Community Bible Church Introduces Innovative Program to Develop New Online Churches

[press release]


Free Online Church Leaders training platform provides step-by-step instructions to launch an online church, with a goal of reaching one million people each week by 2016

SAN ANTONIO – July 15, 2014 – In what is believed to be the first program of its kind to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, Community Bible Church (CBC) launched the free Online Church Leaders training platform today to support the creation of online churches. Anyone interested in participating can register at

CBC has partnered with a number of other churches across the country – including, Saddleback, Seacoast and Lake Pointe – to develop the 10-session online program:

  1. Building Your Platform
  2. Creating Your Content
  3. Attracting Your Crowd
  4. Engaging Your Audience
  5. Developing a Volunteer Team
  6. Following Up with Guests
  7. Communicating With Your Community
  8. Connecting People in Groups
  9. Online Giving
  10. Measure and Adjust

Organizers have a goal of helping to launch 500 online churches over the next two years, with each online church averaging at least 2,000 weekly attendees – adding up to one million participants worldwide each week.

The CBC’s own online church has been embraced worldwide, with an average weekly attendance of over 15,000 from more than 150 countries participating in online services.  The CBC online church is also extraordinarily popular on social media channels, with nearly 474,000 Facebook ‘likes’ and more than 18,100 followers of the online church Twitter page.

“Technology is a powerful way to deliver the Word of God and touch people worldwide. We want to help others learn from our experiences at CBC and easily access the information to launch their own online church,” CBC Innovation Pastor Nils Smith said. “Many assume that it takes a lot of time and money to launch an online church, but that is simply not the case. Step-by-step, Online Church Leaders illustrates just how easy it is to connect people around the world in real time. Together, we can expand ministry and encourage others on a global scale to live in peace with God.”

About Community Bible Church

Formed in May 1990, from day one the mission of the Community Bible Church (CBC) has been to reach people with the good news of salvation in Jesus’ name, to teach people how to live the Christian life according to the Bible, and to help people through the hard times in life. CBC gathers in large group celebrations for worship and in small groups for Bible study, fellowship, prayer, and ministry. Learn more at

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