Reaching The Online Generation

An Initiative of CityTeam Ministries

Developing a Three Dimensional Understanding of Online and Offline Community

Imagine a cube.  Imagine that there was a dot on each side of the cube.  Now, draw a line through the cube connecting each dot with the dot directly opposite.  You should end up with three lines which intersect within the cube.  Whether you realized it or not, you just demonstrated one idea of how [...]

Reaching Communities of Women in the Adult Industry with the Gospel

Yesterday afternoon I glanced over to Twhirl on my laptop.  One of my filters pulled a tweet that caught my attention.  It said something to the effect of, “I dream about hurting my mother almost every night.”  It sounded serious, so I decided to follow the tweet back to its source. 
As it turns out, this [...]

Using Twitter to Develop an Online Listening (and Action) Plan for Your Ministry

Matt Dickman, in his post ‘You Suck at Listening!‘  talks about the need for organizations to develop an online listening plan.  He also talks about the need for companies not to just listen, but come up with processes to act on what they hear.  He’s right.
While Matt focuses his attention on marketing and social media, [...]

Answering @Human3rror – Identifying and Understanding Online Communities

John (a.k.a. @Human3rror) left a great question in response to my last post.  I thought I’d post my answer, because it is a little more detailed than a reply.  First, here is John’s comment:
John (Human3rror)
February 5th, 2009 @ 9:26 am edit
not sure i agree with you here dude. i think the platform conversation needs to be [...]

Five ‘Ah-Ha’ Moments When it Comes to Online Community

Reaching lost communities online is my call and my passion, so I talk about reaching the Online Generation whenever I get a chance.  I’ve noticed five ‘ah-ha’ moments for people from all walks of life as I talk about what I do and the huge need for Christians to engage people online in spiritual discussions.
Communities [...]

Discovering What The Bible Says About Online Church, or Just Church Period!

As part of this post, I issued a challenge for a Bible study to answer the question, “Is online church really church?”  A couple of people said they’d like to join me in a study to read through the Bible this year and identify four things:

What are the Metaphors for Church (Word-pictures like ‘Body of [...]

Is The Online Church Really ‘Church?’

I, for one, am so tired of this question.  Usually, it comes from people who don’t really want to answer the question.  Usually, it comes from people who want to defend the expression of church they are most comfortable with.
Usually, but not always.  But more often than not.
When ‘online church folk’ respond, they are always [...]

The Long Tail of Leadership

(This post represents an emerging idea, at least for me.  I decided to go ahead and throw it out there to get some feedback.  I look forward to the conversations. I don’t want to imply in any way that I’ve talked with Chris, Kevin, or Seth.  I’ve just read their stuff and it has me [...]

1 Chronicles 16 and the Online Church

1 Chronicle 16 lays out, almost in bulleted format, many of the functions of church.  As we think through what online churches look like, I think we have to consider what online churches will do and talk about how they will do these critical functions of church.
Here is 1 Chronicles 16:7-36.  After the text, you [...]

Developing an Online Church Planting Strategy - Part 2

Once we go through a passage and make obedience statements, we have to figure out what they mean within the context of the community we want to reach.  Since we are talking about online church planting, we are going to have to figure out how to obey the passage within an online context.  We did [...]

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    Who is God?' was one of the top three sentences googled in 2007, according to Google Zeitgeist. According to Alexa, the top two religious websites are Muslim, with BibleGateway coming in at a close third. The Online Generation is spiritual. They are seeking. And the church is the last place they would go to find spiritual fulfillment. This site is dedicated to those walking with The Online Generation and living lives of obedience to all the commands of Jesus Christ.
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