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 and into the future.

Now, the time has come to start to have a strategy. And that starts with your mission statement. That starts with knowing your community, knowing, Who are you reaching? Who do you want to reach?

Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson

Listen to the full episode as Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson discusses these topics:

2:21 Early Entry to Digital Ministry
6:18 Technology accommodating different worship preferences
9:04 What is the toll on our clergy?
14:10 Do online services need to look professional?
15:56 Leadership shortage
20:45 Advice on moving forward
22:59 “Theology of the selfie”

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