Seacoast Church

Leading App Session at the 2013 All Access Conference

I can't be more excited to share with you that I have been invited to lead an App Session at this year's All Access Conference at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida April 15-18, 2013.  Hosted by ARC (Association of Related Churches), All Access is one of the most affordable and exciting conferences in the country with a dynamic lineup of communicators!  Take a look at some of the featured speakers:

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Here's a Description of the App Session I will be leading:

Social Media for Ministry

Want to learn how to maximize Social Media for Ministry?  Nils has led the efforts at Community Bible Church reaching over 12,000 people each week from more than 150 different countries at their Online Church Campus as well as growing their Facebook community to over 200,000 fans.  Learn more about how your ministry can maximize these new online tools to further the ministry that God has called you to.  

Here's a video highlighting this exciting event:

All Access 2013 Teaser from ARC on Vimeo.

I hope to see you there!

Join the coversation on Twitter with the Hashtag #AllAccess2013

iMinistry 2012 Notes

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I had a great time this past week at the iMinistry Conference at Lakepointe Church in Rockwall, TX.  I was honored to participate in several panel discussions alongside some incredible ministry leaders from around the country.  Here are my notes from several of the sessions:

Seth Farrior

- The internet is a tool

- The secret to "success" is intentionality.

- End goal is to get them connected in a physical church community.

- Online Campus experiences turnover every 6 months... and okay with that.

 

Guidelines to success:

1)   Be humble

2)   Be bold

3)   Be who God created you to be

 

"Our strengths are nothing more than how God chooses to use us for His Kingdom."

 

Small Groups

- Nate- 2 different kinds of small groups: chat based (after services), Adobe Connect (face to face)

- Jan- 7 Online Groups, all different.  Facebook Groups,

- a LifeGroup that just meets as a Facebook Group

- 2 sermon based studies

- Google + hangouts

- Content is a great challenge

- one content possibility: RightNow Media

- Lecture base online kills it... quickly! - Nate

- Just because you get a no doesn't mean it will always be a no.

- chatzy- chat room program used for LifeGroups

 

Volunteers

- Identify volunteers by monitoring the chat and various Social Media tools- Oscar

- Best volunteers come from Online

- Use Zoom to connect with volunteers

- Best volunteers are not always techy IT people

- Jason Morris- incorporate the value of "fun"

- "slide ruler" - interactive slides

- "chat artist" - host

- "prayer ninja" - prayer warrior

- "twitter sniper" -

- "experience captain" - oversees the entire experience and team

- What someone else is doing in their context, may not work in yours. - Jan Touchberry

- Set up area in lobby for volunteers so physical campus can see online campus.

- Question: What are you doing to invest in your leaders?

 

Learn to be sensitive the the Spirit and listen to your volunteers.  2 ears, 1 mouth, use in the proportion. - Oscar

- Help people to tell their story.

- freeconferencecall.com for volunteer meetings

- Pray for volunteers

- Have job descriptions written on paper

 

 

Measuring Success

How do you count?

- LifeChurch.tv- counts unique visitors

- Westside Family- uniques

- Seacoast- time on site/video length (7 minutes)

 

track as much as possible: unique visits, return visits, time on page, where people come from, giving...

 

LifeChurch.tv Campus tier

Tier 1- new campus not self supporting

Tier 2- self supporting

Tier 3- giving back and supporting new campuses

 

Bring in, Build Up, Train, Send Out- LifeChurch.tv Discipleship Process

Seeker, Believer, Follower, Leader- Westside Discipleship Process

 

Giving Options

- Service U

- Secure Give

 

Share your story and people will follow that vision

 

 

Alan George Interview

- Ministry is not something we do, but who we are.  Cannot compartmentalize ministry.

- How many staff for Church Online? 6 looking for 7

- Use scrum to interface with staff

- Always ask what can I do to break through the next barrier?

- Not about thinking outside of the box, but thinking within restraints.

- Is your model scalable?

- Church Online Roadshow- visiting each campus promoting Church Online and recruiting volunteers

- What's Next?  Church working together to lead the way with technology and innovation

 

Priorities:

1)   Invest in Staff Team

2)   Analytics

3)   Communication

iMinistry 2012 Conference

I'm excited to share with you about this exciting Conference that I'm honored to be a part of on October 10-11, 2012 in Rockwall, TX.  It is actually less of a conference and more of a conversation about the Online Church.  We will discuss things like building a volunteer team online, small groups online, analytics/defining wins, and so much more.

You will hear from ministry leaders from CBC Online as well as LifeChurch.tv, Seacoast, Lakepointe, and many others.  This is an exciting opportunity that I know you will want to be a part of!

Some other great news is that the conference is only $99!  This means that it's affordable for not just you, but your whole team!  I hope you won't wait to sign up for this exciting event, I would love to meet you there!

Here's the link: http://iministry2012.com, go sign up now!  Can you tell that I'm excited about this event?

I also want to thank our good friends at Media Social for sponsoring this event and helping to make it so affordable for everyone to attend.