20 Reasons Your Church Should Have Online Groups


Online community is real and growing. Learn how your church can embrace this cultural shift.

  1. Geography isn’t an issue.
  2. Free tools are available online (i.e. www.tokbox.com).
  3. Members can attend in their bathrobes.
  4. No disagreements about snacks (everyone brings their own).
  5. People tend to be honest more quickly in the online environment.
  6. It is NOT virtual community.  It is REAL!
  7. Perfect environment for accountability groups.
  8. Any church (regardless of size) can have online groups.
  9. Online groups are great for pastors who are reluctant to be in a group.
  10. Online is just another group “location.”  Homes, coffee shops, the church, online, etc.
  11. Free online group tip sheet is available.
  12. Easier to fit online groups into busy schedules.
  13. The online fields are ripe for the harvest!
  14. Hardly different from face-to-face groups.
  15. Perfect for stay-at-home moms.
  16. Business people can attend group from their offices.
  17. Great for people who can’t get out much.
  18. Viable group solution for churches in “bedroom communities.”
  19. Online is mainstream.
  20. Facebook and Twitter mission projects are FUN!  
Alan Danielson Alan Danielson is the Senior Pastor of New Life Bible Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Previously he served as Central Team Leader for LifeGroups at LifeChurch.tv in Edmond, OK, where he led over a thousand small groups on LifeChurch’s thirteen campuses in six different states. He then founded 3Threat.net to help leaders master three essential leadership skills: vision-casting, creating strategy and fostering relationships. Alan is a popular conference speaker and consults regularly with ministries and leaders on topics relating to small groups and leadership. Learn more from Alan at 3Threat.net.

More from Alan Danielson or visit Alan at http://www.3Threat.net

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