Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Video Preachers at Multi-Site Churches

Posted by Andy Naselli

Tullian Tchividjian:

Multi-site churches where the preacher is live at one site but videoed in at another location simultaneously seems to be all the rage right now. One Portland church planter, however, doesn’t think so. In a recent column on Leadership Journal’s Out of Ur blog, Bob Hyatt, founding Pastor of Evergreeen Community Church, wrote:

The celebrity church must die. And doing anything – like video venues – that prolongs its life, even in the name of the lost, runs counter to the best interests of the Church in all its expressions, big and small, and its mandate to see more people not only reached, but gifted, trained, and sent.

Regardless of what you may think of everything Bob says here, I think when it comes to the whole video preacher thing, he’s on to something.

Read the rest of his post here.