Ryan Wakefield Church Marketing University

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15 Digital Church Game Changers

Over the past three weeks I’ve done approximately 28 hours of LIVE CMU coaching to make the leap to all things digital. This article and coaching video will condense all we’ve learned down to 15 game changers from churches who effectively made the leap and are thriving right now.

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15 Digital Church Game Changers

Churches that make the leap and thrive….

  1. Don’t copy and paste their in-person experience to digital. They’ve made the shift from large rooms to living rooms. (8:00)
  2. Lean into what makes digital great. (13:00)
  3. Create participants, not spectators. (19:00)
  4. Understand that church is designed to be a community, not a show. Our communities don’t need another show. (24:00)
  5. Have leaders who are leading the way. Pro tip: If they aren’t leading the way, then they aren’t leaders. (30:00)
  6. Have transitioned their volunteer teams to new responsibilities and job descriptions. (35:00)
  7. Are innovating how they do church & help people get connected. (40:00)
  8. Are setting their church up for a win in the long run. (42:00)
  9. Are committed to being the church all week long, and know that the full week mindset will be the new normal from here on out. (49:00)
  10. Understand that excellence in relationships is greater than excellence in production. (52:00)
  11. Encourage the congregation to help create the weekend experience through crowdsourcing content and conversation. (55:00)
  12. Understand that the words they use matter. They’ve eliminated words like online, watch, canceled. (1:05:00)
  13. Give digital driving directions. (1:09:00)
  14. Make serving their community a huge focus. They start by asking, “What does our community need right now, and how can we serve them?” (1:12:00)
  15. The game-changer your church has figured out. What’s making your church thrive on digital? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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15 Digital Church Game Changers

We're three weeks into this leap to all things digital, and Easter is next week! 😲 Today let's walk through 15 GAME CHANGERS from churches who made the leap and are thriving right now. 🙌

Posted by Church Marketing University on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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