The long winding road called the internet
Church Leaders are resolved that they must transform their strategies, processes, and technology infrastructure to succeed in this new world. The question is how?
Congregational Patterns are the Key for ERP
Churches and middle governing bodies need to think of technology in the context of “Enterprise Resource Planning” or better known as ERP. Once cost prohibitive for most churches and even some governing bodies, the technology landscape today is prime. With the advent of cloud-based technology, along with the emerging tools of the fourth industrial revolution,…
THE e-CHURCH MODEL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: A call for re-discipleship
The church is a community of the Spirit giving witness of the Trinity to an alternative and hopeful future of a community of disciples. We must realize we live in the midst of profound social and cultural change driven by the fourth industrial revolution of digital technology and globalization. Churches of all types and denominations…
Does your church have a distance problem?
Physical distance is as much an issue for churches as it is for business. Think of “Extended Reality” (XR) and the role it could have in your church, your missional activities and creating discipleship. If you think about all the ways, we connect with our congregations, and when you look at the core, it is…
Data is the new “Oil.”
This is a continuation from last week. IT has changed the world more so in the last five years that the previous twenty-five. We live in a world of an always-on, always-connected and that means the old communication models, the early church planting models, the church discipleship models are being disrupted daily. Congregations are expecting…
Is your church subject to GDPR and you don’t know it?
Many churches in the United States and dioceses are subject to the “General Data Protection Regulation” better known as GDPR if they meet specific criteria. The first question to ask is: “Does our congregation have members who are citizens or residents of any country in the European Union (EU)? The members can be short-timers, maybe they…
Do you run out of fingers counting the number of unchurched or de-churched people you know?
I am guessing you need to be an octopus with many tentacles to count the number of people you know probably. Now, why is that? We must be open to INNOVATION and where it comes to play in our mission. For starters, stop thinking of innovation as something that is technology or something that only…
Has your Church been NIST’d?
Here is a framework that all churches and religious organizations can work with to better understand and prepare themselves for cyber attacks and protecting their data. The guidance encourages organizations such as churches to secure data from a privacy perspective and maintain security from a cyber perspective. This is called the NIST framework. NIST is…
Churches live in a world of continuous compromise
“All organizations should now assume that they are in a state of continuous compromise.” — GartnerGroup 2016 “Error, indeed is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected.” – St. Irenaeus What does a statement like the two above mean to your church and the various diocese,…
Will data privacy turn your missional efforts into something that others will say is a “can of worms” at best?
The first step in successful transformation is to understand the ground rules of this new world of data privacy, which include being more sensitive to changing congregational requirements.