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EP262: Exponential and the Gaming Church



The Exponential 2023 Global Conference wrapped up last week in Orlando. This year, 5000+ Church Planters and Multiplication-friendly people gathered at First Baptist Orlando to pray, seek God, and learn. Leadership Network offered a Digital and a Metaverse track. And, as much fun as teaching hundreds on the power of digital discipleship…as much fun as networking with global organizations talking about the power of a digital church…the most fun I had was seeing Exponential through the eyes of some gamers.
I stayed in a low end AirBNB with eight gamers, most of which were new to the idea of Exponential. And seeing their response to the conference, and to the ideology, was invigorating.
So why not do a podcast on it? I was so wrapped up doing conference stuff I didn’t have time to do this interview, but I’ve got Mark Lutz from Lux Digital Church doing this interview directly from Expo Orlando. Let’s talk about the conference and let’s talk about collaboration…and let’s find out what’s next for the Gamer Church, on this episode of The Church Digital Podcast.


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Host: Mark Lutz
Founding Pastor of Lux Digital Church
Twitch // TikTok // Instagram // Discord // YouTube

ABOUT Mark Lutz

Mark is the lead and founding pastor of Lux Digital Church.  He lives in and has pastored outside of Pittsburgh, PA since 2010 and in March of 2021 he and his family decided to start an entirely online church in the gaming community.  He has two daughters named Brooklyn and Aria and spends most of his free time gaming and spending time with his family.  Mark is passionate about reaching people that would rather go to Hell than come to church and he believes that many of them can only be reached through the screen that's in front of them for hours every day.

Guest: Bubba Stallcup
CEO, President, Founder of Love Thy Nerd
Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // Website

ABOUT Bubba Stallcup

Bubba Stallcup is the CEO, President and Founder of Love Thy Nerd: a qualifying 501(c)3 ministry dedicated to being the love of Jesus to Nerds and Nerd Culture. Prior to his transition to a full-time Nerd Culture Missionary, he served for 12 years as a full-time church staff member in multiple roles including Youth Pastor and Technology Director. With roughly a decade of experience in Nerd Culture Ministry, he uses his gifts, talents, and the things that he has learned along the way to better help people love and serve their nerdy neighbors. You can learn more about what he and Love Thy Nerd do at



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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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