Is Cyberchurch Church Really Church?
Air Date April 27, 2013
Does worshipping on the web really count as church? This Saturday on Up For Debate
, Julie Roys will discuss cyberchurches, a form of church some predict will one day account for one-third of all church attendance! Joining Julie will be web pastor Nils Smith; and researcher, blogger and author Ed Stetzer. That's this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate
Ed Stetzer is the president of LifeWay Research, a prolific author and well-known conference and seminar leader. He has planted, revitalized and pastored several churches. Ed is currently the lead pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., and author of the book Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations.
Nils Smith is the innovation/Web pastor at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduated from Rockbridge Seminary with a Masters in Ministry Leadership. Nils has 10 years experience in full-time ministry and recently released his first book, Social Media Guide for Ministry through Group Publishing.
Julie Roys has become a trusted voice of biblical wisdom on Moody Radio, earning an audience through her weekly commentaries and appearances on The Morning Ride. Julie came to Moody Radio in 2007, after taking a 13-year hiatus from broadcasting to raise her children and serve in youth ministry. Prior to that, Julie worked as a TV news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Indiana and as a newswriter for WGN-TV and Fox News in Chicago.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.