On the heels of 2020, how many of you are doing a little of this and a little of that? The pandemic has presented an opportunity for innovation, exploration, and experimentation with new digital platforms running alongside in-
person ministry gatherings. In this new landscape of ministry where people are looking for even more digital
worship and discipleship, how are you responding? In order to meet people where they are, it’s no longer in-person or online, it’s this and that. These new hybrid ministries leverage two powerful platforms for meeting people’s spiritual needs as they work together hand-in-hand.
If your church is already engaged in hybrid ministry or has a desire to dip your toe into the water and you need
some help, funding, or guidance, the South Georgia Conference wants to partner with you in hybrid ministry.
Apply to be a part of This & That, a cohort of pastors and laity ready to innovate and expand both their in-person and digital footprint in new ways. No experience is necessary to apply, just a willingness to think creatively.
Congregations in South Georgia are invited to apply to participate in a “This and That Think Tank” to begin developing models for effective hybrid ministry in their context. Upon completing the Think Tank, the laity and clergy of each congregation may submit a grant request for funding for their ministry to Congregational Development. In addition to the financial grants, congregations selected will also be given a technical coach who will help them successfully implement their ministry plan.
Schedule for Grant application and selection:
We will compile the applications and send each DS the applications from their district.
By Feb. 5 each DS selects:
1 Large church (AWA over 300)
2 Medium churches (AWA 100 – 299)
4 small churches (AWA under 100)
Feb 19-20: Think Tanks for each cohort (large/medium/small).
By March 1: Congregations submit their grant request to the Leadership Development Executive team.
March 5: Selection of grant request to fund.