Have you ever started a building project only to realize that you don’t have all the tools or equipment necessary to do the job? The best place to begin to look for help is from someone who has already successfully built something similar.
Is your church considering launching an Internet Campus? Looking for some answers from seasoned veterans in online ministry? Then it’s critical you stop by Tony Steward’s blog for the Internet Campus “Starter Kit” today! Tony is the Online Community Pastor for LifeChurch.tv. There’s a great discussion including some uber-practical questions, comments and answers to things you may be wondering about. Also a step-by-step plan on how to get started. Join the discussion now.
Just as there are many ministry models and programmatic methods in the Church today, they way that church can be conducted online has many possibilities. That said, most people when they ask the question, “How do we start an internet campus?” are asking it from the angle of a new program (or program extension) they are considering launching. Honestly that is a great starting point, but the reality of the internet is that it is both a broadcasting channel and a gathering point. And as churches start Internet Campuses people will come for the broadcast and stay for the community. If a church just pushes their video and is never present and accessible virtually to the people who gather, they act rude and self-centered without even knowing it.