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EP272 Stuart McPherson & Planting a Metaverse Church



According to Pushpay’s "2023 State of Church Tech Report ," 25% of American churches are looking to plant a church in the metaverse. So, doing a learning community on planting a virtual reality church should be a no brainer!

So that's what we did. Partnering with Leadership Network, DCN is doing a learning community helping churches like yours explore virtual reality, even helping churches go on mission trips into virtual reality. 

For the podcast here we’ve got Stuart McPherson, metaverse pastor from Lakeland Church, who is co-leading the learning community with Jeff. Come learn about the community we’re creating, and see how churches like yours can fit into the metaverse learning community, or the digital learning community.

Season 5 of The Church Digital Podcast is well underway. Come dive in and learn how your church can go “to the next level” in 2023. Start here!


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Host: Jeff Reed
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Guest: Stuart McPherson
VR Campus Pastor, Lakeland Community Church
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Stuart McPherson is the VR Campus pastor at Lakeland Community Church in Lake Geneva, WI. He has been in ministry for 10 years doing everything from youth to adult ministry, and now digital ministry. Stuart is not your traditional pastor, he has tattoos and piercing but Loves Jesus a ton! Others would say he is crazy about his family, CrossFit, and the Church.

Additionally, Stuart also is the host of the “Stu on This” Podcast and Co-host of the “Life in Rhythm” Podcast and Co-host of "Metaverse Church" Podcast.

Stuart describes himself as a straight shooter and has three main Loves in his life 1. Jesus, 2. His Family and 3. Chips and Salsa. Stuart believes that any restaurant that serves chips and salsa should give the table two baskets. One for the table and one just for him. You can find out more about Stuart at



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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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