Pastor Paul Amlin – “Trying New Things” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 06

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

Pastor Wesley Menke – “Church Is A Social Network” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 05

In the fifth episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Pastor Wesley Menke from Grace Lutheran in Upland, California, talks through a few ways he and his team have made digital ministry easier for themselves and dreams up a better structure for the church and social media. “I don’t know that the … Read more about Pastor Wesley Menke – “Church Is A Social Network” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 05

Dawn Trautman – “Create FOR the Online Space” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 04

In the fourth episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Dawn Trautman from Big Picture Big Purpose addresses a common misconception with online worship and provides actionable tips and strategies to optimize the viewer experience. “The key with all digital ministry is not to have a lesser version of … Read more about Dawn Trautman – “Create FOR the Online Space” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 04

Pastor Tom Schwolert – “Rethinking ‘Going To Church'” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 03

In the third episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Pastor Tom Schwolert shares the story of starting his call at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Some of those folks who traditionally were not online discovered that it wasn’t as difficult as they really … Read more about Pastor Tom Schwolert – “Rethinking ‘Going To Church'” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 03

Deacon Mary Stoneback – “Do What Works For Your Community” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 02

In the second episode of How We Do Digital Ministry, Deacon Mary Stoneback shares how she and her team at Ascension Lutheran in Colorado Springs have learned to be flexible when working with online and remote volunteers. “Find a few members who are interested in contributing in some way, and work … Read more about Deacon Mary Stoneback – “Do What Works For Your Community” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 02

Dr. Rich Melheim – “The Show is Over” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 01

In the first episode of How We Do Digital Ministry podcast, Christopher Harris speaks with Dr. Rich Melheim from Faith Inkubators, who has a clear message for pastors and church communicators across the globe: the show’s over. “It could be the greatest message in the world, but forget it unless … Read more about Dr. Rich Melheim – “The Show is Over” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 01

Disruption

As we continue through Holy Week this year, I think of our past 40 days but also of the whole last year of pandemic living. During Lent, we follow how Jesus continually disrupted what was considered normal in the day. Our past year, too, has been continually disrupted. And, the disruptions have been … Read more about Disruption

Where to Start

Some churches are experiencing financial difficulties, whether they are related to the pandemic or a continuation of struggles that were taking place prior to 2020. As the end of the pandemic (or at least, what we hope will be the end) approaches, it’s hard to know where to start with “getting back … Read more about Where to Start