Category Archives: Technology

www.Alltop.com – Check it out!!!

www.alltop.com

This is an amazing new resource. It is called Alltop and it was designed by Guy Kawasaki and others. It basically collaborates top stories and blog sites. 

They recently just added a church section. Check it out today!

Team IML

IML Pick: “You Version” from Lifechurch.tv

 

 

www.youversion.com

This is probably one of the most amazing, innovative resources that Lifechurch has given away. “You Version” is the Holy Bible, New and Old Testament online with tons of features. It is also available in many translations as well. Recently it has become fully integrated with the IPhone 3G. 

Again it is completely free, so check it out today. 

www.youversion.com

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IML Pick: Lifechurch.tv

www.lifechurch.tv

Lifechurch.tv is by far one of the most Innovative Churches in the country. As recognized in Outreach Magazine as the Most Innovative Church in the Country, it is amazing of all they have done in the last few years. Over the next few days, we would like to focus on some key focus areas of what they do to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Besides what they are doing at their own churches, they are serving and helping thousands of Churches across the world.

Lifechurch.tv is one church in Multiple Locations. They have campuses in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, New York, Arizona, and more are coming up all over the country. Each campus has a Campus Pastor, Worship Leader, and depending on size, a kid’s Pastor’s, plus other staff positions. Instead of growing as one large Mega Church, they have used the concept of multiple services at each location. As the campus grows larger, they eventually plant another campus in the general area. At each campus the Worship is live, with an entire Worship Team, that plays an Innovative approach to Worship Music. Most of the songs played are from artists in our Innovative Worship Leader list we posted a few weeks ago. 

The Lead Pastor of Lifechurch.tv, is Craig Groeschel, based out of Oklahoma. We at Innovative Ministry Leader position Craig as one of the most Innovative, Real pastors in the World. Each week Craig is filmed live in Oklahoma, and then broadcasted by satellite to other campuses. Craig’s vision is simple, that it is to lead a church that consistently leads people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. His heart for reaching the lost is unending. All of his sermons are given away for free which we will talk about later. Craig wants to see churches united, and become one, so that more people will encounter God. Later this week we will talk about the following things Lifechurch.tv is doing to achieve this. 

Internet Campus

One Prayer

Open Network

You Version

Missions

In the mean time, visit www.lifechurch.tv to learn more.

Team IML

Collide Magazine Review

One resource we have been extremely excited for over the last few months is Collide Magazine. (www.collidemagazine.com) 

Collide Magazine takes information and content for where Media and the Church Converge. It focuses on many articles of creative insight, and using Visual Media and Technology to reach God’s People.

The first attribute is the up to date artwork that it presents. Two thumbs up to the graphic design team that designs for Collide Magazine. As you open the magazine you stumble upon one of their first sections call “Feedback.” This is where readers talk about things they like and don’t like about the Magazine. Collide always keeps an equal balance and responds to all of the feedback. The next section is “Upfront” which features many reviews of cool new gadgets, websites and other resources. 

As you read through the magazine there are many inspiring articles from Tim Stevens, Matthew Paul Turner, Mark Steele, and many more. They also cover many reviews on Technology and Media products which is the core of the magazine. At the end of the magazine they usually cover a Church in the “Church Spotlight.” They will highlight the Innovative approach of churches around the country and how they are reaching people through Visual Media and other means of technology. At the end of every issue they have a “To Do List,” which is actually a great idea. It focuses on things from the Collide Team that they want you to take away. 

The advertising in the magazine is fresh as well. Most of all the products are great resources for the Church to use, when it comes to reaching the lost. All of us at IML, strongly recommend Collide for your Ministry, for creative insight, and ideas.

Team IML

ALSO be sure to check out an event they are doing this summer called Echo. http://www.echoconference.com