General News of Friday, 7 June 2019
Mr Maximus Ametorgoh, the host of Digital Church Summit, has recommended pastors to have functional websites, effective e-mail outreach and build virtual congregations on social media to grow their ministries online.
Mr Ametorgoh was speaking at the second edition of the Digital Church Summit in Accra on the topic: “Building Your Virtual Ministry.”
Other recommendations include using mobile messaging for quick alert and information, blog to educate and inform, develop mobile application to connect instantly, preaching using podcasting, streaming and receiving online payments.
The Digital Church Summit is the largest annual event where pastors, church workers and Christian Organizations are trained and equipped with digital marketing solutions, online tools and technological innovations, to enable them to promote their ministries, spread the gospel, manage their activities and reach out to their target audience.
The content areas for discussion was focused on: Digital Marketing, Social Media, Mobile, Church Management Software and E-Commerce, and online payments.
The rest are Podcasting and E-Publishing, Content Marketing, Live Broadcasting and Projection, Digital Media Department and Church communication.
He said as pastors, they have a mission and a calling to fulfill in this dispensation and this calls for a new way of connecting and reaching out to the world.
“Online is the new field for souls,” he added.
Mr Ametorgoh, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of PopOut, called on them not to be left behind in using online tools to grow their ministries, urging them to get online, be effective and win souls.
He expressed the hope that the event will become the largest gathering of Pastors, Church leaders and Church workers across Africa in the next three years, where they would be trained to use digital innovations to empower their Ministries.
“I can foresee this event bringing people from across Africa and the world to Ghana to learn how to use digital innovations to drive their ministries, and boost digital inclusion,” he said.
He challenged Pastors, Church leaders and their digital media workers to adopt digital innovations to grow their Churches, spread the gospel and transform the way they operate their ministries.