Paul Steinbrueck

posted on January 20, 2011 under  Blogger Daily Digital Disciple USA - Florida

Location: Safety Harbor, FL
Twitter: @PaulSteinbrueck
Website: www.OurChurch.Com

Who are you?
I’m a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of 3 great kids Ainsley (9), Aidyn (7), and Aryn (3).

In 1996, my brother Mark and I started OurChurch.com, which now provides web design, hosting, search marketing, and advertising services to more than 14,000 Christian churches, schools, ministries, and businesses.  I’m also the primary author of the Christian Web Trends blog where we discuss how to use the Internet to be more effective in ministry and business.

I also serve as an elder and small group leader at Cypress Meadows Community Church.  I love to challenge and encourage people to live to their full potential through my blog LiveIntentionally.org. I also love to explore the outdoors whenever I can, camping, hiking, and geocaching.

What makes you a Digital Disciple?
Sharing the gospel and living in Christian community are at their core about relationships, and relationships are at their core about communication. The Internet has opened up huge new opportunities to connect and communicate with people.  So, personally I use websites, blogs, and social media to build relationships, encourage others, and share ideas.  And through OurChurch.com I help other Christian organization leverage the Internet to reach their goals and dreams.

What website or technology has impacted you most?
I’d say the combination of blogging and Twitter.  Twitter has enabled me to connect with thousands of people all over the world.  But it’s on blogs – both my own and others’ blogs I visit regularly – where those connections have grown into relationships and where dozens of people have shared and shaped ideas.  Facilitating group blog projects like 20 Ways to Share Your Faith Online, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, and our current discussion of Kem Meyer’s book Less Clutter, Less Noise are where I feel like I’ve had the most impact.

How has your faith grown or been tested through technology?
I can’t even begin to describe how much hope and encouragement it’s given me to be able to connect with so many people all over world who are doing so many awesome, creative things being done in the name of Jesus.  I get such a sense of unity and a sense of God’s kingdom advancing, that I want to devote more and more of my time and energy to being a part of what God is doing here on earth.

5 Responses to “Paul Steinbrueck”

  1. "I myself haven’t been able to sleep since returning from the front, haunted by memories of old people and drag queens beating each other to death in the street while chicken sandwich mortar fire rained down like death from above all around them. And pickles — so many pickles."That's blogging gold right there.You're summation of sides listening to each other is spot on. They may not agree…but at least they're taking the bold step of reaching out. Good for them.

  2. Betty says:

    Rapid Expansion.c2 Perhaps the most dramatic imcapt the online nature of the Clickathon has is in the ability for word of the Clickathon to spread rapidly online.c2 People are telling their friends about the AIDS Clickathon using email, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, forums, and many other social networking sites or social media.c2 You can read our article about viral marketing for more details on whate2€™s been done to help spread the word about the Clickathon.

  3. Arnold says:

    Well, OurChurch.com CEO Paul Steinbrueck tried it to see. He failed. Was there a reoasn? He outlines his strategy in a great article on Marketing Pilgrim and I’d like to offer a few comments about his strategy. Maybe there is something we can learn. The Goal Two good friends of mine, Joseph and Molly Bail, are moving to Kenya this year to start a home for AIDS-orphaned children. They need to raise $50,000 to build the orphanage. I want to help raise money for that, their living expenses, and other AIDS-related efforts.

  4. Wulan says:

    I have 2 main goals. Write regularly (5-7 days a week) and grow my reerhdsaip with quality of writing (even with an increased quantity). I have been writing consistently, and only two couple days the past couple weeks. However, I moved my site from sammahlstadt.wordpress.com and am now self-hosted at sammahlstadt.com and when I did that, I lost my stats! WordPress Stats isn’t working for some reason. I set up google analytics, so we will see on the stat goal. Thanks for sharing yours.

  5. Gabe Taviano says:

    Thanks for being an encouragement online, Paul. It’s great when you can look at the effort that someone, like yourself, puts in and know that they’re doing it for the best of others. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to keeping in touch more.

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