Church and Technology – Part 3

Where do we draw the line with technology? Can we get too dependent on technology? Yes! Technology should never be the driving force behind a church. Technology should be simply a tool to help us accomplish our vision. There is a lot of great technology available to the church, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the church should embrace it all.

Some of the questions we must ask before we jump into new technology are:

1) Is this technology necessary to facilitate the church’s vision? Anything that does not help us reach our vision is just a toy that we want to play with. Just because something is cool doesn’t mean it will be effective. We must consider how much we “need” this technology to do what we are called to do.

2) What is the ROI? Every investment you make (time, money, resources) must be measured against its return. What is the return we will get for buying this technology? Will it improve communications? Will it help people engage their Bible more? Will it help build better community in the church? One thing I know for sure…technology is EXPENSIVE. Make sure it is worth the church’s investment.

3) Do we have the knowledge needed to use this? Sometimes we can put the cart before the horse and buy the latest and greatest stuff on the market, without a clue as to how use it. I would love to know how much money is wasted each year on technology that never gets implemented. Before we “have to buy something” we should consider whether or not we have the means to deploy it.

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