What’s the latest tech hack to greatly simplify church communications? QR codes. Instead of listing off announcements, directing people to a giving page, or manually sending texts—people just scan the code and that’s it. No app required and minimal setup on the backend. Here are some easy ways to implement them at your church.
While we all know that reading the Bible is vital to our spiritual growth, finding time to read is often challenging. Thankfully, there are several ways to listen to excellent recordings of Scripture, and we've rounded up our favorite Bible apps with audio for you to listen anywhere.
Encouraging technology adoption among skeptical churchgoers can be complicated for any church. Users have varied experience, and even more varied reasons for their hesitancy. Some are total rookies, others don't see the benefits. Many are simply afraid of pushing the wrong button and "breaking" something, or worse – afraid of even trying something new.
Faced with a global pandemic, churches around the world are adapting. The response has been incredible as churches have met fear and crisis with innovation and connection. In the midst of the first lockdowns, churches ranging from solo pastors to multi-campus congregations with thousands of members picked up the phone and worked through their rosters from top to bottom. Leadership and volunteers reached out via phone, text, and video to make sure needs were being met. Some referred to these as “COVID Calls,” others, “Wellness Check-Ins.” Social distancing has created challenges in care, and the way forward is not always clear. Pastoral care is changing and is more complex than ever before.
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