The term “internet church” brings a mix of emotions and reactions from church leaders, but if your church is online, there are a few best practices to cover. Today, we discuss eight of them.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Even if your church live-streams services, the physical gathering should be emphasized and be the priority.
- Point to groups in your preaching to get people more involved in the community of the church.
- When people give to a church, they become more connected to a church.
- If you have an online service presence, you need an online prayer presence.
The eight points that we discuss are:
- Some people really cannot attend
- Clearly indicate the importance of the physical gathering to the internet church
- Provide discipleship resources
- Point to groups in the community
- Be bold about seeking financial stewardship participation
- Have a vibrant prayer ministry
- The necessity of a champion for the internet church
- Be creative in internet worship services
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
- Brainerd Baptist Church Sermon Bumper
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