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Church for the Rest of Us Podcast Pastor Jimmy Scroggins - Family Church

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A place to find principles, strategies and ideas that you can implement right now with the resources you have.

    Episode 1030: Leading Through COVID-19 – Family Reunion Chapel Services

    Episode 1030: Leading Through COVID-19 – Family Reunion Chapel Services

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    • 25 min
    Episode 1029: Leading Through COVID-19 – Coping through a Crisis

    Episode 1029: Leading Through COVID-19 – Coping through a Crisis

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    • 21 min
    Episode 1028: Leading Through COVID-19 – Creative Path Forward

    Episode 1028: Leading Through COVID-19 – Creative Path Forward

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    • 28 min
    Episode 1027: Leading Through COVID-19 – Communications and Branding

    Episode 1027: Leading Through COVID-19 – Communications and Branding

    Episode 1027: Leading Through COVID-19 – Communications and Branding



    As we navigate through the coronapocolypse we see that social media, branding, and design have become critical in how we do church. Our Family Church Network Communications Team joins us today. Led by our Communications and Executive Staff Director, Leslee Bennett, we discuss our network communications strategy in having a dual focus as our church prepares to regather while also producing a quality online experience. As our neighborhood churches prepare to regather for our Family Reunions, our online experience, Family Church at Home, is the way many of our people “attend” church each week during the pandemic. Carly Seelman, Communications and Marketing Manager, and Monica O’Connor, Lead Graphic Designer, discuss all things communications today, including tools and strategies that churches of any size can use and implement right now with what they already have.



    Key Points:



    Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the network communications team.

    How to work on reopening church while producing a quality online church experience (Family Reunions and Family Church at Home respectively).

    How digital (social media and our website) has evolved during the pandemic, in both design and utility.



    Why branding is important — for any size church.





    Branding is so important because ultimately people see your brand before they get to know you and see the things you produce long before they get to know the heart of your church.Click To TweetThe coronapocolypse has forced us to shift resources, emphasis, and focus to online and social media.Click To TweetOur social media strategy is based on a strong theological foundation. We are amplifying the message of the gospel and Pastor Jimmy’s teaching each week.Click To Tweet

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Church Communications

    Church Communications Facebook Group

    Canva

    Pinterest

    FC Brand Manual

    Jimmy on Twitter

    Leslee on Twitter

    Carly on LinkedIn

    Monica on LinkedIn































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    • 22 min
    Episode 1026: Leading Through COVID-19 – Hold the Plan Loosely

    Episode 1026: Leading Through COVID-19 – Hold the Plan Loosely

    Episode 1026: Leading Through COVID-19 – Hold the Plan Loosely



    In this episode, we talk about reopening Family Church during the coronapocolypse. Pastor Aaron Filippone and Pastor Derek Simpson join the conversation. Based on our guiding principles and when looking at the data, we’re going to be in season for the long haul. As it ebbs and flows, we’re going to have to continue being flexible, adaptable, and agile. We broach the topic of reopening church as the curve moves away from distancing and communities start taking steps towards establishing our new normal. Navigating through this process won’t be easy, however, we will continue talking, asking questions, and adapting our plans to arrive at the best possible solution for our church family.



    Key Points:



    Changing strategies as we plan the reopening of our church.

    We discuss how our community is reacting and how we take that into consideration as we solidify our plan.

    The importance of paying attention to the right media sources.

    Paying attention to the percentage of people who are showing up and how that plays a role in the reopening process. 

    Continuing to stay focused and grow our online church services.

    Polling our people as part of our planning.

    What our training will look like as we begin to reopen.

    We share our plan for reopening and training.



    For everyone who’s already reopened or thinking about reopening, my encouragement is to develop a plan, walk down the path, but hold it loosely. We’ve got to be flexible, adaptable, and agile.Click To TweetFor a church of any size, one of the greatest things you can do during this season is to create feedback loops with your people. You’ve got to check the pulse of you people, who are willing to gather.Click To TweetI think this is a season where you’re never going to get consensus with all of your people, so the right decision for you is that you’re going to have to do the best you can with the information you have, the resources available to…Click To TweetThis has been a season where we’ve been able to focus on digital and online and we’re going to need to continue to do that because we don’t know what the future holds.Click To Tweet

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Aaron Filippone on Twitter

    Derek Simpson on Twitter

    Jimmy on Twitter

    Leslee Bennett on Twitter

    Carly on LinkedIn































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    • 25 min
    CFTROU 1025: Leading Through COVID-19 – Brainerd Baptist Church

    CFTROU 1025: Leading Through COVID-19 – Brainerd Baptist Church

    Episode 1025: Leading Through COVID-19 – Brainerd Baptist Church



    Micah Fries, Lead Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee joins the podcast. We discuss the journey of reopening Brainerd Baptist Church during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor Micah tells us about how the precautionary actions they’ve implemented, how they’ve simplified their services, and how they’ve accommodated for the vulnerable and the elderly. 



    Key Points From This Episode:



    The decision-making approach to deciding when to reopen Brainerd Baptist Church.

    The implications of risk management when reopening church.

    How to navigate children’s and student ministries.

    Broadcasting services during reopening.

    Accommodation for vulnerable and elderly church members.



    When thinking about your reopening guidelines and expectations, be a little more conservative. As a church we are entrusted with the hearts, lives, and experiences of our people.Click To TweetDuring this reopening process, think through growth opportunities. How can this give you the freedom to expand your influence?Click To Tweet

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Brainerd Baptist Church

    Micah Fries on Twitter

    Jimmy on Twitter

    Leslee on Twitter

    Carly on LinkedIn































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    • 26 min

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