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LNP2 – NEXT in the Metaverse Church

Series: Virtual Reality & the Church

August 4, 2022

Leadership Network Podcast | Episode 2

Guest: Jason Poling – Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Church
Host: Jeff Reed – Metaverse Church NEXT Director

Jason Poling was probably the first pastor in America to pastor a physical \church as well as a church in the metaverse. As Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Yuba City, Jason felt the tensions that small churches face. Through the leading of some of his elders and key volunteers, tried virtual reality, and several months later launched a church in the metaverse.

What is it like to pastor people in the metaverse? Is it different than physical? What types of people are you meeting in the metaverse? Does metaverse replace or even compete with physical church? These are the types of questions we’ll get into.

To be honest there aren’t that many lead pastors of both physical and metaverse churches. Let’s take a moment here and learn some lessons on what the metaverse church can look like.

Metaverse Church NEXT

Explore and understand the future of the metaverse church. We’ll examine aspects of the Meta mission field, the Church in the Metaverse, even what discipleship and multiplication can look like in the Metaverse. Through the interviews hosted on the Metaverse Church NEXT we’ll address the technical, theological, and tactical approaches that churches are wrestling with today in virtual reality, augmented reality, and even innovation in general. 

To learn more at Leadership Network, visit leadnet.org and for more conversations on Metaverse Church NEXT click here.

To watch the conversation, visit https://multiplication.org/event/leadership-network-metaverse-church-next/

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