There is a new study by the Barna Group website, Technology Use Is Growing Rapidly in Churches. A must read. You can also see a discussion at the SmartChristian.com blog about whether this growth in tech equals growth in reaching people. Here is a quote from the Barna Group website:
George Barna, who directed the study, noted that the wider acceptance of these technologies has triggered other ministry trends, such as multi-campus churches. “During the next half of this decade,” the researcher commented, “we expect increased broadband access, podcasting, and ubiquitous adoption of handheld mobile computing devices by consumers to further alter the way churches conduct ministry.”
My church, Neighborhood Church of Redding, is entering into a new era where the technology opens doors for us to truly thrive as a multi-generational church. Listen to our lead pastor, Bill Giovannetti, give the vision for this as part of his message on our core value of "MISSION." Click here for the sermon on Mission, from the weekend October 15-16.
A lot of excitement is brewing about the potential to reach more people where I am at. How about your ministry?