Basic Foundations for ‘Remote’ Church

Imagine a scenario where physical distancing is relaxed a little, in maybe 6-8 weeks, but ‘normal business’ is not resumed for some months after that. The flurry of livestreaming, WhatsApp and Zoom meetings that are part of our current response will stand us in good stead. But soon we will want to take a deep breath and think through how we can make sure that all of our congregation can experience various types of connection.

The phone is a part of that . Many churches will also have email lists or Faceboook pages. Updating those and ‘filling in the gaps’ re phone numbers might be a good use of time for key church admin staff. To help you do that and understand what media might work for your congregation you might want to create a form that people can complete. Some can be emailed it. There will be others you can call and complete the form for them during the conversation. You could put it on the church website for downloading and emailing.

Download a sample form below. It is based on material from a Surrey church (Open Door). You can insert your church details and edit it as you see fit.

Sample Internet connectivity questionnaire

More building blocks next week

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