How can churches engage in spiritual growth in a digital age? The coronavirus was the catalyst that caused churches to go all virtual. Churches that didn't have a website now are streaming worship services online, collecting donations online, and reaching audiences near and far. In turn, not only are homebound church members able to engage in their church's worship services, but also, there are visitors from counties, states, and even countries away from churches' physical locations, engaging in Upper New York Conference worship opportunities. To build on this momentum, the Upper New York Conference is launching the Digital Discipleship Ministry to provide churches, large and small, with the proper resources to keep people connected.
Click here to read "How Digital Discipleship Works" or click here to read "Hybrid Worship: Finding the Balance." Both were written by Lori Jagow, Pendleton Center UMC Online Minister.