A while back I asked my friend DJ Chuang, Director of Leadership Community and Digital Initiatives at Leadership Network, to shoot a video for our Leading Multisite Social Network Community and talk about the recent movement of Internet Campuses. In this video DJ explains what an internet campuses is and some of the benefits of this new approach to ministry. While many still question the method it’s undeniable that it’s a growing trend and reaching people in this age of social media. Multi-site expert Jim Tomberlin speaking of the future of Internet Campus says, “It’s no longer just a megachurch phenomenon. Any tech-savvy, outreach-oriented church, regardless of size, can and will reach into cyberspace. 2010 will bring an explosion of Internet campuses” Scroll below the video for resources on Internet Campus ministry.
If you’re interested in learning more about Internet Campus Ministry here are a few resources you may find helpful:
- Chapter 6 of The Multisite Road Trip titled Internet Campuses – Virtual or Real or Reality. You can read this chapter free by CLICKING HERE. Also if you would like to win a free digital copy of this book post a comment on this post and we will put you in a drawing and I will announce the winner on Friday under this post.
- A Leadership Network webinar titled “A Closer Look at Internet Campuses” features presentations from Brandon Donaldson (LifeChurch.tv) and Brian Vasil (Flamingo Road Church). Watch the webinar video at http://vimeo.com/8020661 and refer to show notes at http://bit.ly/icwns
- Another webinar titled “Multi-Site Goes Digital: What’s happening with internet campuses” featured 4 churches: LifeChurch, McLean Bible, Northland, and Seacost. Watch the webinar video at http://vimeo.com/2457526
- Tony Morgan’s Blog Post Titled If It’s an Internet Campus is it Still Church? CLICK HERE
- Here is an interview with Troy Gramling, Lead Pastor at Flamingo Road Church in Flordia discussing their Internet Campus CLICK HERE.
- The Visual Studio – This organization can help you with every aspect of establishing an internet church campus, whether you’re looking for a turnkey solution or you simply need consulting to guide you through the myriad of choices and services available.
- Want to give an Internet Campus a try click on any of the following links to check out these churches Seacoast Church, McClean Bible Church, Flamingo Road Church, Lifechurch.tv , Saddleback Church, Faith Promise Church, Barefoot Church, Richmond Community Church, The Church at South Las Vegas, Liquid Church, Journey Church, Gateway Church, Pineridge Church, Abundant Life Church, and The Church at Chapel Hill to name a few.
What churches are you aware of that have an Internet Campus? Have you ever attended an Internet Campus service?