How We Do Digital Ministry highlights innovative church leaders who are successfully building communities and spreading the gospel online. Every Tuesday, a new church leader will share their tips, strategies, case studies, and challenges with digital ministry. How We Do Digital Ministry is hosted by Christopher Harris, Executive Director of Faith Growth.

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

Paul Schmidt – “DOs and DON’Ts of church video” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 10

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

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

Pastor Angela Shannon – “We’re Not Going Back” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 08

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

Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes – “Preaching in the Digital Age” | How We Do Digital Ministry Episode 07

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

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