It has been a year since I started joining YouTube—significantly investing time on putting out weekly content on social media, new technology, and leadership. In the past, I thought it was just a platform where people go to consume videos, but I realized there’s more to YouTube than that! Here are my key takeaways that might help you as you think about investing on the platform.
I can’t believe this day is finally here! I can’t believe the words I’m about to type! I can’t be more proud to say:
MY SISTER IS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!!!!!!!
To say that my sister, Becky, and I are close might be the understatement of the year. It’s hard to begin to describe the depth of our sibling relationship. The reality of the depth comes from the valleys that we’ve been through together. We endured broken relationships, painful losses, school challenges, and constant change. We navigated some hilarious phases like Jinco jeans (her) and Nike earrings (me). We journeyed through her countless surgeries that seemed to never end and both helped each other move more times than we could count. We even got arrested together (another story for another time)!
We had some great times along the way as well! Coolio, Montell Jordan and Garth Brooks on full blast in my high school 85 Blazer. Graduating college (eventually) and finding spouses...
I’ve worked in online ministry for more than a decade now. I’ve met so many incredible people along the way, but there is one leader that stands out more than any other. This leader impacted thousands of people’s lives online, but not in a surface way. This leader built deep and meaningful relationships with individuals all over the world impacting so many lives through the Internet. This person is likely not who you might expect to be pioneering online ministry.
Her name is Ruthi Crockett.
Ruthi is a widow in her 70s. I met Ruthi about 6 years ago at a ministry fair in the lobby of Community Bible Church. She was looking to connect with a different ministry, but our Online Church booth had no visitors. Ruthi is the friendliest person in the world and came over to meet us and learn what we were doing. As a former missionary with a global mindset Ruthi instantly was attracted to online ministry, but admitted that she wasn’t a techie. She said she had an iPad...
I’ve been dreaming about Virtual Reality Church for about 5 years now ever since the first time I tried on the Oculus Rift headset. So much so that when the .Church TLD opened up, the first domain that I bought was VirtualReality.Church as I was convinced that Virtual Reality Church was going to be a big part of the future.
Last night I had the privilege of attending my first Virtual Reality Church service led by my friend DJ Soto with VRChurch.com. To be honest, it wasn’t what I envisioned at all. It was much different.
You see, I dreamed of a physical church worship service being streamed out in 360 video so that it could feel like you were there.
What I experienced last night was much different. To be honest, it was so much more than I dreamed. What DJ has created is a church that fully exists in Virtual Reality.
Here’s what my experience was like:
I logged into the AltVR app after first creating an avatar and jumped into the VR Church event. When I...
LinkedIn is more than just a place to post your resume online. When used to its fullest potential, LinkedIn can help you grow and connect with others professionally and help you grow in your current career as well as your potential future career. In this video, I share 7 tips to maximize LinkedIn beyond the job hunt.
The Bible has shaped and impacted the world in countless ways throughout the years. It has impacted my life personally beyond words can describe. To even begin to describe the impact of this book seems impossible, but it’s my belief that Museum of the Bible has captured the impact of the Bible in the most tangible way possible.
I was privileged to attend a pre-launch event at the museum in Washington DC with my family and wanted to share my experience with you. I had a little help in this episode with our 5 year old who had the time of her life at the museum.