Nona Jones has written one of the stand out books of the year for churches and non profits. With so many churches and non profits having to rush online, churches are looking to platforms like Facebook to assist them building connections through digital means. The release of Social Media to Social Ministry: A Guide to Digital Discipleship could not have been timed better and the book itself does not disappoint.[Read more…] about Social Media to Social Ministry: A Guide to Digital Discipleship [Review]
COVID is bringing along with it economic turmoil in its wake. This ultimately affects church budgets — so what do you do about your church tech budgets?
Should it be slashed? Should it be expanded?
The answer isn’t as obvious as you might think.[Read more…] about Church Tech Budgets During COVID Fallout [Podcast #315]
You are reading a post in the mini-series entitled “When Churches Reopen” which I decided to write when I began seeing that some churches around the world were beginning to reopen. In reading some announcements I began noticing that a lot of them were forgetting a few things. This post focuses on the physically vulnerable.
As someone diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I felt keenly the fact that I rarely saw any mention or call to action for those with weak immune systems. This happens a lot, and most people with any health problems know to take extra precautions during this time, but I still feel that it would be nice to at least be addressed in some way.
Here are a few ways you can take care of us.[Read more…] about When Churches Reopen: The Physically Vulnerable
Are you experiencing — Streaming Fatigue?
That’s the term we’ve coined for the feeling you get after “attending” church service streams for months on end.
Is it sustainable? Is it working? Where do we go from here?[Read more…] about Do You Have Church Streaming Fatigue? [Podcast #314]
I’ve been lucky enough to speak at a number conferences. I’ve asked the question “How many of you have databases on your congregation?” Many have something. When you dive a little deeper though, the information they have is, well, small and basic. From the data and relationships you have in your church, can you truly say you really know your people?[Read more…] about Know Your People; Unleash Them For Mission
You are reading a post in the mini-series entitled “When Churches Reopen” which I decided to write when I began seeing that some churches around the world were beginning to reopen and in reading their announcements or newsletters I began noticing that a lot of them were forgetting a few things. This post in the series is about the mentally vulnerable.
It’s no secret that with the pandemic everyone’s mental health has been affected whether it’s more stress or existing mental health struggles that become harder to manage.[Read more…] about When Churches Reopen: The Mentally Vulnerable