Metaverse CHURCH Resource Kit

The metaverse, comprising new and yet-to-be technologies, shows incredible potential for the future Church.



Sometimes called Web 3.0, the metaverse, comprising new and yet-to-be technologies, shows incredible potential for the future Church. From the communities based in virtual reality to the potential communication channels influenced by augmented reality to the cultural shift towards decentralization influenced by cryptocurrencies and blockchain, our world will look very different thanks to the metaverse. 

What role does the Church play in the metaverse? What role does the metaverse play in the Church?

In the Metaverse Church Resource Kit we will explore: 

    1. What is the metaverse?
    2. What is the Church currently doing in the metaverse?
    3. What is the potential of the metaverse in relation to the Church and its mission?


  • Metaverse Disciple-making

    How will metaverse technologies like VR, AR, mixed reality, and even artificial intelligence help complement the disciple-making process in the metaverse as well as in physical churches?

  • Metaverse Mission Field

    How does engaging in metaverse communities like VR's AltVR, VR Chat, Rec Room, Facebook Horizon, or other avatar-based communities open up a new mission field? The harvest is BIG. The workers?

  • Metaverse Churches

    How does a metaverse church follow a biblical ecclesiology? Can a biblical church function in virtual reality? What will augmented reality do to strengthen the mission of the physical church?

  • Metaverse Technologies

    How will metaverse technologies like AI, machine learning, and even blockchain and cryptocurrencies, help physical churches and their mission? How will our culture’s move towards decentralization affect the church?

Metaverse CHURCH Sessions

  • Welcome: Jeff Reed, Director of Metaverse Church NEXT
  • Web 3.0 Overview: Adam Graber, FaithTech
  • Virtual Reality Communities: Micheal Uzdavines, Church of the META
  • Mental Health and the Metaverse: Mindy Caliguire, Soul Care
  • Wrap-up: Jeff Reed, Director of Metaverse Church NEXT
  • Introduction: Jeff Reed, Director of Metaverse Church NEXT
  • Evangelism in the Metaverse: Bill Willenbrock, 4X Christian Fellowship
  • Theology of the Metaverse: Jason Poling, Cornerstone Yuba City
  • Pastoring and Shepherding in the Metaverse: Stuart McPherson, Lakeland Church
  • Wrap-up: Jeff Reed, Director of Metaverse Church NEXT
  • Introduction: Jeff Reed, Director of Metaverse Church NEXT
  • Decentralization and Cultural Impact on Church: Chestly Lunday, DigitalChurch.Network
  • Video Game Church: DJ Soto, VR/MMO Church
  • Video Game Missionaries and/or Pastors: Q&A with Jeff Reed, DJ Soto, Enrico Pellini, and Aleatha Singleton
  • Augmented Reality & Immersive Journaling: Q&A with Jeff Reed and LMichelle Salvant
  • Bible on the Blockchain: Noel Thomas, ZeroTrafficking
  • Closing: Jeff Reed, Director of Metaverse Church NEXT


An unparalleled lineup of metaverse practitioners to guide you through these conversations.

Mindy Caliguire


Adam Graber


Chestly Lunday


Stuart McPherson


Enrico Pellini


Jason Poling


L Michelle


Aleatha Singleton


DJ Soto


Noel Thomas


Micheal Uzdavines


Bill Willenbrock


Not Just a Tech Talk!

Sure, we’ll explore the idea of the metaverse as a mission field and the technology surrounding that, but we’re going to dive deep into the theology of a church operating in the metaverse. Quite frankly, we’re asking a lot of questions that have not been asked.  Then… wait for it… We will be sharing real stories of those pioneering churches and individuals innovating in the metaverse. 

Leadership Network is always interested in pioneers. Our metaverse pioneers are the people who first asked the hard theological questions, and then, after prayerful consideration, launched strategies into this new mission field. We can learn a lot from them!

And hopefully along the way we’ll inspire churches like yours, maybe even people like you, to see the potential to disciple and multiply in the metaverse. The harvest is plenty, and the workers are few.

Brought to you by:

Jeff Reed

Director of Metaverse Church NEXT

In June 2000, Jeff led his first Online Bible Study, taking 75 people around the planet through the book of James using a text-based system called Ultimate BB. He was doing digital ministry way before it was cool. Founding THECHURCH.DIGITAL in 2018, Jeff’s passions have evolved into helping churches (and individuals too!) find their calling through digital discipleship, releasing people on digital mission, and planting multiplying digital churches. This pursuit is realized through DigitalChurch.Network, an organic, decentralized network for digital expressions of church, globally. Jeff also champions Meta Church development as the Director of Metaverse Church Next for Leadership Network, and works closely NewThing Network, Exponential, and other globally facing, multiplication-friendly, gospel-centric organizations.

Jeff married his high-school sweetheart, Amy, and has two kids and a dog, They live in Miami, Florida.