Why Churches Must Embrace Technology

Submitted by Richard N. Piper IV on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 18:46

Often times over the many years of my being involved in Media Ministry in different aspects I have been asked “Why Must Churches Embrace Technology?” Let me first say that to answer this question we first need to ask a question, that being ‘Would Jesus have used technology if it had been available  to him?’

Burnout

Submitted by Richard N. Piper IV on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 18:52

Burnout? Yeah I know not something many in ministry want to talk about. However it does happen. 

Sometimes we in media ministry have to understand we are not Mr. Robot. Sure I realize that many of us in Media Ministry often have multiple projects going on at one time.

Like for example many of us are planning for Christmas along with our daily duties of maintaining websites or running sound for weekly events. So how do we who often times seem to be ‘Mr. Chicken With Head Cut Off’ refuse burnout to ourselves. 

Think Out Side The Box

Submitted by Richard N. Piper IV on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 18:35

So you might be thinking that “Thinking Outside The Box” should come natural for a Media Minister. While in most cases it should and does let me explain why sometimes it does not.

It was a normal day at Grandview United Methodist Church in Grandview Missouri in which I was running around the church helping with different aspects of ministry operations when my father who at the time was the senior pastor tasked me with helping him to come up with a way to project song words and his message to the people of the church.

Contemporary vs Traditional

Submitted by Richard N. Piper IV on Sat, 11/05/2016 - 18:39

Yep it’s a topic many in media ministry want to overlook because they feel media ministry only deals with contemporary. 

Oh how I wish folks who feel as media ministry has no place in a traditional church or ministry could understand that they are limiting media ministry. I would say also limiting said church or ministry. 

How are they limiting you ask. Let me say that on more then one time I personally have had folks thank me for a image displayed during a traditional church or ministry event because it helped to set the mood of the church or ministry event. 

Passion Of Christ

Submitted by Richard N. Piper IV on Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:43

Recently I was talking about the movie Passion of Christ with a fellow friend in ministry. This discussion lead to if a church or ministry should show the movie in a church or ministry setting. 

Let me first say that we must understand yes that the movie is graphic in nature. However we must also realize that what happened to Jesus was also graphic. 

Ok, back to if a church or ministry should show the movie in a church or ministry setting. Perhaps we need to go back to the fact the movie is graphic and thus put out a disclaimer saying so.