Congregations: Thriving This Fall

congregations Aug 04, 2022

As we approach the Fall, here are some tips for your congregation. We are in what I consider STORM conditions. I think most of you will benefit from a "Get everyone in lifeboats ASAP!!!" approach -- this means small groups, prioritizing and promoting group life, and helping newcomers bypass all barriers between them and face-to-face community experiences (online and onsite).



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(0:00) Welcome
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0:40) Training Preview
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1:00) Digital is here to stay
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2:30) Hour long online worship not a viable first step
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5:00) Prioritize lifeboats = small groups!
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6:26) Expect group-LESS people to drift away
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7:20) Designing a viable congregation
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8:30) Different types of groups
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10:20) Connecting worship and group life
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12:25) If you have declining membership
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13:18) Use video to communicate and connect
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14:20) Engaging with video now essential skill
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15:00) Digital is a primary context of congregational life
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16:00) Recap
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16:17) Use groups to grow and rebuild
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18:16) Focus, simplify, group up, and thrive!
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19:00) Be clear, this is how we're organizing
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19:15) Some will always want to opt out
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19:50) Groups not your thing?
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20:30) Video Message Academy
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21:25) I know video is hard
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21:40) Small group growth training
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22:20) Share your questions
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22:25) Closing. Thinking of you!

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