Vatican II. Are you there?
This blog and subsequent blogs for the next few weeks, that I will write, will center on the Documents of Vatican II. An event in the Catholic Church with attendance and participation by mainline protestant denominations back in the 1960s. John XXIII, a pope, chosen because many believed, at the time he would be a…
Organized Religion has a Privacy issue?
When organized religions go about their day to day routines, do they think of data and the relationship to privacy? How many religious organizations have a designated “CISO” let along a “Cognitive CISO?” Think about the future of cybersecurity, should organize religion be thinking about the emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes, and…
The Church and Risk Assessments
Churches need a Chief Information Security “Officer” commonly called a CISO. This is the person responsible for the risk assessments. As privacy becomes more prominent in 2019, you will begin to experience the need for a CISO. The risk assessment will be your key for defending your actions, should someone question why or why not…
Curch Reimaged and Reinvented: Are you prepared
By now most of us who have been in ministry and church planting for some years, we have read all the playbooks on reinventing your church, we have learned from the best in the field. What they wrote is correct. These great thinkers have moved us to new ways of thinking about our church and…
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?
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…