Becoming a Hybrid Church
Pastors Richard Jorgensen and Dave Daubert have a new book out, co-written to share a base for helping converse about the new online ministry opportunities that face every congregation. The book, Becoming a Hybrid Church, is one for congregations and leaders looking at ways to adapt their work to the pandemic chapter of church life and then beyond. Leaders everywhere are in agreement: the church will not go back to the way things were before the pandemic. We will move forward into new and more hybrid ways of working. Many of these changes have been accelerated by the pandemic; however, they were on their way already. Now, there is no turning back for leaders who see how God can use these new tools in service of the Gospel.
The book covers a wide variety of areas of congregational life and leadership. Each chapter is concise and covers ways that future ministry will be on-the-ground and online; and, how these two environments can support and complement each other in an effective ministry. It is not a book about either on-the-ground ministry or online ministry. It is a book for most congregations who will find themselves more and more doing both.
The book is designed to help leaders have the important conversations about this major shift in congregational life so that real change can happen. Change happens best when everyone can hear, reflect and speak with others in guided and prayerful ways. This builds community and allows for broader consensus about how important new ways of working are and how to cut new ground and enhance ministry together.
To do this, each chapter covers an aspect of ministry and then ends with a discussion guide. Designed for small groups, leadership teams and congregation-wide conversations, the discussion include a scripture text, questions for reflection and discussion, and closing prayer. This means the book is set up to read and works especially well when read with others.
The book can be ordered at www.Day8Strategies.com and will be available on Amazon and Kindle as well.