Open Church is a global church platform for all cultures. We help global Church leaders equip each other with ministry ideas and free downloadable resources.
Free Resources & Ministry Ideas
We acquire, distribute, and translate high quality free resources and help ministers create new resources for their culture by their culture. These resources will save the global Church millions of dollars, lead more people to Christ, and develop better disciples.
We also offer an idea platform to share ministry ideas from all geographies and cultures. These ideas will teach people timeless Biblical principles and cultural best practices.
Kent Shaffer – Visionary & Founder
Kent holistically oversees Open Church and guides its vision. He is a ministry organizational strategist who has spent the past few years working on tech startups and consulting for groups such as LifeChurch.tv, Saddleback Church, and Catalyst Conference. He blogs about ministry at ChurchRelevance.com. While known most for his thoughts on design, marketing, and technology, Kent’s ministry roots began as a missionary’s kid in Peru and evolved into 10+ years of youth and children’s ministry at Church on the Move and LifeChurch.tv.
Craig Van Korlaar – Operations Strategist
Craig laid the groundwork for Open Church in 2011 & 2012 by designing blueprints for Open Church’s website, operations logistics, and volunteer development. Currently, he advises Open Church on culture, technology, and logistics. His proactive leadership skills were honed as a decorated sergeant and enlisted aerial navigator for the U.S. Marine Corps and nurtured through his work at public schools, the YMCA, and Food for the Hungry. Most recently, Craig has served as operations director at Phoenix’s New City Church and as co-founder of SoChurch communications software. Craig spent much of his formative years as a missionary’s kid in Kenya and civil war-torn Zaire.
Open Church is currently assembling its post-launch team of volunteers and advisors.
Special thanks to those who shared ideas and invested talent thus far including Christopher Benek, Mark Burleson, Matt Guevara, Charles Lee, Jimmy Lee, Steve Mielke, Evie Shaffer, and Antoine RJ Wright.
For any questions, donations, or content contributions, please contact Open Church via the following means:
ADDRESS: 305 NW 5th St #1095 Oklahoma City, OK 73101