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Michael Beck on How Microchurch Works in the Metaverse

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The more we examine successful digital and metaverse churches, the more evidence we see that healthy expressions are more micro in size than mega, which really starts to ask the question: what would a microchurch look like in the metaverse? As highly relational as microchurch strategies are in physical neighborhoods, would that same philosophy work in Web3 technologies like virtual reality? Can your VR avatar be that relational?

Let’s bring into the conversation Michael Beck. Michael has been championing fresh expressions of church for years now, even launching a micro-expression of church in virtual reality. Living Room Church VR has been running in Microsoft’s AltSpaceVR platform for a while now, and has been having success building relationships with the people of the metaverse. Are these leading to opportunities to spread the gospel into the metaverse mission field? Are these ideas scalable? What does multiplication look like?

So. Many. Questions. So let’s get started on this conversation of how microchurch works in the metaverse, right here on Metaverse Church NEXT.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

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 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. Metaverse Church NEXT broadcasts Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Eastern.

Featured Guests

Michael Beck
Michael Beck
Director, Fresh Expressions

Featured Guests

Michael Beck
Michael Beck
Michael serves as the director of Fresh Expressions for the Florida UMC, director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Theological Seminary, and director of ReMissioning for Fresh Expressions US. Beck has a passion for helping laity and clergy plant new forms of church. In addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at several seminaries, he coaches, trains, and educates leaders internationally across a broad theological spectrum and has consulted with hundreds of churches, districts, denominations, networks, synods, and dioceses.

Host

Jeff Reed
In June 2000, Jeff led his first online Bible study, taking 75 people from around the world through the book of James using a text-based system called Ultimate BB. He was doing digital ministry way before it was cool. Founding THECHURCH.DIGITAL in 2018, Jeff’s passions have evolved into helping churches (and individuals too!) find their calling through digital discipleship, releasing people on digital mission, and planting multiplying digital churches. This pursuit will expand as Jeff (and others) create the DigitalChurch.Network, an organic, decentralized network for digital expressions of church, globally. Jeff also serves as the Director of Metaverse Church NEXT for Leadership Network, and works closely with Exponential and other globally facing, multiplication-friendly, gospel-centric organizations. Jeff married his high school sweetheart, Amy, and has two kids and a dog. They live in Miami, Florida.

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Free
  • Weekly LIVE shows with thought leaders, practitioners and authors
  • NEW Community Platform
  • Annual online summits and other special events
  • Participate in groups with other leaders

Plus

Annual
$ 170
  • Everything included in Basic
  • Live Q&A with presenters
  • 2022 Empowered Digital Access Pass ($99 value)
  • Four more Digital Access Passes during the year ($396 value)
  • Additional discounts and resources

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  • Everything included in Multipliers PLUS
  • Full archive of Digital Access Passes ($1850+ value)
  • Workshops with presenters
  • Create your own groups
  • 1 Ticket to EX Orlando 2023 or 2 Tickets to a 2022 Regional