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
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.
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:
- Be realistic about our future and the need to adapt.
- Prioritize innovation over the status quo.
- 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.
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
These Once-Invincible Companies are Struggling to Adapt to the Digital Age
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:
NORTH HILLS CHURCH STREAMING RESOURCES, presented by Tim Cress on May 6, 2020
Next Gen Resources
- Kids: https://orangekidmin.com/coronavirus/
- Students: https://orangestudents.com/coronavirus-digital-experience/
- Kids: https://open.life.church/resources/4631-online-children-s-services
Free Worship Service Platform
Games and Interactions
- Digital Games Playable Through Zoom: https://www.jackboxgames.com
- Other Zoom Games: https://healthoverhurry.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/zoom-youth-group-games/
- Quarantine Quarrels: https://store.northpoint.org/products/quarantine-quarrels-marketing-kit?_pos=1&_sid=5104348a3&_ss=r
Training Videos for Gathering Member Content
- How to video, video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWyrb7-vFt8&t=83s
- Digital Strategy Guide from Life Church: https://open.life.church/resources/4651-digital-ministry-strategy-guide
- Facebook Group Strategies: https://careynieuwhof.com/episode262/
Free Video Editing Software
- Free with some minor restrictions: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Pastor Matthew Lucio's Presentation Links:
Teleprompter App for phone and tablet (App suggestion by Danny Chan):