I’m not a big fan of doing difficult things. If I have to, I usually can, but I like to know how long I’ll have to do them.
After years of serving congregations, Rabbi Jill Zimmerman launched out into the world of online community-building ten years ago. Her thoughts about our current situation are informed by history, theology, and years of practical experience, and you won’t want to miss what she sees for the future of faith. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/wtjg3y/JillZ.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…
A pastor in “Chicken and Timber” country, Jason is a single father of two, a homeschool teacher, and a pastor who serves a congregation that had 130 on Sunday (pre-COVID) to 1,000 online. Hear his story, his struggles, and his passion for solid production values. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/6cijqf/Jason.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
I hope you’re encouraging your church to get out and vote! Elections matter, and this one matters a lot. No matter which way the election goes, it’s nearly certain that the days following the election will be difficult. Join me for an important webinar on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30pm ET in which I’ll speak…
Word spread quickly that Facebook is blocking churches or removing videos of music that was pre-recorded. I called CCLI, the music licensing company, and my belief that Facebook is inherently unreliable was reinforced by what I heard. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/prenyj/Tuesday_10-68rzqh.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Rev. Mark Flynn is the Lead Pastor of a “high steeple” church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mark describes the “stressful” first live worship service and his move to a pre-recorded service. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qih6uc/Mastermind_2_-_Stereo_Mix6070w.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
If online worship represents something revolutionary in the life of the Church, it will have to include music. Amanda Udis-Kessler talks with Steve about how her church in Colorado Springs, CO, promotes congregational singing while online. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/w7m7ih/Udis-Kessler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download