On November 20, TheoTech is holding a live stream about digital transformation for the church.
In this livestream, Michael Paulus, Doug Strong and Chris Lim reflect on learnings from the Church Digital Transformation project following the virtual summit in May. They share how to use the learning path for church leaders developed for the project and will be available for Q&A at the end.
Digital transformation is the process of reimagining what we do and how we do it given what is possible with new and emerging technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic forced churches to shift from primarily physical to predominantly digital activities, and churches will need to sustain some form of this digital transition for the foreseeable future. As churches continue to cultivate their digital presence, church leaders have an opportunity to explore the best ways to prioritize digital engagement over physical encounters. However temporary this “digital first” approach may be, it promises to enrich the life of the post-pandemic church. Once we were pre-digital, and in the future we will be post-digital: Instead of viewing digital technologies as something separate from or simple substitutes for physical interactions, we will see these technologies deeply integrated into our lives and world. The Church Digital Transformation Project at Seattle Pacific University with funding from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created resources to help church leaders reflect on how present digital transitions in light of COVID-19 may become digital transformations.