Jason Moore Workshops in August at LIFE UMC

By WV UMC Admin

Great news – we have rescheduled Jason Moore for his workshops “Using A.I. Tools in the Church” and “Both/And: Hospitality.” The workshops will be on August 16-17 at LIFE UMC. On Friday, August 16, at 6 PM, Jason will be leading “Using A.I. Tools in the Church.” Then on Saturday, August 17, at 9 AM, he’ll be presenting on “Both/And: Hospitality.” Participants can register for individual sessions or both! The cost for Using A.I. Tools is $10 and Both/And: Hospitality is $15, but if you register for both sessions, you only pay $20.

Using A.I. Tools in the Church

Wondering what A.I. is all about and how it can be used in the church? A little nervous about what is and isn’t legal? Concerned about ethics? Just not sure it’s for you? Those questions and more will be answered in the Using A.I. Tools in the Church seminar. Amazon Bestselling Author and consultant Jason Moore will guide a conversation about what A.I. is, how to use it (and not use it), which tools are most useful for various aspects of ministry and will demonstrate how to use them. Best of all, most A.I. tools are free to use or are very affordable. Regardless of your church size, budget, and worship style, this A.I. primer will be helpful for you. 

BOTH/AND: Hospitality 

The onset of the global pandemic changed so much of what we’ve known ministry to be inside and outside the church. Social distancing, and non-physical gatherings brought new challenges where connection and relationship building are concerned. 

With so much ministry happening BOTH in the building AND online, how can we earn the second, third, and ongoing visits from those who are new to our faith communities? New strategies are required for living into what it means to be a hospitable church.

In a season where everything feels different, how can we claim or reclaim a passion for radical hospitality, making great first impressions and work toward being poised for guests before they arrive? 

Join guest readiness and hybrid worship author and coach Jason Moore for an exploration of what it means to extend BOTH/AND Hospitality. 

You’ll learn how to make great first impressions from your website (the front door), to the building (the physical door). We’ll talk best practices on signage, developing hybrid language that includes everyone, learn how to build a relational pathway into your communities and so much more. This highly practical training will give you immediate, accessible takeaways. It’s meant for laypeople and clergy alike, from churches of any size, worship style, ranging from rural, to in the city and everything in between. 

In this session we’ll cover:

  • Making good first Impressions online and in-person
  • Best practices for website
  • Wayfinding/signage best practices
  • Demystifying Insider secrets
  • Avoiding alienating people online and in-person
  • Extending hospitality to everyone
  • Building lasting relationships
  • Follow up
  • Building a discipleship pathway

Creativity, storytelling and visual communication are evidenced passions of Jason Moore throughout his more than two decades of designing dynamic resources, training, coaching, and consulting for churches of all sizes, styles, and means. 

A childhood dream of becoming a Hollywood filmmaker shifted as Jason experienced a call to bring his gifted artistry to the church, joining the Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church staff in the 1990s.

In 2020, as the global pandemic took root, Jason instinctively shifted his work, crafting a series of groundbreaking webinars on hybrid worship design. These trainings, which combine his specialties of church communications, guest readiness and creative worship, provide practical, results-oriented application, and are being utilized across the country in The United Methodist Church, seminaries, and ecumenical groups.

The rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence that began filling news cycles in the fall of 2022, once again prompted Jason to dig deep and create cutting edge trainings on they why, how and what of A.I. in the church. He has been a featured speaker at multiple conferences on AI and the Church, including the groundbreaking AI Discovery Expo as well as the Church Innovation Summit and Church Communicator Conference (each time speaking about and demonstrating practical uses of generative AI). His forthcoming book on the topic will release in mid 2024. 

In the secular world, Jason has collaborated with several Hollywood producers in film and television, and has produced numerous book trailers for New York Times best selling authors such as Ariana Huffington, Seth Godin, Robert Greene, Ryan Holiday and Mark Ecko. 

Jason, a graduate of The Modern College of Design, is author of 12 books, a frequent keynote speaker, and a sought-after trainer.

His latest book BOTH/AND: Maximizing Hybrid Worship Experiences for In-Person and Online Engagement, a book on how to craft truly hybrid worship experience is an Amazon Best Seller.