From the early days, the Church has faced many threats. Persecution is one that comes to mind. Allowing worldly culture is one of the threats early leaders warned against. God has always found ways of communicating threats to each generation and culture. One of the hallmarks of our present day is technology. No generation has known realtime connectivity, for example, in the way we do. And, this has some people listing technology as a threat. The threat to the Church isn’t necessarily technology.
Historically, the Church has struggled with emerging technology.
But that doesn’t have to continue being the case!
What data has your church, ministry, or nonprofit organization collected?
Is it safe? How is it being used?
Not only is data important to keep safe — it’s also important that it’s used!
Or perhaps your church hasn’t collected data? Is your ministry making data-driven decisions?
So when the Wall Street Journal decided to do this, we wanted to see. They took a different spin and made a video on what is in their bag. After you watch the video, I’d love to hear what you think would be a good addition to have in a bag to have a mobile office.
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.