An Expanded and Generous Table
An Expanded and Generous Table:
Is Hybrid Worship in Your Future
Presenter: Bruce Reyes-Chow
January 28, 2021
1:00 pm (CT)
Zoom Webinar - Link to be sent upon registration
While there is no single, best way for people to gather for worship, as the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel begins to shine and the conversation about “going back” begins in earnest, the question for many congregations is this, “Once online worship is no longer the only option for you and your congregation, will you all have the willingness, energy, and capacity to birth, curate, nurture, and sustain a long-term digital space?” or more succinctly put, “What now?”
The decisions that are made about worship in the coming months must not be taken lightly but must be approached with communal discernment, reflective honesty, and faithful practicality. For those with inklings and dreams about hybrid worship, it is my hope that the questions I offer will help you and your leadership to understand different options, assess congregational willingness, energy, and capacity, and make faithful choices that will best equip you for the future.
BIO: Bruce is an author, speaker, parent, consultant, coach, podcaster, and pastor. He speaks and writes on issues of faith, technology, race, parenting, and church culture. He is currently the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Senior Consultant with The Convergence Network, and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. He hosts the podcast, BRC & Friends and is the author of four books. His latest is “In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World” (Chalice Press, 2021).
He has an active online presence and can be found on most social networks via @breyeschow.