Blockchain: Help or Hype in Ministry

Presenter: Ted Esler, President, Missio Nexus

Description: Everybody is aware of bitcoin and how cryptocurrencies are growing globally. Blockchain is the technology behind these exotic currencies and you might be surprised to know that they will someday be as prevalent as the Internet. Join Missio Nexus president Ted Esler as he gives a basic introduction into blockchain and why ministry leaders should be paying attention to this emerging technology.

About our presenter:  Ted Esler is the President of Missio Nexus, an association of agencies and churches representing over 30,000 Great Commission workers worldwide. Ted worked in the computer industry before becoming a church planter in Sarajevo, Bosnia, during the 1990’s. He is the author of the book, “Overwhelming Minority,” about their family’s ministry in Bosnia. In 2000, Ted became the Canadian director of Pioneers and three years later moved to Orlando to join Pioneers USA’s leadership team. He was appointed the President of Missio Nexus in 2015.  Ted has BS in Computer Science and Speech Communication (Mankato State University, 1985), an MTS in Theology (Heritage Seminary, 2002), and a PhD in Intercultural Studies (Fuller Theological Seminary, 2012).


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