Can you believe the last week of 2020 is here already? Time really does fly like a jet plane! As the year draws rapidly to a close, it’s time to take a look back at this year’s best and most impactful developments in churchtech, faith, and social media. Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, social media, as well as, virtual church and ministry services were more important than ever! This trend will definitely continue into the foreseeable future, or at least until the pandemic is brought under greater control.
In this very singular year, one like no other, I’m pleased to share my favorite picks for the ‘Best of 2020,’ in Church, Tech and Social Media news, events, and trends!
4 Sermon Ideas to Start the New Year Right (tithe.ly)
5 Great Facebook Live Tips for Churches | ChurchTechToday
5 Must Haves to Develop a Better Online Church Experience (churchtechtoday.com)
7 Creative Trends We’re Seeing At Churches This Christmas Season – The Creative Pastor
11 Online Church Ideas to Use During the Coronavirus Outbreak (tithe.ly)
20 Great Ways To Use Instagram At Your Church – The Creative Pastor
A Prayer for those Afflicted With Coronavirus (barbarawilliams-skinner.com)
Amid pandemic, Black, Hispanic worshippers more concerned about safety of religious services | Pew Research Center
Before protests, black Americans said sermons should address race relations | Pew Research Center
The Black church is again at the center of American politics — and its leaders feel like a target – The Washington Post
Clubhouse voice chat leads a wave of spontaneous social apps | TechCrunch
COVID-19: Being fully the church in times of Coronavirus | The Lutheran World Federation
Facebook Ads for Churches (churchtechtoday.com)
First Baptist Church of Glenarden (fbcglenarden.org)
Fresno, CA pastors pledge to avoid gathering due to COVID | The Fresno Bee
Launch Your Online Ministry for Free | Church Online Platform
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church – New Birth Missionary Baptist Church-Lithonia, GA
The Potter’s House Church
Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Church in America | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer (christianitytoday.com)
Small Church Live Streaming (churchtechtoday.com)
State of the Church Bulletin (churchtechtoday.com)
Top 12 Church Leadership Conferences (churchtechtoday.com)
Twelve Major Trends for Churches in 2021 | Church Answers
Will the coronavirus permanently convert in-person worshippers to online streamers? They don’t think so | Pew Research Center
Well, there you have it – my Best of Church and Social Media 2020! Hoping you enjoyed it as much as I did following #churchtech, social media and faith trends over the past year.
What are your favorite Church and Social Media stories of 2020?
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Praying you have a “Safe, Happy & Blessed New Year 2021,” my Friends! May God Continue to Bless You Richly!!
~ Kenneth Lillard, Author of the book, SOCIAL MEDIA and MINISTRY Sharing the Gospel In the Digital Age (available on Amazon and iTunes). Much Appreciation!
You can connect with me at kennethlillard.com. Be Blessed!