During rona season it is vitally important for churches to be wired in. It doesn’t matter the size of the church, you can be virtual with fancy high end equipment or bare bones. At the end of the day if you have a smartphone, you can run a full on virtual church experience. Of course there are some higher end ways of doing this. I am absolutely convinced the way we do church will forever be changed due to this time in life.
I recall a time in 2007 when I proposed to setting up a virtual church page on our website. It was met with doubt and hesitancy. The fear was that people would end up staying home, not giving, not getting involved, etc. Little did that group realize just a couple of years later we would dabble with online church. In 2009 we began streaming our services via services like Periscope, UStream, etc. Since that time we have been offering our services online. With Facebook and other social networking sites offering streaming services FOR FREE it has never been easier.
These days it is a way of life for the church. Contrary to popular belief you do not have to spend thousands of dollars to get it done. I was shocked when I heard of one church spending just over $10,000 to be online. This was over the top for their needs. Bottom line is if you are pastor and wondering how to do the online thing…email me: PastorBobAdams@gmail.com and I would be glad to show you how to do this.
Technology should be used regularly in churches. If you are opposed to it and struggling to stay afloat in these times please realize it is okay to do this. Even more so you can learn…it’s quite easy.