You’re one of the first to see our new nonprofit initiative called “The Influence Lab.” As you scroll through the website, you’ll see what it’s about, but essentially, our goal is to radically re-think global missions in the digital age. The truth is, the vast mission effort is still based on a 200 year old model. But in an age where other countries send more missionaries to the US than the US sends out, our goal isn’t to send people from here, it’s to train and empower locals – particularly in media and technology.
When it comes to media, I have far more speaking and teaching requests that I can currently keep up with, and more international organizations are crying out for help with their web presence, social media, mobile apps, video production, and more. So a significant part of The Influence Lab will be sending teams for international training – PLUS a short term missions program for technology, communication, and media professionals.
You’ve probably heard me say that in a world where by population, Facebook is the 3rd largest country, it’s time to re-think “missions” in terms of digital boundaries rather than just geographic boundaries. We’d love for you to help us make that happen.
Here’s how you can help:
1) Get the word out. Please share this site through social media and help us build awareness.
2) Think of how you can share your experience and expertise in our training programs.
3) Support the effort financially. Share this vision with those who have a passion for using media globally. We need to raise a significant endowment to help us with equipment, facilities, and travel expenses to these nations. The Influence Lab is a fully registered tax deductible organization.
Thanks to taking a look, and we’re excited about the future!