Being a Top-Notch Hybrid Church Masterclass

Wednesday, June 9  and 16 from 12-3pm EST (9am to 12pm PST) 
Our US partners Try Tank have developed the "Being a Top-Notch Hybrid Church" masterclass, a six-hour online course with a practical application project. Held over two three-hour days, one week apart, the class provides the research, tools, and customized training to meet the immediate need of church leaders to become a hybrid congregation offering in-person and online worship and missional experiences.
The focus of the masterclass is to equip leadership teams with very practical and actionable learning that can be applied immediately. Our experts are not church people who can do this on the side. Rather, they are experts in their field who are wanting to share their vast knowledge with the church.
The masterclass is made up of the following four key topics (our "pillars"), selected readings, and more in a complete resource library, and the creation of an action map with your congregation’s next steps toward becoming a hybrid church.

ONE - How to produce for the medium: To really succeed in being a hybrid community, you must produce online liturgical and missional content that is made for the medium. You will learn what captivates an audience and how you can produce with the viewers in mind.

TWO - How to create a true digital community: There's an art to connecting with people in a virtual world. How can you create a community of disciples who may only be part of your online presence? How can you create a deep bond that precedes Christian formation? How can you foster a common identity for both in-person and online that makes one church?

THREE - How to effectively fundraise online: If this hybrid model is to be sustainable, it must include asking people to support it. What’s the best way to do this? How can you plan it from the start?

FOUR - What's the missional theology of the effort: What does it mean for a congregation to be hybrid? This is different than one congregation with multiple services. How we conceive of being the Body of Christ with and for one another across multiple mediums matters. Does the “real worship” happen in person while the online version is a poor substitute? Likewise, how do we evaluate our online worship without collapsing into complete consumerist mindsets for our online offerings (likes and views)? What does digital discipleship look like?

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16th April 2021

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