I work at a church, and I really enjoy reading what other churches do that is innovative. The guys up at Lifechurch.tv (in my old Oklahoma Stompin’ grounds!) are always pushing the envelope, and as far as I know were the first to have a virtual internet church campus (before you laugh, this thing is well-attended and they are hearing some amazing stories of life change, and you’re just jealous you didn’t think of it first). Anyway, there is a huge thing called Second Life, that essentially is a virtual planet (think: virtual reality) where people buy land, build houses, have their identity, etc, basically a second life (hence the name). Anyway, Lifechurch.tv bought 16 acres in there and built a virtual campus. Crazy envelope pushers! They are poised to reach all of these people. You can read all about it over at Craig Groeschel (senior pastor) and Bobby Gruenwald’s blog here.
It’s amazing how people will be so creative to reach others for Christ. I wish them well and wish I had thought of this first!!