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Whether you have a podcast, a blog, a music ministry or a Youtube channel, you’re passionate about serving the community to which you were called to minister.
Understanding how to connect with an audience, be intentional in your content and apply digital discipleship principles will make your ministry even more effective.
The benefit of being a ministry
Ministries are in the position to be more responsive and nimble than the corporate church or even the local church because they’re on the ground and often operating in a very grassroots way.
Encouragement when you feel like giving up
When you’re working on a project like a ministry, especially when it began as a result of your own passion, it’s easy to feel like you want to give up. Sometimes, it may feel like you’re the only person who’s reading your posts and your mom is the only one watching your videos.
We are here to provide support to you on your lonely days, cheer you on when you have a major win and provide guidance when you’re feeling a bit lost.
Important building block in the Digital Discipleship Ecosystem
Ministries play an essential role in the Digital Discipleship Ecosystem. They are often able to reach very specific groups of people churches and the corporate, organisational level of the church are unable to reach.
Ministries can play the role of Content Creator, Distributor, Engager or Curator.
- Visionaries – Visionaries start new projects, develop ministry ideas and think of innovative ways to minister to the people who need to be reached.
- Content Creators – Creators are our creatives who write, take photos, record videos, animate, draw, sing and many other creative things.
- Content Distributors – Distributors are those who help get the content in front of the people who need to see it.
- Content Engagers – Engagers are people who are skilled at having conversations with people around the content that’s being distributed. They challenge thinking, provide comfort, give love and bring people closer to Jesus through their interaction with people.
- Content Curators – Curators are like museums. They’re skilled at bringing the best and most relevant content together in one place.
- Good Neighbours – Good Neighbours carry out acts of kindness both online and in person.
- Influencers – Influencers can be content creators, distributors or engagers, however, influencers recognise that they the words they say online can have a large impact on a wider group of people than the average digital disciple and therefore they have more responsibility to be accountable for their words and actions online.
- Supporters – Supporters are those who provide financial, material and emotional support to ministries and churches as they carry out the front line work in the digital space.
Do you want to learn how to:
- Develop a plan to understand your ministry’s expenses
- Identify opportunities to work collaboratively to make your ministry more sustainable
- Understand services and assets your ministry can offer to your community
Download our free guide, 15 Ways to Make Your Ministry Financially Sustainable
15 Ways to Make Your Ministry Financially Sustainable
In this guide you’ll learn ways to understand your ministry’s resources, identify opportunities to work collaboratively to make your ministry more sustainable and understand service and assets your ministry can offer to your community.