Yesterday I posted about my first online church expereince and since then I’ve been thinking a lot about it. I really enjoyed my online experience and as I mentioned in that post, online/network/campus churches are not very common in Australia yet. I know of a few places that have a few different campuses but none of them are functioning as well as the ones in the USA seem to be.
It’s a new idea here in Australia so that’s one reason why I haven’t heard much about them. Another is that with Australia’s relatively small population and even smaller Christian demographic I think it would be quite hard to get people to cooperate in a network/campus style endeavour.
The whole idea makes a lot of sense to me, it seems smart to pool your resources in order to be as effective as possible in reaching others for Christ, discipling believers and sharing God’s love with those in our communities. Unfortunately history shows us that Christians don’t really like to work together all that much. We’re more interested in holding on to and building our little corners of the world, much to our detriment. The Gospel is for everyone, the whole world, and those of us entrusted to share that message are the very ones who keep it to ourselves and cant even share with fellow believers of different denominations… what kind of example is that? Alas I digress…
I’m really keen to explore this online/network/campus church idea, especailly in Australia. So this is a call out to all of you in the online world to help me out on my quest for knowledge 🙂
Here’s what I’d like to know from you:
Thanks everyone, I’m hoping to have a lot of comments to read