Resources, training and support for online church
Being essential in the community (feeding people, paying bills)
What’s the most tangible way to bring hope and healing right now:
1. Provide food/drinks
2. Partnering with Convoy of Hope to provide many meals
3. Take up a love offering for those in need
Make online services more engaging.
Shares the story of his neighbor that saw his sermon live on You Tube, and then came over to pastor’s home to renew his faith in Christ.
God is not limited by our ability (or lack thereof!) to gather in a church. He is bringing many people to faith through online means.
The mission is the same, but the tools are different
Increase in connection opportunities
Being “ultra flexible” during this time
“Keeping it real” with live services
Daily live devotionals
Good content to challenge and encourage congregatioin
Keep “regular” church staff online, doing what they normally do (greeters saying hello, announcement staff making announcements, etc.)
Allow staff to feel like they are adding value to the online experience
Have elements of engagement online (on the screen) for those who close out the chat option
Dialog with the camera, don’t just preach to it!
Live vs. Simulated Live services, do services at the same (normal) service times, have a Zoom meeting with staff during services to make sure each guest is being spoken to
Quick Wins from Pastors
Fun “Pregame show” at the start of each service for announcements
Honest, authentic communication with a conversational approach (films in lobby, in his car)
Youth Pastor Segment, “Cooking with Miles”
Community involvement and finding ways to help