Plain Joe Studios

The New EHS Website

After more than 6 months of hard work I am so excited to share the new Emotionally Healthy Spirituality website!  As always PlainJoe Studios hit it out of the park with exceptional design and user experience.  I could go on, but I will let the website speak for itself:

Old Site:

New Site:

Don't just look at the pictures!  Go to EmotionallyHealthy.org right now and check it out in it's entirety!  Also, if you haven't gotten a copy of Pete Scazzero's book Emotionally Healthy Leader go get your copy on Amazon today.

Life Without Limbs Announcement

I'm continually humbled by the doors God continues to open in ministry and the great leaders I'm privileged to serve alongside.  I cannot be more excited to announce that I have most recently come alongside Nick Vujicic and the ministry team at Life Without Limbs as a consultant and adviser. My primary focus as the WebPastor at Community Bible Church will not change and the leadership at my church has been so generous and flexible to allow me opportunities such as these to take my learnings from Online Church and use them to invest in other ministries as well.  I will be working with Life Without Limbs alongside my good friends at PlainJoe Studios and iGivings in development of a new website, launch of a mobile app, Social Media strategy, and all things Online Ministry.  I look forward to sharing with you my experiences in this role and all of my learnings along the way.

If you're not already familiar with Nick Vujicic and Life Without Limbs take a look at this video:

By the way, Nick just released his new book Unstoppable that recently made the New York Times bestseller list.  Get your copy now!

Looking Forward to 2013

As I look forward to 2013, there are so many things that I look forward to!  Here are the first that come to mind: - Launch of the CBC Mobile App with iGivings

- Release of Social Media Guide for Ministry with Group

- Development of CommunityBible.com with Plain Joe Studios

- Expansion of Online Church with WebMinistry Team at CBC

- Leading App Session at All Access Conference

- Online Ministry Development for Life Without Limbs

As I look at this list of things that I'm excited about, it is often who I am/will be working with that gets me excited as what I will be doing.  I feel so blessed about the people God has allowed me to work alongside and feel so privileged to not just work with some of the most qualified people, but all are incredibly godly leaders as well.  It's going to be a good year!  As I know I will learn so much through these new experiences, I cannot wait to share them with you all and learn from you as well.

Bring on 2013!

 

My New Job

A little more than 2 years ago I came on staff at Community Bible Church on a trial basis to launch CBC Online.  The "trial" quickly ended and the ministry grew faster than anyone could have imagined possible.  I also have had the privilege of serving as the Interim Young Adult Pastor for about a year as well which was a great opportunity working alongside Chris Emmitt and Phil Vega with Two42. One of the exciting things about working at CBC is that things are always changing and you're never really able to get too comfortable with what you're doing.  About two weeks ago I was offered a new opportunity at CBC to join the Executive Team and expand my role becoming the WebPastor.  This is an exciting new role to really expand what I was doing with CBC Online (now Online Church) creating a seamless approach to everything we do as a church online.

I of course accepted and we began moving forward with our new web strategy.  We will be partnering with Plain Joe Studios tapping into their expertise when it comes to strategy, design, and development.  They will begin building our core web presence at CommunityBible.com and helping to provide a seamless flow from that site to all other online platforms including Social Networks, Online Church, and the development of a mobile App.

Speaking of a mobile app, we have also entered into an agreement with iGivings in the development of the first CBC App.  This is an exciting partnership to work with the great people at iGivings and develop a mobile app with incredible functionality for users on the go or while they sit in church.  We have looked at many mobile app possibilities over the past two years, but the situation was never right and immediately after connecting with iGivings it was a natural fit to partner with their great team of developers expanding our ministry to a native mobile app.

I can't be more excited about this new opportunity and the privilege that I have to lead these new ministry efforts at CBC.  I'm humbled to be trusted with such a task and honored to serve such a great church under such great leadership.  I will look forward to sharing with you our learnings as we take our next steps and see where God leads us in the coming months and years.