What's in this session?
- What is church online? (11:26)
- How is church online different from live streaming? (15:41)
- Launching your own online church campus (21:00)
- Moving from online to offline (24:40)
- Launching small groups through online church (28:56)
- The Biblical basis for church online (35:59)
- Can small churches leverage an online campus? (39:04)
- How Saddleback does communion online (44:00)
Show notes and resources
- Follow Jay on Twitter
- Haley Veturis on the Pro Church Podcast (session 47)
- Listen to my interview on Carey Nieuwhof’s Leadership Podcast
- The Social Media Church Podcast
- Brady joins the Social Media Church Podcast on episode 87
3 Instant Takeaways
- Get people from online to offline. One way to do this in a low-key, personal way is to move people from tracking with your church online to starting a small group in their home. Curricula, online courses and groups create a low-barrier way to move people toward hosting their own house group.
- Church online is just outreach like the Apostle Paul’s. Saddleback has a large online church presence but always thinks of it, not as numbers, but as funnelling down to small groups and then to individuals. It’s truly a Biblical model.
- Small churches can set aside a small budget for Google ads. Ads can target your geographic area on Google. People may turn a blind eye to your marquee but when they are online in their own homes they may see an ad for your church’s online content – meaning they don’t have to commit to coming to your building.
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