Welcome to “episode zero” of the Grow Your Church Show. This is that boring show where you learn a little about the host, what inspired the show, and what to expect. With that in mind:
I’m the host. I’m 44 and I attend the Community Baptist Church of Tallmadge. I’m interested in growing my church, so that is one of the reasons I started it. I also think that a podcast can be a great way that Christians can have a “water cooler” to share ideas of that is and is not working at your church.
Same Message – Different Formats
I was at amazon.com and I saw where you can get the movie “Gone with the Wind” in the following formats:
1. The sound track
2. As a VHS tape
3. As a DVD
4. As a special 4 DVD package
5. As a 70th Anniversary edition on Blue Ray.
It’s the same movie, but its in different formats. Why? Because some people like VHS, some people like a DVD. So the company behind Gone with the Wind is delivering it in the formats that people want.
Likewise, one of the thoughts behind the “Grow Your Church” show is that the gospel of Jesus Christ will never change. However, we need to deliver it in formats that people want to consume it. This may be via podcast, via email, via contemporary service, via traditional service. It’s all the same message in different formats.
I hope you help us by sharing what is working (or not working) via email, phone, or by commenting on this blog, or by participating in our forums. If you don’t feel like doing any of those, I ask you to pray for this podcast. My goal is to harness the power of the Internet so we can all work together to further the message of Christ.