ChurchMag has been a part of life in different ways for about a decade. Even in its earliest day, it was a great resource. When I came across it I was part of a church plant. Because of limited (human) resource I was not only involved as a leader but ‘church techie’. I’ve always had a thing for tech and I’ve been passionate about the church from my early teens. The next part of ChurchMag’s story is one I could’ve never scripted.
ChurchMag was the first place I went to search for help/ideas, not Google. (I still check there if we’ve covered something before a wider Internet search). Fast forward to 2015, I got the privilege to publish my first post. And, over time published more. Eric was kind enough to give me a chance to contribute–give back. And, with that got more embedded into the community.
Not to bore you with too much detail, I never imagined Eric relinquishing the reins, to me. I’m humbled and in awe. Excited and freaking out. Scared and, with a growing resolve expectant and hopeful. All the feels.
More than being an ‘owner’, I want to be a faithful steward. I want to play my part in continuing to resource the Church and serving those in the trenches. I’d like to see the community that’s grown over the years continue to flourish and grow in impact.
I’d like to honor Eric for all he’s put in over the years. God allows us to be a part of His work and we get to choose the kind of stewards we are/become. Thanks for serving with distinction and being generous and kind with your support. You’re a sterling example. Thanks for sticking around despite your ‘change in role’.
Our biggest commitments impact those closest to us. The things we’re passionate about impacting our families. A shout out to the Dye tribe for all they’ve invested over the years in different ways, many times over.
Shout out to Allison Dye (thanks for holding the fort), Jeremy Smith (another change–I’m thinking 78 productions), Phil Schneider, Chris Wilson, and Sean Leacy. Shout out to you and many others who’ve contributed over the years. There are stories of churches and lives transformed you’ve been a part of, and I’d like to take a minute to honor that.
Looking forward to the next part of the ChurchMag story together.
Serving the Church in general and those who serve the church stays at the core. And, the community remains our undergirding modus operandi. I’m looking forward to exploring new trends and shifts in tech, creativity, and new thinking. And, of course, connecting the dots on how they relate to the church and its mission.
I’d like to echo what Eric said in 2013:
ChurchMag will remain insanely-interested in exploring how the Church, ministries, and non-profits use technology to effectively fulfil their mission to the world, as well as how we all personally interact with the ever changing and challenging aspects that technology brings into our lives.
The church deserves the best and we’ll strive for that. All content and even new initiatives will be inspired by this.
We have the great privilege to serve the greatest enterprise on earth.
How we can continue to serve you? Let us know.
All the best 👊🏽