 11th, 2021

1:01:34

Stadia has group of churches we call the “Futurists”. These churches are focused on experimenting phygitally. Understanding the heart of …

BETA09: Facebook Groups Best Practices

January 7th, 2021

35:32

One of the most under-utilized tools online, Facebook Groups allows for incredible engagement digitally. In this COVID season (and beyond), how can …

EP110: Top 6 Episodes of 2020

January 4th, 2021

1:01:04

2020 huh. Painful doesn’t even start to describe. COVID brought a run of painful, culture changing events. The church, the country, the world may …

EP109: Multiplying Churches Until There’s No Place Left

December 21st, 2020

1:14:19

Check your tech brains at the door for this conversation. We’re wrapping up 2020 not talking about anything tech as much as a core component of what …

EP108: DJ Soto - Virtual Reality, Final Fantasy XIV, and the Church

December 14th, 2020

55:05

I love conversations with DJ Soto. DJ challenges me, regularly, and this conversation once again pushes the limits. As Lead Pastor of VR Church, DJ …

CRAY02: The Unofficial Geek Ranking of Christmas Movies

December 10th, 2020

32:04

Christmastime is here. Time for love and cheer, and CHRISTMAS MOVIES. THERE ARE SO MANY CHRISTMAS MOVIES. Time to GEEK OUT about the greatness of …

BETA08: Five Options Better than the Connection Card

December 9th, 2020

20:31

It’s the most difficult part of Church Online. You’ll have hundreds, maybe thousands of viewers online. But who are these people? How can your church …

EP107: Jate Earhart, Twitch, & Reaching a Different Type of Person

December 7th, 2020

1:05:59

For most Online Ministry people, Twitch is probably not on your radar. For Jate Earhart, broadcasting has become a regular event. Jate streams on …

BETA07: Experiment - Learn to Fire BBs before Bullets before Bombs

December 3rd, 2020

25:22

Can you relate to this question by a church volunteer? “I talked my church leadership into trying a live, viewer-interactive service this Dec 20. I’m …

EP106: Liberty University & the Academia of Online Ministry

November 30th, 2020

51:52

We got Episode 106 here and have brought in Professor Steve Lowe from Liberty University to have a great conversation around the theological …

CRAY01: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast Smackdown

November 26th, 2020

39:33

2020 has been crazy, so we’re taking a break from trying to solve the world’s problems and instead focusing on more important things. …

EP105: Savannah Kimberlin & Barna’s "6 Questions about the Future of the Hybrid Church"

November 23rd, 2020

51:17

As church leaders in the midst of this COVID season, there are certainly questions on this whole Digital Church thing. Is this effective? Is it …

BETA06: How Can I Help Leadership See Bigger, Bolder Ideas?

November 19th, 2020

25:13

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation: “Leadership doesn’t understand. They’re wanting to play it safe. How do I get them to …

EP104: Does the Holy Spirit Move Online?

November 16th, 2020

51:33

Remember back when churches met in large gatherings. Those physical services were so powerful, you could just feel the spirit of God moving across …

BETA05: Small Steps Towards Effective Digital Strategy

November 12th, 2020

19:58

It’s easy to feel underwater with this whole phygital thing. Physical strategy is one thing... now a digital strategy is complicating things greatly. …

EP103: Jason Poling & The Virtual Reality Multisite Campus

November 9th, 2020

1:02:43

I love talking with people who get it. People that you don’t have to convince of a good idea. People that are usually already running down the road about the time you say “hey, look over there!”

Jason has been another …

BETA04: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Phygital Christmas

November 5th, 2020

23:51

We got past Halloween. It's not even Turkey-time yet, and here in America we may not even know who the President is, but dang it, it's Christmas-time. Crank out the Christmas Playlist. Put on your favorite Christmas …

EP102: Essential Ecclesiology Enabling Digital Church Planting

November 2nd, 2020

42:50

We’ve talked a lot here about the idea of multiplying church, which can be difficult to understand sometimes since the idea of multiplication is so, …

EP101: Jim Tomberlin & The Goal of Physical Church

October 26th, 2020

45:44

Jim’s words kinda shocked me. Having worked with Jim Tomberlin at Christ Fellowship Miami, and studied his multisite movement materials over the …

BETA03: Church, We Forgot the Why

October 22nd, 2020

23:23

Couple questions on the docket this week on BETA SHOW: Jeff, can you talk about ways that your attendees can engage that’s outside/beyond a physical location? // Really, THE biggie in light of seeing churches come back …

EP100: Kranda, Atkinson, Nils: The Joys & Difficulties of Online Ministry

October 19th, 2020

1:38:27

Well, we got here quicker than we thought. Episode 100 of The Church Digital Podcast launches this week, and we’ve got a solid podcast for you. We’re …

BETA02: Pushing Church Online While Managing Reopening Transitions

October 15th, 2020

16:32

We’re going back to the building, right? But we’re not supposed to go back to February 2020. How exactly are we supposed to do that again? Lay the groundwork for your digital strategy to complement your phygital church.

