DIGITAL CHURCHES ARE REACHING PEOPLE WITH HEALTH ISSUES
We talk about how Digital Churches reach different types of people. This week we’re talking about Painted Prayers, a creative, digital expression of church that’s found a way to reach a different type of person. Brianna Heida planted Painted Prayers to reach creative people. As an artist, Brianna was woven many creative aspects into her church as well as the church’s creative process. A year or so into the church, the experiment of Painted Prayers has gone far to connect with a creative audience.
Through her ministry life, though, Brianna discovered that she personally had a number of health issues that drastically limited her ability to do ministry physically. While this led to her desire to do ministry digitally, her health limitations actually allowed her to connect with others that also have physical ailments that prevent them from connecting with physical churches.
DIGITAL CHURCHES EMPOWER LEADERS TO LEAD MINISTRY DIGITALLY THAT MAY NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD IN PHYSICAL SPACES.
It’s one thing for Brianna to be empowered in ministry, in spite of her medical issues, reaching people digitally via Painted Prayers. It’s another thing to work to empower people with medical issues with spiritual purpose, helping them have a voice in ministry… allowing them to disciple others… this is the beauty of a Digital Church. Not just to reach a different type of person, but to empower a different type of leader and multiply these differences out.
So jump on the podcast where Brianna Heida and Jeff talk about the opportunities of Digital Church reach people with medical issues, but also the spiritual discipline to operate not in our strengths, but in our weaknesses.
ABOUT BRIANNA HEIDA
Brianna is a disabled artist, writer, and pastor, and her latest adventure is planting a fully digital church, Painted Prayers Church. Her heart is to reach the physically, emotionally, and spiritually disconnected, those who live in the margins and find themselves often overlooked or forgotten. She can be found on all the socials @briheida, and you can learn more about her church at http://paintedprayers.org.
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