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The following article is located at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/trendwatch/2014/06-4/megachurch-launches-channel-on-amazon-fire-new-ministry.html

Megachurch Launches Channel on Amazon Fire: New Ministry-Tech Frontier?

As technology and consumer channels continue to expand into the digital age, some churches are following suit.

Community Bible Church, a megachurch in San Antonio, Texas, is growing its reach by launching a dedicated channel on Amazon Fire—a streaming internet TV product owned by tech giant Amazon. The device

" … [A]llows guests to log into its Online Church 24 hours a day/seven days a week in English or Spanish; join an online Bible study; watch archives of sermons; or learn more about the church."

According to Community Bible Church's innovation pastor, Nils Smith, "Each new platform is a golden opportunity to spread the word of God, and that's why we are particularly thrilled to blaze a trail in his name via Amazon Fire TV."

To help pastors navigate the pastoral and strategic elements of digital-age ministry, Leadership regularly covers issues of ministry and technology. For recent wisdom, be sure to check out "Leading Online," and "Here and There."