Online Church

“Place” has been redefined and reimagined. So, what are the implications for churches?

"Home has become our stadium and athletic arena. We have become accustomed to viewing sporting events rather than attending them.... home has become our fitness center, since we elected to buy a Peleton bike rather than keep our gym membership. And, of course, the home has become an office for millions.... We are in a post-place world." - Thom Rainer

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Barna Research: 2 in 5 Churchgoers Are Open to Inviting Others to Digital Church Services

"Today’s article features data from our brand new journal, Five Changing Contexts for Digital Evangelism, taking a closer look at the current climate for extending or accepting invitations to digital church services." - Barna Research

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How to Preach When Your Congregation is Online and In-Person

"Having written already about preaching to a camera alone at the beginning of quarantine, I hope to share some of what my team has learned now in this present awkwardness as we film a sermon during the week for online viewers and then preach the same sermon to those who reserve spots in our limited outdoor services." - F&T

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Barna: 1 in 5 Churches Could Close in the Next 18 Months

"Speaking on NPR’s 'Here & Now,' Barna president David Kinnaman said that based on trends both before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, American churches will look significantly different after the pandemic—and a fifth of them could close." - C. Leaders

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