EP099: Korey Deck - Shepherding, Pastoral Care, & Mourning Digitally

October 12th, 2020

52:56

How do we pastor people phygitally? How do we care for people in digital space? Great question, and I honestly thought I had an answer to that until I heard from Korey in a Facebook Group. “Well, 25 people in my church …

BETA01: Get More Value From Your Online Church Services

October 8th, 2020

14:23

Wrestling with your church's PHYGITAL approach to online + physical services? Jeff & Rey are diving in, answering YOUR QUESTIONS on how to get more impact on your PHYGITAL church services. Got questions? Text them …

EP098: Patrick Holden & The Potential Simplicity of Online Church Services

October 5th, 2020

54:38

Episode 97 was incredible! We did a deep dive into Creative Online Services with lead creative Craig Dockery at Crossroads Church. Incredible conversation, but man, Crossroads has a ton of resources and staffing to make …

BETA00: How Do We Do Creative Digital Church Services & Physical Church Services at the Same Time?

October 1st, 2020

18:48

You got questions. You're new to this whole digital church thing, and you need some help. You're heading back to the building, but 50-70% of your …

EP097: Craig Dockery & Crossroads Creative Church Services Online

September 28th, 2020

1:04:29

As churches start to head back into their buildings, Pastor, we have the opportunity to continue to blur the lines of Phygital. We have an incredible resource available to us. Creatively, what if we embraced the idea of …

EP096: Churches That Want to be the Next Christian Netflix

September 24th, 2020

57:15

Pre-COVID I don’t think I heard much about the idea of a church becoming the “Christian Netflix”… but thank you very much Coronavirus for once again providing Your Church opportunities that it didn’t have before?

So is …

EP095: Launching & Elevating Church Communication Teams

September 21st, 2020

53:42

COVID is teaching us, the church, many lessons. Obviously, there are many lessons about the value of Church Online or Discipleship Online. But why stop there? Church Communications Directors have been working overtime …

EP094: The Challenge of Church Discipline in Digital Spaces

September 14th, 2020

1:06:26

This is not going to be your typical The Church Digital Podcast. What does church discipline look like at your church? I want to be clear with the question. I’m not necessarily talking about spiritual disciplines here. …

EP093: Rick Rusaw & The Standard of Church as Platform

September 8th, 2020

1:01:40

The idea of Church as Platform has been resonating for a while here at The Church Digital. Through recent blogs & podcasts we’ve been unpacking this idea of the church (not providing a service, but instead finding …

EP092: How to do Digital Summer Camp for Students

August 31st, 2020

1:05:05

Most churches shut down for the summer… global pandemic and all. Weekend services are “essential” operations, but the majority of churches have struggled to anything otherwise.

This is what makes the story of SOFLO camp …

EP091: Tyler Sansom - Building & Using Influence as a Digital Missionary

August 24th, 2020

50:30

To do digital ministry you need to think outside the box. What works in the building won’t necessarily work online. We know this. But oftentimes our ministry digitally looks a lot like our physical ministry.

But, what …

EP090: Greg Nettle & Digital Lessons Learned in this Global Pandemic

August 17th, 2020

51:11

Hey, it’s my birthday podcast! And for the second year in a row, we’re bringing in a special guest to celebrate my birthday. Last year it was my mom, talking about how she leads her two online small groups. Mom wasn’t …

EP089: Steve Fogg & Ministering to People on Google’s Dime

August 10th, 2020

46:00

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 …

EP088: Matt Lombardi - What Do You Mean Your Church Won’t Experiment?

August 3rd, 2020

46:57

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 …

EP087: Stories & Strategy of a Digital-Only Expression of Church

July 27th, 2020

1:05:18

Thanks to COVID, lots of churches are operating digitally. They’re broadcasting their services online. Trying to start up Online Small Groups. As a …

EP086: Ali Roohi - My Church is Healthier Because of COVID

July 20th, 2020

43:38

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 …

EP085: Doug Parks, Church as Platform, and Moving Beyond the Institutional Model

July 13th, 2020

53:09

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 …

EP084: Christopher Benek, Virtual Reality, and Moving Beyond Church Buildings

July 6th, 2020

57:10

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 …

EP083: Dave Adamson & Ten Commandments of Church YouTube

June 29th, 2020

1:03:53

YouTube is powerful. Incredibly powerful... if you use it right. In this COVID-19 season, churches have been jumping onboard the YouTube bandwagon. …

