Kuna Outreach by Web-cast Makes an Impact
In 2008, the Kuna (Idaho) Church attempted to connect with the community through a monthly teleconference called Community Conversations. Newspaper ads gave the topic, date, time, call-in number and access code. The teleconferences led up to a series of meetings presented by Randy Maxwell, pastor, from Jan. 3–Feb. 14, 2009.
This fall, 2009, Kuna leaders decided to switch from teleconferences to internet Web-casts. Sealing Time Ministries provided cameras and live video stream for the monthly Web-casts from the Kuna church. Ads were placed in the local paper, and notices went out on social networking sites. Attendance built up online, in person and from outside the state.
"This has been great,” wrote one "chatter" during November's Web-cast, titled: When Believers Get Depressed. “I'm used to many churches labeling meds as not having faith — I'm feeling good!"
Another seven-week series of public meetings, Community Conversations Live runs from Jan. 9–Feb. 20, 2010. Past Web-casts and live programs can be viewed at www.kunaconversationslive.org or www.sealingtime.com.