The future of the Church is online
NewSpring has some great friends at LifeChurch.tv, and online community manager Tony Steward was kind enough to give me the opportunity this week to be a guest poster for the blog for their web campus, Church Online.
If you missed it, you can read the post here.
I wanted to offer a handful of practical ways to try out and see tangible results from a purposeful use of web tools for the church.
I also offered a quick overview of the overall dynamics of our social economy that lead me to conclude that the future of the church is online.
Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite:
I think our current hang-up over whether you can have true community without physical presence is a colossal distraction from the reasons why.
We’ve got to be where everyone is, use the communication tools everyone else uses, and share what Jesus has to offer wherever people expect to find “knowledge for life.” And in our foreseeable future that will be defined by the web.