EP082: Stan Rodda, Tyler Sansom & the Different Flavors of Microsites

June 25th, 2020

1:05:17

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 …

EP081: Craig Whitney & Moving Beyond the Church Service Business

June 22nd, 2020

58:43

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 …

EP080: Angela Craig & Planting a Digital-Only Church on Facebook

June 18th, 2020

54:42

The idea of a Digital-Only Church was quite controversial pre-COVID. Truthfully, it's still controversial today. What we're discovering, though, is …

EP079: Dave Ferguson - Multiplication, Micro-locations, & TCD's 10,000th Play

June 15th, 2020

1:03:21

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 …

EP078: Kristel Acevedo, Women's Ministry Online & Creating Community Around Content

June 11th, 2020

39:55

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." …

EP077: Tim Celek & Defining Matthew 28 by Focusing on the One

June 8th, 2020

46:20

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 …

EP076: Lee Coate & Digital Engagement Pathway for Your Church

June 1st, 2020

59:12

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 …

EP075: Adrienne Feldmann & Launching Watch Parties Quickly

May 28th, 2020

49:41

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 …

EP074: Scot Mendenhall - Gaining & Using Influence on YouTube

May 21st, 2020

59:36

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 …

EP073 - Greg Aukerman, Micro-churches, & Stairstepping Back to Buildings

May 18th, 2020

57:32

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 …

EP072: Greg Atkinson: Physical Church, Church Online, & Why Toothpaste Won't Go Back in the Tube

May 14th, 2020

1:02:05

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) …

EP071: Nils Smith & A Futurist's View of an Innovative, Entrepreneurial Church

May 11th, 2020

1:10:08

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 …

EP070: Ray Hudson & Church Planting, Digital First

May 7th, 2020

59:52

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 …

EP069: Thinking Digital First Even When We Get Back to the Building

May 4th, 2020

1:01:54

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 …

EP068: Greg Nettle, DJ Soto, and The Foundation of a Virtual Reality Church

April 30th, 2020

59:59

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 …

EP067: Tyler Sansom & the Relational Approach to Church Online

April 27th, 2020

50:13

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 …

EP066: The Stuff We Didn't Do When COVID-19 Hit, or Biblical Functions of a Digital Church, Part 3

April 24th, 2020

59:18

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. …

EP065: Fellowshipping Digitally, or Biblical Functions of a Digital Church, Part 2

April 22nd, 2020

47:31

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 …

EP064: Patrick Holden, Meeting & Mobilizing People on Facebook

April 20th, 2020

44:32

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 …

EP063: Mindy Caliguire, Soulcare, & The Freedom of Letting Go

April 16th, 2020

51:23

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 …

EP062: Jay Kranda & Tomorrow's Phygital Strategy

April 13th, 2020

56:15

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 …

EP061: Kids, Students, & Church Online

April 9th, 2020

57:38

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, …

EP060: Larry Walkemeyer & Getting People on Kingdom Mission

April 6th, 2020

1:05:11

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 …

EP059: Ben Stapley & Church Communication During Coronavirus

April 1st, 2020

52:45

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 …

EP058: What Does It Mean to be On Mission During Coronavirus?

March 30th, 2020

1:04:52

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 …

EP057: Heredes Ribeiro - Easter Services Church Online Only

March 27th, 2020

55:42

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 …

EP056: Daniel Im - No Silver Bullets & How to Disciple Online

March 25th, 2020

1:09:53

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 …

EP055: Stadia & Virtual Officing

March 23rd, 2020

1:00:02

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 …

EP054: I Streamed a Church Service, What's Next?

March 20th, 2020

45:24

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 …

EP053: Stadia & How The Church Can Survive Coronavirus Culture

March 14th, 2020

1:18:45

"Reducing large gatherings." - President Trump said it in his broadcast Wednesday night. Whether Coronavirus gets to a full-fledge pandemic here in …

EP052: Coronavirus & Preparing for Emergencies

March 9th, 2020

1:03:17

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 …

EP051: Ed Stetzer & Defining a Successful Church

March 2nd, 2020

54:50

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 …

EP050: Biblical Function of a Digital-Only Church, Part 1

February 24th, 2020

1:15:48

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 …

EP049: Aaron McClung & The Why of Personal Mission

February 17th, 2020

48:03

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 …

EP048: Mike Christian & the Global, Missiological Impact of Church Online

February 10th, 2020

1:11:50

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 …

EP047: Jon Crabtree & Why Churches (Big and Small) need a Mobile App

February 5th, 2020

54:14

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 …

EP046: Matt Welty & Creating Community via Mobile App

February 3rd, 2020

58:58

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 …

EP045: Church In A Bar & Other Innovations

January 27th, 2020

1:00:31

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 …

EP044: Jate Earhart & Constructing a Digital Church

January 20th, 2020

1:01:02

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, …

EP043: Kyle Schultz & Deconstructing Kids Church Online

January 13th, 2020

58:00

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 …

EP042: Church Online Cohort // The Beginning

January 6th, 2020

1:10:00

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 …

EP041: Six Lessons Learned from 2019's THE CHURCH DIGITAL PODCAST

December 30th, 2019

35:37

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.

