How do pastors use technology to write sermons and preach?
I have an IT assignment I am working on. I picked a dream job, (pastor) and now must find out how technology relates to that. And, to be honest, I don't think that they need technology. They do to find verses faster and to make a website to help people find the location of the church and contact them. I need more though. Please help!! Thanks! :) #technology #pastor #church
This is a great question, and I'm glad you asked it. I would like to share with you an example of a pastor who uses technology to scale his church. His name is Pastor Steven Furtick from Elevation Church. Here's a link to the churches website:
Pastor Furtick and his team have created a technologically vibrant church with many features to help spread the sermons. One of these features is a mobile application (you can download it on your smart phone if you'd like - it's called Elevation Church) which houses podcasts of every sermon, videos of every sermon, workshops, series, etc.
This should be a good starting point for you to complete your IT assignment and to start building the career plan to achieve your goal!
If you have any more questions, shoot a comment back and I'd be happy to help in whatever way I can. Have a great day!
Awesome question! When I was a youth pastor, I would incorporate all types of social media during the week to connect with students. Announcements would go on the Facebook page, as well as invites to events. During Friday Night Youth Group, students would text questions about the message during Q&A. Mark Driscoll, former pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle changed the game when he produced 3D animation movies to introduce a sermon series and developed a tech team to weed through text and post them live on a screen during service. He would also answer the questions on the spot. Being able to speak the language of millennials is important.