My Frustration With Webinars

Some great webinars go live when I am at work. Webinars such as cross-cultural-related webinars and marketing webinars are valuable to any Christian. How can we mobilize the church to use the online world to reach people with the Gospel if the educational tools are just out of our reach? Rarely are the webinars before 7 a.m. or after 4 p.m. MST. Their audience are international workers already on the field, marketers, or pastors and ministry leaders. Overlooked is the congregation–the people who work during the day or sleep during the day.

Most webinars record their sessions and post them on Youtube or Vimeo. However, a live webinar allows the person to interact with other like-minded people. Questions can be asked and resources shared. When I am full time, I plan on doing webinars to share resources with the regular person interested in using the social media they are already on to reach the unreached and the unloved. The webinars would be designed much like Mobile Ministry Forum’s Meet and Greets (of which I miss attending!).

To make up for the lack of accessibility to resources, I have created a technology newsletter to help the serious person interested in sharing the Gospel online get tips and access to resources I find in my internet scavenging. If you are interested in receiving this newsletter, leave a comment. I’ll add you to it. Meanwhile, be praying as I build up support to go full time. I have so much I want to do to help the church be missional in their online approach to building community.

Also, if you know of any webinars related to international work and cross-cultural work or marketing that happens before or after this time or on weekends, please leave a comment with the link. I would love to hear about it.