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COVID-19 has revealed many things about us and our leadership. We have done so many things in the last 8 weeks as we hustle to serve people. Now that we have fully engaged in the digital age of the Church we need to invest in understanding how to use online environments to continue this transformative work. Pastor Chris Knudsen of MileHigh Vinyard Church in Denver, Colorado joins Clint and Josh to talk about how to create transformative online environments.

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This episode first aired on Facebook LIVE, Periscope, and YouTube LIVE May 11, 2020.

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Flipped Classroom

Show Notes:

  • 3:30- Introduce Chris
  • 5:20- What NOT to do in a digital environment
  • 5:30- “One of the main things you can’t think is that a digital environment is simply a place to transfer information.”
  • 6:57- “Instead of teaching, we view ourselves as coaching the people that we disciple.”
  • 7:05- Reverse Classroom Style
  • 8:00- What is a good group size for online dialogue?
  • 10:15- “Small groups of three people are where real transformation takes place online”
  • 11:15- What does the Faithwalking discipleship process look like, schedule-wise?
  • 13:15- How do you handle people who do not prepare well for the flipped classroom?
  • 17:02- What philosophies are working in online discipleship?
  • 17:30- “We ask questions around awareness, authenticity, and action.” 
  • 20:10- “When we talk about authenticity, we are asking, ‘Can you take ownership over your thoughts, and your actions?”
  • 21:25- How do you train your leaders who do the discipling?
  • 23:20- “What we are trying to train is to get folks to ask curious questions, how to listen to understand.”
  • 25:40- What excites you about doing FW101 online, and what reservations do you have?
  • 30:55- What can you lose when you move from a physical to an online environment?
  • 31:30- “It is easy for the online environment to become about ‘business only’, but you miss out on the small social things that help people get to be normal people.”
  • 33:45- How do you maintain engagement online in order to maintain transformation?
  • 34:10- “Having an accountability partner helps you ‘try on’ some of the things that you are working through in discipleship.”
  • 36:00- If you are leading a group of more than three people, how do you ask questions well of a large group?
  • 40:00- What is the process of starting an online discipleship process?
  • 41:10- “In this online group, we are not looking to shame others, make anyone feel guilty, we are here to make this place a safe space for everyone.”
  • 43:35- “Large group coaching allows others to see a process that you yourself might be going through, but are ignoring or were unaware of.”
  • 47:20- Parallel Processing
  • 49:00- Stories of transformation in discipleship
  • 51:10- The power of asking questions
  • 52:55- “What has made the difference for us is when people learn how to walk alongside people and how to ask them questions.”
  • 55:10- How do you engage with people who are skeptical of an online learning environment?
  • 58:55- Final Thoughts
    • Josh- I appreciated the idea that you will adjust your leadership style based on the size of the group you are leading. Know the outcome you are shooting for when you think about group size.
    • Chris- The online environment does not have to hinder your ability to connect with people, it can actually enhance it.
    • Clint- Our reach in discipleship is ever-growing, and we have opportunities to engage with people across the world and create transformative environments.