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Join me! Live Church Online Events in England & Ireland

LifeChurch.tv Church Online events in England & Ireland June 2013

LifeChurch.tv Church Online events in England & Ireland June 2013

Willow Creek UK & Ireland is partnering with Lifechurch.tv for a special regional event. As Lifechurch.tv’s Church Online Community Pastor, I am honored to share about the global reach of Church Online and how a partnership might play a part in local church mission in the UK. 

Come and join with other leaders in your region and explore the opportunities that a partnership with Church Online presents. You will be inspired by what you hear!

June 3 Stafford, England
June 4 Scunthorpe, England
June 5 London, England (SW11 1EJ)
June 6 Bracknell, England
June 7 Bangor, N. Ireland

For more specific details on the events in June, check out http://willowuki.eventbrite.co.uk/.

What is Church Online?

As long as there is even one soul hurting, Church Online will be a place to encounter God and people who care through:

Global Reach. Church Online reaches people who live in countries without the freedom to worship Christ, people who don’t live near a LifeChurch.tv campus, military families stationed abroad, those searching for answers online, and millions more. In 2012, 4.8 million unique visitors in more than 220 countries and territories attended Church Online at LifeChurch.tv.

Shared Experience. There are more than 50 experience times at Church Online that share worship, a community pastor, and a powerful message delivered by Pastor Craig Groeschel just like at a LifeChurch.tv location.

Real Community. Church Online at LifeChurch.tv is a community of people all over the world experiencing God and connecting with one another like never before in history. People from all walks of life experience church together in real-time including live chat and one-on-one prayer with a passionate volunteer.

Changed Lives. You can change the life of someone you know who lives far from a your physical location or isn’t quite ready to walk through the doors. Invite someone you know to attend a Church Online at LifeChurch.tv service at live.lifechurch.tv.

Join the Team. By accepting people where they are with love, incredible life change happens every week. That’s only possible because of the hundreds of volunteers with a passion to serve. This is your chance to be a global missionary in a digital world. Details at http://churchonline.lifechurch.tv/volunteer/.

What Happens When Your Dream’s Bigger Than You?

Here’s a true statement that most of us believe:

GOD’S DREAMS FOR YOUR LIFE > YOU

Here’s a true statement that most of us believe but don’t live out:

GOD’S STRENGTH + YOU = SUPERNATURAL RESULTS

This map is a visual example to me of the statement above.

 (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

In March of this year I was praying to connect to a few church leaders around the world who are as passionate about global evangelism as I am.  On April 1 I published “The Art of Online Ministry” as a means of helping people who began asking me questions about launching online churches.  Now we’re partnering with one or more teams in each country that has a blue pinpoint on the map above.  Today we have over 200 partners with whom we’re sharing content, resources, and/or equipment.

The funny thing is, my dream keeps growing and changing as I live it out.  No matter where you live, I am eager to help you.  Check out our community page to have questions answered by other online ministers, apply to receive equipment, or download my ebook or some of our partner resources at BlueDoor.tv.

Imagine what God will do in your life when you begin living out the dreams He gives you that are greater than your current strength and influence can accomplish! 

Dana

PS – Those blue dots on the map above are due to God’s work and the help of some of my great friends.  I’m also part of Dream Year with Ben Arment – check it out!

 

Meet our Partner in Ethiopia!

I have been praying and planning to visit the US this October.

The objectives of my trip to the USA are:

  • To learn from leaders in different strategies in Orlando and Dallas Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Meet Dana Byers and learn from her experience on Church Online (we are in process of launching one online church in Ethiopia by 2012)
  • connect with churches and individuals for ministry partnerships in different states
God has given me opportunity to serve in the Southern and Eastern Africa Virtually Led Movement strategy in Campus Crusade for Christ. I use the Internet, cellphone and other media tools for ministry.  For the last 3 years since I joined on staff, I have seen God’s hand working on my life and via this ministry God is changing many lives.
I am inviting you to give for this leadership development and experience sharing trip to the US. I am left with total amount of $700.
To contribute online go to http://bit.ly/nTcC2F.

Thank you,
Miheret Tilahun

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Please consider assisting Miheret in his travel expenses.  Our family looks forward to hosting him in our home next month!


Dana

Norwegian Church Online

I know you guys love seeing the innovations of BlueDoor.tv partners in non-English speaking countries.  It’s a personal blessing to our team to provide free resources to churches in dozens of countries via BlueDoor.tv with your much-needed assistance.

Have a look at our partner Per’s online church promotional video!

 

Internettkirken iKirken.no kommer 5. september. Her er en kort reklamefilm du kan bruke på nettsiden din eller i din menighet.

