You’ve probably been practicing some kind of digital ministry for a while now. (Thanks for the kick in the rear, Covid.) And we are so proud of you for this, but today, we’re challenging you to kick it up another notch.
This week, we want to encourage you to find creative ways to connect with your members while still physically distancing.
You probably read that and immediately thought, “If this requires mailing anything, we don’t have the budget.” Part of this challenge is to think creatively. So even if you do decide to share something tangible, maybe you could ask a couple volunteers to deliver your gifts to your members’ homes. Or maybe you can ask your congregation for donations to buy postage for “a surprise next Sunday.”
These surprises don’t have to be expensive either. For example, if your youth summer camp included a lesson with bracelet-making or paper cross decorating, why not mail those little crafts? Thoughtful little things like this can go a long way.
Let’s also keep in mind that not all gifts need to be tangible. Email is another great way to send a surprise, such as a coloring page inspired by your Sunday sermon. (This would be a great way to get your members to share their final pieces via social media and tag the church!) Another very personal gift could be “spotlighting” a new member or family each week to which you end your online worship with a shout-out or prayer.
These are just a couple ways to surprise your members with a little extra something–little reminders that you’re always thinking about them. We welcome you to think of more, and when you do, please share it with us in the Digitally Yours Facebook group.
When you’re ready to take your digital ministry game up another level, let’s schedule a strategy call. We’d love to chat with you to see if our Digital Ministry Coaching Program is a good fit for you and your church.
Looking for more Digital Ministry tips? Check our blog for some lite reading.