PASTOR OVER TEXT?
There are plenty of ways to pastor someone digitally, through Zoom or even through Avatars in virtual reality. But text-only? Surely there’s some difficulty in that environment.
Enter Jonathan Song, Director of Pastor Chat at Churchome. Churchome has leaned heavily into it’s mobile app, even to the point of pastoring people around the country via chat/text messaging.
DOES IT WORK?
Does it work? Does caring for a soul work via text messaging? Jonathan’s got the inside scoop and examples of how he (and his staff and volunteers) are regularly pastoring people nationally using texting tools… oh and don’t sleep on some of the decentralized conversations we’re having here as well.
Hang out with Jeff & Jonathan as they’re talking Pastor Chat on this episode of The Church Digital Podcast
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ON THE SHOW
Host: Jeff Reed
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Guest: Jonathan Song
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Missional Imagination, Asynchronous Communities, & Digital Church
Link to Churchome Mobile App - http://churchome.org
Mark Venti Podcast Episode on The Church Digital - https://be.thechurch.digital/blog/podcast-029-mark-venti-creating-church-culture-digitally-churchome
Judah Smith Blog Article - https://be.thechurch.digital/blog/podcast-029-mark-venti-creating-church-culture-digitally-churchome
ABOUT JONATHAN SONG
Jonathan Song has been part of Churchome since 2010 and is currently the Pastor Chat Manager, serving Churchome’s global community through their digital platforms. Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, he is a proud Korean-American and is a graduate of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Pastoral Ministry and Biblical Studies. When he’s not in front of his computer, you can find him looking for a great cup of coffee and an even better bite of food.
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