April 20, 2022

Five Reflections on Hybrid Church and Digital Ministry

This month we offer five reflections on hybrid church and digital ministry. Please share this digest with new members of your vestry and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers, blogs, and the monthly digest.

Callie Swanlund and Jeremy Tackett talk about innovative ways of bringing church to all people, fromHow2charist: Digital Instructed Eucharistto embodied digital retreats inDigital Ministry Is Here to Stay.

In Hybrid Church - A Way Forward for Church Leaders the ECFVP Editorial Team introduces the Rev. Tim Schenck’s article on hybrid church. In his piece, he explores the changes that the church has adopted during the pandemic and the effects of those changes.

In The Church Goes to Virtual Burning Man, the Rev. Brian Baker and the Rev. Alex Leach relate the story of how they and other Christians came to create a virtual reality chapel space and other digital experiences at Burning Man.

Kyle Matthew Oliver is an “early adopter” of hybrid models. In this pre-pandemic webinar, Hybrid Faith Formation, he discusses how a virtual component can expand audiences for faith formation programs.

In Virtual Morning Prayer Builds EDS at Union’s Community, we hear about how the pandemic caused live gatherings to stop but they continued virtually in a different format on Zoom.