Ministry Technology

7 Keys to a Strong Offering Time During an Online Service

"Now it’s time for the generosity stage. With schedules somewhat settled and two weeks of online offerings under our belts we have both clarity and concern. Here are some thoughts on how to begin leading your generosity ministry with a focus on the offering time." - F&T

Related: 6 Ways to Encourage Online Giving (TGC)

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The Joy and Blessings of Churches Worshiping Corporately Online

"Last Sunday, as my family settled into our couch to watch our church’s online worship service, I was simultaneously saddened and filled with joy. ...This is not the way this is supposed to be, I thought. Like all of creation, I groaned for King Jesus to return and undo the bonds of corruption, granting the full and final freedom of the glory of the children of God." - John Ellis

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Some Useful Technologies for Church Ministry (Part 3)

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Technologies for Discipleship

Churches are not merely called to evangelize the lost, but their mission also includes educating and equipping the saints (Eph 4:12-14). While the church’s pastoral teaching ministry (public and private) is and should remain its central means for accomplishing this task (Acts 2:42; Eph 4:11; 2 Tim 3:17-4:2), the church may employ other secondary means.

Historically, solid biblical literature has been one of the primary mediums for this complementary mode of cultivating disciples. Now, with the advent of the Internet, pastors can self-publish helpful teaching by means of a pastor’s blog that’s structured into or linked to their church’s website. And as more of your people acquire e-book reading devices like Kindles or iPads, you can provide them with self-published materials in electronic format.22

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Tools, strategies for online worship vary among churches

"It is still too early to tell what kind of impact we are having, but I do know our online audience is far surpassing our regular church attendance because we have widened the net," Hooks said. "It is also confirmation that what I have been telling the church is true -- 'The church is not closed; we have left the building.'" - BPNews

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