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 thought it was… and as you and I know, it’s become easier and easier as time goes on to engage online.”

Listen to the full episode to hear as Pastor Tom talks about his challenges from the last year, rethinking what it means to go to church, what hybrid worship looks like after everyone’s vaccinated, the future of the church & more.

(4:45) Challenges from the last year
(7:31) Rethinking “Going to church”
(10:30) Facilitating 1:1 connections digitally
(13:48) The Church after COVID
(19:22) The Next Decade of Ministry

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