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Closing My Time with Resurrection Online

Yesterday, I led a workshop at Leadership Institute – Worship Online: What We’ve Learned in Three Years. Having transitioned my job responsibility to serve as Associate Pastor at Resurrection West on August 15, this was my final official role with Resurrection Online. You can see the presentation here: I felt great about the presentation. I […]

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Can I become a member of Resurrection if I worship online?

Another question that I receive as Pastor of Resurrection Online is this: Can I become a member of Resurrection if I worship online? My hope is that Resurrection Online will be a tool for people to become more engaged in their faith and not less engaged. If someone is connected with a local church I […]

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Resurrection Online: Extension or Campus?

One of the questions that people ask about Resurrection Online is this: Is Resurrection Online one of the regional campuses of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection or is it an online extension of Resurrection? In some ways it is both. There are people who are primarily connected at one of Resurrection‘s physical locations […]

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Resurrection Online Story from NBC Action News

I was glad to be able to share the story of Resurrection Online with Beth and Brandon from NBC Action News yesterday morning. They put together a great story. You can find the entire story at and see the segment that played on the 5:00 PM news. Will you please share the story with […]

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10-11-30 Resurrection Online Update

I am looking forward to the next few weeks at Resurrection Online. In two weeks we are going to be launching a refresh of the Resurrection Online web and mobile page at This will allow you to register your attendance and give without opening a new window. It will also position us to begin […]

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My Workspace at Resurrection

I enjoy keeping a clean workspace. This is where I spend a good deal of my time hacking away at Resurrection Online.

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10-11-15 Resurrection Online Update

This week, I put together some roles for serving with Resurrection Online. I am excited about the potential here. Find out more at Resurrection Online Mission + Service. Here is the text from the site: Resurrection Online is looking for people to be part of building a Christian community online where non religious and nominally […]


Resurrection Online Update for 2 Nov 2010

On the last Resurrection Online Update, I asked for you response about guidance for next steps for Resurrection Online. I want to share with you some of the next steps. In the months ahead, I will work to create the highest quality online experience with the best possible connection and follow up with you and […]

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Resurrection Online’s Five Year Plan

I was inspired by Craig Groeschel‘s post, The Death of the Five-Year Plan. “Instead of planning for specific buildings, campuses, staff roles, and outreach, I’m planning to be prepared for opportunities that I can’t name today. We are creating margin and planning to respond quickly to ideas that we don’t yet have. Speed, agility, flexibility, […]

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Class Meetings at Resurrection Online

I have been inspired by Kevin Watson’s series of posts about the Methodist Class Meeting. It was part of what made the Methodist movement powerful. I have hoped to use the following series of posts as a guide for leading class meetings when I am the lead pastor at a church one day. The Methodist […]

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Scaling Up Resurrection Online

Resurrection Online has experienced 38% growth in year-to-date average weekly worship attendance over last year. This is really exciting and has also lead to some challenges. We are looking at how to continue to provide the best possible experience for those that worship online, offer opportunities to grow, give and serve as well as launching […]

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A Sincere Thank You

It was a great blessing to work with Bill Gepford this summer at Resurrection Online ( Today he is headed back to seminary at Perkins School of Theology. This summer, Bill pioneered online marketing, built community online each week, equipped simulcast worship locations and launched additional worship times throughout the week. Most of all, I […]