Mar 15, 2013

Technology and the Church

This is an Instagram picture shared by the Today Show on NBC of St. Peter's Square at the announcement of the new Pope.

A sea of people, but look at the difference. One person with a smart phone or tablet in 2005, and 2013...well, the picture speaks for itself.

The question facing anyone in leadership, and particularly the church, is how will we incorporate new technologies in sharing Jesus and being the church?

If the church doesn't find ways to incorporate changing realities, we will miss out on a tremendous opportunity.

I don't have answers yet, but I find the challenge intriguing.

Here are some questions to consider.

  • What is your web presence? We are finding that most new visitors to LCOP have already checked us out and listened to numerous sermons prior to visiting in person. Your potential visitors will first visit your church through your web site.
  • How are you using Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Instagram, Yelp, etc. to share your story?
  • How can we use new technologies to communicate, hear, and listen to our community?

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