About Us

Who We Are

Church Life Online is a collection of courses developed and taught by Dr. David Ireland and his team of ministry leaders. Dr. David Ireland is the lead pastor of Christ Church in northern New Jersey, a multi-site, non-denominational congregation of evangelical believers guided by the mission of uniting People to God and People to People. These courses are aimed at intentionally guiding individuals through biblically based training that strengthens their spiritual life and increases their effectiveness in serving the community of believers, both locally and globally.

What We Provide

There are many ways in which an individual can help strengthen their local church community, whether it be by increasing their own knowledge of the Bible, serving in a ministry, or becoming an ordained member of their Church’s organization. We want to aid individuals and organizations who have a heart so see the gospel of Christ spread, and want to see the global Christian community strong and healthy. Our courses help individuals learn conversational apologetics, how to start or become part of a prayer ministry, and provide training to candidates for the office of Deacon and Elder.

What We Believe

  1. That all Scripture is given by inspiration of God. We understand the whole Bible is inspired in the sense that holy men of God were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. We believe the complete inerrancy of the original manuscripts of the whole Bible and that they serve as the only rule of faith and practice
    (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
  2. That Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples
    (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).
  3. In the bodily Ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal, and bodily return the second time for the Church
    (John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

David D. Ireland, Ph.D.

Dr. David Ireland is founder and lead pastor of Christ Church, a 9,000-member multisite congregation in New Jersey representing over 70 nationalities. Former diversity consultant to the National Basketball Association, Dr. Ireland has led chapel services for the New York Giants, New York Jets, and at the U.S. Pentagon. Ireland has traveled to more than 75 nations and built a reputation of teaching culturally relevant messages that inspire and empower his global audiences. He is a well-respected columnist contributing to such media outlets like Fox News, Huffington Post, and Patheos. Dr. Ireland is the author of over 20 books including The Great Forgiveness and One in Christ. Ireland has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including The Dr. Phil Show, The CBS Evening News, The 700 Club, and Focus on the Family. Through his community development corporation, he offers a home for victims of domestic violence.