Understanding the Internet Church as a Entry Point to the Physical Gathering

January 22, 2019
Episode #504
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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:

  1. Some people really cannot attend
  2. Clearly indicate the importance of the physical gathering to the internet church
  3. Provide discipleship resources
  4. Point to groups in the community
  5. Be bold about seeking financial stewardship participation
  6. Have a vibrant prayer ministry
  7. The necessity of a champion for the internet church
  8. Be creative in internet worship services

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

  • Brainerd Baptist Church Sermon Bumper

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