If COVID did anything, it showed us that Digital models of church, with limited physical connection, can work. It taught us how to disciple people more effectively in digital and metaverse spaces. It showed us that a truly digital church is little to no competition to the physical church because digital churches reach a different type of person than the physical churches reach.
In 2022 Post-COVID churches are clamoring to get people back into their buildings. Buildings are essential. But buildings are not the only way. Buildings reach a certain type of person and miss other people. Instead of singularly focusing on buildings, we should be diversifying strategies. The best resources our church has is currently sitting in our pews every Sunday. Pastor, how can we empower and release these people? Let's talk about Missional Imagination and Digital Discipleship.
Recently I was supposed to speak at the Church IT Network on Missional Imagination, Asynchronous Communities, and the Digital Church. Due to multiple travel issues, I was unable to share my talk in person, but put the talk online for the registered attendees for my session, and if we're doing that, why not give it to you as well?