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Category: Online Church

Opportunities During this Disruptive Time

by Jeff Reed: With church buildings closing and thousands of churches frantically broadcasting their Sunday services online for the first time in hopes of giving people an option, I have to wonder. Why? I mean, if we’re going to do a big production in the building on Sunday, I get […]

Thinking Outside of the Box with Your Livestream

by Jeff Reed: I realized something was up today when I saw many of my friends from seminary post their church’s livestream for the very first time. I didn’t realize what a groundbreaking thing video was because I have a lot of friends in the church online and digital ministry […]

PODCAST 052: Coronavirus & Preparing for Emergencies

by Jeff Reed: Whether coronavirus is a legitimate fear or not is not the topic of conversation here. Fact is, we face all sorts of city-wide emergencies on a regular basis. Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Bitter Cold… Institutional churches face challenges like this on a regular basis in situations that prevent […]

PODCAST 051: Ed Stetzer & Defining a Successful Church

by Jeff Reed: What makes a successful Digital Church? Church Online? Church overall? What is it? I’ll tell you what it’s not: our Sunday morning attendance numbers… yet this is where many of our analytics (and attention, for that matter) stop. A quote from Ed Stetzer years ago has always […]

3 Implications of Church Decline

by Jeff Reed: I meet with a mentor twice a month. This fall, one of us brought news to each meeting of a church that had closed, merged, etc. These were all types of churches. Some churches had  800-1000 just 10 years ago; others had 400-500 and multiple staff members. […]

PODCAST 050: Biblical Function of a Digital-Only Church, Part 1

by Jeff Reed: Can a digital-only expression of church hold up to the Biblical standard of a church? This is the question that we, here at The Church Digital and Stadia Church Planting, are wrestling with. Can you create community online? Sure! Can you worship? Of course! Can you pray digitally? […]

Dreaming of A Digital Church

By Jeff Reed: Exciting news for Church Online fans out there. I (Jeff) have accepted a role with Stadia Church Planting as Director of Digital Church Plants. For Stadia & The Church Digital, we’re defining a “digital church” as a church that plants/launches/starts virtually with an option to maybe one […]

How Are We Going to Replace the Steeples?

by Jeff Reed: It occurred to me the other day that churches, for the most part, don’t have steeples anymore. Well, some do. Ironically, the church where my family and I currently attend and serve does have a steeple. It’s an older historical church building in the heart of Coral […]

5 Social Media Posts That Your Church Should Be Sharing

by Jeff Reed: Creating meaningful social media posts for your church can feel like such a daunting task, but being intentional and taking the time to plan your content will create a much more meaningful experience for your audience! What is God Up To – “Publish his glorious deeds among […]

PODCAST 044: Jate Earhart & Constructing a Digital Church

by Jeff Reed: This Episode of The Church Digital Podcast may challenge some established norms. If so, that’s cool. They probably need to be challenged. A small, but growing number of physical churches are finally seeing that community can be created in virtual spaces, and now more than ever churches […]