14550 Lee Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Category: US Culture

PODCAST 071: Nils Smith & A Futurist's View of an Innovative, Entrepreneurial Church

The Church.Digital: In the midst of this pandemic, we’re taking a moment to talk with one of the pioneers of the Church Online movement. Nils Smith was there from practically day one, diving into Church Online when the social media platform of choice was MySpace (yes, Myspace). This conversation is […]

What 'The Office' is Teaching Us About Church Online

by The Church.Digital: Ministry is weird. It essentially boils down to being all things to all people “for the sake of the gospel” so that we can win them to eternal life in Jesus Christ. That’s not a normal thing. Usually we’re told to be who we were created to […]

www.discipleship.org

2nd Main Stage Session Recap: Surrendering to Obedience-Based Disciple Making

by discipleship.org: In our second main stage session, we focused on what it means to follow King Jesus in obedience. Here are the five things we noted from the 2nd main stage speaker sessions: 1.  North American’s Have a Problem with Obedience. We value freedom as a culture, and we […]

Part Two: A Hub and Spoke Model to Create Digital Community for Small Groups and Sunday School

In part one of this article, we looked at four important criteria for creating digital community in your church, and gave some quick recommendations if you want to pursue a decentralized approach where you empower individual group leaders with one or more suggested platforms, provide coaching and training on those […]

www.newchurches.com

Redeeming Rural

Home > Blog > Redeeming Rural Redeeming Rural By Josh Laxton A couple weeks ago the Laxton house couldn’t agree on a movie for family movie night, so my wife clicked on Hoosiers. Now, a movie as old as Hoosiers certainly raised my children’s eyebrows—and even complaints—since they weren’t born […]

www.newchurches.com

Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace

Home > Blog > Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace Three Ways for the Church to Seek Peace By Josh Laxton The influence of Christianity upon Western society seemingly has become a past experiment. As the Enlightenment experience failed—failing to eliminate all societal ills and bring about a […]

www.leadnet.org

Churches and Instagram in 2020: Podcast 278

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson talk about developments and challenges in the world of social media in 2019 and new opportunities for churches and organizations at the start of 2020. Listen as they share their thoughts on different social media platforms they are looking to invest their […]

www.careynieuwhof.com

10 Ways the World Dramatically Changed in the 2010s

by Carey Nieuwhof: Time flies. And while you’re busy leading, the world is busy changing, again. While many of us remember 2010 like it was yesterday, it wasn’t yesterday. Things have changed, a lot. And we’re again on the verge of a fresh decade—the 2020s. In leadership, it’s critical to […]

www.leadnet.org

What Churches Can Learn from Kanye West: Podcast 275

by Leadership Network: In this podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson talk about Kanye West’s newest album “Jesus is King,” and his Sunday Services. Listen as Nils and Aaron share their thoughts on what churches can learn from the virality of his latest artistic project that has gained various opinions […]

www.careynieuwhof.com

5 Digital Shifts That Are Impacting Church Growth

This guest post is written by Angela Faith, Digital Strategist at one of our trusted partners, Pro WEBFIRE. Pro WEBFIRE spends every day on the edge of the digital space, and I’m excited to share what Angela and the team are learning. The ever increasing shifts in culture seem to […]