A church for today’s connected world
As the world moves away from attending church to
going to church online…
Studio Church is creating a strategy
to meet them there.
According to the Hartford Institute of Religion Research, less than 20% of people in America today are actually in church each week, and yet almost 100% of these same people, are online.
Although many churches post their Sunday services online, those services are mostly only viewed by people that attend that church.
Studio is going where no church has gone before!
Studio’s like no other online & local church service events will go where no church has gone before! Built from the ground up, Studio will use today’s Internet and digital technologies to bring together a team of people from around the world to create like no other church service events. Each Studio service will be unique, unpredictable, and filled with creative elements that are produced locally, and gathered from all over the world.
Introducing the world’s 1st crowdsourced church service event.
This new church will use the language of today (social media & multimedia) in its local and online services. Our monthly Community-wide Outreach Church Service is being designed to provide content for our online service AND to serve as a front door to the community where people who attend no church on Sunday, can be introduced to God’s amazing grace and love found in Jesus.
Studio will use the same communication style that the people we are trying to reach use every day. By using the language of today in our outreach services those we are trying to reach (people who do not attend any church on Sunday) will be able to better relate to the message helping them take their next step towards Christ.
Introducing the world’s 1st crowdsourced
community-wide outreach church service
Studio will leverage the power of the Internet and digital technologies to create a one-of-a-kind community-wide outreach church service that is truly – like no other!
Studio’s Community-wide Outreach Church Service church service will be different by design.
Studio is a unique church that combines two very unique outreach strategies to reach people who do not attend church.
1. Studio’s one of a kind Community-wide Outreach Church Service
Our ministry strategy includes creating online content & local events that’s relevant to today’s culture, and is produced by creative people from around the world. Studio’s Community-Wide Outreach Church Service event will be designed to serve as a front door to the community where new people who attend no church on Sunday, can be introduced to God’s amazing grace and love found in Jesus.
2. Studio’s Online Church Service
We will repurpose the content that we produce for our local community-wide church service to reach even more people online.
We believe when it comes to reaching our world today with God’s love, that we must combine online ministry with a local first bridge the growing church communication gap. The Church has the greatest message in the world (the Bible), but often it’s not communicated in a way that today’s culture can relate to. Those we are trying to reach must first be able to relate to our message, before they’re willing to have a relationship with us.
Studio’s strategy includes communicating to today’s
world in a way that they can relate to.
Testimonies, drama, humor, video, and lots more…
Reaching out to and engaging those online and in our community who do not attend any church requires that they first be able to relate to our message. When we understand the culture we’re trying to reach, and begin to communicate our message in a way they can relate to, they will not only follow us online, and attend our local events, but they will also share our message with others.
The vision of Studio includes creating a Community-Wide Church Service Event designed to serve as a front door to the community where new people who attend no church on Sunday can be introduced to God’s amazing grace and love found in Jesus!
Some of the Things That Makes Our Community Outreach Event Unique:
Studio’s community outreach events are designed to speak in the language of our culture so that people who have never attended a church, can relate to the message.
A bridge to the community
Studio’s monthly Community Outreach Event is designed to create a bridge to the community and serve as a front door to introducing new people to Jesus.
Helps people take their next spiritual step
Studio’s services will help people take their next spiritual step, no matter where they are with God.
Uses multimedia and the Creative Arts to ask open-ended questions
Our production goal is not to preach to people and answer all their questions, but to create compelling content that gets them thinking, and wanting to take the next step.
Content from all over the world
Studio’s like no other church services will include original content that we produce locally, and gather globally from all around the world. By utilizing the poser of the Internet and digital technologies to create our outreach events, Studio will go where no other church event has gone before.
But not just any video. Studio will create original video content that is produced locally and globally for our events.
Studio will write the original drama’s we use in our outreach events which will be a reflection of real life, and designed to help people see a reflection of their true selves, showing their need for a Savior.
* THE VIDEO BELOW is one that we produced to show one type of content that we’ll produce for online and for our monthly community outreach events (**Please note: This video is not shot in HD, is shot in reality-tv style, and is intended to show the heart of Studio, not the quality of the content that we will produce). This Scene From Real Life features a couple who had just recently almost divorced. It shows their authentic emotion to this recent event, and is truly a Scene From Real Life. This type of dramatic video will help us communicate God’s truths in a way that helps those watching see their true selves helping them see their need for a Savior.
LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD.
The Story Behind Our Story
Our aha moment occurred at Studio Church when we realized that in our community, like in most communities in America, something dramatic has changed. Not very long ago most families in America attended a local church. Now it’s estimated by the Hartford Institute of Religion Research that less than 20% of people in America are actually in church each week.
The startlingly simple question that motivates us
At Studio we’re motivated by this simple question: “If so many people are not attending any local church, then how do we as the Church introduce them to God’s amazing grace and love found in Jesus?” How do we as the Church, stay true to our mission to “Go into all the world” and reach these people that God so loves?
A The mission of Studio Church – is to take the church to them.
Our vision is bold and custom designed – for such a time as this.
About Barry Whitlow – Pastor, Studio Church
Over ten years ago God planted a vision deep within my heart. Although at that time the technology (or the man) was not yet ready to see this vision fulfilled, the time now is right. Our world has dramatically changed and Studio Church is not resisting that change, but embracing it in order to encourage Christians in their faith and reach new people with God’s amazing grace and love!
Along the way I’ve worked as a stuntman on movies, been a team member of a NASCAR pit crew, owned a seafood restaurant that served the world’s best calabash shrimp (at least I think so!), served churches as a pastor, have been a consultant helping churches use media and web technology to accomplish their mission. I cut my creative teeth and discovered the power of media as a communication tool while serving as media director at a large Colorado church, and am passionate about communicating God’s love ways that our culture can relate to and understand.
More importantly than anything I’ve done or accomplished, is I’m married to an amazing woman named Dana, and am one of the members of a family of eight that includes six amazing kids that I adore (final score: Girls-4, Boys-2).
To get to know me and Studio Church better, check out the social links listed below:
*The pictures to the right will give you a little insight into my personality, the craziness and fun of my home, all of which transfers into the culture of Studio Church.
Let’s Dream A Little Together…