Series have become a norm. Whether it is a small group or teaching series, at some point, churches have these. A sermon or teaching series makes for great source for online content. The challenge is identifying online content from these series.
So, where can you find some of this content from your series?
Here are suggestions:
Why The Series
As you launch a series, consider sharing why the series is running. Talk about some of the plans for running the series. Paint the picture of how different people and your church would be. Inspire your church about how the series will impact the lives of your community.
Compliment The Series
Blog posts, tweets, and such, can be a great way to add value to the series. Whatever your series, it is not likely that you will exhaust all possible aspects of it. As you plan for a series, think about some of the things you would like to cover, but cannot from the pulpit or small group time.
That you can turn into podcasts, blog posts, newsletters and vlogs. Create images for Instagram and other platforms to enhance and reinforce the message. This can also apply to sermons not tied into series.
Gaps and Misunderstanding
When teaching on particular subjects, gaps and misunderstandings are inevitable. It is worth finding what people did not understand. Knowledge gaps make for a great source for content.
Vision and Values
As with other initiatives in your church, it is wisdom to connect the dots. Express how your series connects to the mission of your church.
Echo the feedback on the impact the series is making. You don’t have to wait for the series to end to tell stories, which are always worth telling. There are stories to tell; find and tell them.
Highlight and celebrate the wins along the way. Tell the church what those wins are. The gap in your newsletter could be waiting for photos and feedback from people in the church.
Summarize or capture the essence of each sermon or session in the series. Share power points in a (an online) platform specific way.
Explain concepts you had no time or space for in the small group sessions or teachings. This should see activity on your blog.
There is a content source I did not mention. The likelihood of finding other content is high. Apply yourself, engage your team. There is a lot of content to create in your next series.
Be on the lookout!
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