Josh, Malta Church, United States discussed on Burn the Haystack
Definitely. I guess we're seemed to have lost Josh. But hopefully he'll be back soon. I understand his Internet. Isn't the greatest. So hopefully we'll see him back in a bit but I wanted to also ask. What are you hoping that the church is going to change? Those was in ministry and for those of us who are participating in ministry. What are you hoping after we get out of this whole thing? What are you hoping is going to change permanently as a result of what we've been experiencing in the last few weeks months I I'm hoping we say I. A pemanent change in in creativity. Well we have to Josh's now I'm leaving just continue. Just sorry okay back to us in Amendment Party. Yeah I I've been really really loved load of creativity that we've seen during this time like one thing I actually forgot to mention and how we're doing church is that we started doing maze fun little creative closing. Sabbath videos the end. It's it's not like a service or anything we still do it as premier but it's like a testimony and story and it's got like beer all that kind of thing to sharing different stories from around church. Yeah I've really. I've really loved saying that it's been like we've been talking about doing video for a while like not just filling seven but doing video content and this is actually being Again as Shelly said like the necessity being the mother of this it's it was exactly what pushed us into being like? Oh well let's try videos now and see how they go. And then you know. They're not performing amazingly or whatever and breaking all kinds of online records for us or anything. But I think it's great to say that kind of creative discipleship It'll be speaking to people in a way that couldn't before so I'm hoping that sort of creativity really sticks around for US particularly but also for the global community. That sounds awesome. I love the creativity message. I think paypal have had to lean in a lot more to tighter sodium servings whether that is like this. Small Group Whoever maybe wasn't you Josh said in how Ben Haystack meeting a few weeks ago that you're Richard like allocated who was checking on who in the community such a good idea. I don't know if you do that. Normally if that's like a pasta thing but that's something that every church says that they want to do. Most of the time doesn't happen so simple where we struggle. Yeah Yeah it's such a good idea though kind of you're looking out for your whole congregation and something else that I also lacked was just how many online choices the raw and like for me for example if I was interested in I don't know another religion or denomination or whatever I probably wouldn't take like carve the time out of my way tend to like drop everything get dressed ready go and put myself meant new situation to see what it's about risk being bombarded with would you like to convert to the faith but I would totally just casually watch. The video will livestream in were about so. I think we're opening ourselves up to new people and hopefully strengthening those in in the congregation connections through the small groups and accountability buddies and stuff so apologies guys dropped My computer my Internet is not great so my fine but I think it kind of does he a little bit on. pass a little bit lower sci-fi as the online community. The opportunity at a monument allows you to potentially encourage your community to come and visit your shirt leaving. The company are on it and they have the ability to do sorry anonymously making this John onto a live stream like wash. They can understand why you're about anything if they feel as though it is a connection or then they can opt next step by sending you a damn or whatever that looks like but I think that the current situation is actually providing so much more opportunity to make it a single poll. Yeah Yeah No. That's true that's true. Oh Gosh that's that's really cool. One of the things that I've been thinking through as well is thinking about people. Online Humana necessarily be in your community bubble or whatever. The case may be as as important as the people that are turning up to your church service on a weekend. I know in times past. We have often thought about online engagement and likes and shares and comments this kind of being a little bit less important than bombs and seats of a weekend in church but it's really interesting that online platforms have actually a ways to measure and and really figure out who's engaging way they're engaging from and being able to connect them personally so I think this is. This is all kind of tying around this idea that we've been kind of dancing around like way for us but also like a semi pastas and church leaders of doing like online only ministry of other people online real. They MAKING REAL DECISIONS. Are they being disciple? D- In a real way and my head is really changing around before I would think of the comments in the likes and the share as being just kind of passive and not that engaging and not that important as if I can get a person to come to my church during my eleven am service. That's that's a big win. That's a big that's important. Yeah but actually my. My thinking is having to shift to think that. Maybe it's even more important that person online because if they're engaging no matter where no matter where they're from I actually have an opportunity at Church and ministries actually have opportunities to do ministry that otherwise would be impossible. Jesse I think the challenge. There is that weighing measuring Christians. What online allows us to do? Is ENGAGE WITH NON-CHRISTIANS. Shelley in the conferences. Talking about data future changes online And I think there's so much truth. Facebook instagram Youtube. They already have algorithms that help. Us measure better. The Malta Church has developed. Oh yeah and so. Why are we afraid of using those sorts of things that the works don? It's available for free. Why can't we just use.