We live in an insecure time. The world is becoming increasingly digital, but our concepts of stability, safety, and security are not keeping up. While I have not had my life up-ended by a hack, I have had my debit card stolen twice. In response to that and several highly prominent security blunders, I have made some changes to my online habits, but they are a drop in the bucket when compared to this list compiled by Brian Lovin.
With Google Hangouts on the way out, we stop to think about changing how we record the podcast.
Do we move to the consolidated Google Meet? Or do we find something new?
What about other software? How do you do it? What about for your church tech team?
Let’s talk about it. 🙂
How can Churches help close the Homework Gap?
We have talked about the Homework Gap here and here on ChurchMag, and as someone who has experienced both bad and good internet connections, I know that I’m privileged to have even had an internet connection in the first place.
Below I have three ways that churches can begin to help close the Homework Gap.
The Church Tech scene has changed and evolved over the past ten years — what does church tech look like, today?
Talk of church websites and basic sound design were once a premium that few churches could afford. Fast forward to today, and each of us hold more technology in our pockets than we could have ever dreamed possible.
So where does that leave us?
In an earlier post on tech addiction, “Assessing Use and Dependence on Tech” I suggested a self-assessment. How do you rate yourself in how you engage with or use tech? I’m on a journey. I’m asking myself if I am an addict and, if true, what I should do about it. It’s likely you’ve heard the cliché: The first step to dealing with your problem is admitting you have one. This could be an extreme or simple way. Whether you feel trapped in the jaws of some sort of tech addiction or not, considering how you use tech is helpful. Here are suggestions on how to reclaim your life.
For those who are technologically inclined, I’m going to assume that is nearly all of our audience, you hold a special place in the Church. Because of your knowledge, you have experience that can help support the Church as well as the families that attend and lead. Whether you are church tech volunteers, the youth pastor, or an elder who knows a lot about phones and the internet, I want to call on you to share your information.
While you know all the right things to do and say, hopefully, sharing that information can sometimes be difficult. I want to share a VALUABLE resource with you guys to not only look over yourself but to immediately start sharing with people in your church.