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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.

The Church Digital Podcast Jeff Reed

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

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.

    EP244: Starting a Barbecue Church

    EP244: Starting a Barbecue Church

    Barbecue Church? Learn how Barbecue is being used to effectively connect with people that church buildings aren’t.

    We’ve seen lots of unique expressions of church pop up, but Barbecue Assemblies of God? Jeff sits down with Andre Anderson, serial entrepreneur and lead pastor of Barbecue Church. Where’d the idea come from?  How is barbecue being used to reach and disciple people today. Lean in as Jeff talks with Andre about how he started Barbecue Church, and how God is using it today.


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    • 50 min
    EP243: Surviving the Creative Christmas Church Service

    EP243: Surviving the Creative Christmas Church Service

    Tis the season to get stressed out, amiright? So many departments coming together. So many volunteers serving with all their heart. The standards are set high for this year’s Christmas Services (happening on a Sunday this year BTW.) But how do you manage the creative tensions? How do you get people to work together. What does it look like to get people to focus towards an aligned direction, often meaning they would need to set aside their own desires?
    This is how it often feels working at a Church in Christmas (or Easter for that matter.) But it doesn’t have to be. To this end we’re bringing in Ben Stapley to the conversation. His 17th Christmas working for the church, Ben has navigated this tension for a while, and knows how to not only manage the tension but thrive in it. So jump in the podcast, and learn not just how to survive Christmas, but how to create a healthy culture that will help you survive all 52 weeks in the year!

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    • 44 min
    EP242: Jeff’s Book on Churches in Virtual Reality Launches (and We Talk VRchat)

    EP242: Jeff’s Book on Churches in Virtual Reality Launches (and We Talk VRchat)

    Jeff published his book on churches in virtual reality! Download for FREE, or buy Kindle/Hard Copy from Amazon: http://thechurch.digital/vrbook 

    Well, the time has come. THECHURCH.DIGITAL and Leadership Network is happy to announce the publishing of VR and the Metaverse Church, Jeff’s first book. Telling the stories of the innovation (and the innovators) in virtual reality, Jeff moves beyond the novelty of the technology, instead exploring in detail the missional opportunities the church has engaging in virtual reality communities like AltspaceVR, or VRchat. Which brings us to this podcast. While we’re celebrating VR and the Metaverse Church, we are also digging into the “wild wild west” of virtual reality… VRchat! Talking with Stewart Freeman, Director of Cornerstone VR’s VRchat Campus, (and a person of peace in VRchat) we’re doing a deep dive into this controversial virtual world. So, listen to the podcast, and grab a copy of Jeff’s book over at http://thechurch.digital/vrbook


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    • 53 min
    EP241: A Digital Missionary Strategy That Works with He Gets Us & Alpha

    EP241: A Digital Missionary Strategy That Works with He Gets Us & Alpha

    Engagement: A Digital Missionary/Volunteer Structure for He Gets Us

    He Gets Us sounds like an incredible idea, but it can certainly seem overwhelming. How can your church effectively set up He Gets Us to be effective for ministry? What role should Alpha play? How do we structure volunteers? Jump on this livestream where Jeff will literally whiteboard a strategy for churches like yours to engage like never before.

    Looking for a Playbook for Digital Missionaries? Look no further.

    If you've not signed up for He Gets Us yet, get 12 months of He Gets Us, FOR FREE, at http://thechurch.digital/hegetsus


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    • 28 min
    EP240 - Jonathan Song and Churchome’s Pastor Chat

    EP240 - Jonathan Song and Churchome’s Pastor Chat

    PASTOR OVER TEXT?
    There are plenty of ways to pastor someone digitally, through Zoom or even through Avatars in virtual reality. But text-only? Surely there’s some difficulty in that environment.
    Enter Jonathan Song, Director of Pastor Chat at Churchome. Churchome has leaned heavily into it’s mobile app, even to the point of pastoring people around the country via chat/text messaging.
    DOES IT WORK?
    Does it work? Does caring for a soul work via text messaging? Jonathan’s got the inside scoop and examples of how he (and his staff and volunteers) are regularly pastoring people nationally using texting tools… oh and don’t sleep on some of the decentralized conversations we’re having here as well.
    Hang out with Jeff & Jonathan as they’re talking Pastor Chat on this episode of The Church Digital Podcast

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    ON THE SHOW
    Host: Jeff ReedTHECHURCH.DIGITAL & DigitalChurch.NetworkTwitter // Facebook // Instagram // LinkedIn // YouTube
    Guest: Jonathan Song
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    RESOURCES

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    DIGITAL CHURCH NETWORK COMMUNITY: https://digitalchurch.network/joinfam 

    Missional Imagination, Asynchronous Communities, & Digital Church




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    • 50 min
    EP239: Global Research Surrounding Digital Discipleship

    EP239: Global Research Surrounding Digital Discipleship

    GET THE INSIDE SCOOP
    What does Digital Discipleship look like? Get the inside scoop on Sprout Digital’s 2022 Digital Discipleship Research Report with Jared & Ann Roth.

    ONE OF THE MOST DOWNLODED PODCASTS
    In one of the most-downloaded podcasts in The Church Digital Podcast history, Jared and Ann Roth shared their passion for the digital church. Retired co-pastors and denominational leaders, the Roths started Sprout Digital, a research company passionate about the digital methods of church and discipleship.

    THE DIGITAL CHURCH RESEARCH REPORT
    In 2021, On an earlier episode of The Church Digital Podcast, the Roths shared with us their Digital Church Research Report, detailing the findings of a new model of church… digital churches! In 2022, the Roths have expanded their research, detailing the idea of Digital Discipleship, and how discipleship is impacting physical, digital, metaversal and even gaming churches.

     

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    Host: Jeff ReedTHECHURCH.DIGITAL & DigitalChurch.NetworkTwitter // Facebook // Instagram // LinkedIn // YouTube

    Guest: Jared RothFacebook// LinkedIn

    Guest: Ann Roth

    Facebook// LinkedIn

    RESOURCES

    Give to DigitalChurch.Network - http://digitalchurch.network/give
    DIGITAL CHURCH NETWORK COMMUNITY: https://digitalchurch.network/joinfam 
    PODCAST: The Church Digital Podcast - https://be.thechurch.digital/blog/ep197-jason-shepperd-developing-a-microchurch-netw

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Awesomesauce 2.0 ,

Jeff and the squad are the best around!

Love his heart for the church and the fact he’s been doing church online long before most thought it mattered.

Rey De Armas ,

The Podcast we didn’t know we needed

As the Church continues to innovate, we need to share information as much as possible. Enter the Church Digital. Hearing from Jay Kranda & other leaders in this space is awesome.

RUNwithGOD ,

Learning more about Church Online

I love talking people about how their church is using Church Online! Every episode I’m learning something, or being encouraged by someone. Hope you are too.

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