Print this Page

Next Steps

Once you know why you should be online, where do you begin?

I share next steps for jumping into the online community before you learn tips, tricks and strategies.

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.digitalclergy.com/next-steps/

Organized

Where do you begin

Where do you begin? Get organized.

You need to stop and ask your organization:

What have you already been doing to communicate with your congregation and community (not just online, but all aspects)? What works (be able to name it – no reason to “throw the baby out with the bathwater” – if email is …

View page »

listen1

Conversations

Conversations to have with your congregation

As mentioned in “why should ministers go online,” it is not enough that one person in your church communicates online – all of you should.

The way to make this happen is with conversation – lots of conversations.

 

How do you start? Form a communications committee, council …

View page »

Boundaries

Policies

Every good thing needs boundaries

“Policy” can be seen as a bad word, a limit to our freedoms, a restriction on our rights. But if we consider it as a help and guide instead of a rule book, our policies can help us navigate these challenging and exciting times.

Is there someone(s) thinking about this …

View page »

Boxes

Transitions

It is always difficult to leave one congregation and begin somewhere else. For many, such as those in intentional interim ministry settings, the end is known and expectations can be set from the beginning. For others, the navigation is a bit more complicated. Throw in all the digital connections that follow us through life, and …

View page »

Help

When to get help

How do you know when it’s time to get help?

I want this website to teach you what you need in order to successfully navigate the online world as a minister. However, there are times when you need an expert, a consultant, or a coach.

Here are a few examples of when I have stepped …

View page »