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5 Online Ministry Insights from August 2023

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August

Just as quickly as it started, summer is now over. If children in your area are not already in school, they will be soon. Thus August wraps up a great summer. So how do you start the school year and fall strong? What can you do? That is where The Church Digital Podcast Network comes in and helps. They strive to keep you updated on all the latest trends in social media, live stream, digital discipleship and all things online ministry so that you can minister and serve your online community more effectively. 

Here are 5 Online Ministry insights and lessons learned from some of the podcasts released on The Church Digital Podcast Network from August 2023

Metrics Matter, Especially for DISCIPLESHIP

Metrics are important and can really help your Church disciples those around you, when you look at them properly. In this episode, Andy Mage and Ashley demystify the metrics that govern success in discipleship. They look at optimization, expansion, and empowerment, where numbers aren't just digits, but the key to unlocking a future of boundless growth at your Church or ministry.

The Real Impact of Your Ministry Goes BEYOND Numbers

Do numbers really matter? If you have 5 people coming to your ministry event, is that really ministry? In this episode of the NCMU podcast, Mark Lutz is joined by Jate Earhart and they talk about how we don't need to worry about going "Big." Rather, we need to focus on who we are reaching and how we can train those people to reach even more. What does that look like? Listen to them share here.  

Ministers Can AND Should Use AI

There has been a lot of discussion about AI of late. And, just like the rest of the world, the ministry world is questioning whether or not they should use AI. In this episode Tom Pounder and Mark MacDonald talk about AI. What is it really good for and how can ministry leaders use it today. 

The Digital Church Can Help BRIDGE THE GAP Between the Church and People "Leaving" the Church

The downward trends have been happening for years now. Churches are losing attendees, not gaining. And, people are not experiencing community in the Church anymore. However, in this episode Mark Lutz and Andy Mage talk about how the Church can use digital tools and the digital Church to help. bridge that gap and establishing community. 

Be on your GUARD in the Metaverse (and a Ministry Opportunity) 

Meta has dropped the age restriction for people to go into the Metaverse. Because of that churches need to be prepared and protect itself against trolls and bad agents trying to harm and discredit the Church. In this episode, Stunami and Goose talk about this but also what they can do to reach a younger generation in the metaverse.

What do you think? What are other online ministry insights you learned from this past month?  Share your ideas below or on social media.

Through the Digital Church Network we are helping physical and digital churches better understand the discipleship process, and helping churches and church planters understand this and other decentralized mindset shifts. Joining the DCN is free and be encouraged! 

 

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About Author

Tom Pounder
Tom Pounder

Tom Pounder was born and raised just outside of Washington, DC. He is the father of 4 daughters and loves being a girl dad. He has a background in Student Ministry working over 22 years with teenagers and currently serves as the Online Campus Pastor at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs and podcasts weekly at http://thechurch.digital.

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