‘Online, Streaming, Facebook live, YouTube Premiere, watch parties.’ All fabulous new words that have become part of the church world fast. As churches around the world are streaming collectively, we are learning a lot of interesting things. One of the elements coming to the fore is that doing online church the same way we did in person church doesn’t engage our online congregation in the same way. Now we have to wrestle with how to boost online church engagement.[Read more…] about Boost Online Church Engagement; Unleash Some Creativity
Social media has been one of the greatest communication innovations of our age but with the optimization of communication and increased interconnectedness, we are also exposed to thoughts and opinions that might not only contradict our own but potentially attack and undermine them too.
The combination of anonymity and the lack of accountability can bring out the worst in people, giving some the courage to type out things they wouldn’t otherwise speak out loud. This can cause us to experience what the cool kids are calling “being triggered”.[Read more…] about Triggered: Navigating Social Media Offense As Christians
This is something Allison has been serving up. I hope to some extent this snack is somewhere close to the same delish level. I say that because snack pack #259 might be one of those random snacks made up of just about everything you can find in the back of the fridge. Anyways, enjoy.[Read more…] about Church Tech Snack Pack #259
Meetings, in one form or another are necessary. People working together on one project, with the same objective must coordinate. It’s not always practical or efficient for people to meet in person. In those instances conference and online calls make sense. Besides clear objectives and guidelines, a distraction-free environment matters, even for online meetings. With that, here are tips for online meetings.[Read more…] about 7 Simple Tips For Online Meetings
It’s not easy when you are subscribed to Spotify but your best friend is on Apple Music and the leader of your worship team is on YouTube Music. You may think you are talking about the same version of the song only to discover you’ve been practicing the wrong parts. Or worse still, one person in the group can’t even find that song. What do you do share songs across music streaming services?
We are living in the age of the Internet. I hate to say it is the golden age, because who knows what is coming. We haven’t had VR for that long and barely have online streaming games at this point with Alphabet’s Stadia. Hopefully there is more to come.
But what we do have now is near instantaneous connections with millions and billions of people. We need to know where to look to find them, but they are there. Whether social media like Facebook and Twitter, online forums like Reddit, blogs like this one, newsletters, and so on and so on.