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Help for navigating the digital future

REACH resources

So much of the digital landscape of ministry is still unscripted. REACH Resources provides free virtual training to provide energy and creativity.

We’re a full year into helping nurture our churches during a pandemic. We have steered through two Easters, one Christmas, and countless other online worship services. Not to mention Zoom meetings and drive-through events. Who knew how we would sweat over delivering sermons to a camera, and maintaining viewership and discipleship, all while fending off massive burnout?

Even now, so much of the digital landscape before us is unscripted.

In April, May, and June, REACH Resources is hoping to help by offering three free online webinars. The hour-long webinars will spotlight forward-living churches that have created spiritual excitement and growth through digital worship and discipleship. Their secret? Developing a solid, knowledgeable digital team that provides creativity, expertise, energy, and even fearless critique, when necessary.

Leaders in Digital church

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021, 2-3p | FREESPIRITUALCOMMUNITY.COMHear how Pastor Ryan Canaday and Digital Content Director Danny Colella, from Greenwood, CO, have helped their church reach across state and national lines ministering to addicts, loved ones of addicts, and spiritual refugees.
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021, 2-3p | AUSTINNEWCHURCH.COMListen to how Pastor Jason Morriss and Creative Arts Pastor Samantha Beach Kiley, from Austin, TX, work with their nimble tech team to reach new people for Christ. They’ve sacrificed perfectionism and embraced the simplicity and transparency of being real.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2-3p | TWORIVERSCHS.ORG — See how Pastor Wendy Hudson and Creative Director Stanton Adams, from Charleston, South Carolina, are reaching younger people by putting a laser focus on human rights and nurturing their online community in a unique talk-show format for worship.

The live webinars will premiere on Facebook @REACHmovementMI. The sessions, which allow for Q&A throughout, are hosted by REACH Leader Tom Arthur, who is lead pastor at Sycamore Creek churches in S. Lansing and Potterville. The videos will be available to view afterward, too.


REACH Resources is a part of the REACH Movement, a movement of United Methodist churches that grow and multiply. The REACH Movement is sponsored by the Church Vibrancy Team of the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. See past REACH Resources webinars on YouTube or on [email protected].

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