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Online Workshop: How To Be A Hybrid Church

June 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Online Workshop: How To Be A Hybrid Church

Dates:  Tuesdays, June 15, 22, and 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST (Note: This online workshop is a three-part series).

Led by:  Christen Kinard, Founder, Digital Congregations

Workshop Description: The pandemic and resultant quarantine taught churches and their congregations that we can worship, learn, pray, and gather online. We learned how to stream, Zoom, edit, post; the learning curve was steep.

Today, churches are faced with a new challenge as they consider how to engage a split congregation—at home and online. This moment demands thoughtfulness, intentionality, and collaboration. This course is designed to help you discern what it means for your church to become a “hybrid” church and how to build the bridge between what you’re doing now and what you will do in the future.



Part One: Applying Relational Tools to an Individual Model

19% of practicing Christians in the United States have not attended a single in-person or online service during the pandemic. And only 51% have attended weekly, down from 79% prior to March 2020. This is largely due to a foundational misunderstanding among churches of the tools that make digital ministry possible. In this session, discover how churches have tried to apply relational tools to an invitational model and how to avoid this in the future.



Part Two: How to Honor Both Congregations Equally

Becoming a hybrid church is about more than the addition or maintenance of a virtual service. If the church does not adjust the in-person experience to indicate to the at-home congregation that it is as important as those in the pews, the result will be greater isolation and feelings of exclusion. In this session, learn how to offer parity between the online and offline experience of church.



Part Three: The Essential Tools of a Hybrid Church

In this session, we will review the technological and digital tools and resources that will help you engage your entire congregation and carry out your ministry. Areas addressed will include worship, small groups, prayer, missions and communication.


Leader bio: Christen Kinard has spent a decade as a professional in communications and marketing. She has helped businesses and organizations as diverse as high-end retail stores and independent schools develop and implement efficient and impactful communications strategies. Digital Congregations sits at the intersection of her desire to do meaningful work, her belief in the importance of faith communities, and her talents and experience. Christen has a MA in Peace and Conflict Resolution from Norwich University and a BA in International Relations and French Literature from the University of South Carolina.

Online Format: This three-session workshop will use Zoom technology to meet online in order to allow for presentations by the leader as well as interaction among participants. Participants will need an electronic device equipped with a reliable Internet connection, built-in or external microphone, and a built-in or external webcam.

Cost: Both individual and group registration options are available; group registration consists of up to 3 individuals from the same church or organization.

$110 per individual, if register by April 18, 2021. (Note: Beginning, April 19, individual price increases by $15. Register early and save!).

$150 per group (up to 3 participants from the same church/organization), if register by April 18, 2021. (Note: Beginning April 19, group registration price increases by $25. Register early and save!).

CEUs: .4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for this event. Note: CEU certificates can be generated upon request at the time of the event.

Registration: Online registration is open. Click here to REGISTER. Registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the week prior to the event’s first meeting.

Waiting List: Space is limited. Register early to reserve your spot. Once event reaches capacity, a waiting list will be started.


June 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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