Tag: COVID19

EPISODE #79 – Church Trends with Keelan Cook Part 1

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Jimbo does a solid favor for Bob and Kyle of the Replant team and then they guys get down to the serious business reflecting on trends in the church with our good friend, Keelan Cook, from the Union Baptist Association.

  • Church gatherings have fundamentally changed through the use of media (online, drive-in, Facebook, Youtube etc.)
  • The “Netflixification” of church is occuring, people are watching worship services when it fits in their schedule – not when the church is live streaming the in person gathering
  • There are positives and negatives with this practice (homebound, special needs populations)
  • Consumerism and Self-focused decisions are on the rise
  • “Embodied Practice” = we expect you to be present for gathered worship is going to be a tension point for us as we moved forward.
  • We have to evaluate every piece of media we put on social media and ask: “Who is this for?”
    • What churches put online should shift to be a primary means of outreach, shared by church members
    • Pastors and Leaders will need to work hard to transition their folks back to the gathering as a practice.

Check out part 2 next week.

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EPISODE #68 – HOW COVID CHANGED THE INTERNET FOR CHURCHES

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Happy New Year from the boot camp boys! We hope it’s off to a great start for you and your church. In today’s episode Wesley Lewis, owner and creative director of OneEighty.digital (our exclusive, illustrious and awesome podcast sponsor) stops by to explain how COVID19 has changed the internet.  And….you’ll also learn a couple things about the boot camp bros…

  • Bob discloses his favorite TV show is Home Town
  • Jimbo Admits his dream job would be hosting  a show like “Triple D”

Now, to the important topic: How Covid Changed the Internet.

  • Just about everyone-we mean everyone is streaming their worship services
  • There has been a 20-30% increase in web traffic
  • The web is the front door of the Church
  • Desktop and Devices (smart TV) are growing in usage over mobile devices
  • Getting information out quickly is imperative
  • You can’t rely on one platform (email, text, facebook, webpage)
  • Your webpage has to updated every week-you can’t replace with social media
  • Interaction is key-you must have a response form or direct your audience

What are the current website trends?

  • A shift to function over form-finding info, navigation has to be EASY.
  • Embedding your livestream b/c many people don’t have social media.
  • Online Giving, Contact forms and calls to action

With everyone online a lot of people are struggling with screen fatigue, how can we address that?

  • Extend the time of interaction before and after your livestream
  • Offer ways to interact personally (analog via calls, texts etc)
  • Provide questions, downloadable resources for your audience.

 

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EPISODE #61 – PLANNING DURING A PANDEMIC

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the guys talk about their favorite “dish” but then get down to business and talk about how to plan during a pandemic. Check it out and, don’t forget to enter the Replant Bootcamp Ball Cap giveaway.

Some things to consider as you think about planning:

  • What type of planner are you?
  • You can overplan and also underplan-try to find that flexible middle
  • COVID19 has pretty much wiped out our long range plans
  • Don’t be defeated by all the restrictions-get creative and think outside of the box in terms of planning
  • Consider short cycle planning: 3-6-9 months at a time
  • The goal is not to get back to normal-start over and ask; “What is the best possible way for us to make disciples who make disciples who impact our community for the Gospel?”
  • Adjust to the moment and the culture you find yourself in right now
  • Do what you can do regardless of size, keep it simple

Check out this Lead On Podcast by Dr. Jeff Iorge: Diagnostic Questions for Future Planning  

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EPISODE #41 – SHOULD OUR CHURCH REGROUP AND RELAUNCH?

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This episode has the guys answering a question from Pastor Gary: Our church (7 to 11 members) has decided to stop meeting publicly and wants to regroup in my home-they are also considering a name change and a move closer to town-what advice or wisdom can you offer?

Listen in as the guys have an awkward start, talk Covid19, break it down, and consider some of the options in stopping, restarting and moving a church to another location for greater missional effectiveness.

 

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Episode #35 – Outreach during COVID

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The present pandemic has changed the rules of engagement for everyone – especially the church and outreach. The guys break down some of their thoughts on outreach in the time of Covid 19.

Q: What does outreach look like in the time of social distancing?

We have to acknowledge that there are new rules of personal engagement. Going digital is an easy way to connect with people who have questions and concerns. Encourage, support and coach your members to start an online prayer gathering or bible study for their friends or family.

Taking regular walks in the neighborhood and interacting with people at a safe distance – focusing on how you might pray for or encourage them specifically.

Offering a drive-up prayer table at your local church.

Reaching out to neighbors through door hangers which offer practical and prayer support as well as inviting them to listen to services online.

