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Category: Online Church

PODCAST 105: Savannah Kimberlin & Barna’s "6 Questions about the Future of the Hybrid Church"

By TheChurch.Digital: As church leaders in the midst of this COVID season, there are certainly questions on this whole Digital Church thing. Is this effective? Is it working? Chances are your church leadership thinks they have an idea of what’s happening. There are even “experts” like me to tell you […]

Five Things The Church Can Learn From Wonder Woman 1984

By TheChurch.Digital: For some reason I couldn’t sleep tonight. Thought I’d binge some more Friends Episodes on HBO Max. The Hero Image stopped me cold. Wonder Woman 1984 is going to released phygitally in 2020. COVID has struck once again. Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in Physical Theaters as […]

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In-Person Church Attendance Is Here To Stay (But 5 Ways It’s Changing In the Future)

By Carey Nieuwhof: As things continue to change and the crisis we’re in drags on, you’re probably asking what’s going to happen to physical church attendance in the future. That’s a really important question. The good news is that as long as there are people, people will gather. The need […]

The Battle to Save Our Disenfranchised Church? It's Not in Our Buildings. It's Online.

By The Church.Digital: David Kinnaman of Barna quoted the stat, and he’s way smarter than me. 30% of people will leave the church during this COVID season. Mathematically, a Christian research company is claiming your church will potentially lose 30% of your pre-COVID attendance in the coming months. Most churches, […]

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The Western Church Needs A New Evangelism Strategy: 5 Promising Options

This post is written by Dillon Smith, a Gen Z team member at Carey Nieuwhof Communications. By Dillon Smith Even before the pandemic struck, the western church has been filling fewer and fewer stadiums over the last few decades. As Gordon Macdonald talked about in this interview, the days of Billy […]

The Church is Going Digital, and Venture Capitalists are Noticing

By The Church.Digital: Last week, Bloomberg.com published an article about venture funding backing religious apps. The article starts out; “COVID-19 has upended the traditional Sunday service, taking sermons from the pulpit to the screen. It’s sparking a long overdue digital awakening for churches across the country and investors are taking notice.” Even […]

PODCAST 102: Essential Ecclesiology Enabling Digital Church Planting

by The Church.Digital: We’ve talked a lot here about the idea of multiplying church, which can be difficult to understand sometimes since the idea of multiplication is so, well, rare in the US church world. Even pre-2020, we’re lucky if we’re growing, most likely we’re flatlining, or even trending down. […]

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3 Shocking Statistics That Show How Quickly, Radically (and Permanently?) Church Is Changing in 2020

By Carey Nieuwhof: When you’re in the middle of a disruption, it’s hard to know exactly what’s changing, let alone how deeply or permanently things are changing. As 2020 soon draws to a close, there are three numbers that, at least for me, show how quickly, radically and perhaps permanently […]

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Now That You’re Online Far More: How to Handle the Critics, Trolls and Weirdness

By Carey Nieuwhof: Ready or not, both you and your church are online more than ever before. You’re streaming your services live and posting clips and videos on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. Handling the tech is one thing, but a question many don’t think of is how to handle […]

Ideas and strategies for church guests in the "New Normal".

  by Greg Curtis: It’s a humbling experience to be speaking alongside thought leaders of this caliber. I am so excited about this conference and the help it will give to all of us who strive to serve and connect guests….and it’s coming in just a few weeks from now! […]