Brothers and Sisters,
We find ourselves in the midst of a unique societal moment. A hyper-connected global world, where ideas, and viruses, travel quickly leave us with a mixture of over-informed paranoia, and under-appreciated local community and relationships. With so many schools closing, and businesses struggling, our church communities have a unique opportunity to hold together the fraying edges of our cities.
Our friends over at Stadia are giving away some of their church planting expertise this Tuesday through a free online webinar around helping congregations develop online and virtual tools of communication with their congregations. I’d love to encourage you all to consider joining in as you discern and navigate through gathering and communication decisions with you congregation.
Here is the information and invitation from Nathan “Chivo” Hawkins at Stadia:
Stadia church planting has experience with church online that will serve the church in the midst of the coronavirus and beyond. Stadia is offering a free webinar to assist churches:
Tuesday March 17, 10am PT / 1pm ET
Inability to Gather: How Church Online Helps Your Ministry Overcome Coronavirus & Other Emergencies
If not coronavirus, there are myriad catastrophic events and forms of opposition that can affect our standing as an embodied church. As the Church addresses the questions “What could, what would, and what should we do?” we look to the resources and tools available to us, including technology. The church can and is encouraged (Hebrews10:25) to continue connecting, and our gatherings can still have spiritual impact, even if they aren’t in a physical space.
In this free 60 minute webinar, church online expert Jeff Reed, https://thechurch.digital/ will address:
- Developing a church online strategy – a critical ministry regardless of coronavirus
- Online church services
- Engaging community online
- Keeping people on mission, even when you cannot gather in large groups
There will also be a time for questions and resource referrals.
This webinar is offered to all church leaders for free by Stadia Church Planting.
www.StadiaChurchPlanting.org is a non-denominational para church ministry that helps churches, networks and denominations multiply, openhandedly with no strings attached. Stadia provides support through the generosity of Christians who are committed to seeing the Kingdom come through the ministry of the local church. Stadia’s shift to offer services with no-strings-attached is designed to facilitate Kingdom collaboration.
With hope and gratitude,
Nathan "chivo" Hawkins
West Regional Director