Practical ministry through safe giveaways: supplies, clothes, food.

Offering your church facilities as a place of refuge, service.

  • Sports practice: soccer fields, baseball, softball, basketball etc.
  • Your parking lot: kids learning to ride their bikes, social distance circle up meetings

Developing a greater social media footprint of engagement: Jimbo has been doing Coffee meetings every morning at 7am on Facebook.  (He has now shifted to 1x a week on Monday morning)

One thing to keep in mind is that people are not looking for “polished” and “professional”, they are looking for things that are authentic.

Think outside the box, use what you have and pray for God to lead your church to connect with people.

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BONUS EPISODE – Pastoring in a Pandemic Español // EPISODIO EXTRA – Pastorear en una Pandemia

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ENGLISH – Today we have Pastor Jaime Lopez from Bell Shoals Iglesia Bautista in Florida, and Pastor David Quiroa de Valley Baptist Español in California. Today we are talking about ways to reach our church through social media, email and phone calls. We will talk about some cost-effective ways to record your sermon. The reasons why Pastor David and Pastor Jaime are choosing to pre-record sermons instead of going live. Then Jaime and David are also discussing the importance of having a team, it is easy to want to do everything on your own, but we are not alone. We hope you enjoy this time with Pastor Jaime and Pastor David
below are some links to the apps and equipment discussed in this podcast

ESPAÑOL – Hoy tenemos al Pastor Jaime Lopez de la Iglesia Bautista de Bell Shoals en Florida, y el Pastor David Quiroa de Valley Baptist Español en California. Hoy estamos hablando de formas de llegar a nuestra iglesia a través de las redes sociales, correo electrónico y llamadas telefónicas. Hablaremos sobre algunas formas de grabar su sermón, con costo minimo. Tambien las razones por las cuales el Pastor David y el Pastor Jaime están eligiendo pregrabar sermones en lugar de ir en vivo los domingos en la mañana. Jaime y David también están abalndo la importancia de tener un equipo, es fácil querer hacer todo solos, pero no estamos solos.

Esperamos que disfrute este tiempo con el pastor Jaime y el pastor David.
A continuación hay algunos enlaces a las aplicaciones y equipos que se tratan en este podcast.

https://www.switcherstudio.com

https://zoom.us

Episode #31 – REOPENING THE CHURCH POST COVID19

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Josh Ellis and Keelan Cook from the Union Baptist Association stopped by The Bootcamp to visit with Bob and Jimbo about considerations in re-opening and leading the church after the Covid19 quarantine ends.

 

Pastors are all over the board in terms of their plans for resuming church gatherings.

Pastors are asking: “What steps should we take in phasing in a return to gathered worship?  “Should we go back to normal?”

Our advice: No! Don’t go back to normal. Don’t return to a pre-Covid19 state.  There have been so many good things taking place and ministry successes, so keep moving forward.

One concern is that some churches will want to knee-jerk and go back to life as it was pre-Covid19.

This moment of disruption, due to Covid19 is a real godsend to the church. Capitalize on this moment and move forward.

Ken Braddy’s list of 24 questions for Re-opening the church is a great reference point for logistics.

From a leadership standpoint focus on the needs of the people who are in our church, look at the entire system and structure of the church and ask: “Are we rushing back into live services because I want to? Because our people want to? Should we wait for the benefit of our people?”

 

Regarding lists that you see online for returning to gathered worship know this: it’s just that-a list, a point of reference. Your local context and the needs of your congregation must be considered uniquely.

We suggest getting key leaders together and processing everything logistically and programmatically. Divide them into categories: don’t do this again, start this now, wait to start this later.

 

We are not post Covid19 yet, the peak is not the goal. The goal is the decline of the infection rate. Officials are talking about opening up the economy to meet the financial needs of businesses and people. This is different from our needs as a church.

We should anticipate that people will likely want to avoid handshakes, hugs, coffee stations, doorknobs, classrooms.

We need to really evaluate what core actions; practices are required to help us fulfill our mission. Our rush to get back together in the building may cause us to overlook the gains we have made during the pause of ministry as normal.

Anticipate that upon returning to gathered worship you will have two groups: those that want to return to community as normal (hugs, handshakes etc.) and those that are afraid to come back and attend worship.  Pastor both groups.

One of the most important leadership actions Pastors can take and need to take in this time is this: multiply yourself, invest in leaders who can share the weight and responsibilities of leading in the local church.

Some encouragement for Pastors right now: let others lead, let others preach, develop them and take time to rest.

 

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