In-Person or Virtual
Leader: Jim Keat
As many churches seek to serve both an online and an in-person audience simultaneously, we want to create an online experience that meets the needs of both groups. How can Livestream worship be more than just a window into the sanctuary? How can in-person worship recognize and welcome the online congregation?
The Rev. Jim Keat is the Digital Minister at The Riverside Church in New York City and the Director of Online Innovation for Convergence, a diverse collective of faith-based leaders, learners, artists, activists, learners, communities, and congregations. He is also a Digital Consultant to various progressive faith agencies and organizations. He is the producer of original media projects from The Riverside Church like Be Still and Go, The Word Made Fresh, and Church Talk as well as the creator of the Thirty Second Bible project and Thirty Seconds or Less. But more important than any online church projects, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife, Chelsea, their son, Loren, and their two cats, Whitman and Wendell. When the weather is warm they enjoy visiting a new state park in their sixteen-foot Airstream and creating videos for their Free and Simple channel on YouTube.