As technology changes and evolves at a very rapid pace, online ministry changes as well. That is why The Church Digital Podcast Network strives help 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 from February 2023 from some of the podcasts released on The Church Digital Podcast Network.
RADICAL Life Change IS Happening with Gamers in Digital Ministry
Starting off a new season in The Church Digital Podcast, Jeff Reed brings in Mark Lutz from Lux Digital Church and Andy Mage to talk all about GAMING. In fact, this whole new season of The Church Digital Podcast is solely focused on GAMING! The gaming world is growing with over 3 billion gamers on the planet today. That is a huge mission field and the good news is that Gamers are open to Christ. See how you can be reaching them in this podcast episode here.
Meta Horizon World Has Huge POTENTIAL to CONNECT Others beyond VR
There are a lot of Virtual Reality worlds out there. Like social media, just because there are all these worlds out there doesn't mean that your Church or ministry needs to be in that world. So how do you decide which worlds are best for you to invest in and which ones should you pass on? In the February 3rd Metaverse Church Podcast, Goose and Stunami do a deep dive into Meta's Horizon World. What is great about it and how can you connect in it? Find out in the episode, "Deep Dive into Meta Horizon Worlds" here.
Your Church can STILL get ENGAGEMENT from Instagram
In Tom's convention with Jennifer Benton, Jen highlights multiple ways that you can still engage people in our community on Instagram. Jen shares one tip in particular. She shares that whenever Instagram introduces something new, like Reels, they want people to use it so they will optimize your content so it gets out to people. So, at the very minimum, if you want to increase your engagement on Instagram, use Reels. Listen to the whole episode "Instagram Engagement Tips for Your Church" here.
A Digital Pastor does CARE and MINISTER to People
There can be a lot of misconceptions about what a Digital Pastor actually does. Even though there is a technology component to the position to it, a Digital Pastor is very pastoral. They do care for and minister to people. That is the heart of the position. Andy Mage brings in Tyler Sansom to share about this and other roles the Digital Pastor serves un in this episode of the Church Online Blueprint podcast here.
You can ADVANCE the Gospel Online
In your life you have the opportunity to draw people closer to Christ or you can drive them further away. This applies to what you do online as well. Jon Pyle and Sarah Styf talk about this and how you can advance the gospel online in a gray world. See how in this episode from Better on the Inside here.
What do you think? What are other online ministry insights you learned from this past month? Share your ideas below or on social media.
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