2-Minute Multiplier: Pivoting to a New Paradigm
The last few weeks forced congregations and church leaders to pivot from a largely face-to-face, in-the-same-space reality to a digital, church-in-your-living room model.
In general, digital community has been on the rise in society, but not in the church. No more. At least for now.
It’s been exciting to see how nimble the local church can be when the reality changes. One wonders if nimble feet will become the new norm, or a temporarily forced posture.
“Adults learn when they feel a need to,” is an adult education adage. In other words, when I’m thrown into deep water, I’m deeply interested in learning how to swim.
Congregations are quickly learning how to swim in digitally-deep water.
Jesus once answered a questioning woman at a well, who wondered about the proper location for worship, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth…”
In today’s deployed worship models, Jesus’ statement takes on even greater meaning for the Church’s new digital paradigm.