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.
The Church’s most important goal is to make disciples. It’s so important we spend time, money and other resources to this end. It is easy, instinctual even, to spend time in seminary, learning how to learn from and teach Scripture. This is often a prerequisite for those who (will) lead churches. Leadership is the other skill identified as important. As a result, the church has committed significant resources for leadership development. These are important, but they only part of the puzzle of building impactful churches.
So you’re getting ready to purchase a new piece of tech for yourself, church, or nonprofit organization…
Should you get an extended or additional warranty?
This week on the podcast we explore this question and it doesn’t have a simple “yes” or “no” answer… but then again… if that were the case… it would be a super boring podcast. ;P
I saw on Google today that it’s the World Wide Web’s 30th Birthday and decided to read a little bit about its history, and in my reading, I realized that I didn’t know that the “World Wide Web” is not the same thing as the “Internet”, so in honor of the WWW’s birthday, go watch this video so you can learn the difference too!
Did you know that it’s been 10 years since the mobile app market first launched? Crazy, right?
Do you wanna to know what’s even crazier?
The average person now spends 121 hours a month using apps (a month has a total of about 730 hours).
It’s crazy to me to think that something that didn’t exist 10 years ago, now plays such a huge part in our daily lives.
I announced on this website last October that I was jumping back into church tech. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if this is a strength of mine or a character flaw, but I go into everything I do as a brand new adventure. But volunteering is not necessarily glamorous.
I dive into a project thinking of all of the “what if’s” that would be fun to explore. As I shared before, I tempered myself with volunteering to know that I will only dedicate myself once a month at most and will not look to join for higher level positions.