Consider these alternatives to overwork and perfectionism. read more
4 Simple Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Online Sermons
There is more to it than uploading sermon audio to iTunes. read more
Learn to Discern God's Direction in Your Tech Decisions
The new year is a time for reflection. What's working in our tech ministry? What's not? read more
This New App Will Help Encourage You in Your Walk With God
You will quickly discover this to be the most important eight minutes of your day and will look forward to it each morning. read more
Why Your Church's Services Should Be Live Streamed
Read why this relatively inexpensive and effective way to reach people is important. read more
7 Resources to Thank God for This Thanksgiving
These tools make it easy to share the gospel with your community. read more
7 Core Productivity Apps for You to Take Advantage of
Every minister with an iPhone should get in on these tech advances. read more
Life.Church Open Network Launches to Further Equip Church Leaders
Life.Church adds to a decade of generosity by expanding its free resources. read more
What Evangelism Should Look Like in a Digital, Social Age
Our message must never change, but the way we deliver that message must be constantly updated to reach each new generation. read more
4 Reasons to Welcome Smartphone Use in the Worship Service
Hint: None of them advocate playing games. read more
An Overlooked Technology Option for Churches on a Budget
For your daily office activities, this makes sense. read more
8 Mistakes Your Church Website May Be Making
You only get one chance at a first impression. Make yours count. read more
How You Can Worship God With Tech Gear
I used to think the worship team members were "the people who lead music on the platform." read more
The Digital Gospel Goes Global
A pair of churches (Gateway and Lifechurch.tv) have unlocked the secret to getting the message out via technological innovation. read more
3 Reasons for Not Using a Tablet for Speaking Notes
Many pastors have become comfortable with today's technology, but there are some pitfalls. read more
Finding Strengths in the Fears of Church Online
Saddleback Church's online campus wasn't designed to take the place of attending church, but find out how it's become a great tool to connect believers. read more
26 of the Best iPad Apps for Pastors
What are the best iPad apps for pastors? Here are a few suggestions for the technologically savvy ministerial leader. read more
Are You Connected?
God is the ultimate filter for every part of our lives—including technology
Technology is powerful—drawing you in, altering your world and expectations, even defining who you are. If you’re not careful, what you start out controlling has a way of controlling you.
There’s nothing quite like the power of saying yes. The ability to say yes is heady, immediate and satisfying. It’s the feeling of having the world at your fingertips. No matter what the latest “it” app is, with the slide of that finger, the press of a button or the click of a mouse, your options magically unfold in nearly geometric progression.
But with every yes comes a consequence: when you say yes to all this technology, you attach yourself to a digital umbilical cord that can be difficult to remove—even temporarily.
If you’re not careful, what you start out controlling has a way of controlling you. read more
Avoiding the Big-Top Tendency
We should use technology to help glorify God, not put on a show
Technology in a church setting can be a difficult issue. When referring to the sound, video and lighting aspects of a church sanctuary, we all have our own varying experiences.
On the positive side, a well-lit room may inspire us to forget what is going on around us and create an environment that draws us closer to God. But isn’t it strange how the same tools can be
distracting by demanding our attention and causing us to take our eyes off God?
The fact is that many churches commonly use equipment that was initially developed for use in concert tours and theater productions. In theater settings, technical equipment is used to bring scenes alive. It directs our focus and makes us believe we are somewhere else. In concert tours, it builds excitement and stimulates our senses. read more