Celebrating Digital Ministry
Communication has shifted drastically in recent years. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches found new, creative and imaginative ways to reach their congregations and local communities. Zoom calls, WhatsApp groups and live streams sprung up to unite families and friends in worship and fellowship. The pandemic has accelerated the church into finding innovative ways to preach the Gospel and reach communities in a time of isolation and separation.
Digital Sunday is all about celebrating these stories and shining a light on the tremendous work that local parishes have accomplished together through the use of digital channels and technologies to continue their work for the glory of God. On our first Digital Sunday on 19 June 2022, we shared a #DigitalSunday service on Facebook. This followed a week of digital events and stories that celebrated and brought attention to the effectiveness of digital communication as a component of past, present and future ministry. We want to encourage all churches, regardless of their digital experience or infrastructure, to get involved with digital!
We met with Revd Rachel Battershell from St Andrew's, Dearnley as she shares her reflections on the impact and evolution of digital ministry in Littleborough ðŸ’»ðŸ“±
What is digital church? Join two of our clergy as they discuss what they have learnt over the last two years and what a digital church might look like going forward. They suggest that your church’s digital output should be accessible and help connect you with the wider community, reaching out to people who wouldn’t normally catch a glimpse of the life of the church. Now could be a good time to step back, take stock and reassess what’s going to keep people interested and coming back to your church online.
We caught up with our 'Digital ALM' elective members for #DigitalSunday as they discuss what they've taken from the course so far.
Our Digital Communications Officers, Eve Powers and James Newman, take us on a tour of what could be next for your church's digital mission and ministry.