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Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

“The Christian ministry in digital environments has to be one of engaging in conversation.”

“If we want to impact people digitally, we need to be discipling others to disciple others. It’s a disciple-making movement…which honestly was the weakness of a lot of physical churches pre-COVID.”

“What better time to start or to firm up your disciple-making process than right now?”

“It doesn’t matter what we say. It matters what others are saying of us.”

“Think small. Think, ‘Who are individuals who I can disciple to the place where they can now reach their circle of influence to disciple others?’ And then unleash them to do that. This is how movements will start. And this is how, I believe, the church is going to be far more effective in an post-COVID environment.”

“Ask questions like, ‘What’s your disciple-making process right now?’

“The end game of this season, I would suggest, is to get individuals to work evangelism, work disciple-making. Start to build a sub-team underneath that understands that. In this season where we can’t gather physically, what if we work to create a movement otherwise?”

“Pastors that are out there, I have so much empathy for you right now. It’s such a hard job.”

[Church planting] is not about the building. It’s about the disciple-making. Let’s utilize whatever tools are available and effective to get there.”

“How effective are your online church services right now at connecting you with lost people?”

“There’s no silver bullet to this. At church X and church Y, you’re going to do things differently.”

“It’s a difficult process, but…once you get that flywheel spinning, you’re going to see ministry happen and you’re going to reach new people that you’ve never imagined you’d reach before.”

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Billy Graham
Jay Kranda
Stadia Church Planting
Phygital Church with Stadia

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye