This article was published by The Christian Citizen on July 26, 2022.
Over the last two and a half years, we learned we can do a whole lot more online than we realized. We can worship, learn, pray, even gather. We learned how to stream, Zoom, edit, publish, post; and the learning curve was steep for most.
Today, however, we are faced with a new challenge as we consider how to engage what can at times feel like two separate congregations—one in the pews and one online. This moment in the Church’s history demands intention and collaboration. It is asking of us that we discern if we are called to hybrid ministry, what that might mean for us, and how to build the bridge between what we’re doing now and what we will do in the future.
But what is a hybrid church?
Let’s start with what it isn’t. It’s not (necessarily) a church that has a livestream of its Sunday morning worship service.
Are you surprised?
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