A survey of 3,000 adults found that 74% are personal learners and only a third of them use online classes. Classes at schools and libraries remain popular, while online learning is only being used by a segment of adults who have a bachelor’s degree.
Online streaming has become a popular tool for many churches, but the majority of adults still prefer to learn in person, and, most importantly, those who are poor are often unable to access online outreach.
- Where does the internet fit into your outreach? Online streaming a sermon is a helpful tool for keeping members involved while they travel or providing visitors with a clear idea of your church. However, the online component of ministry has limits.
- How can your church prioritize in-person ministry? Social networks help churches remain organized and keep in touch. However, small groups, Sunday services, and one-on-one meetings remain more effective for discipleship.
- What does balance look like? Churches can go in the other direction with in-person events and meetings, scheduling most evenings throughout the week. How can you work toward balance in this area?
What are the particular challenges your church faces in providing events and classes?
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