The weather is getting warmer, it is getting lighter later in the day and allergies are back! Yes, Spring is here! With Spring here, there are new opportunities for your digital and online ministry. That is what The Church Digital Podcast Network hopes to help you. 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 from March 2023 from some of the podcasts released on The Church Digital Podcast Network.
Families are making an impact as they STREAM TOGETHER
When streamers go online to reach digital communities, they don't have to go alone. In fact, it can become a mission field for your entire family. In a podcast conversation with Jeff, Aki talks about how his entire family is included in playing video games and as they stream together on Twitch. Furthermore, they are offering a positive impact to the online community. They get to model what family looks like and encourage them as many gamers do not have a positive family life. See how they do this in this podcast episode here.
Biblical Counseling CAN HAPPEN in the Metaverse
Can you counsel people in the metaverse? In particular is it Biblical. That is the question Tsunami and Goose discuss in two episodes. The first one is about Biblical counseling. Is it possible? They discuss here. The second one is about what it looks like to go through pre-marital and marriage counseling in the metaverse. They talk about it here.
You CAN have UNITY online despite differences
Have you been discouraged spending time online? Whether it is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or another platform, it is possible to be discouraged with what is being said and shared online. How are you responding to it? Can you respond in a healthy way online? Can there be unity? Hector and Sarah talk about it in this episode "Pushing through Digital Discouragement" here.
You can have ENGAGING TEXT CONVERSATIONS with Church Attendees
Churches utilize text messaging as one of the many ways to communicate to people at their Church. However, it doesn't have to be just a one-way communication. You can have a back and forth conversation with whoever you are texting. Jeanette Yates from Text-in-Church shares with Tom different tips for what Churches can do to create engaging text conversations today. Listen to the whole episode "How Your Church Can Have Engaging Text Conversations" here.
Your Church Staff can be physical AND digital
When the pandemic hit, every Church Staffer became digital and online ministers. However, now that things are "back to normal", the tendency has been to go back to the way things were. In a conversation with Andy, Tyler Samson and Megan Carter from Church Anywhere and First Capital Christian Church share about how Staffers can be both physical AND digital ministry leaders.in today's world. See how in the podcast episode "How to Create Hybrid Digital/Physical Teams" 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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