I am blessed enough when I was running my church technology team that I had a diverse demographic within the church congregation. Don’t get me wrong, it was definitely privileged white Americans, but I had stay-at-home moms, teens, college students, retirees, and working dads all on the groups with their own specialties.
The fact that I had each person in a different psychosocial stage of life, genders, level of technology and church communication competence, and character backgrounds made our team not only wonderful to work with, but I feel more effective for the team. They brought their perspective to the table. They ensured we had intentionality and purpose. And we could be sure we were hitting all areas of ministry when we did something for the church.
But that is not the norm.
This TED talk video is about a woman in the gaming community, but the jump to church technology may not be much different. I’d like to think we are compassionate, open minded, and accepting. In fact, I know many ministries that truly set a wonderful standard.
[Video via YouTube]