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I lead trusted digital experts who specialize in growing churches and brands through highly engaging websites and top-shelf consulting. Our work is data-informed, church-focused, and 100% uniquely you.

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Two Online Small Groups Courses!

Want to launch online small groups the right way? Join online small group ministry expert Russ Cantu in these brand new online courses, as he takes you through the steps you need to successfully launch and lead online small groups at your church. Whether you choose "How to Launch Online Small Groups" and prepare your church for a future of online small groups, or you choose "How to Lead Online Small Groups" and train your small group leaders for successful ministry, you will walk away with the tolls you need to succeed online.

How to Launch Online Small Groups

Your expansive course includes four lessons with a total of twelve learning modules. Lessons are video-driven with downloadable assets, and keys to help you launch online small groups.

  1. How to Get People in Your Group and Engaged
  2. How to Use Audio, Video, and Lighting
  3. How to Lead Your Meeting
  4. How to Follow-Up with People

How to Lead Online Small Groups

Are you just looking for practical training for all of your online small group leaders? I created a course just for them, with four simple lessons that walk you through:

  1. How to Welcome New Members
  2. How to Use Your Phone or Computer for Video Conferencing
  3. How to Lead a Meeting Effectively
  4. How to Follow-Up After a Meeting

Our sweet spot is growing the local church.

"You cannot afford them on your staff, you don’t have the creativity on your team, you don’t have the website that you need, you’re a church plant. You need all this stuff. They are your resource; They're ours."

- Chris Brown at North Coast Church

How to Launch Online Small Groups

Has the Covid-19 crisis got you feeling lonely or isolated, having lost touch with those you used to see every week? Are you looking for a way out of this hole, but don’t know where to get a hand-up? Just because the church is separated, doesn’t mean it has to be distant. The lack of meaningful connection creates isolation within…


Three Ways to Communicate Change Online Due to Coronavirus

While everyone is adjusting to their new normal under Coronavirus, we need to a full stop moment. Things are NOT normal, and yet the majority of churches are presenting themselves online as if nothing has changed. No matter if you are sheltering in place or are open but limited, there are three effective ways to announce how things have changed…


How to Effectively Start and Lead Your New Online Service Remotely

There is nothing normal about any of this.  There are no metrics for success, no stats on how to be effective during a crisis; no one right way forward. But there is a way forward that meets the needs of the people we serve and the communities we live in. While the world is in pandemic crisis from the Coronavirus,…


How to Rock a Home Office for Your Remote and Work from Home Reality

This post seems even more timely now with the Coronavirus crisis, as people are trying to figure out life right now, as we shift from in-office to remote work. Here’s how I rock it, and how you can work from home effectively. I’ve been working remote for two decades now, having an office both on-site at a corporate location as…


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Personal Branding for Pastors Course

We are moving in a direction where pastors need a little "something something" in order make ends meet. There is a simple solution. In three short lessons, I will help you establish yourself as a more genuine and visible brand. By the end of this course, you will have a clear brand promise that is uniquely you and made for your audience.

"This course has been a huge help for me. The process that Russ lays out is easy to follow, helps me think about my goals and desires, and provides me a framework that helps me reach my audience. Take your brand to the next level and buy this course!" Peyton Jones, Ministry Ninja

Your course includes three video-driven lessons with corresponding downloadable worksheets, access to me as you process each lesson, and access to our exclusive bonus resource, "The Pastor Brand Statement Piece", helping you introduce, explain, and activate your brand with your audience.

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