Thursday, January 17, 2013


Understandably, the first question that might come to mind is, “Why should we turn our church into a Digital Outreach?”  Well, there are a host of reasons you might want to pursue new ideas for outreach, and the reasons for Digital Outreach are indicated below:
·         You will have the ability to reach out beyond the confines of your church to a greater, broader community.
·         If your church currently ‘serves” those in a ten mile radius, your Digital Ministry can go nationwide, or even international
·         It will allow you to better fill the Great Commission, per Acts 1:8 - “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spiriti has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me  in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.”
·         Allow you a way of ministering to a vast mission field!

After wondering “why” to go Digital, the next natural concern is “what to do” to go Digital. You
may want to establish a Digital Outreach Team, which will coordinate with those in charge of creating other ideas for church outreach.  Together, they can create a plan to implement all your outreach ministry ideas.  Following are fifteen suggestions to help you create a Digital Ministry
1)       Launch Prayer Walls - An excellent way to facilitate outreach to people’s needs, and be added to the website or church Facebook page.
2)       Establish an E-Mail Campaign - That people can receive for free, like “40 Days to a Happier Marriage.”
3)       Set up a Facebook Page For Your Church
4)       Turn Pastor’s Sermons into e-books
5)       Stream” your Services on your Website and/or upload Videos to You Tube
6)       Place “Teaching Videos” on You Tube - Pastor having a “conversation chat” on            various topics via digi-cam.
7)       Develop an “Articles Archive” - Written on a variety of topics, you are basically creating an “Online Library”
8)       Offer Free Downloads - White papers on various topics
9)       Offer Electronic Bible Studies - “How to Establish and Improve Your Prayer Life”
10)     Translate your Website into a Foreign Language - Preferably the predominant one in the area you serve
11)      Develop an “Online” Bookstore
12)      Develop a “Bulletin Board Forum” do discuss various topics/issues
13)      Establish an “e Learning Center” - Classes on virtually any topic:  Bible Studies
14)      Create a “Christian Calendar” - Upcoming Events, Local & National
15)      Have a Church Blog - Discuss current events and life today from a Biblical point of view (Movies, Political Issues).


16)      Create a Prayer Chain - “Text Message” Prayer Chain

Now that you know “why” and “what,” visit Pathmaker Marketing to learn “how!”

No comments:

Post a Comment