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.
Relying on a Facebook-only strategy for streaming your worship services is risky. With all social media, you are not in control; a better way to go is outlined in my latest webinar. You can find it at https://lakelandsinstitute.com/social-webinar. I hope to see you there!
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.
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.
If I were to guess, I’d say that Rev. Elle Dowd is an expression of the spiritual gift of apostleship. She was doing online ministry (before it was cool) years ago as a way of reaching out to the disaffected and traumatized. Her experience makes her the perfect guest for this podcast; I only hope…
Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Washington, DC, a congregation that is setting aside its beautiful neo-Gothic sanctuary for the intimacy of worship in the home. She reflects on this experience as a new setting for the Holy to emerge in our lives.
Welcome to “Two Minute Tuesday,” which ended up being three minutes. Oh well. Here’s a quick hit of audio magic about why you should not put all your eggs in the social media basket.