In a post-lockdown church, online community has become a common reality. Most churches are offering ministry online, whether it be a weekly email, a Facebook group, online studies, or live-streaming worship. In this course, students will consider how to widen ministry beyond the walls and into their online community. Readings will include case studies as well as work on building community, missional thinking, pastoral care, and online strategies. Students should come ready to investigate their current context and with a knowledge of the online platforms they currently use.
Each week of this four-week course will include three 10 minute instructional videos plus readings. Each Thursday, we will come together for a live chat to discuss readings and our own initiatives. There will also be a discussion platform for students to share questions and ideas. A syllabus will be sent before the course begins.
This event is sponsored by Pine Hill Divinity Hall.
About the Instructor: Dawn Leger is a pastor of Harbor Online Community, a virtual community of people following Jesus outside the lines of traditional church models. She has become a well-regarded coach and advisor for churches creating an accessible, inclusive, and supportive online community. Dawn served in parish ministry for 15 years in urban and rural churches, and is currently a PhD candidate at Martin Luther University College.