One of the big struggles with the current church online scenario is what to do with kids. Churches are struggling with it. In many ways the problem can be summarized this way… Don’t try to digitize the past or the present. We need to invent the industry of tomorrow. Erik Swedberg The quote is actuallyContinue reading “Church and Kids Ministry Online”
We’re all basically in a place right now where we have so many attentional drains, because we don’t have place to focus us. You know, going to a place focuses our effort, because we’re here to do a thing, but when you’re working out of your home, it’s very different. How to Channel Your Attention,Continue reading “Spacing Out”
Just like so many people, I’ve been overwhelmed as of late. You’d think I’d be really happy that all the churches are going online. I am. It’s just that I’ve found that it now means a lot more voices in this conversation that I, as an introvert, find hard to manage. That being said, I’veContinue reading “Let’s NOT Go Back?”
Yesterday (on Easter), I woke up (on purpose) before 5am. I had decided to experience Tampa Underground’s Easter gathering. Tampa Underground is a hub-and-spoke model of church, in particular microsites. There is a governing center (the hub) with a whole bunch of committed satellite sites (the spokes). It is different than the American standard modelContinue reading “No One Way”
One of the biggest (and most valid) critiques of doing church online (or, as in the current COVID situation, only online) is the lack of connection. We humans are made for connection. Understand that this is coming from an introvert. I too need connection. There is something about physical connection. There is this matter ofContinue reading “Now What?”
If you had a great first launch of church broadcasting…AWESOME! I’m really glad! If you didn’t, I understand completely. Glitches are real. They will happen. Let’s learn together and move on!
We all compare ourselves to others. Churches compare themselves to other churches. Pastors compare themselves to other pastors. Online streamers compare themselves to online streamers. There is some good in that, as long as one is looking for a goal and to learn. The problem lies in looking at the current state as if yourContinue reading “Measuring Up”
We now have a unique freedom to speak the truth about Jesus Christ in a way that a greater proportion of people will not feel threatened by it.
The gap or dividing line between physical and digital is not quite what we think when it comes to human relationships.
How we measure online attenders and participants matters, especially if we are to measure physical attenders with the same ruler.