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Utilizing Technology: The Church Online Platform from Open Network

Adapted from Open Network

With the rapid changes our communities are facing every day, it is uncertain just how long churches will be unable to physically gather. However, while we may not be able to gather physically, having church online is an easy and practical way to enjoy weekend services together and keep your congregation connected relationally.

Why Online Services?

1. They’re accessible for everyone.

Most online church services are available on-demand for a period of time after live-streaming. This provides the opportunity for everyone to experience a powerful and life-changing church service, even if they cannot attend at the normal service times in-person.

2. They expand your reach.

Things travel fast on the internet, and you never know when your church service may pop up on someone’s Facebook page or Instagram. By utilizing online church services, you will be able to broaden your reach and impact people beyond your local community.

3. They provide a plan B.

Now more than ever, we are realizing how challenging circumstances can be sometimes. Whether it’s due to weather, illness, or something else, if your church ever has to temporarily close its doors, online church provides a way for weekend services to go on as planned so that your congregation and church life doesn’t skip a beat.

How Do I Start?

Whether you have been planning to start online services for a while now, or have just started the process due to the COVID-19 circumstances, we encourage you  to research the Church Online Platform and see if it’s right for you. Check out the following pages for more information:

1. Read “Launch Your Church Services Online This Weekend” by Open Network.

This article unpacks 8 practical steps for those looking to launch their church online, and covers everything you need to know to get started.

2. Sign up for free and utilize the Church Online Platform to host powerful online services for your church family.

While nothing can compare to worshiping together in-person, we believe that church online is a powerful way to reach your community, especially during this time.

For more information on utilizing technology for church online, check out the following resources from Grow Online:

Introduction to Church Online Platforms

Online Campus Overview

We firmly believe that the Church was made for such a time as this, and through the miracle of technology, regardless of what our world may be facing, we can and will continue to reach the world together!

Our vision is to see the local church grow in every community.

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