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What Works Better: A Physical Church Office or a Virtual One?

As the church wrestles with being the Ekklesia in our ever-converged digital/physical world, the environment of the church office is affected as well. I have heard of some churches that do not have a physical office at all while others require staff to maintain a constant, physical presence in the office.

I want to share with you this great podcast by Don Miller of The Storybrand Podcast. He interviews two guests with two contrasting points of view.

  • Bryan Miles, author of Virtual Culture: The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore (Check it out on Amazon. Affiliate Link)
  • Jacob Morgan, author of The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces they Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate (Check it out on Amazon. Affiliate Link)
Go To The Podcast

While this podcast is targeted more at the business world, we are all living in this same converged digital/physical culture, so I believe this is well worth listening to as a church leader.

Discussion

What are your thoughts? Should the church adopt a culture of staff working from virtual offices, stick with physical only, or a hybrid approach? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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Steve's passion is to help ministers and churches do ministry in our new digital, social, mobile world at the speed of life through building a strong ministry infrastructure (minfrasTructure). With a background in church administration, Christian education, missions, and technology, he offers advice, tips, and tools through writing, blogging, podcasting, speaking, online courses, consulting, and personal coaching.