What does digital discipleship look like practically in children’s ministry? Time To Update explores 7 areas of your children’s ministry strategy where you can incorporate digital means and methods to increase your effectiveness in discipling the next generation.

We update everything else in our lives and ministries, so why wouldn’t we also update our methods and strategy for discipleship, especially considering the digital natives we lead?

A digital approach to children’s ministry involves intentionally using technology to enhance and improve a variety of areas within your ministry, from administrative tasks no one ever sees to communication with families to teaching Bible lessons on Sunday mornings. Time To Update will help you be more intentional so that digital discipleship becomes part of your ministry strategy rather than merely a coincidence or afterthought.

Throughout each chapter of Time to Update, we’ll take a robust look at the overall discipleship strategy and explore seven different areas to incorporate digital discipleship into every aspect of children’s ministry.

  • Chapter 1 dives into what it looks like to develop and evaluate your current ministry strategy.

  • Chapters 2-8 explore seven different areas of children’s ministry and how digital discipleship may affect and improve them including:

    • Safety & Integrity

    • Your Church Website

    • Teaching Experience for Kids

    • Equipping Parents

    • Connecting with Volunteers

    • Social Media

    • Administration

  • Chapter 9 offers closing action steps to help you implement and move forward with your newly developed digital discipleship strategy.

  • Each chapter also includes a few practical action steps to help you immediately implement the ideas in your ministry.

  • And check out the Bonus Tools & Resources section at the end of the book for more tips and ideas, plus info on how to access each chapter’s downloadable resources to help you implement the book’s strategies!

When you purchase the book, you’ll also gain access to special downloadable resources to help you implement ideas within the book! Plus get the audiobook free when you buy the ebook or the print book. Downloadable resources include:

Brittany Nelson is a former children’s pastor and the creator of DeeperKidMin.com, an online hub of downloadable resources made FOR children’s ministry leaders BY children’s ministry leaders. She holds a Master of Arts in Ministry degree from Wesley Seminary with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry. She works to support children’s ministry leaders around the world and volunteers as a 2nd/3rd-grade small group leader at her church. Her other adventures include being a mom to the two sweetest girls, reading as many books as she can, volunteering with her husband’s youth group, and drinking lots of herbal tea. She one day hopes to run the Disney Half Marathon dressed as her favorite princess, Belle.