What does being and doing church look like in our “new normal”? United Reformed Church (URC) has produced and shared a “Roadmap to Digital Discipleship” booklet to help churches consider their shared journey of discipleship in the digital realm.
The pandemic lockdown prompted many churches to create or build on an online presence, creating space for and incorporating essential elements of the discipleship journey – fellowship, inclusion and connection through technology. The lockdown also showed us a “two-tier church”: members who can physically attend church and activities, and those unable to do so due to ill health. For churches investing in virtual communities, URC’s booklet provides preliminary questions to help them to think through practical issues such as equipment, licenses and online platforms.