2020 has been a decision fatigue inducer. Since March of this year, every decision I have made has immediately created more issues needing solutions. Early on in the year, the choices needing to be made were all about how to best serve the others I lead. What can I do to help them through this time? How can I spend my time to best help them spend their time? What questions are they asking that I can seek to give resources and answers?
This lasted for about 4-6 weeks. When we got through that period of intense and immediate adjustments, there was a sigh of relief, but only for a moment. It was then that we realized this little “blip” of change on our radar, was going to be much more than a “blip”. So the leadership team I am a part of began discussing the future. How long will we maintain what we are currently doing? How can we continue to best lead and serve the people we are called to lead and serve? One thing we did learn through the last number of months…
Digital is a vital piece of doing ministry and leadership in today’s world.
As a church leader one of the decisions we made early on was to go full in on digitally delivering great content and experiences. Since we were unable to gather together in person, it meant we had to retool how we encouraged, equipped, and evangelized. For us and so many others that meant digital was our new domain. That is why I appreciate much of Carey Nieuwhof’s article “8 Ways to Lead in the New Digital Church“.
While you may not agree with everything in the article, I do believe there is plenty to be gleaned from it. I really appreciated #2 and #4 on the list. What ways to lead the new digital church did you find helpful? Enjoy the article and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!