Church leaders are considering how to best disciple both new and long-time congregants within the confines of COVID-19 gatherings. Faithlife, a church technology company, is offering "Digital Discipleship: 6 Steps to Thriving Church Community," a free downloadable resource to create a healthy digital discipleship journey for congregants.
"Coronavirus has disrupted physical gatherings, but that doesn't mean it should disrupt discipleship," said Bob Pritchett, Faithlife founder and CEO. "As believers, we can't practice the 'one another' commands without one another. The church exists to provide Christian community, and technology can help to foster this as we work to fulfill the Great Commission."
"Digital Discipleship" details six simple steps to help leaders reach individuals in their community without a church home and develop them into committed, growing disciples.
From welcoming visitors before they even walk through the physical doors and creating a sense of belonging for each individual, to helping move congregants from observers to volunteers and equipping them to regularly and consistently study the Bible themselves, "Digital Discipleship" includes practical advice on how to ultimately train and empower members to share the gospel wherever they are.
Throughout each chapter of the guide, Faithlife includes information about its digital tools that can help churches implement each step of the journey.
"The prevalence of technology and the supercomputer in everyone's pocket provides new avenues for everyday discipleship," Pritchett said. "While technology can never replace the value of physical and personal connection, we hope this free resource assists leaders in recognizing and understanding the abundant opportunities technology provides in building effective discipleship journeys for their congregants."
To download the free "Digital Discipleship" guide, visit faithlife.com.
Faithlife Corporation, based in Bellingham, Washington, has been using technology to equip the church to grow in the light of the Bible for more than 25 years. Since 1992, Faithlife has developed multiple tools including church presentation software, academic study resources, e-books and Logos Bible Software. For more information, visitfaithlife.com.
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