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EP234 - Michael Beck & The Rural, Digital Church

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RURAL CHURCHES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH TECHNOLOGY...

Is there an opportunity to do something different? Enter Michael Beck, one of the loudest voices in America towards fresh expressions. Michael is releasing a new book “Fresh Expressions of the Rural Church” where Michael and co-author Tyler Kleeberger discuss innovative ideas surrounding the Rural Church.

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF DIGITAL IN A RURAL CHURCH?

What is the role of digital in a rural church? Is it possible to use the scalability of digital in simpler environments? How can digital discipleship complement what’s happening in physical space? Let’s find out on this episode of The Church Digital Podcast.


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Host: Jeff Reed
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Guest: Michael Beck
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ABOUT MICHAEL BECK

"Rev. Dr. Michael Beck is a pastor, professor, and author. He is a spiritual guide who helps people heal, love, and unleash imagination to create better lives, organizations, and communities. Michael and his wife Jill are co-pastors of Wildwood UMC in Wildwood, Florida, St. Marks UMC in Ocala, Florida, and a network of 13 fresh expressions led by laity that gather in tattoo parlors, dog parks, burrito joints, and digital spaces including Living Room Church VR. They direct an inpatient rehab center, a shelter for those experiencing homelessness, and an anti-racism movement.

Beck serves as the director of Fresh Expressions for the Florida UMC, director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Theological Seminary, and director of ReMissioning for Fresh Expressions US. Beck has a passion for helping laity and clergy plant new forms of church. In addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at several seminaries, he coaches, trains, and educates leaders internationally across a broad theological spectrum and has consulted with hundreds of churches, districts, denominations, networks, synods, and dioceses.

Beck earned a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Semiotics and Future Studies at Portland Seminary with his mentor Leonard Sweet. He’s the author of eight books and is considered a global thought leader in the missional church movement."

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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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