Online Church Planting

Losing the Online Generation

Most of the issues facing churches and ministries these days are not technology issues. They are discipleship issues. Technology is just a spotlight, a magnifying glass, revealing overlooked or hidden problems with discipleship in the Western church and its progeny. If we don’t address the discipleship issues, we will create another generation of predominately shallow and infertile Christians…and we will… Read more →

Winter Disciple-Maker’s Course

Hello all!  We’re getting ready for our winter round of classes for people who want to make disciples who, in turn, make disciples.  Here is the info you need to get involved. Class Size: Class size is limited to 12 people. Dates: The class is offered at two different times during the week: Tuesdays at 8:30pm – 10:30 (CDT –… Read more →

Gowalla, Possibilities and Pet Peeves

Last week I talked about some of the ways Gowalla (and other so-lo media) can be used within the church.  I’ve been messing around with the service enough now to discover some really neat applications and some pet peeves. Remind People to Check-In Put a sticker on the front door.  Put a slide in your announcement loop, if you’re a church…. Read more →

Gowalla and The Gospel

I’ve been playing around quite a bit with the location-based social networking service called, Gowalla.  From Wikipedia: Gowalla is a primarily mobile web application that allows users to check-in to locations that they visit using their mobile device. This is achieved either through the use of dedicated applications available on Google Android, iPhone, Palm WebOS and BlackBerry, or via There is currently no way… Read more →

2010 Online Summer Missions

2010 Online Summer Missions Summer missionaries will learn the principles of starting rapidly multiplying groups of obedient disciples – the same methods used to start over 7000 churches in Sub-Saharan Africa in the last four years!  They will learn how to use online tools to identify communities, meet felt-needs of those communities, identify Persons of Peace, and start Discovery Bible… Read more →

Growing Closer to God Through Facebook Prayer

Prayer is a critical element of ministry and of movements.  Whether you minister – paid or unpaid – online or offline, you need a net work of people who pray for you regularly.  You need their prayers to help you resist temptation.  You need their prayers to help you grow in your relationship with God.  You need their prayers to… Read more →

Starting Gospel Movements on Campus: Spritual Warfare

I received a text message from my wife while I was overseas: “Really feeling down today. Don’t know why.” Needless to say, her text caught my attention.  My wife had battled depression in the past, but there were always identifiable triggers.  This time it was unexpected and coincided with my overseas trip to train church planters who work in a… Read more →