The biggest mistake most leaders will make is the emotional rush to get back into a facility, to see everyone again, to assemble their teams and get back to ‘normal’, they’ll re-embrace a model of ministry designed to reach a world that no longer exists.
Online giving is becoming a key tool for churches to sustain their efforts while the church building may be closed.
As government restrictions on public gatherings begin to lessen, we need to plan for what our corporate worship services will look like.
PODCAST: In Jay Kim’s bood “Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age” and during this conversation, he sheds light on how technology and the pursuit of relevance is damaging the church.
The “never waste a crisis” crowd is wanting to reinvent their ministries in the name of COVID-19, and the “wish life would never change” folks are scared to death it could happen. Somewhere between the two is probably where most churches will land.
To help with the process, LifeWay Research has developed and made available a free survey church leaders can send to everyone in their congregation.
PODCAST: We have to shift our ministry strategies to spread the Gospel in a culture that was already changing well before the interruption (or in this case, disruption) that this virus caused.
Only a month ago, as part of their State of the Church project, Barna revealed evidence of what they were calling “worship shifting,” the tendency to rely on digital spiritual tools (such as podcasts, streamed sermons, radio, etc.) instead of attending a church service at a set time and in…
As worship leaders, you already shepherd and care for people through worship. Now you can shepherd them through a crisis. Reach out to your team. Find ways to pray for them and connect them together.
It’s more obvious how industries like medicine, healthcare, politics, H.R. departments, and grocery store supply chains will experience these permanent changes, but what about the local church? How will the Coronavirus change how Christians assemble? And of these changes, which of them will be shocking, disruptive, and lasting?
PODCAST: The Unstuck Group surveyed 500+ church leaders between April 2-6 to get a better feel for how churches have really been responding to the coronavirus crisis. Based on the data, it looks like the vast majority of churches have settled into a new way of doing church.
PODCAST: As much as everyone has begun to lean on technology to try and share a traditional church service, are their other ways the Church needs to be connecting with others?
Facebook and YouTube both have a feature that allows you to upload a premade video to their platforms and schedule a premiere.
One of the most important elements in helping people feel connected is having a host to virtually “greet” people as they log in to your online worship service. This person can interact with the audience during the service, provide important information, answer questions, add encouragement, and walk guests through their…
Welcome to the new reality of the online church, online small group and ZOOM video conferences galore.