Blogs, iPads, & Smartphones

This morning one of my co-workers shared a recent discovery that he made related to the use of technology.  He shared a couple of ideas of how his discovery could be used in our church.  I was impressed and confused all at the same time.  That’s okay, he knew what he was talking about.  He can lead me through it.

If you arrived to this blog via a QR Code, you already know more than me!  This is one of the many avenues of technology that we are trying to use in order to reach, educate, and equip people..

Let me say right up front, I am glad that I work with two guys that know a lot more about technology than I do.  The technology that is available to us is amazing.  I am blown away by all the advancements that we’ve seen, especially in recent years.  There are times that I have absolutely no idea what my co-workers are talking about.  I listen and wonder.  Questions come to my mind, but I don’t even know how or what to ask.  My glossy eyed look probably indicates to them, “He doesn’t have a clue what we’re talking about.”  That would be correct. In spite of my lack of understanding, their ideas and understanding of technology excites me.  Even though I may not understand all the in’s and out’s, I know that technology opens doors, allowing us to make connections with each other, as well as, the world that we are a part of.

With the arrival of the iPad I began to wonder how our church could incorporate a greater use of technology in what we were already offering.  We already have video, projection screens, computers, iPads, the Bible on our smartphone, and a few other pieces of technology being used.  What more could we do? Are there other things that we could use?  What might be more effective ways to use what we already have?

My simple and limited evaluation is this –  we are only skimming the surface in our use of technology within this church.  I believe  the technology that we have available to us will open doors for us to make connections with children, students, and adults.  Through these connections more will be reached with the Gospel and believers will be strengthened in their walk of faith.

We may have incorporated some technology into our church, to reach people, to educate people, and to equip, but there is much more that is available. Let’s continue to look for more and more ways that we can use technology.  The innovations in technology are coming at an alarming speed, which means we will have more and more opportunities to enhance all that we do within our church.

If you are attending one of our services this Sunday look for a QR Code in our bulletin.  You see, I’m learning about technology and the lingo as well!

Joe

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