church planting in the internet age

By July 25, 2005General

One of the pleasant surprises about planting a new church has been the effectiveness of making contacts online. LifePoint has had over 80 people come to one of our gatherings; nearly half of them have been the result of an online contact. The primary source has been craigslist.org … a treasure of a website. Besides generating great leads, I’ve used craigslist to give away a riding lawn mower …

There have been other effective sites as well, including MySpace and the San Diego Reader online.

The people who troll many of these sites are the very types of people we are trying to reach. It’s a natural fit.