It is no secret that embracing technology is something that many churches still struggle with. Forty-six percent of churches believe services are becoming too focused on technology, even though 'going digital' is vital to church growth and reaching more people with the Gospel in this modern age.
As we become more dependent on technology, security threats grow and change on a daily basis and user data continues to be vulnerable. This is true for churches, just as it is for any other organization or business. Learning to keep online data and accounts safe and being reminded to regularly update security protocols is increasingly important for pastors and church communicators.
Several years ago I posted a “tongue in cheek” article about NOT bringing your Bible to church. A number of readers missed the humor in it completely.
As the conversation unfolded one interesting thought emerged. Many people lack the self-control to just read their Bible during church and not text, Facebook, Tweet, check email, etc.
This article is a response to my original article. This time taking a positive, non “tongue in cheek” approach to ways you can “bring your Bible to church.”
There are many software options available to make sure Sunday morning is a success. While most of us have a soft spot in our hearts for PowerPoint, it is far from the best option for churches for a number of reasons. With various other software applications used by church techs such as Planning Center Online, Google products, and other church software solutions related to management and workflow, there's a wide world of worship software options that can find a place in any church budget - from small to mega.
Summer gives us a chance to look ahead and dream about fall ministry opportunities. With ministries launching and school starting, your church needs to be ready.
In today's world, every church needs a website. This is just a fact of today's society--the sooner you face that fact, the better. Many people visit a church's website before they ever even step foot in the door. That's why having a simple yet functional church website is necessary.
Listed below, in alphabetical order, is a round-up of some of the top church website companies. Their focus is to serve the faith-based market, and they all do it well.
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