The Next Normal: A Fresh Look at Ministry in 2021<

Originally aired Thursday, January 14, 2021

During this webinar, our panel of pastors and researchers discussed the impact 2020 had on ministry, new ways to engage people now, and insights into how online engagement can continue to grow in 2021. From in-depth research presented by Barna Group, to practical examples of how online ministry is growing, you’ll find many ways to help you think about engaging your people with the gospel.

Panelists are Joe Jensen, Director of Church Engagement, Barna; McKenzie Schreck, Executive Pastor, Capital Church; and Nick Durm, Online Campus Pastor, Traders Point Christian Church.

The information provided in this webinar and by our guest panelists is intended to be helpful, but does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney in your area. Event participants are encouraged to consult with an attorney in their jurisdiction to determine how local, state, and federal law applies to specific circumstances.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the pastoral care experts participating in the roundtable discussion are solely those of the participating pastoral care experts and do not necessarily reflect Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company’s position.

Panelist Resources

Brotherhood Mutual Resources

  • Online Ministry. Online ministry goes beyond posting a live stream of your worship service. Nick Durm, online campus pastor for Traders Point Christian Church, offers valuable insight into how you can transform your online efforts to engage a totally new audience. Read the article.
  • Digital Discipleship. As you increase your online ministry presence, you’ll want to use platforms that help you reach and engage your audience, streamline your digital tools, and protect your online security. Read more.
  • Leadership Transitions. Brotherhood Mutual sponsored this Barna research that highlights the importance of planning for transition within ministry leadership. Purchase your copy of this important research by going to Barna’s website.
  • Read more about outreach activities in the following resources.
  • Coronavirus Resources. Brotherhood Mutual offers a host of free resources as you gather for worship during the time of coronavirus.
  • Learn about how to protect your online privacy with the article Inviting the World to Your Virtual Meetings.
  • As ministries take more of their operations online, they’ll need to think about protecting themselves. This article helps you recognize some ways to defend your online presence from scammers. Read more.
  • Conflict Resolution. When conflict occurs in the church, it can threaten the unity of a congregation. Here are six tips to help church leaders address disputes among their people. Read more.

Resilient Pastor on demand:

  • Watch our roundtable discussion with experienced pastoral counselors from around the country. They shared insights about how ministry leaders are staying engaged and refreshed during this disruptive time. Watch now.