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CFTROU 1005: Leading Through COVID-19 – Digital Learnings

On the podcast, Pastor Jimmy leads a discussion of how we find creative ways to stay connected to our teams and congregations during a time of crisis. Our Communications Team is featured on this episode to discuss how we are leveraging digital platforms to stay close to our church family. Leslee Bennett and Carly Seelman lead our digital initiatives and discuss how the
transformation from a face-to-face to a virtual church has been a drastic and quick change. They talk about the challenge of suddenly changing the model in which Family Church operates and how they do church. Churches of all sizes can tune in to see what we are doing, what are learning, and scale it according to their resources and needs. Be bold in trying new things and give yourselves permission to make mistakes. In this episode, we share some of our favorite platforms, tools, and strategies that help us to conquer the limitations of social distancing.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How the church’s digital strategy has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The importance of preparing for interaction on Facebook live events.
  • Using Facebook groups to enhance communication.
  • Putting out the minimum viable product and optimizing while learning and growing.
  • Consider recording kids worship on video, broadcasting it, and connecting it to adult programming.
  • How our small groups have utilized Zoom and Google Hangouts to keep in contact.
  • Why it is a good idea for pastors to give their congregations a glimpse into their lives at home.

Some of the things that you have wanted to do for a long time that you haven’t done yet – now is a great time to pull the trigger. Click To TweetOur goal is just to create connections in this time of social distancing. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Church Communications Facebook Group

Nona Jones on Facebook

Zoom

Google Hangouts

Carly on LinkedIn

Jimmy on Twitter

Leslee Bennett on Twitter

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