Innovative Churches: Technology

February 12, 2007 by

Part 7 in a series on Innovative Churches. Be sure to contribute to the Most Innovative Churches list.

How will technology, including the use of media and the web, influence churches in the future?

Technology is one of innovation’s best friends. Technology can be such a creative conduit for innovation. At the same time, technology can also be one of those friends that get in the way of innovation. I am weary of anybody that comes to me with a great idea for how to use technology to tell a story. It seems a little backwards. First, let’s figure out the story and who needs to hear it, and then lets find a way to do it. This makes room for technology or methods that may not even exist yet! Imagine 100 years ago if we would have approached transportation through the filter that we must use cars to get everywhere. How foolish! We would have missed out on the train, the airplane and the spaceship.

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Brad Abare is the founder of the Center for Church Communication. He consults with companies and organizations, helping them figure out why in the world they exist, why anyone should care and what to do about it.
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4 Responses to “Innovative Churches: Technology”

  • Vanessa
    February 22, 2007

    Here’s the link to something The Journey Church in San Jose, CA is just finishing up.
    This site has provided a way for people to engage all week long about what will be discussed on Sunday morning. It was originally launched for those who planned to attend The Journey, but to our surprise has been hit by tons of others all over the country. It’s been more than effective to get people engaged and dialoguing about their fiath lives, beliefs, questions, doubts, etc all week long. Awesome leverage for Sunday morning.

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  • james
    February 24, 2007

    “If the church does not begin to encompass the online world in its ministry, it risks losing even more of its eroding influence in society.”
    – Andrew Careaga
    We built an online console for the church to help integrate and thrive on the world wide web. Easy too!
    Brings each and every member online in a unique environment, safe and secure….online.

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  • Drew
    April 2, 2007

    If most people go shopping for their church on the web – why not give them a great look at who you really are!?!
    316 Networks is the leader in helping you increase your reach, reward and return with online media content. We are an end-to-end media professional services solution for your ministry. Customized Media Players, web-based management console, accurate streaming stats, Viewer Registrations and scalable solutions! With clients like Bellevue Baptist Church, Church of the Apostles, PowerPoint Ministries and over 50 other dyanamic, cutting-edge ministries – 316 Networks can assist your online ministry!

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  • BettyB@seo
    July 11, 2007

    Technology can be said as the man’s best friend. Everywhere you go, the word “innovation” is like a banner posted everywhere. It is about time for the church to integrate and expand their horizons with the use of Technology.

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