“Online As It Is In Heaven” was created to help you build and adapt your online ministry in today’s fast-changing world.
1. Online Church isn’t real… until everyone needed it to be.
We have the opportunity to reach the entire world. Let’s steward it wisely. In this lesson, Alan gets real about his experience with doing ministry online, the pushback he’s faced, and what it was like navigating 2020 when churches around the world went digital overnight out of pure necessity. You’ll learn the advantage we have when faced with constraints.
2. How to systematically get clear on your approach.
You may not know precisely how to get there but you do need to know where you’re going. Let’s get clear on your approach to ministry as a whole, who you are, how you operate, and what you value. This is your North Star lesson as we continue through the course.
3. Let’s talk about Online Services.
Online services… what they are, how to do them, and all the nuances that can come with hosting your church service online. Plus, a reminder that language matters and a hack you can put into practice TODAY.
4. So you went from on stage to on camera. Now what?
Talking to a camera feels weird, especially at first. Together, let’s learn how to take awkward to natural, uncomfortable to organic, and staged to authentic. In this lesson, you’ll get the ins and outs of how talking to a lens differs from talking to a live crowd. Spoiler: never forget the “one.”
5. Social media as a ministry in its own right.
Social media is a ministry. It’s an extension of your church and we need to treat it that way. Throughout this lesson, we’ll cover the basics and you’ll walk away with practical ideas on how to hone your church’s social media presence and brand.
6. The number one secret to scaling your ministry.
There’s one key secret to scaling your ministry. Hint: it’s not the big bucks. It’s not the best gear or technology. It’s actually available for any church of any size. And as your first step to getting it, you gotta check out this lesson.
7. Small groups still work for online ministry.
The heart behind small groups is helping people find community. And guess what? Community is completely possible online, just like it is in person. Watch this lesson to learn how to launch small groups digitally and cultivate thriving digital relationships through an online community.
8. What data should I be tracking?
Data, data, data. It can be a thorn in your side, but it doesn’t have to be. Even if you aren’t an Excel spreadsheet fiend, data is your friend. Let’s learn how to interpret data for church online, what to make of all the numbers, how to approach reporting data to leadership, and more.
9. Who should I hire?
Getting the right people in the right seats is so important. This lesson covers the number one question we get about church online: who do we hire? Join us for a word on who to look for and how to identify the right candidates. The answer might be different than what you’d expect.
10. To those in online ministry…
Arguably the most important lesson in the course. Just listen to it. You’ll be glad you did.
** Plus a Bonus episode that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how we filmed this course, the gear we used, and more.