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Use technology and social media for church contexts
The world has changed dramatically since the beginning of the church. Nowadays we have so many different resources and options at our finger tips, and sometimes it can get overwhelming. While this is the case, many churches and Christian organisations are using these changes to their advantage, and are jumping into the social media pool. In this libguide, we hope to provide some handy tips and hints for you to use in these areas (or whatever your situation) within this digital age.
Within this guide you'll find the following topics:
General (listed below) - websites that contain a wide range of these sorts of topics
Websites - tips and resources for your Church website
Social Media - ideas and lists for using social media to reach not only those outside your Church, but the people already there
"ChurchTechToday is the #1 church technology website for pastors, communicators, and leaders. With the goal to provide insight into a variety of topics including social media, websites, worship, media, mobile, and software. ChurchTechToday aims to shed light on how church technology can empower and position churches for impact and growth." - from the website
"We are a digital community that is very much alive. It is our mission to resource the Church with timely, relevant, practical, and exceptionally awesome content focused on technology and creativity.We are passionate about how the Church, ministries, and non-profits use technology to effectively fulfill their mission to the world."
An infographic by Tyndale, the magazine
A blog by John Dyer on a vareity of subjects, but check out the Our Technological World tag.
A section on the LifeWay website, with sections on social media, apps and recruting and training.
Section of Blue Bridge website on resources, especially looking at apps and mobiles in Churches.
Technology and the church in the Methodist church in Britain.
"Technology is a resource the church must wisely steward to accomplish the Great Commission." - Article by Ed Stetzer, on The Exchange, a blog by Christianity Today.
"How do we steward technology well? We start by dispelling four common myths about using online technologies in the church." - From the artcile by DJ Chuang. An interesting look at the common myths do to with techonology, especially in the Church.
"Leveraging church technology for positive cultural change requires a lot of intentionality and good leadership, and you have to start with your processes." - from the article on Tony Morgan Live
"There are so many articles and statistics about how technology helps churches with administration, worship, and communication. But are there downsides to all of this technology? Is it possible that while it may be aiding worship in some ways, it could be hindering it in others?" - an article by leah Readings at Capterra Church Management Blog
An Interview with John Dyer, by Kevin D. Hendricks, on Church Marketing Sucks website.
"If your church is still debating whether or not to “make the jump” into mobile giving, below are a few more reasons why we believe NOW is the time." - from the website
3 things that will help you as you start your Church.
"48 apps Christians should know about, and it breaks the list down into a few major categories" - from the website
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