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BETA28: Four Reasons Your SMALL Church Can Thrive, Phygitally



“Jeff, we’re just too small of a church to take advantage of what Digital has to offer.” Many pastors have shared this perspective with me, but their logic is fundamentally flawed. The small church’s perceived weakness is actually their strength, the reason why they can be successfully digitally. Can a small church be successful digitally? Absolutely! Let’s talk about how.

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  • Small churches are setup to succeed digitally, in many ways better than larger church, but it takes a different mindset.
  • Excuse #1 - We're so small, our online service production looks horrible.
    • New Mindset #1 - Relationships are so much stronger than weekend service content.
  • Excuse #2 - We don't have any budget!
    • New Mindset #2 - How much budget do you need for zoom?
  • Excuse #3 - I don't understand digital. I'm a brick and mortar guy. I don't know how to lead this.
    • New Mindset #3 - Ask for volunteers, disciple leaders. Let them lead.
  • Excuse #4 - I don't want to do digital until I can staff it.
    • New Mindset #4 - You've got all the resources you need.
  • Small church, don't copy the big church model of online.
  • Relationships win over content. Use your relationships to make more relationships.
  • "Content doesn't change values. Values don't actually change until people actually do something." - Kevin Marsico, US Director of The Timothy Initiative


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Love you all! Praying for your Churches and your Ministry Online.

Jeff Reed

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Jeff Reed
Jeff Reed

With about 20 years experience serving the church in the digital/technological realm, Jeff loves working with churches. As passionate about Discipleship as he is Technology, Jeff uses his passion to help Churches develop technology systems to bring people far from God closer to him. Oh, and he loves Digital Church & Church Online.

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