In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Jay Kranda, online campus pastor of Saddleback Church. They discuss the following questions:
- What does your Sunday service currently look like? What are you planning on doing moving forward?
- What does your online service look like?
- When we return to in-person gatherings, how will you handle online services? What do you think the church will look like for the next few years? How will online church play into that?
- How do you effectively disciple people online? What’s the difference in doing it when they are geographically far and geographically near?
- What are the goals and metrics churches should have to say this was an effective Sunday?
- What are some vanity things people got hyped about the first three weeks and they weren’t a reflection of reality?
- What are some of the biggest challenges you are facing and how are you overcoming them?
“We have gone all digital with our services. The only things that are happening in person are food bank type initiatives.”
“Our orthodoxy is great for preserving the faith, but also with technology you have to be more nimble.”
“To do this well you have to create native content for these platforms.”
“I’m excited for the church to embrace digital, but I am still fearful that the investment needs to happen to do things right.”
“Online has a huge on-ramp through streaming, online groups, online discipleship opportunities.”
“I do think that some of the most innovation is going to come out of people coming out of seminary that have giftings in teaching and realize that they can build an audience and then they can build a church.”
“Build your audience and then use that to figure out where you are going to plant your church or churches.”
“Don’t get worried about how many people you can reach, think about who you should be reaching.”
“We still believe that we want people to be in physical community.”
“All of what we do online is moving watchers into community or online to offline.”
“There is always an underlying strategy where we are trying to move you to something longterm.”
“A lot of people underestimate the value of having a streaming experience on your website that is very clear. YouTube and Facebook are great, but they are a very distractive platform for long-term engagement.”
“How many people did not just view it, but watched it for at least ten minutes?”
“Most churches really need to focus in on how to do digital right locally.”