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BETA39: Digital Discipleship - AFFINITY is the new VICINITY



Looking to take that next step in your digital ministry? Recognize that Digital Community is not located by physical boundaries, which leads to new guardrails defining Community. In many cases, for phygital/digital-only churches, AFFINITY is the new VICINITY.

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  • Exponential Regional, Equipping Labs Fall 2021: - "Physical & Digital Ministry" - Washington DC, San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Houston, Chicago
  • "Affinity is the New Vicinity." Dan Hackling, Digital Pastor, Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale
  • Community Lines are being redrawn, redefined
  • Matthew 22's "Love Your Neighbor as Yourself" has always meant more than the person next door.
  • "Neighbor" Physical & Digital Mindset
  • If "Affinity is the New Vicinity" we must -
    • 1. See social media as a mission field, and get out of the echo chamber.
    • 2. Relate to people who are similar to us, yet different.
    • 3. Recognize that discipleship/disciple-making can happen outside of the building.
    • 4. Be okay with seeds falling in thorny bush and rocky soil.
    • 5. Remember affinity does not replace vicinity... Online to Offline.
  • Crazy idea? Maybe. Revolutionize your church's disciple-making processes? Maybe.


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Love you all! Praying for your Churches and your Ministry Online.

Jeff Reed

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About Author

Jeff Reed
Jeff Reed

With about 20 years experience serving the church in the digital/technological realm, Jeff loves working with churches. As passionate about Discipleship as he is Technology, Jeff uses his passion to help Churches develop technology systems to bring people far from God closer to him. Oh, and he loves Digital Church & Church Online.

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