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BETA41: Why My Church Should Think Digital First



Whether you do ministry in an established church, or looking to start something new, in this mid/post-COVID world our churches need to think “digital” first. Let’s talk through three reasons why your church still needs to think digital first.

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Host: Jeff Reed
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  • Phygital Pre-Conference - Exponential Regional Conferences - Fall 2021 - Washington DC, SoCal, NorCal, Houston, Chicago
  • 1. Digital has too much potential to get scraps.
    • Mid/Post COVID - Not everyone came back to the building
      • Delta variant, mu variant, LOKI variant
      • Not getting political, as much as, recognizing your cathedrals and temples are not serving the purpose they once did
  • 2. If you don't think digital first, you likely won't think digital.
    • After several hundred years of physical-only church, our defaults are definitely physical.
      • Practically, Digital First forces you to work through the issues up front, instead of neglecting digital or limiting it to an after thought.
  • 3. Thinking Digital First will help your organization scale, think complement... think multimodal... think different!
    • "It's like leg day at the gym!"
    • "Our church does five things really well, and our weekend services are #fifth overall in priority." - Ray Hudson, Lead Pastor at City Center Church in Berkeley, CA
  • 4. It's not that Digital needs to be your #1 priority, it's that Physical Church Services can no longer be your #1 priority.


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

Jeff Reed

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About Author

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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