church innovation

KENS News Report about CBC's new Roku and Mobile App

I'm honored that KENS 5 News chose to do a story on our new Roku channel and Mobile app at CBC.  I hope you will take a minute to watch:

Click here to to see the full story.

The New CommunityBible.com

CommunityBible.com
CommunityBible.com

I am so excited to share with you the new CommunityBible.com!  This has been a work in progress for some time and I'm so proud of the team at CBC and our developers at PlainJoe Studios who designed and built this new site.  We restructured the navigation/flow of our site a year ago and our goals moving forward were to "clean up" the homepage and increase the visibility of the Search feature.  PlainJoe accomplished these goals and much more!  What do you think?

Virtual Book Tour now available On-Demand starting this week!

Social Media Guide for Ministry
Social Media Guide for Ministry

A little more than 2 months ago I released my first book, Social Media Guide for Ministry.  It has been such a blessing to hear so many stories from ministry leaders who have been encouraged by the book and implementing the principles discussed.  In releasing the book we held a Virtual Book Tour and I'm excited to now share the videos from this tour with you to watch whenever you want with whoever you want.  I pray these training videos will be a blessing to you and the ministry that you lead.  Check back here at NilsSmith.com every day this week as a new video will be released daily over the next 5 days.

Church Innovate Conference

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My title at CBC recently changed again and definitely my favorite yet: Innovation Pastor.  Just days after making this change I was contacted by my friends at Leadership Network to participate in their upcoming online conference: Church Innovate.

Here is a description of the event:

The church is constant changing.  Leadership Network works with hundreds of churches all over the United States and Canada.  In the course of that work, we've identified three major areas of ministry that are changing rapidly... three main areas of church innovation that are re-shaping the church as we know it... before our very eyes.

On Tuesday, May 14, you'll hear from the innovators that are at the front edge of these ministry trends.  Over the course of three hours, you'll hear what's working, and what these individual leaders and ministries are doing to develop new ways of reaching their communities and churches with the message of Jesus.

We'll concentrate our time together on three main church innovations and what we're learning: generocity, multisite ministry, and leadership development.

Scheduled speakers include Mark Batterson, Booby Gruenwald, Toby Slough, Gunnar Johnson, Craig Groeschel, Larry Osborne, Gary Vet, Jeff Jones, and many others!

We invite you to join us for FREE!  All you need to do is RSVP!

I'm extremely excited and honored to join these incredible innovators and with Leadership Network for this online event.  I hope you will set aside 3 hours in your day on Tuesday, May 14th for this FREE and exciting event.

Click here to RSVP now or Comment if you have any questions.

Peter McGowan and Think International

So it's not a big secret that I'm a big fan of Peter McGowan and Plain Joe Studios as well as the guys with Think International. Think International just released a series of videos with Peter McGowan from their Creative Leadership Tour and I couldn't be more excited to share them with you. Here is my favorite and below are links to several of the other videos in the series: