Using Digital Technologies for Faith Formation
Now is the time for churches to be experimenting with digital tools and social media to help small groups and Sunday School classes to connect in new ways and continue the church’s efforts at faith formation.
New Faces in Virtual Spaces
No one could have predicted times like these, yet, as church leaders, we have a great opportunity to use this time as a season of innovation. How can we find joy during this time and connect with those who are in our faith community or are longing for one?
Seven Suggestions for Healing and Renewal in the Midst of Stress and Anxiety
Flora Slosson Wuellner, an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, is well known throughout the United States and Europe for her writings and retreat leadership that focus on the inner healing that God freely offers through Christ.
Online Attendance Tips
Taking attendance in online worship certainly isn’t as simple as counting heads in pews. But don’t despair – there are ways to do this responsibly. Some are already in use and recommended by annual conference and churches across the connection.
Online Worship & Music Resources for Livestreaming
As we have clearly entered a new way of worshiping as a community of faith through virtual means, the worship staff at Discipleship Ministries has compiled a variety of resources that are available.
How is Your Church Planning to Safely Return to Services in a Sanctuary?
We are all anxious to come back and fellowship side by side. However, your congregation and new members will want to know that your church has a plan to safely worship together with appropriate social distancing. Introducing two new tools to help you and your church create a plan to re-engage with your congregation.
As many churches begin to shift adding an online presence, it is important we not neglect vital elements of our discipleship system. You may have added online worship, but what is missing? Using this resource, church leaders are challenged to think through what a balanced approach to online discipleship looks like.