Nick Runyon

Nick is the Executive Director at CV North America
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Discipleship Happens in the Context of Relationship

by Nick Runyon | May 23, 2018
"Come, and follow me." This simple invitation to travel the road of life together that first changed the lives of the 12 disciples, and later the world, is rooted in a simple and often overlooked truth. Discipleship happens in relationship. In the three years following their initial call to follow Jesus, the disciples would grow in their relationship and understanding of God's promise, but also in their relationship and fellowship with one another.

I've always thought about what it must have been like to leave everything to follow Jesus as one of his first disciples. But rarely have I considered the relationship developed between the disciples themselves.

The Bible tells us that the disciples remained together following the resurrection of Jesus, and were celebrating Passover together at Pentecost. Powered by the Holy Spirit, the men who walked the road along with Jesus would carry out his commission to take the Gospel into all the world.

At CV Outreach, we want to re-think Gospel engagement. As millions of people are touched by the Gospel online through digital evangelism, we want to build ground-up solutions that create deep discipleship relationships between individuals seeking spiritual truth, and a motivated believer who can walk through life with them.

CV Outreach is moving from a broadcast model of one organization reaching millions of people, to a model that uses our operational capabilities to help create millions of one to one relational connections between local churches and future disciples.

Our team is cheering on the local church. How have you experienced discipleship relationships in your walk? We love to hear stories from others as our brothers and sisters walk the roads of life with fellow disciples. Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.

Is Virtual Reality Church a Real Church?

by Nick Runyon | May 09, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg announced that the new Oculus GO Virtual Reality headset is now shipping during his F8 keynote address last week. Before he had even announced that everyone at the F8 Facebook Developers Conference would receive their own Oculus GO, I had already made my purchase.


Disrupting the Christian Digital Evangelism Echo-Chamber

by Nick Runyon | Nov 06, 2017

The heart is a mystery. The line between belief and non-belief is marked by the fruit of one's life. Fruit requires time to cultivate and blossom, but we measure time in seconds online.

Digital evangelism offers the opportunity to reach the world. However, how can we be sure if the person visiting your church's website or responding to your ad is the non-believer that your ministry is trying to reach.   What if the people you are reaching are believing Christians, happy about your message?


Church Technology and People

by Nick Runyon | Sep 25, 2017

We were killing it! Our startup was growing quickly by championing the small business owners we were reaching every day. But one night, my perspective totally flipped on how to leverage technology.