In an earlier post on what we should all know about church tech, we explored complexity. We touched on how broad “church tech” is. We also spoke about the importance of understanding of drawings line between disciplines. And, that it was critical for church leaders to understand this. Check out that post here. We now look at structure and systems in church tech. “Structure and systems” is not a phrase loved in every organisation.[Read more…] about Structure And Systems In Church Tech – You Should Know
How often do you sit in a team meeting at church and feel bored or like you are wasting your time?
The CrashCourse video below is 10 minutes of great tips and suggestions regarding team meetings. And it got me to thinking about all the teams one can find in a church, from the church-tech team to the door-greeter team, and there are all sorts of other places in the church where these tips could come in handy.
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.
Church can be a busy place, where there’s always something going on. If it isn’t focus on the vacation Bible school, it’s missions trip. You name it. We need to have concern about the health of the church. We’re called to be faithful in serving our communities and those God has placed under our care. How we go about it can be rewarding. But, it is not without challenge. One of those challenges is not in the work itself but how we manage ourselves, as individuals.
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.
The Church exists not only for those in it, and but also for those who are yet to be a part. Our primary mission is reaching people beyond our walls. This calls for the involvement of everyone in every community of believers everywhere. We all have a part to play. It takes many different approaches to share our faith with others. Building relationships and having open conversations about faith is one way. Another could be inviting someone to church. Some find this one the easiest.
[Read more…] about Hospitality At Easter, Christmas and Beyond