Our friend Steven Dilla spoke yesterday evening at That Church Conference. This is just a glimpse of what he covered.

  • In New York, there’s very little to catalyze faith.
  • People to connect to community before they connect to Christ.
  • There are more people carrying a copy of Scripture than ever before, because it’s on their phones.
  • 85% of people say mobile devices are a central part of daily life.
  • As of 2013, social media is a major part of 65 percent of ministries.
  • Why people read the Bible: 72% personal prayer and devotion; 62% learn about religion
  • The internet is as much as a problem as it is a solution.
  • The average American receives 63.5 notifications per day and reports that notifications help them feel more connected.
  • It takes 15 minutes for your mind to fully reset after receiving notification.
  • This equates to 16 hours per day of reset time.
  • There is no such thing as “church online.”
  • The average person didn’t have access to the Scriptural text of the Bible until hundreds of years after the Resurrection of Christ.
  • The Bible should be integrated, but so far, it’s only been distributed.
  • We could risk having data point engagement driving Christian orthodoxy.
  • The most intimate place is the couch at the end of the day.
  • “Digital is the catalyst that will trigger people toward communities where they can receive the gospel.” @StevenDilla #thatcc
  • “Leverage all your skills and accumen to drive people toward community in creative and compelling ways.” @StevenDilla #ThatCC
  • Lay the gospel over search data points to give people what the need.
  • Let social media be the catalyst for change in how we share and spread the Gospel #ThatCC @StevenDilla @ThatChurchConf
  • “The brick and morter church must work together with the digital world to create a holistic experience.”
  • Book Recommendations: Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle, and Platform Revolution.

Follow Steven on Twitter at @StevenDilla, and be sure to follow your favorite note taker and church branding and design specialist Aly Hathcock at @alyhathcock.