Does your church have a vision for technology? "What would this look like if it did? Does it matter if your church is not a vision for the technology?
Proverbs 29:18 says:
Where there is no vision the people perish, but he is the guardian of the law, happy is he. (KJV)
Do not miss this verse. Where there is no vision the people perish. The second part of the verse about keeping the law literally means guarding the direction of the vision, and then the word happyliterally means blessed. Die Well, folks, if there is no vision, but those are the direction of the VisionGuard blessed. The church needs vision for many areas, including technology. Where no vision, the technology will go away.
I like The Message version of this verse:
Unless people can see what God is doing, they stumble all over himself blessed, but when they by what he shows them the most.
Technology allows the Church to reach people and quite honestly, not lost the stream into the church. We need the church, which Christ achieved in our actions and attitudes to our community and a way to do this, from the use of technology, via websites, podcasts, and other possibilities. The technology ministry in your church must become a priority if it does not have the vision and needs to be focused and to be defined.
If your church does not have a vision for the integration> Technology in the Ministry, do not expect technology to improve the service of your church.
How do you cast a vision for the technology in your church? This is a difficult question and one that did not answer easily. Churches I have not been seen in the use of technology to enhance their service and are interested in anything done in this respect, not effective. I (a part of the church, as was recently did, I could not even begin to cast a vision and I have not modifiedlong!)
I am blessed to serve in a church that is now open to more with the technology and needs a vision in this way. I have seen steps in the right direction taken in recent months and that's exciting. If you have cast the vision for the technology in the church, please share, I think we can all learn from your experience.