Digital
IS
Ministry  

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Now is the time to use Digital Ministry to connect with our neighbors and share Good News with the world. 

Prepare for Virtual Holy Week and Easter with
DIGITAL MINISTRY WORKSHOP
(via Zoom)
Tuesday 4.07 at 7:00pm and Thursday 4.09 at 3:30pm Eastern
WEEKLY DIGITAL MINISTRY OFFICE HOURS
(via Zoom)
Fridays at 3:30pm Eastern    


Some thoughts on Virtual Church

As we change from gathering in person to meeting, praying, and worshiping online, it is important to translate what we do to a different space, a different platform. Here's a few things to think about as we do this...

Enjoy the view
video takes on a different element in the digital space. You don't always have to be in the picture - create a virtual holy place.


Go low tech/high tech
Not everyone is prepared to make the switch to digital - some don't have the availability of resources, or feel they can take on the challenges.

As we use the tech tools we have to share our ministry as we must, we can also make hybrid digital/physical worship, prayer, and formation that works for everyone.


Talk to a friend
In-person worship is standing in front of a gathered group, speaking to many at once.
Digital worship is talking to many, but one at a time. Speak softly. Have a seat.


Pre-record
Since we are all meeting in a virtual space, it won't seem as strange that some of the elements of worship, prayer, or study are crafted beforehand.

Pre-recording lets you share elements separately, and bring more together, especially at worship time.

Bring Good News to the world!
We are literally outside the walls of the church now.

There has never been a better time to share our faith with those who need it so much right now.

It's also time to re-think the boundaries of 'our' church, and realize we can share resources, prayers, and presence with communites all around us, no matter where they are.

We are one church in the digital world.

  • And don't forget, there is always GOOD NEWS
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I'm Father Cathie Caimano*

And I am your Free Range Priest

I have been an Episcopal priest for 20 years, and I have seen the institutional church - which I love - struggle to adapt in the 21st century

After a decade serving in congregations, and 5 years serving on a denominational leadership level, I felt called to walk alongside clergy and congregations as we find new ways of serving the church in the digital world - a world where most people no longer belong to traditional Christian congregations. 

I am passionate about sharing the Good News of God's love for everyone, and I am tireless in encouraging my fellow ministers to take bold steps into the adventurous future.  

* why 'Father Cathie'? Click HERE to find out! 

  

Services 

Digital Ministry Coaching

You can do it! Technology can seem overwhelming -
there are SO many platforms and products out there.
And we need what works best for ministry -
how are we the most effective pastors, priests, preachers, proclaimers, especially in this trying time?
One step at time!
You can learn one new skill today that will help you serve God's people in the virtual world

Find out more


Interactive Website Design


21st Century Technology

Now is the time to have a clean, clear, easily updated online presence, to share worship, evangelism, updated news and Good News with all who follow Jesus with you.
Free Range Priest can quickly design, build, and host the virtual space you need for today's ministry.

The future is now.
We are in an unprecedented time of change.
Bring
Good News in new ways,
to a world that needs it now more than ever.

RE/vision: How is Digital Ministry?
Translate worship, prayer, pastoral care, visitation
in ways that make sense online

RE/solution: Learn practical skills for serving more effectively, now and as we grow into the future

RE/action: Take ONE small step towards a new vision of how the church thrives in the world.  

Let Free Range Priest help you put it all in focus

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What Creative Ministers are saying...  

MegaNourishing

the Rev. Megan Anderson Meganourishing 

"As one with extensive experience, insight, and skill in nurturing creative ministries, Cathie is masterful at listening and offering accessible action steps to launch ministries from scratch."

the Rev. Callie Swanlund The Epiphany Space 

"I am grateful to Cathie for seeing my call, for helping me claim it, and for gathering a group of strong and creative priests to walk this way together."

Backstory Preaching

the Rev. Dr. Lisa Cressman Backstory Preaching 

"Father Cathie is a patient and able teacher, an encouraging and challenging coach, and always gets the job done well an on time. You will be blessed to receive her guidance!"