“We are called to influence the community to know Jesus Christ.” Our church’s mission statement does not stop at the end of the block, nor does it stop on the city border. We must be there for our state, country, and world.
So much of our world is now online. Every minute 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. Every hour, 14.5 million pictures are posted to Facebook. And every day
We can ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God.
-C. S. Lewis
Huntsville First United Methodist had livestreamed, released recordings of services, and was present on social media prior to the 2020 pandemic; however, it was not until the world shut down that the importance of an online presence became apparent. In response for the need for online services, the committees and staff came together to install and establish the cameras, equipment, and personnel necessary for the formation and continuance of a new ministry- an online ministry.