Online church is the new front door to visitors. Is your church connecting effectively with people behind the screen?
When the pandemic forced congregations to set up online services in record time, people thought it would be temporary. But for too many, online church has become a staple, the new front door for visitors.
But what does this mean for congregations who struggle to effectively reach online guests? Is it possible to create a connected virtual experience that fosters Christian community and enhances our faith?
In Visiting Online Church: A Journey Exploring Effective Digital Christian Community, Peter DeHaan spent months attending thirty online churches when the pandemic hit, documenting the challenges, approaches, and successes of each one. With fresh eyes, he sought to understand what made for a dynamic online service, while evaluating the limitations and giving practical tips to maximize the virtual experience. If you want a primer on the vast creativity and diversity in online churches, this book details dozens of examples for you to learn from.
Through Visiting Online Church, you’ll discover:
Why virtual church should be part of your outreach strategy;
how online church reaches forgotten people who can’t attend in person;
the necessity of online church in the digital age, even when it’s not your personal preference;
three dozen key principles illustrated through real-world examples that help you engage with your online congregation in fresh ways; and
what online attendees really think about virtual church ministry—what they like and what they don’t.
Visiting Online Church will help you discover new ways to effectively reach people for Christ while holding firm to your church’s distinctive values and traditions.
An advocate for significant church experiences, Peter DeHaan, PhD champions meaningful Christian community recognizing the importance of both in person gatherings and online ones.
The need to create a dynamic online church is vital to today’s spiritual seekers. As you journey through Visiting Online Church, you’ll uncover how a life-giving virtual church not only is an essential tool in today’s digital world, but a growing necessity to bring together congregations during turbulent times.
Get a copy and discover how your church can effectively engage with visitors through the digital church experience.
[Visiting Online Church is auto-narrated by Maxwell.]