Episode 37 of How We Do Digital Ministry features John Hamer, pastor at Centre Place, the downtown Toronto congregation of Community of Christ. During the pandemic, Pastor Hamer and his staff developed digital ministry resources that proved vital to their global denomination, and they have chosen to commit to this new leadership role rather than refocus on local gatherings. Pastor Hamer and Charlotte Elia discuss the challenges of global outreach, maintaining a full load of online offerings, and living into this new, digital-first calling.
We’re seeing a future that’s going to be like a partnership where there are some pillar congregations that are content creators, and there are others that are doing fellowship locally together in person, and that can somehow make a hybrid experience that creates a kind of full fellowship and allows people to do a mission locally.Pastor John Hamer
Listen to the full episode as Pastor John talks about these topics:
(3:31) A Fully Digital Ministry
(7:53) Cultivating Global Participation
(12:03) Growing a Congregation Online
(16:16) Online Music Ministry
(20:02) Challenges of Hybrid Ministry
(22:53) Online and Local Partnerships
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