Tag: ministers

  • 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, […]

  • Church AI…​Are we really ready?

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing and its reach in our world, our society is immense. Every social network is using AI. Your banks, your insurance companies, and many of employers of your congregations are all employing AI to some degree. Churches, synods, presbyteries, dioceses, and middle judicatories need to look to capitalize on AI’s potential […]

  • Churches, do you know the company your data is keeping?

    “You either know you have been hacked or you don’t know you have been hacked. In either case, you have been hacked.”

  • 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. 

  • Do you experience resistance to change all too often?

    Change Management is lifecycle management  “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:19 I have heard more times than I can count from ministers about their experiences to resistance to change.  A […]