Metro Link • Resources for LA Metro Region Pastors

WELCOME

This is a resource page for LA Metro Region pastors where you will find a growing list of resources for your ministry. Keep checking back (bookmark this page as needed), as we will keep updating this page over time. 


SCC COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

There is still time! In light of additional funding the application deadline has been extended. To submit an application for up to 5 church members, click here: https://scc.adventist.org/COVID-19-relief-fund

 

ADVENTIST GIVING

If your church has not enrolled, please take a moment to review the video watch it and share with your church board members so that you may consider this option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo7TTUZYq68

 

SCC Digital Ministry Network

The Southern California Conference has created a helpful resource to mentor and network pastors as we incorporate the latest technology to improve connectivity with our digital audiences. It is an interactive network with articles, videos and helpful links and can be found on Facebook by searching "SCC Digital Ministry Support Network." 

 

LA METRO REGION MEETING NOTES (Meeting held September 9, 2020)

The theme of this meeting was Adapting to the Digital Age where we discussed how various companies are adapting or unable to adapt to the digital age. We found applications for churches to adapt, including:

  1. Be realistic about our future and the need to adapt. 
  2. Prioritize innovation over the status quo.
  3. People are our most important resource. Have a plan to develop them into Kingdom agents.  

As we move forward in these unprecedented times, we need to remember that we are a movement that seeks people for the Kingdom of God while using every available means to develop people into agents of the Kingdom. 

 

RESOURCES 

Books: 

The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations by Schaller & Crilly, 

Kingdom Come by Reggie McNeal

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guiness

 

Articles:

These Once-Invincible Companies are Struggling to Adapt to the Digital Age 

https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/invincible-companies-digital-age.html/

 

Kodak's First Digital Moment  https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/kodaks-first-digital-moment/?_r=0#

 

Fortune 500 Global Summit video on the need to adjust to digital age:

 

 

PAST LA METRO REGION MEETINGS CONTENT:

VIDEO ON HOW TO IMPROVE THE HOME STUDIO

To view Danny Chan's video on how to improve the home studio click here. Feel free to share with anyone who creates content for your worship services:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYfPOxeYp10&t=6s

 

NORTH HILLS CHURCH STREAMING RESOURCES, presented by Tim Cress on May 6, 2020

Next Gen Resources

Free Worship Service Platform

Games and Interactions

Training Videos for Gathering Member Content

Facebook Groups

Free Video Editing Software

 

AFFORDABLE STREAMING OPTIONS FOR CHURCHES

Christ Watkins presented several affordable options for churches who have not set up a worship streaming solution for the post-Covid-19 era, or for those who wish to enhance their current streaming practices. To view the spreadsheet of recommended options, click here. In that document each product is a clickable link to a web page where items can be reviewed and purchased. 

To reach Chris Watkins for consulting purposes you can email him at cjwatkins@me.com

 

APRIL RESOURCES

Cultivating Digital Communities Resources

NAD Resources & Good Ministry Practices During COVID-19 Era

NAD has posted a lot of relevant posts, with helpful suggestions ministering in Shelter in Place era on their website: https://www.nadministerial.com.

 

Free Web Streaming Resources

Free service streaming options:

 

Pono Lopez's Presentation Links

Streamlabs OBS (Download for Mac)

Tutorials for Streamlabs OBS

Zoom+Facebook Live

Best Settings on OBS for Livestream and Recording

How to get AMAZING Live Stream Quality

Lighting Tutorial

 

Pastor Matthew Lucio's Presentation Links:

YouTube link

Kahoot live polling service

 

Teleprompter App for phone and tablet (App suggestion by Danny Chan):

https://promptsmart.com