My comments are related to what I’ve learned from the book Bold by Peter Diamandis.
With the advent of social media the crowd model has emerged.
The crowd model was relatively evil, initially.
It was birthed and organized in social media.
The early crowds were used in flash mobs, protests, and riots.
Now the crowd is being leveraged for good.
What about the creation a crowd church within a community?
The church is notoriously known as being “ My local church minded”, isolated and competing with other churches in a community.
If the church is to remain relevant it must break out of this model.
The church can have a local church vision but must adopt that of the crowd church.
Enter web sites Kickstarter and Inidiegogo.
One submits products and projects with the potential that interested people will fund them.
What about crowd funding through the concept of the crowd church?
This is crowd funding for churches within a city, but as important, for the city itself through the crowd church.
According to Peter Diamandis there is 15 billion dollars in crowd funding.
By 2020 it will be 100 billion dollars.
What would occur in a community if the crowd church would fund more for it, than any other enterprise. Would revival break?
Exploiting the skills and giftings of the crowd instead of the one person.
The apostle Paul calls itthe ministry of the body of Christ versus a one man show.
The notion of having a huge prayer line where many wait for the “ ministers of the day” is dinasourish.
I am embarrassed to make people wait 45 minutes to get prayed for.
Is this unattractive to the church visitor?
Release your ministry team in full!
Let go of your ego.
If you are the main speaker and people still want you to pray that is fine.
But the same Holy Spirit which moves through you moves through the other ministers.
I’ve disagreed with brining in special speakers to do conferences while never tapping into the gifted ministers within the church body.
Any successful enterprise, except the church, raises those from within their ranks.
What about your special speakers be those who serve in your church?
It will make your church more dynamic.
The power of churches within a community collaborating together. This is not a onetime event for churches, but a way of life for a community.
As churches collaborate together the exponential power of collaboration explodes.
Churches can meet each other’s needs across a city.
The crowd church can meet the needs of the community far beyond any social program.
What would occur in a community if its needs were being met more by the crowd church than any other social entity?
Churches working together to create city wide events. Not just a onetime event, but a way of life.
What if events created by the crowd church impacted the community more than any other type of event?
Using the resources of the crowd. This is similar to open sources on the web.
This could come as bartering exchanges so that everything is free. What about the church providing crowd sourcing through the crowd church?
What is the impact?
This will lead churches within a community into exponential growth.
Exponential organization using social networks and automation.
Properly built and attractive communities which will impact the city.
To finally create a sophisticated church interface which a local community can tap into at any time and any place.
This is the power of exponential growth, exponential funding and exponential results through the crowd church.