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 church is called to be a central structure for the Internet, but we can at least be a place that provides structure and a way of interacting online that is compassionate and caring and available to all.”

Listen to the full episode to hear as Pr Wesley discusses his last year in ministry, connecting with text messages, an idea for the intersection of church and social media, and more.

(4:48) Volunteers
(9:21) Streamlining Prayer Requests
(14:18) Church Social Network
(20:03) Being Online In Two Languages
(22:14) Teaching Tech Skills At The Church

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