High Impact Residency Program Webinar Focuses on Church Planting in a Digital Age
By Bener Agtarap
In the third webinar session of the “High Impact Residency Program” on Tuesday, June 8, we will take a pragmatic turn and look at the reality of planting in a digital age. Many of us are returning to in-person worship as the pandemic slows. In this new reality, we should ask ourselves, “Are there important lessons learned during the pandemic that need to be continued as we come back together?” We will spend some time talking about engagement as the gold standard for measuring success in planting, using teams, empowering people through grassroots organizing, and communicating in a church that isn't always together physically. We will also share some tools that you might find helpful in communicating and organizing people in a digital age.
Are there important lessons learned during the pandemic that need to be continued as we come back together?
As we continue on this journey, let us keep in mind the importance of clarifying our reasons for starting new churches. Our motivation for planting must be rooted in our personal history and the history of the movement of which we are a part. Our motivation helps us identify our metrics. For a plant to be successful all the stakeholders need to agree about what metrics matter.
To assist you in understanding the “why” of planting churches, we recommend the book, Ready, Set, Plant: The Why and How of Starting New Churches, by Bener Agtarap and Curtis Brown. It is available in print and Kindle versions and is available from The Upper Room Bookstore (online), Cokesbury, and Amazon.