Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to encourage Online Hospitality and Participation.
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How can your worship connect powerfully not only with those in the room on Sunday mornings, but with those worshiping online in the moment and after the fact? Hybrid ministry expert Jason Moore outlines simple changes that can make your worship more meaningful and participatory for online viewers in the moment and “evergreen” in its ability to remain relevant and accessible to anyone at any time. Listen now, read transcript, and watch on YouTube
How can congregations better engage people who worship online? Jim Keat, Digital Minister at The Riverside Church, offers 10 tips for congregations to strengthen engagement and build relationships with online worshippers. Read more now.
THIS set of slides on pronouncing a name from a culture that is not your own is very useful and practical - and helpful when you want to be hospitable and welcoming whether in your building or your neighborhood.
by Amy Kubichek of Lewis Center for Church Leadership
May 3, 2022
Nicole Reilley says posting worship services online is just the first step in developing a holistic online ministry. She enumerates four keys to developing a digital ministry that engages people and moves them toward Christ and his church.
Pastoring in the Digital Parish (from the United Methodist Church) delivers community and resources for leaders adjusting to ministry in digital space with coaches and teachers who guide listeners in building an online presence for ministries, engaging individuals in community, and ushering communities into digital discipleship.
Learn how to take your leadership of digital worship to the next level.
The Video Editing for Churches course will help you learn how to use editing tools like Adobe Rush and iMovie to create videos your members, newcomers, and others will want to see.
This is an open enrollment course.
CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:
How to Do Hybrid Church: Ministry at the Overlap of In-Person and Online
The Online Church Conference - available on demand
The Great Spiritual Migration: Online Book Study
How to Do Church Online (Use code CHURCHONLINE for 50% off!)
Church Online: Individual Consultation - Take the next step with your online church and digital ministry content.
Church Online: Weekly Conversation - a free weekly conversation and group coaching call about how to do church online
Church Hacks for Lent: Ideas for Your Congregation during Lent
Your Message Matters: Become a Public Theologian for the 21st Century (with Brian McLaren)
Worship Matters: Creating Liturgical Alignment (with Brian McLaren)
Learn how your church can make visitors feel truly welcome and comfortable.
Minnesota's Department of Health's Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening: Faith-Based Communities, Places of Worship, Weddings, and Funerals UPDATED 09.18.20
Minnesota’s Department of Health’s Music Activities and Performances During COVID-19
Resuming Care-filled Worship and Sacramental Life: The Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments
Convergence offers the on-demand course How to Do Hybrid Worship with Jim Keat