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PODCAST 099: Korey Deck - Shepherding, Pastoral Care, & Mourning Digitally



How do we pastor people phygitally? How do we care for people in digital space? Great question, and I honestly thought I had an answer to that until I heard from Korey in a Facebook Group. “Well, 25 people in my church have died as a result of COVID.”

Korey, from Grace Community Church, has experienced a whole other perspective than I (and most of you) probably have had in this COVID season. As a Campus Pastor in New York, he has seen his church lose 25 people to coronavirus. How do you pastor a church that you can’t hug? How do you care for a church that you can’t be in physical space together?

These are the issues that Korey and other pastors across the country are wrestling with daily. Let’s learn from stories like Korey and get a glimpse of the Church’s future.

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Guest: Korey Deck
Grace Community Church
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Host: Jeff Reed
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  • How have you seen the Holy Spirit move in your church during COVID? Text us at 484-324-8724.
  • How has your church been dealing with Shepherding or Pastoral Care Online?
  • How can you show care for someone mourning without physically touching them?


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Love you all! Praying for your Churches and your Ministry Online.

Jeff Reed

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BETA02: Pushing Church Online While Managing Reopening Transitions

About Author

Jeff Reed
Jeff Reed

With about 20 years experience serving the church in the digital/technological realm, Jeff loves working with churches. As passionate about Discipleship as he is Technology, Jeff uses his passion to help Churches develop technology systems to bring people far from God closer to him. Oh, and he loves Digital Church & Church Online.

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