Meditations (Web)Church

A year (and a bit) in the life of NewSpring's first Web pastor

NewSpringers “get it” when it comes to our web campus

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I can see why the concept of online church would make some people cautious.

I understand that folks are skeptical about whether you can have true online-only community.

And I expect some folks to be plain dismissive.

But as I pointed out in a comment on Church Crunch recently, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the response I’ve gotten from regular church members here at NewSpring about our web campus.

When I cast vision Sunday to our launch volunteer team (of all ages, backgrounds and technical aptitudes, mind you) that the web campus is a legitimate way to do church, I braced for at least some resistance.

Zip. Nothing. Nada.

Thought you might want to read some of the encouragement I have gotten from them via email.

“I am so excited about our new web church. I think it is going to go through the roof.” – Cheryl

“For years I’ve heard people say (who were tired of standard church) we watch (TV preacher) for church .. webcampus will offer much more to people in that position, I’m excited.” – Mike

“Looking forward to this spectacular ministry” – Gloria

“At first I didn’t really know what to think about it (except that I wanted to be a part of it in some way) but now I am just really excited to get it cranked up” – Micah

Yes, NewSpring Church is awesome.

It has awesome, can-do, ready-for-anything members who believe God is HUGE and wants us to use everything at our disposal to round-up his lost children.

That’s the answer for why we’re growing like crazy, in case you’re wondering.

But you knew that already.

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Written by NickCharalambous

January 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm

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  1. Nick,

    I am VERY excited about this ministry, too. And I still want to talk to you about how I might help. I just need you to sort of paint that picture for me…maybe on the 14th???

    Leslie White

    January 5, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    • totally. would love to cast the vision. looking forward to it!

      ipiphanist

      January 5, 2009 at 11:00 pm

  2. I think they responded like that because they see Perry like that. I’ve read his blogs for some time now and the energy and excitement that comes from just his words are amazing. So someone with a leader who isn’t (seemingly) afraid to take on anything would look at a new experience and say, “how can we get people to meet Jesus using this medium.” I personally can’t wait for the columbia campus and as a person who loves technology and thinks the web is a great medium, I can’t wait to see what you offer through this web campus.

    wade

    January 13, 2009 at 8:41 am

    • Wade: I totally agree. Perry casts vision brilliantly. That is the difference.

      ipiphanist

      January 13, 2009 at 9:25 am


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