Kevin Selders

posted on February 1, 2011 under  Daily Digital Disciple USA - Kansas Writer

Location: Kansas City, KS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kevinselders
Twitter: @coemgen17

Who are you?
I’m an editor for Ascend Integrated Media, a freelance writer for RELEVANT Magazine, a husband to an amazing wife and a father of three hilarious kids. I’m also in the process of pursuing more freelance work with additional publications.

What makes you a Digital Disciple?
Really it’s just using Facebook and Twitter to share my faith with friends/followers and to promote Christians at work in secular culture. There are a lot of amazing things happening in this area.

What website or technology has impacted you most?
I’d say Facebook and Twitter, but more specifically the ability to communicate via the internet. Whether it’s those two sites, posting a comment on Huffingtonpost.com or having a conversation on a U2 chat site, the opportunities for us to share our faith/influence culture are huge and endless. The ability to share the Gospel isn’t a challenge for Christians anymore — sharing it in a smart, thoughtful way is.

How has your faith grown or been tested through technology?
It’s definitely grown. My faith has been refined and strengthened by having online discussions/debates with people of different faiths, including Atheists, etc. It’s a great way to live out 1 Corinthians 9:19-23.

Kenny Jahng

posted on January 31, 2011 under  Daily Digital Disciple Marketing USA - New Jersey

Location: Livingston, NJ
Twitter: @godvertiser
Website: www.kennyjahng.com

Who are you?
I am a marketing communications specialist that helps ministry leaders and non-profits create, converse, collaborate with the communities they serve and touch.  I am passionate about taking the tools and platforms available to these organizations and applying them strategically.

What makes you a Digital Disciple?
Church marketing, the Social Web, Digital Community Engagement…I love this stuff!

What website or technology has impacted you most?
Twitter.  It has clearly democratized relationships like no other technology so far in various ways.  I have been able to connect with journalists, thought leaders, and like-minded groups of people that I would not have had access to just a couple of years ago because the social web wasn’t up and running then.  The network effect is only now beginning to be harnessed for real authentic community development. Can’t wait to see what happens on the web next.

How has your faith grown or been tested through technology?
Over the past couple of year, church online has been one area which has tested my faith.  What are the boundaries of community when you insert live, interactive, dynamic web video technology?  If you remove physicality, can a worshipping community really exist?  How does using the Internet change the dynamics of worship? Preaching the Word?  Sacraments?  Or relationships?

Nathan Davis

posted on January 30, 2011 under  Daily Digital Disciple Designer USA - Oklahoma

Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MediaPeople
Twitter: @mediapeople
Website: nathandavis.squarespace.com

Who are you?
Communications Director at Destiny Christian Center among other hats.

What makes you a Digital Disciple?
Growing and connecting spiritually online.

What website or technology has impacted you most?
http://www.twitter.com

How has your faith grown or been tested through technology?
The connections which have lead to LCD experiences and conversations with people online have transformed my life.

Glen Bailey

posted on January 29, 2011 under  Daily Digital Disciple USA - Georgia Videographer

Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/glenbailey
Twitter: @glenbailey
Website: www.grbailey.net

Who are you?
Grew up in Maine and moved south to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta for audio and video production. For the nearly 20 years I’ve been in the video production business. I’ve worked primarily with faith-based companies, on staff and freelance. My passion is telling stories through media.

What makes you a Digital Disciple?
Using today’s technologies to create stories that call people to action or give them a desire to have a closer relationship with Christ.

What website or technology has impacted you most?
Video editing and post production technology has made the greatest impact on what I do. When I first started editing (on tape-based machines) I hated it. After using a non-linear edit system for the first time, I was hooked, and my passion has grown from there.

How has your faith grown or been tested through technology?
I have made connections online with people because of similar interests or life situations. Some of those connections turned into face-to-face meetings over coffee. Those relationships may never have happened if it were not for Facebook, LinkedIn and God.

Lindell Austin

posted on January 28, 2011 under  Daily Digital Disciple USA - Florida Videographer

Location: Tampa, FL
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lindellaustin
Twitter: @lindellaustin
Website: www.blueeyedvideo.wordpress.com

Who are you?
A preacher’s kid from St. Louis (and a lot of places in Illinois,) I have been married for 20 years and have 3 teenagers eating everything in the house. I am the media guy at Free Life Chapel in Lakeland, FL and own Blue Eyed Video.  I am passionate for God and am in awe at seeing his handiwork throughout my daily travels.  With a BA in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Lee University, I picked up my first video assignment for extra money at the University in 1986. I have enjoyed photography since childhood and videography as it became more accessible in the 80′s.

What makes you a Digital Disciple?
I enjoy being able to bring technologies to the church and community that will help people connect with; themselves, others, the church, and to God. From photography to the latest in smartphone apps. I Need More Time.

What website or technology has impacted you most?
Hesitantly, I listened to my sister-in-law, a Northpoint network church staffer tell my about Twitter. For the last two years, my life has reflected the impact of this technology.  It not only has allowed me to express myself, giving insight to my unique way of looking at life but also given me access to many others as I follow their tweets.

How has your faith grown or been tested through technology?
Again, Twitter has allowed me access to many great people that I would not have heard or interacted with, had this technology not been available.

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