The South Wisconsin District is pleased to announce that we are partnering in a grant from the Siebert Lutheran Foundation to help congregations “connect communities of faith.” The grant provides up to $4,500 per approved congregation for no-cost technology assessments, guided purchase and installation of new hardware and software for streaming worship and Bible studies, and access to necessary training.
Recognizing that many congregations proactively took similar action this past year (e.g., technology upgrades/purchases after April 1, 2020) they are also invited to apply for consideration of grant funds retroactively.
The steps to apply will be explained at these virtual Foundation Events:
An introduction to the ways digital technology can be used to share the Good News. Each session will end with detailed information about grant opportunities for equipment and ongoing training/coaching.
- Thursday, March 18, 6:30-8 PM | 5 Key Take-Aways from Church in 2020
- Saturday, March 20, 10-11:30 AM | 7 Church Trends in 2021
- Monday, April 12, 6:30-8 PM | 3 Great Examples of Stories any Church can Share
(In order to apply for the grant, a congregation representative must be in attendance at one of the above Foundation Events.)
The One-Day Event
The grant also provides access to the one-day webinar Digital Reformation: Transforming the Church in 2021 on Saturday, April 17.
What is this? An interactive day of training, connection, and exploring how any church of any size can leverage content, tools and resources to reach people in today’s technological age. Topics covered include:
- Mission and Vision 2021
- Newspaper Ad to Google Search
- Word of mouth to Social Media
- Understanding the #Numbers
- Post-Office and the Home Visit
Who is this for? Volunteers, staff, church workers, elected or appointed leaders, and members interested in learning more about reaching people through the use of current resources and new technology.