We want to think that real, cutting edge ministry involves a MacBook Pro, hipster styles, multiple services with more volunteers than we can use, a high stool with a backrest, candles on the platform, communion bread from Israel, (or at least the Jewish bakery down the street!) a YouTube channel, a website, a blog, Twitter, Instagram, an iPhone, multiple Facebook accounts for each ministry, an iPad that wirelessly shoots your Keynote presentation to the ceiling mounted 18,000 lumens projector, an iPad Mini for the office, and 18 twenty-something staff members that run all the technology!
Oh, I forgot to mention the 35K blog subscribers, 137 people getting baptized every weekend in the outdoor patio baptismal, 114K Twitter followers, 28K Podcast listeners, and 9,000 attenders to the 14 different weekend worship services on three different sites. Oh yeah Baby. Now, that's REAL ministry!
On this week's 200churches Podcast, Episode 13, we have as our guest Chris Nye, the High School Pastor at Wiliamette Christian Church in West Linn, Oregon. If you haven't yet read his Leadership Journal article titled The New Televangelists, go back and read it here, then listen to the Podcast and check out Chris' blog, and this video of Chris in action at his church! (my favorite quote from the video is "runt of the litter"!)
You can email Chris Nye here.
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