Social Media Church features on this episode the back story of how LifeChurch.tv started its Internet Campus (now called Church Online). Brandon Donaldson shared the story on a November 2008 Leadership Network webinar, A Closer Look at Internet Campuses. Brandon started as LifeChurch.tv’s Internet Campus Pastor in 2005, launched it in April 2006, and continued in that role through mid-2011, when Alan George took on the role.
I’ve excerpted just the relevant portions from the webinar audio pertaining to LifeChurch.tv and included the Q&A relating to LifeChurch.tv. (The full webinar also had a presentation about Flamingo Road Church’s Internet Campus, now known as Potential Church.)
At the time of this episode’s publishing, there are less than 100 U.S. churches with Internet campuses. Hearing this back story can be most helpful for the other 300,000+ churches to develop their use of social media and the Internet to extend their ministries.
A Closer Look at Internet Campuses – watch video of entire webinar and webinar show notes
LifeChurch.tv ‘s Church Online now runs 51 online worship experiences every week, and has since launched its Church Online Platformfor free so your church can run its own online worship experience too
DJ Chuang’s List of Churches with Internet Campuses or Livestreams