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