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Does your church use media on a regular basis? Whatever your answer may be, we can all agree that the use of media in churches has greatly increased in recent years. Media and technology are revolutionizing the way we communicate with people in our church.
Many people have the wrong idea about the use of media in their church. Instead of embracing the technology, people tend to shy away due to common misconceptions. Take a look at the top five myths of church media today.
The internet has been around for more than 15 years, and according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. Social media has been around for 8 years, and 34% of internet users age 65 and older use social networking sites such as Facebook. People use these technologies and we need to continue the effort to make it multigenerational.
For more info about Facebook, check out this article.
People today are extremely connected to the internet and their main source of information is from Google. If someone is new to your area and doesn’t know anybody, most likely they will “Google” churches nearest them. If you don’t have a church website or your website doesn’t look updated, they probably won’t consider coming. We have to understand that people today are not as open to the idea of showing up to your church without knowing some information about it. Consider your church website as an informational landing page that invites new people to join you for services.
If you still feel overwhelmed and don’t need something else to pile onto your workload, try thinking outside the box. Most likely there is someone in your church that might know more than you about certain areas of media and would love the opportunity to serve in the church. This is a great way to get your members to buy into the church. Starting a new ministry gives them a sense of worth and allows them to do what God has naturally gifted them to do.
Matt Ramsey serves in the area of Information and Communications for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Matt loves watching movies and playing sports in his spare time. He and his wife Jessica live in Maumelle, Arkansas.
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