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The Western Church Needs A New Evangelism Strategy: 5 Promising Options

This post is written by Dillon Smith, a Gen Z team member at Carey Nieuwhof Communications. By Dillon Smith Even before the pandemic struck, the western church has been filling fewer and fewer stadiums over the last few decades. As Gordon Macdonald talked about in this interview, the days of Billy […]

The Church is Going Digital, and Venture Capitalists are Noticing

By The Church.Digital: Last week, Bloomberg.com published an article about venture funding backing religious apps. The article starts out; “COVID-19 has upended the traditional Sunday service, taking sermons from the pulpit to the screen. It’s sparking a long overdue digital awakening for churches across the country and investors are taking notice.” Even […]

PODCAST 102: Essential Ecclesiology Enabling Digital Church Planting

by The Church.Digital: We’ve talked a lot here about the idea of multiplying church, which can be difficult to understand sometimes since the idea of multiplication is so, well, rare in the US church world. Even pre-2020, we’re lucky if we’re growing, most likely we’re flatlining, or even trending down. […]

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3 Shocking Statistics That Show How Quickly, Radically (and Permanently?) Church Is Changing in 2020

By Carey Nieuwhof: When you’re in the middle of a disruption, it’s hard to know exactly what’s changing, let alone how deeply or permanently things are changing. As 2020 soon draws to a close, there are three numbers that, at least for me, show how quickly, radically and perhaps permanently […]

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Now That You’re Online Far More: How to Handle the Critics, Trolls and Weirdness

By Carey Nieuwhof: Ready or not, both you and your church are online more than ever before. You’re streaming your services live and posting clips and videos on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. Handling the tech is one thing, but a question many don’t think of is how to handle […]

Ideas and strategies for church guests in the "New Normal".

  by Greg Curtis: It’s a humbling experience to be speaking alongside thought leaders of this caliber. I am so excited about this conference and the help it will give to all of us who strive to serve and connect guests….and it’s coming in just a few weeks from now! […]

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CNLP 372: Pat Gelsinger and Scott Beck on the Future Church, How to Connect with the People Watching Your Church Online and Why So Many Church Leaders Resist Tech

by Carey Nieuwhof: Silicon Valley titan Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMWare and former CTO of Intel, and Scott Beck, who scaled Blockbuster Video, Boston Market, Einstein Brothers Bagels and Ancestry.com, and is the Founder of Gloo, talk about how the future church can use technology to reach people and […]

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Beyond Vanity Metrics and Algorithms: 5 Online Benchmarks Churches Should Start Measuring

by Carey Nieuwhof: How do you measure what happened at church last weekend? How do you know that you’re actually making progress? If the goal is to turn online views into real relationships and actual discipleship, any idea what to look for to know if that’s actually transpiring? The super-inflated […]

PODCAST 098: Patrick Holden & The Potential Simplicity of Online Church

by The Church.Digital: Episode 97 was incredible! We did a deep dive into Creative Online Services with lead creative Craig Dockery at Crossroads Church. Incredible conversation, but man, Crossroads has a ton of resources and staffing to make their incredibly creative worship services happen. Most churches today don’t have large […]