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Here is Our Model Of Ministry for New Hope Spark

Access → Connection → Relationship → Affinity → Influence → Conversion

Access is the beginning point,… the on ramp. It is openness, transparency, coming along side of, it is vulnerable, real, reachable,…. accessible. The more avenues someone can access us, the better. Loyalty begins with access. Access leads to connection.

Authentic access builds authentic connections between “brands and fans”. Once you have established access you can begin to become genuinely interested in others. See the real them. Know their personalities. Discover the similarities and commonalities. Find your common ground and common needs. Connections lead to relationships.

Once you establish common ground, you establish a relationship. You have a mutual understanding established. You know and trust how another thinks on some topic. You share a reason for being “there”. You have a relationship. Relationships lead to affinity.

When like-minded people gather to enjoy a common experience, they tighten their bond for both one another and the experience itself. They begin to identify with the group and the experience. They begin to love both. A community is birthed! Affinity leads to influence.

People who identify together mutually influence each other. The larger the group the more powerful the influence becomes. They begin to share values and ways of thinking. Influence, over time, leads to conversion.

Conversion simply means authentic agreement with the vision and values of the group. Members of the community use their influence to convert new followers to join the conversation and, eventually, the community.

Examples: Jesus and the disciples, The brick and mortar church, The 5 C’s of church (Community, Crowd, Congregation, Committed, Core), Online church, Social Media

(This material is expanded and developed from a portion of “How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age”)

Calling all web team members!  This Thursday Night Training (TNT) is focussed on the websites.  Let’s gather up, see where we are and where we want to go.   Please let me know to expect you! Aloha, Pastor Rich

Social Media Team, your next meeting is set for Tuesday Jan 26 at the RISE center from 6 to 7pm.  Everyone welcome.  The team will be working on the strategy for the Easter outreach blitz and the process for staying organized and simplifying posting.  See you there!






Please take a moment to fill out this quick 5 question survey for our social media team.

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It’s a tiny thing that I doubt anyone will notice, but this morning I removed the BETA WEBSITE tag from NHCOSpark, officially ending the beta-stage for our webpages.  We’ve graduated!

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 Social Media Team meeting tomorrow 1/21 at the RISE center, 7pm.  Gonna make it?  Let us know!

Anyone in New Hope Spark can come to any meeting, but we will be focussing on the Social Media teams set up and goals.

Aloha Spark Team,

I’m calling a meeting on Thursday, Jan 14 from 7 to 9pm for ALL SPARK MEMBERS.  I’ll be covering the plan for the rest of the year and getting us organized.  If you consider yourself a part of or interested in reaching others through media and the internet, then it will be important that you be there.

See you then!

Pastor Rich

Aloha Friends of New Hope Spark!,

We’ve finally launched our own YouTube channel and although it has just 1 video on it now, it will very quickly begin filling up.  This is where all the videos we produce, the testimonies, the omni announcements will live.  You definitely want to subscribe to this!

youtube_iconOne thing I discovered: For us to get a custom URL ( we need to have over 100 subscribers!

( Right now our link is an unmemorable

Please use the YouTube link at the top of the NHCOSpark page to visit YouTube and subscribe, and then share this to help us get to our goal of 100!  In fact, do us a favor and like us on all our social media platforms and Flickr!

Help us get to 100 ( #NHCOSpark100 ) and earn our custom YouTube name!