Technology can either hurt your message (by being outdated and irrelevant) or can support ministry (by being up-to-date and used wisely). People in your community will find your church, and get their first impression of you, based on your church website. Your congregation will stay connected with their small groups via social media and will sign up for church events through your church management software. This ever-evolving use of technology for ministry requires regular maintenance and continuous education. Thankfully, staying up-to-date doesn’t have to be terribly complicated.
Here are several tips to consider as your leverage technology for ministry:
#1: Store electronic documents on a network or cloud account
Saving church documents onto personal (or even work) computers can lead to significant issues. What happens when an employee who was using a personal laptop for work leaves their job? Would all the documents, records, and template they’d created be lost to your church? What if a hard drive crashes or a computer is stolen? All of that data is gone forever. Store important documents on a central, church-owned location to protect your resources.
#2: To BYOC or not to BYOC?
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