Moving Beyond The Church Service Business: TheChurch.Digital Podcast with Craig Whitney

Jul 9, 2020

ow do you start a church movement? Sure, there’s probably different ways we can answer that question. If we looked at Christ’s example, well, he started with 12 guys. Not a massive movement. He started with individuals and took three years to groom, grow, and disciple them. (Interestingly, one of them tried to kill Jesus, which just goes to show how difficult disciple-making actually is!)

When we look at our churches today, do we see organizations who are capable of multiplication? Do we see disciple-making happening in our organizations? What would a movement look like that started with individuals and grew… are we better off abandoning our services? What role should our services play?

These are just some of the questions we’re wrestling with here on The Church Digital Podcast.


Stadia is getting ready to launch another round of their Phygital Learning Communities. Almost 70 churches right now are learning how to THRIVE, GROW, and MULTIPLY. We want to help your church learn how physical and digital can work together to achieve your mission and vision, meanwhile letting your Church, Online, be authentically you. Phygital Learning Communities are starting soon. Check out https://stadiachurchplanting.org/phygital for more information.

On the Show:

Craig Whitney, Stadia’s Vice President of Planter Development

Emily Diaz, Stadia Project Manager

With about 20 years experience serving the church in the digital/technological realm, Jeff loves working with churches. As passionate about Discipleship as he is Technology, Jeff uses his passion to help Churches develop technology systems to bring people far from God closer to him. Oh, and he loves Digital Church & Church Online.

Jeff Reed

Director of Digital Church Planting, Stadia