This week on Twitter, Nadia Bolz-Weber (@sarcasticluther) said, “Maybe asking pastors and church staff who paddled like hell to keep churches afloat during a pandemic to now do BOTH in-person and on-line is a bit too much” And that struck a chord - with me, and with many people. I think … Read more about What do we need to give up?
Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson – “Technology with Humanity” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 11
In the eleventh episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson, the ELCA director for Evangelical Mission for the Northeastern Iowa Synod, is one of the “early adopters” of digital ministry and shares with us what digital ministry was like early on, and what it is like now … Read more about Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson – “Technology with Humanity” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 11
In the tenth episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Paul Schmidt, owner and Creative Video Strategist of Uno Duece Media in Lansing, Michigan, dishes out a bit of expert advice on video production. Try to get used to being on camera and addressing the camera appropriately -- it will carry over … Read more about Paul Schmidt – “DOs and DON’Ts of church video” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 10
How would you like help taking all the pieces of your digital ministry and learning how you can systematize them, make them repeatable and recruit and train a team to help you? We are looking for 10 churches to work with this summer to help them install the Digital Ministry Formula in their … Read more about Digital Ministry Formula Pilot this Summer
Pastor Richard Hong – “Church Today is like a Baseball Game” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 09
In the ninth episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Pastor Richard Hong, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, outside NYC, covers many timely topics with Christopher Harris, including church attendance, mission work and data-based decision making. One of the models that I like to … Read more about Pastor Richard Hong – “Church Today is like a Baseball Game” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 09
Standing in 2019, you knew that the world was changing and the church was not. Or, at least, the church was not changing fast enough. Then came 2020. The pandemic forced a lot of change and adaptation by the church. And it was good! We learned that we CAN change, learn and grow if we have … Read more about Would you like help with your Digital Ministry?
In the eighth episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Pastor Angela Shannon, pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie, Maryland, talks with Christopher Harris about digital community, change and how we’re not going back to the way things were pre-pandemic. We're going to have to figure out … Read more about Pastor Angela Shannon – “We’re Not Going Back” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 08
No doubt, you've heard (or sent!) the message recently: Welcome Back! Welcome back to church. Welcome back to the sanctuary. Welcome back to "normal."Well, I have a different message that I would share. In my latest video, I talk about why we have a great opportunity to move forward and follow God's … Read more about Let’s Not Go Back
In the seventh episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, the Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes, Executive Presbyter of the Donegal Presbytery in Pennsylvania, talks with Christopher Harris about her specialty, film and art in preaching, and about experiences faced in the past year and a half of pandemic … Read more about Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes – “Preaching in the Digital Age” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 07
In this week’s live video, I’m sharing two ideas related to digital content from two pastors I’ve spoken with recently. One idea relates to preaching remotely and one idea explores some options for sharing upcoming scripture readings throughout the week. Have about 7 minutes to spare? … Read more about 2 Digital Content Ideas from Pastors
In the sixth episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Pastor Paul Amlin of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa shares new ideas and examples of how digital ministry “tries” have been received in his congregation and beyond. “We have to be willing to say, ‘our expectations for people can’t … Read more about Pastor Paul Amlin – “Trying New Things” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 06
So, your church needs a new website. (We’ve all been there!) Sometimes we are financially prepared for this budget item and sometimes we’re not. If you’re in the latter situation, or you’re just unsatisfied with your current site and want to upgrade, what are some ways you can fund this … Read more about 3 Funding Streams for your Church’s New Website