Coming to the Exponential Orlando Conference in March? We've got some incredible Digital and Metaverse Courses lined up that you will want to be a part of. Not coming to Expo? Sorry, but it's sold out and you missed your chance!
Jeff will be hosting/facilitating all breakout sessions, and will be selling/autographing paperback copies of his books VR & The Metaverse Church: How God is Moving in This Virtual, Yet Quite Real, Reality as well as Sharing Jesus Online: Helping Everyday Believers Become Digital and Metaverse Missionaries.
Attendees to the conference will have an incredible pre-conference track dedicated to digital ministry, an in-conference track focused on innovations for the church within the Metaverse, a networking breakfast to connect with other digital- and metaverse- pastors, planters and practitioners, and a Metaverse Lab allowing hands-on access to virtual reality, blockchain & crypto, artificial intelligence, and even gaming This will be an incredible, unforgettable experience.
Thanks to Leadership network for sponsoring THESE Tracks. Get More information on Leadnet's Digital and metaverse initiatives and learning communities at the conference, or check out http://leadnet.org
LN's Digital Pre-Conference Track
Mark Lutz, LUX Digital Church/YOURCHURCH.DIGITAL
Monday, March 6, 1pm
Planting a Church with Only a Web Address
The coming generations do not understand the online world in the way that we do. They don't use it as a tool, they live there. The online world is full of people that will never step through the doors of a physical church for dozens of reasons. So, how do you reach someone that would rather go to hell than come to your church building? You have to start a church that's not limited by your street address. It's time for the church to truly inhabit a web address.
Jason Moore, Author - Both/And
Monday March 6, 2pm Eastern
BOTH/AND: Why Hybrid Worship Must Continue
With so many churches jumping onboard the hybrid train in 2020, and others making dramatic shifts in this space, some churches have begun to wind down, let go dormant, or have considered stopping the online portion of their worship altogether. We are living in a “Great Commission” moment, and rather than retreating to the ways of the past, we must iterate into an exciting and fruitful future in the church. In this talk, we’ll explore 12 reasons to double down on hybrid, tactics to take it to the next level and talk about how to create participatory worship where people both online and in-person feel like they’re the primary audience. Now is the time to renew, and re-engage your passion for BOTH/AND worship!
Anne Bosarge, The Chapel Online/YOURCHURCH.DIGITAL
Monday, March 6, 3pm Eastern
Digital Discipleship: A Powerful Strategy for Making Disciples
What? For far too long, the church has been Sunday-centric in its mission, making disciples with a static strategy of gathering at a specific time in a specific place to grow in faith. With the busy pace of life today, that strategy is no longer effective as the church's sole disciple-making method. Learn how an intentional digital discipleship strategy can extend and expand your disciple-making influence throughout the week and beyond your borders! Digital is right where people are, right when they need it.
Tyler Sansom, Church Anywhere
Monday, March 6, 4pm
Church Anywhere: How Your Church can Use Digital to Start a Movement
Church online is essentially just online content, right? But the church is more than consuming a product. What would it look like if our ONLINE content could influence our OFFLINE world? This is the heart behind Church Anywhere. Tyler Sansom, Lead Pastor of Church Anywhere, leads a medium sized physical church in blue collar Corydon, IN, but through his digital expression of church is discipling people in multiple states, starting microlocations in missional areas around town and around the nation... oh, and he's baptized over 200 people in 2022. Come learn how digital can help your church's missional purpose and help you start movements.
Dr. John Harris, Hearts Like His/YOURCHURCH.DIGITAL
Tuesday, March 7, 8am
B.L.E.S.S.: Digital Evangelism for Everyday Believers
It's true. The internet is a horrible place. But, it doesn't have to be. Join Dr. John and Jeff Reed as they talk about their new book: SHARING JESUS ONLINE: Helping Everyday Believers Become Digital and Metaverse Missionaries and learn how you can be a digital missionary and reclaim the internet for the Kingdom.
Tuesday, March 7, 9:15am
How Asynchronous Communities will change the way we lead churches.
