How your Church can benefit from Life.Church’s Open

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Back in 1997 when Tom first got into ministry there were plenty of resources available for ministers. However, all of them costed money. That really handicapped Tom and a bunch of smaller churches that couldn’t afford all these wonderful, yet expensive tools to help.

Well, back in 2006, Life.Church decided to take a different approach to providing resources to churches and ministers.  They decided to GIVE IT AWAY…for FREE! All of it!

That is why Tom brings in 3 of Life.Church’s Open Resources team to share about what is happening.  So, in today’s episode, Tom talks to Greg Gackle, Brandon Donaldson and Charlie LaTurno will talk about:

  • Their specific background and how they got started in Life.Church
  • What is Open?
  • How your ministry can use Open
  • What are some new features that the guys are most excited about.

As Brandon said, Life.Church believes in the big “C” in Church and helping all churches reach as many people for Christ.  It’s an amazing and humbling approach to take. And we are all grateful for their generosity.

What do you think?  Have you ever used Open Resources? What did you like most about it? How are you using it for your ministry? Share your experiences below or on social media using #ymsidekick so we can all learn from each other.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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