Announcement: Consultant for Hire

2010 is a brand new season for my work life. I am now working as a freelance consultant, aka independent contractor.
new season
In addition to being available for short-term projects, I’ve just started working with Worship Leader Magazine and its media group [cf. press release]; I will continue to work with Leadership Network, where I’d been joyfully employed for 3 years; and, I’ll stay involved with L2 Foundation, where I’ve served for 9 years.

Here’s an overview for what I’m available for hire ::

  1. strategist for web & social media
    multi-channel approach to effectively connect with your audience, using blog, twitter, facebook, podcast, videos, webinars, and more
  2. facilitator for collaboration & strategic planning
    developing tactics for maximizing opportunities & overcoming challenges
  3. training and speaking on topics specifically designed for your context, including: church, ministry, technology, and collaboration

I am located in Aliso Viejo, California, between Irvine and San Juan Capistrano. Let’s connect by phone or your preferred mode of communication, so we can discuss how I may be of service to you and/or your organization.

The following describe the parameters of my best skills and experiences:

my ideal projects: short-term projects 2-6 weeks in duration; 1-3 days for an on-site event

location: Southern California, or anywhere there is Internet connectivity

seminar topics prepared to go:

  • using the internet / social media
  • ministering with next gen Asian Americans
  • multi-site churches: one church in multiple locations
  • church and culture
  • fierce conversations training seminars: team collaboration, coaching, delegation, confrontation [pending certification]

strengths: innovative & unconventional solutions, collaborative & conversational approach, empowerment through training, active usage of internet technologies

ideal clients: small to medium business, non-profits, individuals e.g. personal branding. (A majority of my experiences is/are within the non-profit as well as the church world.)



[ News Release : January 14, 2010 | Worship Leader Media ]

DJ CHUANG JOINS WORSHIP LEADER MAGAZINE AS NETWORK DEVELOPER

Worship Leader magazine is pleased to announce that DJ Chuang will join the company as Network Developer. He will contribute to Worship Leader’s efforts to inform our leadership community of over 35,000 subscribers—reaching well over 150,000 congregations in North America —regarding new media resources and their use in the service of worship.

Chuang has been at the forefront of spearheading network communications, software development, Web strategies, and multi-site church growth and administration with Christian nonprofits such as Leadership Network and the American Bible Society.

“I am excited to welcome DJ,” say’s Chuck Fromm, publisher of Worship Leader magazine. “We have been dedicating significant editorial space to the discussion of the digital revolution, Christian networks, and the lead-worshiper’s role in participatory culture—the major trend set off by new media. Whether singing a hymn in the sanctuary or engaging in community prayer via the Internet, participation is a core practice and value of the worship community,” relays Fromm. “Through the digital production and distribution of music, worship leaders have been at the forefront as early adopters of new media. They have discovered through Facebook, MySpace, Ning sites, Twitter, and a variety of blogs how these technologies can be managed to engage with God and each other. Because of his deep theoretical and practical knowledge, DJ is an important contributor to that mix.”

Daniele Kimes, Worship Leader’s VP of Sales & Marketing weighs in saying, “New and mobile media are changing Church communications by the micro-second (digital minute). We are using every tool possible to serve our advertisers and those who are part of our training network of Worship Leader magazine, Song Discovery, National Worship Leader and SD Conferences, and webinars.”

DJ Chuang who brings an impressive history in the Christian nonprofit world to his role at Worship Leader says, “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to bring my work and life experiences together to serve a growing and thriving media ministry. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the team and anticipate a great working relationship.”

Chuang worked at L2 Foundation (developing next generation Asian American leaders), at Leadership Network (as Director of Digital Initiatives) and The American Bible Society (in software development and Internet donor development). In addition to his work with Worship Leader Media, he currently serves as Leadership Community Director for Multi-Site Churches at Leadership Network. Having served as a pastor for five years and with both a degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he is a perfect fit for Worship Leader Media, merging media savvy and theological practice and application.

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18 Responses

  1. Charles Lee says:

    Proud of you friend! 🙂

    I hope this endeavor takes off is 2010! You’re a gift to us all. Blessings on you. Let me know if I can be of any help.

  2. Johnny Laird says:

    Exciting times ahead DJ!

    Hope this will be the start of a really amazing time in your life.

    Keep walking the way of Jesus.

    Grace & peace

    J

  3. Kenny J says:

    2010 should be a great year for those ministries that now have access to your insights and strategic vision. Hope that your positive and constructive approaches take hold in the people and organizations you touch this year!

  4. djchuang says:

    Thanks for all the kind words in these comments and tweets! Your referrals are welcomed too 🙂

    Of course, this post was an announcement to get my status update out. It’s not quite packaged as a marketing piece for a more customer-centric solution perspective, nor a menu of services from which you can pick from a la carte and customize. That’ll be forthcoming.

  5. Lon says:

    Wow, just catching up on this… all the mentoring questions in your previous posts all make sense now! all the best.

  6. djchuang says:

    @Lon, thanks for the comment. Actually, I am not looking to be paid for mentoring, I’m really just keenly interested in the topic. (Among many topics — my interests are quit eclectic.) Mentors have been a very valuable part in my life, and I’m looking for ways to extend that in both offline and online ways.

  7. Matt McGill says:

    WOW!! very cool, DJ. I know from personal experience that you have lots to offer!

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