EP040: Daniel Herron & The Robloxian Christians, or doing Gen Z Church in a Video Game

December 23rd, 2019

50:08

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, …

EP039: Greg Ligon & Behind the Screens - The State of Church Online

December 16th, 2019

53:30

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 …

EP038: Jay Kranda & The Natural Way to Build Microlocations @ Saddleback

December 9th, 2019

1:09:38

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 …

EP037: Joe Radosevich & “Small Church” Church Online

December 2nd, 2019

59:49

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 …

EP036 - Evan Connelly - Redefining Chat Hosts & Community

November 25th, 2019

47:57

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 …

EP035: Brandon Catoe & Pop-Up Church

November 18th, 2019

53:35

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 …

EP034: Jim Tomberlin, Trends of Multisite & Church Online

November 11th, 2019

58:02

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 …

EP033: Rob Wegner & the Mission of Microchurch

November 4th, 2019

1:12:54

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 …

EP032: CITN & Redefining the Why of Church Online

October 28th, 2019

1:08:33

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 …

EP031: Jennifer Miles & Marketing Church Online

October 21st, 2019

50:29

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 …

EP030: Andy Mage & The TikTok Revolution

October 14th, 2019

48:16

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 …

EP029: Mark Venti & Churchome's Digital Culture

October 7th, 2019

1:00:30

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 …

EP028: Seth Muse & Redefining Engagement

September 30th, 2019

54:06

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 …

EP027: CITN & the Community and Camaraderie of Ministry

September 23rd, 2019

39:02

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 …

EP026: Tom Pounder in Apple, Innovation, & Discipleship

September 16th, 2019

32:14

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 …

EP025: Ryan Sharp & The Value of an Individual @ Life.Church

September 9th, 2019

45:32

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 …

EP024: Ken Schafer & The Challenge of Equipping Using Online Technologies

September 3rd, 2019

40:23

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 …

EP023: Tom Pounder and Developing a Digital Missionary

August 26th, 2019

51:24

Before my wife and I got married, we were praying about becoming missionaries. Challenges like learning new languages, adapting to new cultures and …

EP022: Jeff's Mom & the Heart of Online Groups

August 19th, 2019

44:40

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 …

EP021: Danielle Hicks & Elevation’s Watch Parties

August 12th, 2019

48:58

The challenge before Church Online is that it is guilty of being church in isolation, allowing people to abandon biblical communities. These views …

EP020: Jeff Moore & The Strategy of Discipleship

August 5th, 2019

53:34

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 …

EP019: Church Anywhere & Discipleship

July 29th, 2019

44:25

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 …

EP015: Rey DeArmas & How To Impact The Workplace

July 1st, 2019

33:47

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 …

EP014: DJ Soto & Planting a Church in Virtual Reality

June 24th, 2019

52:12

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 …

EP013: Jate Earhart & Creating Disciples While Playing Video Games

June 17th, 2019

56:25

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 …

EP012: Living As One & Advanced Church Broadcast

June 10th, 2019

52:58

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 …

EP011: Steve Kaminsky & Church Broadcasting 101

June 3rd, 2019

39:11

As we've discussed, there's more to Church Online than broadcasting services online, but broadcasting services is a necessary piece. And while …

EP010: Eric Geiger & Talking to Leadership About Church Online

May 28th, 2019

30:54

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 …

EP009: Eric Geiger & The Theology Of Church (Ekklesia) Online

May 20th, 2019

29:34

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 …

EP008: Ben Stapley & Communicating via Church Online

May 13th, 2019

54:59

The strength of Online Technology (and Church Online) is in our ability to communicate. But are we communicating effectively?  Throughout the service …

EP007: Kevin Lee & The Arguments Against Church Online

May 6th, 2019

45:11

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 …

EP006: Jason Morris & Discipleship Pathways for Church Online

April 29th, 2019

48:37

 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, …

EP005: David Urzi & Defining the Online Pastor

April 22nd, 2019

47:48

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 …

EP004: Tyler Sansom and Church Anywhere (Small Church, Micro-Locations, and Church Online)

April 11th, 2019

39:23

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 …

EP003: Jay Kranda and Creating Healthy Biblical Community thru Church Online

April 11th, 2019

55:31

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 …

EP002: Rey DeArmas and Six Things You Wish Pastors Knew About Church Online

April 11th, 2019

33:30

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? …

EP001: Rey DeArmas and the Strength of Church Online

April 11th, 2019

31:50

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? …

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