Rev. Doug Silvers is the pastor of two churches in Wytheville, Virginia, a town of about 20,000 residents. Doug’s experience is unique because he started at this church just two months ago. Not only has he had to implement many new methods of doing ministry, he’s had to do them in a setting where he is also getting to know his congregation and is building trust there.
If you’re thinking about buying a new camera for making social media clips at your desk, think about this instead.
Burnout is the other pandemic that’s taking over the lives of pastors we know. Are you taking care of yourself? Barb Klein of Inspired Possibility joins Rev. Annette Flynn and me to discuss the simple ways of taking care of oneself. Far from being selfish: in this time, it’s essential!
One of the gifts of the last few months is a virtual “happy hour” with clergy friends who live a couple of states away. Normally I see them once a year. Now, thanks to Zoom, we spend time with each other every Monday afternoon. I treasure this every single week.
Granted, I’m a man of a certain age. My people gravitate toward Facebook for our social media time. But other generations are on different platforms: Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok… and the list goes on. What would it look like if church leaders entered TikTok for the purposes of spreading the Gospel, or at least dispelling…
While U.S. churches expend tremendous energy in today’s culture wars—the role of women, rights of LGBTQ persons, the place of immigrants, the primacy of health care—the churches’ own real estate may be eating them alive. My guest today is Rick Reinhard, whose career has included roles in city planning, government, and national church work. Rick…
Rev. Kerra English is a half-time pastor near Richmond, Virginia, and works hard to keep a personal connection to her congregation. Sure, it’s easy to see how many people are watching your online services, but who are they, exactly?