How can a congregation equip its leadership with practical competencies so that they operate a ministry that has an impact on people’s lives despite all the negative statistics due to the digital revolution?
This journey requires a different approach that we call disruptive ministry innovation. The following steps, captured by the acronym I.G.N.I.T.E., show how a disruptive ministry can be ignited via the Minimum Viable Ministry (MVM): …
Epicenter Group and LeadershipEdges will be teaming up to offer a daylong leadership summit nationwide. We are calling this event: “Mobilize Your Church for a Better Ministry Story.” This fast-paced day will be focused on three adaptive changes critical to 21st century ministry:
- Harnessing the digital revolution to help us in our mission
- Developing the kinds of practices that make possible a MULTI kind of ministry
- Shifting the center of the church’s interface with the world beyond the church walls.
The summit is designed to help attendees create a simple plan for next steps that they can begin implementing the very next day.
1. Make sure you know the most current statistics:
- Adults (18+) spend 6+ hours with digital media every day on average.
- 75% of them are from mobile devices.
- 93% of any digital experiences begin with a search engine like Google. It will be safe to call your seekers Googlers.
The 2019 Web Ministry Grants application cycle is open till June 30, 2019
Your church may be eligible to receive grants and benefits worth of up to $2,000 if your church has a spending budget of less than $ 200k annum, or is a new church-start within the last 5-years.
Indeed only one for your takeaway
Your church website is the front door to your church. The design and the contents of your site are literally what your church communicates with the world. Don’t ignore this claim. Many of the church websites, unfortunately, are telling that their church is outdated and unintentionally communicating, “You are not welcome here”.
The tipping point in today’s ministry is no longer its size, but the cultural competencies it uses to enlist early-adopters from its communities, thrive in the digital culture, and eventually grow with them into a faith community. The practical competencies that help congregations grow beyond the tipping point into viral development can be grouped into three areas called three leading edges of disruptive ministry innovation…