Meditations (Web)Church

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

Journey’s End

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Thanks for stopping by.

This blog capturing my thoughts during NewSpring’s experiment in online church has run its course. Below are my favorite and most provocative posts for your reading pleasure.

Watch out for my new blog charting my new role as storyteller for NewSpring Church.

Web Church Challenges, parts 1, 2, and 3

Web Church Reflections, Parts 1, 2 and 3 and 4

The future of the Church is online

The local sermon is crumbling

The rise of net campuses: Are local churches on the ropes?

Can churches deny human choice?

What the web church can learn from the 2009 Hartford Seminary Megachurch Study, parts 1, 2, 3, 4

Is this the front door to the church in the 21st century?

Is Christian community an end or a means?

The rise of social media means the church is running out of excuses

Is the modern church ready for radically personal ministry?

People who diss social networks are hypocrites

The digitally networked church is a dangerous church


Written by NickCharalambous

March 19, 2010 at 12:23 am

Posted in ruminations

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  1. I was surprised to learn that NewSpring is closing the doors to its online church.

    The decision was likely a difficult one.

    On the other hand, it was good to see that you will be live streaming your four Sunday services on the Anderson campus. And continuing other types of online outreach.

    Your extensive (past and present) mediations on this site warrant more than a cursory comment. I will read through more carefully and perhaps respond with a post.

    NewSpring is to be commended for obeying what you believe is God’s will. Ultimately, you’re accountable to Him for carrying out His vision for your local body. That includes how you invest your financial and human resources.

    I’ll close for now with this highly non-theological thought.

    There WILL be a “church online.” A question for Christians to consider is, “what gospel” will be preached to all the “nations online?”

    There likely won’t be one answer or one method to addressing that challenge, though there is only One Gospel.

    All God’s best in your new role Nick.

    Gordon Marcy

    March 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm

  2. […] Storyteller.It seems only reasonable that one of the first things he does is tell the story of how NewSpring Church launched and then took down their Online Campus:From the early excitement about how Web services could pioneer a new frontier in church growth, […]

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