Digital Ministry at Riverside

“Virtual is not the opposite of real. Virtual is the opposite of physical. They are both real.” -Rev. Jim Keat, Digital Minister

Volunteer and join one of our Digital Ministry teams at The Riverside Church. Work with Riverside's Digital Minister and others from our Riverside community as we continue to grow and expand our online congregation and digital content. Together we can share the good news of God's love and justice by any media necessary!

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Digital Worship Leader

Digital Worship Leaders are available to record liturgical elements (prayers, scripture, etc) to be included in Sunday morning worship.

Digital Greeter

Digital Greeters are scheduled to welcome people to worship in the live chat and at various Zoom worship services.

Digital Coach

Digital Coaches are people who want to help others learn the ins and outs of digital technology. This team responds to individual questions and helps lead group trainings.

Digital Ambassador

Digital Ambassadors are the people most dedicated to sharing Riverside’s online content with their own networks, helping share Riverside’s message of love and justice by any media necessary.

Riverside's Digital Minister

Rev. Jim Keat is the Digital Minister at The Riverside Church.

In this role he helps every ministry area of the church explore ways to utilize digital platforms to share online content and cultivate online community. He focuses on the ways Riverside’s online community can be more connected and engaged, allowing us to thrive as one church from wherever we are.

Rev. Keat also coordinates various “digital first” aspects of Riverside’s ministry, from Virtual Coffee Hour to original video and audio content and more. You can often see Rev. Keat in the live chat during Sunday morning worship, hear him talking about the upcoming lectionary passage with Rev. Adriene Thorne on The Word Made Fresh, or find him dreaming of ways that digital platforms can continue to deepen our connection as a community and our spiritual formation.

If you have questions about Riverside’s Digital Ministry or would like to schedule a conversation with Rev. Keat (phone or Zoom!), contact him at

How to do Digital Ministry

Join Rev. Jim Keat for weekly videos that offer tips, tricks, and best practices on how to do digital ministry. Click here to sign up to the How to do Digital Ministry email list.