Live streaming, podcasting, providing worship services online…there are many different ways for churches today to offer online options for their congregations. What works for one church may not work for another, but there are a myriad of options available for churches interested in providing an online community, connections and resources to their members. Lake Pointe Church in Dallas is hosting the iMinistry Conference on October 14-16 and I will be attending this conference to learn more about options available for our Texas Baptist churches.
I visited with Nate Merrill, Internet campus pastor for Lake Pointe, last week; he shared a little bit about his experience launching an Internet Campus for their church and the value it has added. Here's our Q&A and details about the iMinistry Conference if you are interested in attending!
1. How long have you had an Internet Campus at Lake Pointe Church?
2. What benefits have you seen for your congregation through the Internet Campus?
3. How has your Internet Campus provided missional and evangelistic opportunities for Lake Pointe?
4. Many think that only large churches have the capacity to stream online. Is this true? Are there feasible options for smaller congregations?
5. How will the iMinistry Conference help empower local churches to engage online?
Nate loves to find new and innovative ways to share the story of Jesus Christ with others and to encourage believers to never stop growing in their faith. He began at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, TX in 2011 as the Internet Campus Pastor to launch their Internet Campus. He graduated from Dallas Seminary and has been on staff at churches in Texas and South Carolina. Nate tries to find any excuse to be outside by his grill and smoker. He and C.J. have three children - Hannah, Malachi & Elijah. To contact Nate: email@example.com, @thenatemerrill or Facebook.com/TheNateMerrill
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