A Guide to Creating Online Participatory Worship Services (Angela Williams Gorrell)
During this moment of crisis, most faith communities are trying to find ways of continuing their mission online, since in most localities we can either not meet together or even if we can we should not (that's my view). This past weekend, we live-streamed a service using three persons from the church, maintaining our social distancing. Since we may be doing this for a while, we will have to continue our learning. No, they didn't teach us how to survive as a congregation in seminary. These things don't happen very often.
Fortunately, there are people with expertise. Angela Williams Gorrell, the author of the book Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape (BakerAcademic, 2019), has created a guide for those who are facing this challenge. You can receive the 48 page PDF by going to her website (click here). Her book is really good (I'll have an announcement about that soon), but you can read my review of the book by clicking here.
You can watch a brief video, in which Dr. Gorrell shares a message about this guide and its use.
To all my clergy colleagues who are taking on the challenge of the moment. May God bless you! Share the good news!