Church tech can be a minefield. There’s lighting, sound, Church Management Software, IT, websites, streaming, cyber-security and much more. And, with limited staff and expertise, it can be overwhelming. In small to medium size churches, resources are often stretched. And, the pastor, with a small staff compliment and volunteers must be experts of sort in everything. While having knowledgeable volunteers can be helpful, it’s not always the case.
We hope you’ve had a great experience going through the StoryBrand book with us. While I’ve shared minor annoyances about the book, they don’t matter as much as the advice. I hope you’ve found the book and the chapter reviews just as helpful. At the least, I hope it got you talking and thinking about how you communicate. I’m excited to review this chapter because of how helpful it is.
Besides prompts at the end of each chapter, Donald Miller includes suggestions for better websites. The website is important enough to dedicate a chapter to improving it.
The Church exists not only for those in it, and but also for those who are yet to be a part. Our primary mission is reaching people beyond our walls. This calls for the involvement of everyone in every community of believers everywhere. We all have a part to play. It takes many different approaches to share our faith with others. Building relationships and having open conversations about faith is one way. Another could be inviting someone to church. Some find this one the easiest.
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Being a tech-averse church or organization doesn’t serve you or your mission well. Tech ought to help your goals and mission. It’s supposed to help make your work light and execution effective. Like we’ve intimated in this post, that why it’s important to deal with tech-aversion. This could be a disdain, suspicion or plain disinterest in tech. We have an idea about what a tech-averse church may look like. Let’s highlight some of the characteristics of a church or organization leveraging tech.
Navigation, road networks, iconography, printing, and other technologies have helped the church advance. In fact, the church invented some of the tech used today. Technology enabled the spread of the good news in the early church. This is still true today. Being a tech-savvy church isn’t about being total geeks. It might help but it that isn’t what it’s all about. It is having some understanding of tech and wielding it in a way that enables reach and impact. In an earlier post, we looked at some excuses of tech-averse organizations. It would be worthwhile to look into how churches can overcome tech-aversion.