Every once in a while we ask church staff and volunteers alike what they wish others knew about church tech. It is interesting that when we pose this question we’re never short of both old and new. After our most recent ask on Twitter I thought we’d do a series on this. If you’d like to contribute to this series let me know here. Anyways, ‘Complexity’ one of the things we wish you knew about church tech.[Read more…] about Complexity – What You Should Know About Church Tech
The current outbreak of COVID-19 around the world is an experience unlike anything any of us have ever seen before. We’re all no doubt feeling a range of emotions: stressed, confused, frustrated, scared, and anxious. While we act it’s also good to reflect on what every church leader can learn from the COVID-19 crisis.
That’s no surprise because this global pandemic is impacting just about every aspect of our lives. Schools are closed. Travel is severely limited. Some of us have to work from home; some of us can’t work at all. Events are being changed or canceled. Sports have disappeared. In some parts of the world in-person, in the same physical space church gatherings are banned for now.
Despite all these unprecedented happenings, we can take heart from how people are responding. We’ve learned to embrace this new thing called social distancing to keep the virus from spreading. And we’re finding new ways to be generous and uplifting to one another online.
How are you doing with adopting new technology?
The struggle is real — we know — since the very nature of technology is changing and moving forward. So how do you manage that tension?
This podcast isn’t geared for the church board member who is always dragging their feet, but more towards those of us that get a little over-excited about new technology.
Could you live without your smartphone, Facebook or Netflix? This question had been asked by many writers recently but Cal Newport’s latest book asks a far more pertinent question. Are these technologies helping you support your values and could something else support them better? This question is central to the technological philosophy he presents in digital minimalism. I believe this question is very important for Christians and churches.