Rev. Dr. Laurence Hesser is the pastor of a mid-sized United Methodist church in rural Tennessee. His own quest to understand his congregation’s needs led him to quickly learn how to make quality video, and has seen his online numbers surpass his in-person worship numbers as a result.
As some of us move worship back into our sanctuaries, what have we learned while doing online worship that we’d like to bring into our sanctuaries with us?
Many of us are trying to figure out how to fit in a whole new set of demands into our routine. Trying to fit the priorities of both in-person and online worship together can be maddening.
Doug Miller is the media director at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. The church had been streaming its services for years prior to the pandemic, but still decided to retool for a different kind of experience. This podcast is full of ideas.
Gregg Brekke is one of today’s leading religion reporters and photojournalists. Today we get a bird’s eye view of what’s going on in the church, given all the change that’s taken place this year. You’ll also want to hear where Gregg was last week.
In this inaugural episode, I’ll interview Tom Cox, interim pastor of Hot Metal Bridge, a faith community in downtown Pittsburgh. Tom describes this amazing ministry and its move toward holding worship services via Zoom. Creativity and flexibility are the keys.
Rev. Isaac Collins began working at his current congregation in June. He’s one of several pastors I’ve interviewed here that faced the challenge of establishing themselves in the midst of the pandemic. Isaac was part of a community in Charlottesville, VA, that was part of his formation in a prophetic ministry that he sees as…