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New Places for New People: Digital Church - Reaching An Online Mission Field


How do we minister when we can’t meet in-person? Learn how to connect new people to Christ in this virtual workshop, a learning experience designed to inspire and educate on how to approach digital ministry as a new mission field.

If you spend any amount of time on social media, you are likely to see the church online. In fact, since the pandemic, most churches offer their services online in some form or fashion. Churches have even taken it a step further than just streaming their services for people to watch, they are also offering digital discipleship opportunities.

The challenge presented is those opportunities are primarily reaching people the church has already reached. What about the people who won’t watch your services or participate in your online Bible studies? What about the people who spend more than half of their day online who haven’t yet been reached? We aren’t seeing digital strategies that mobilize people in the church to reach people outside the church. But imagine if we thought of the online community as a mission field in the same way we would think of going to a physical place to connect with people who don’t know Christ? 

This training is designed to equip Christ-followers to engage and build relationships with people online who are not connected to Christ or a faith community for the purpose of connecting them to Christ.  

The three sections below are Workshop Leader, Attendee and Resources. Content under "Workshop Leader" will be administrative and instructional on how to run the workshop, content under "Attendee" is for anyone attending the workshop. "Resources" hosts materials that can be used throughout the workshop, available for free download. 

Facilitator

Facilitator's Guide - PDF

A step by step guide for the facilitator of the workshop to successfully lead participants through the materials and group exercises.  

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Workshop Facilitator's PowerPoint Presentation

A PowerPoint presentation the facilitator will use to guide participants through the content of the workshop. 

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Attendee

Participant's Guide - PDF

Download prior to beginning the workshop, handbook includes follow-along questions, prompts and scriptures. 

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Resources

Generational Differences in Communication - PDF

An article on the different generations and how we can continue to learn to communicate more effectively with one another. 

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Digital Boundaries - PDF

An overview from Safe Sanctuaries on the topic of best practices for digital communication. 

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Do's and Don'ts of Online Conversation - PDF

A comprehensive guide on conversation best practices for online interactions.

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Creating Your Faith Testimony - PDF

Walk through a simple outline of steps that will assist you in effectively telling your faith testimony.

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Creating A Plan for Meeting New People Online - PDF

How do we go about meeting new people online? Learn how find and engage with new people in this step-by-step piece.

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Conversation Icebreakers - PDF

Starting a conversation can be tricky, read a list of suggested ice breaker questions.

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Downloadable Phone Wallpaper

Use these wallpapers to remind you to check in with your online friends. ​

A Prayer - Wallpaper

A Reminder - Wallpaper

 

5 Cups of Coffee - PDF

Simple and practical discussion starters for asking questions about calling and discipleship for use with youth through adults.

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