If you’d like to learn more about church online in Norway, visit their experience page.

Donate to BlueDoor.tv to help us provide resources to more churches in non-English speaking countries.

Dana

Striving’s Overrated: Finances

This week I want to discuss the temptation to strive in every area of our lives.

God’s added over 150 new partners in more than 40 different countries to the BlueDoor.tv family in the past 2 months. It’s incredible! What’s interesting to me is that as interest has increased, donations to run the non-profit’s expanding programs have not. I’ve regularly posted opportunities for people to donate to our cause of sharing the Gospel online in many languages with little response. As our need grew (and my energy faded) last month, I sensed God telling me to take a break. So while I drastically cut back my hours, God led people to give and provided precisely the amount of money we needed this month without one single phone call, email, or tweet asking for help.

Striving can lead to strife. What will you let go of today so that God may provide?

A Dream Come True

I’m still emotional about having witnessed Wednesday night’s launch of Spanish Church Online in Bolivia.  My Blue Door partners Carlos Alberto and Esteban did a top-quality, excellent job leading the experience from production to ministry.

The chat was busy and comprised of people from 8 different countries, the worship music was incredible, and the message was powerful.  The Gospel was clearly shared, and at the end of the hour, 16 people committed their lives to Christ.

I am speechless.  This is fruit born of a dream that began as a tiny seed planted in my heart on the balcony of a hotel room in Guatemala City in 2007.  May people everywhere hear God’s word in their native languages when they seek Him online.

This is only the beginning, friends.  Thank you for donating to bring about eternal change.

Dana

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-22 NIV

 

This will make you happy.

I receive weekly and monthly reports from the BlueDoor.tv partners we’ve provided funding to around the world.  Imagine my joy to read yesterday’s report from Kosciol Online in Poland:

They’ve had a record 2403 unique visitors in the month of May, just 15 months after launching.

They sent Bibles, books, and worship CDs to new believers in these cities: Bielsk Podlaski, Rabka, Stalowa Wola, Szlichtyngowa, Krakow, Gdańsk.

Let’s face it – you probably couldn’t find these cities on a map.  But God can.  And He cares deeply for each person who received one of these kits after taking a chance by seeking to learn more about Him online.

AMEN!

Dana

 

$10 x 75 people = Spanish Church Streaming Online

Blue Door (my non-profit organization) is thrilled to be launching online churches in Bolivia and Guatemala this month!  We will provide streaming fees for these churches to get started, which are $750 for one year.

WHAT?

  • 75 people donate $10 each
  • Re-tweet or Facebook share this post to invite others to help

HOW?

  • If you make your $10 donation here, you’ll receive the 10 Tips to Building Your Church’s Facebook Community PDF that Mary Beth Stockdale and I wrote!
  • If you’re not interested in the PDF, you may make your donation here.

WHY?

  • The Gospel will be shared online in Spanish starting this month, and our partners will minister to lost and hurting people.
  • Your $10 will directly provide the framework for global evangelism to happen.

Thank you!
Dana

Sign up: Online Ministry Consultation!

…Introducing the first-ever Online Ministry Intensive!  I’m thrilled to invite you to participate in training and discussions led by me and attended by churches in various stages of online  ministry.  Here’s what this program offers:

  • 4×1-hour conference calls (first 4 Tuesdays in May at 12pm EST) with me and other participating churches to discuss volunteers, training, evangelism, discipleship, local gatherings, and more
  • Connection to other churches in various phases of online ministry to learn from and share experiences with
  • 1 personalized consultation call with me to your team to discuss your current online ministry efforts and next steps

(The pioneers who attend the May session will also receive never-before-seen training interviews I recorded with online  ministry experts regarding Facebook, volunteers, video scripts, and online prayer – a $99 value.)

What’s the catch?  Only 10 churches can participate!  Don’t wait!

Participation is $500.  REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/ff66WK

I can’t wait to help you and your team take your ministry to the next level.  Your $500 investment in the advancement of God’s Kingdom through your local church will help Blue Door train and equip churches in non-English speaking countries.
Dana

Need a Church Online Platform…NOW?

As mentioned in my ebook, ChurchOnline.org is a fantastic free option that’s currently  in the development stages.  If you have interest, be sure to sign up for an update when the platform becomes available.

For those of you who will be ready to launch an online church in the next few months, here are two paid options you have to consider:

8BIT’s Live Theme

Media Social (Thanks to BlueDoor.tv partner Nils of Community Bible Church in Texas, USA for sharing this with me!)

For more detailed information on how to launch an online church, download my free ebook!

Dana

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