Growing a Hybrid Congregation: When Technology Marries Theology (AM-669)
For some time thought leaders have tried to persuade the religious institutions to embrace the technological revolution that is remolding society. The sudden emergence of the COVID pandemic shoved many congregations into a future for which they were ill prepared. Yet, one lesson that quickly became apparent was that even the most change resistant communities were in fact capable of adapting. That reality has made it apparent that leaders can no longer blame congregations for not embracing the future but that we are obligated to retool our ministry to lead a twenty-first century church. This one week intensive is designed to explore new tools available to us and the most effective ways to leverage the changes that have been forced upon us. Retire or retool seems to be our option and Hartford International University offers this course to equip you for doing ministry effectively in a hybrid church that is both in-person and on-line.
Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAIRS- Ministerial Studies: Arts of Ministry
MAIRS - Interreligious Studies: Elective
If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.