We talk about the other 167 hours all the time, but in a fast paced world where Sunday is always coming, church leaders very rarely have the ability to make sure that their faith community is being discipled throughout the week. But what if there was a way to engage your community that was easily scalable and less drag on your bank account than costly campaigns? Asynchronous Communities are your answer, and they are going to change the way we lead our churches. Find out what they are, why they are the next strategic advantage for faith communities, and how to successfully launch them here.
Jeff Reed, THECHURCH.DIGITAL, Digital Church Network
Tuesday, March 7, 10:30am
What Exactly Is the Metaverse, and Why Should My Church Care?
Hopefully your church understands how digital ministry can multiply in your church, but how could your church be using the Metaverse? Let's back up a second. What is the Metaverse? Step into this breakout session with Jeff and get a basic overview of Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, DAOs, Augmented Reality and more.
LN's METAVERSE IN-Conference track
Stuart McPherson, Lakeland Church VR
Tuesday, March 7, 2:30pm
Turning Doubt Into Belief: When Things Get Real in Virtual Reality
The popularity of the Metaverse is on the rise and it’s here to stay! As church leaders, we can either scoff at it, doubting the Churches place in it, or we can embrace the opportunity to plunder hell and populate heaven all around the world through a headset. At the end of the day, the virtual person that stands before you, is a real person, with a real story, with a real need for Jesus.
THECHURCH.DIGITAL & Digital Church Network Present: BREAKFAST!
Wednesday, March 8, 7:30AM
Grab some coffee and bagels, and hang out with digital and metaverse pastors, planters and practitioners. We'll be in First Baptist Orlando's Online Video studio. Meet some new friends, and learn how to become FAMILY. No agenda other than networking with people with ideas. Come and go as desired.
Jason Dukes, TRON/THEDECENTCO.IO
Wednesday, March 8, 8:45am
Do Christ and Crypto Mix? AKA Can Believers Use the Blockchain?
In this historic moment of what may be a 2nd Renaissance as well as the beginning of a decentralized, blockchain tech version of a 2nd Industrial Revolution, how will the Church engage? Wasn’t Jesus decentralized in His thinking anyway? Isn’t Crypto the mark of the beast, though? But what if it’s a gift for those who live sent?
HANDS ON LABS
Metaverse LAB! Be Hands On with VR, Blockchain/Crypto, Gaming, and even Artificial Intelligence - Hosted by Leadership Network
Time to get your hands (virtually) dirty? Never tried Virtual Reality? Clueless about Cryptocurrencies? Want to actually meet Artificial Intelligence? Come have lunch with us and literally put on the virtual reality headset, or create your own virtual wallet and even get your first NFT! Let's discover how AI can help your church, and how video games can help you missionally. Come experience firsthand the realness of the Metaverse. Purchase your lunch in the courtyard and bring it to this session!
Featuring Jeff Reed, Stunami (Stuart McPherson), Jate Earhart, Jason Dukes, Kenny Jahng, Mark Lutz, Bubba Stallcup, and more...
Jate Earhart, JateLIVE
Wednesday, March 8, 2:30pm
How to Evangelize & Make Disciples, While Doing Anything
Most people treat evangelism and discipleship as things to do, rather than lifestyles to apply to everything. Jate speaks from his experience doing this in an online setting (where he feels called), but will also speak to how this shift in thinking works in-person as well.
Joey Santos, Church in a Bar/YOURCHURCH.DIGITAL
Thursday, March 9, 8:45am
Being the Church Where the People Are: Church in a Bar & Unique Expressions of Church
For the church to meet people where they are is not a new concept. But rather than being organic about it, what if your church was quite intentional? This is the heart behind Christ Church's taking of their online church experience and turning it into a Church in a Bar. Learn the story of how every week bar people come to do church, to be the church, in unorthodox ways at the bar. Discover how your church can be the church not just in Sunday morning, but what it looks like to be the Church in a Bar Monday - Saturday as well. Come find new ways your local church can expand and grow in local (or even digital) communities.
It's going to be quite a busy conference, but we're looking forward to seeing you at the Exponential Orlando 2023 Conference.
Is your church looking to develop a digital discipleship strategy to help your church thrive, grow, and even multiply? Jeff & THECHURCH.DIGITAL team has developed a process to help your church rediscover its digital why, grounded in disciple-making, digitally! For more information, check out http://yourchurch.digital