Eight Ways the Digital World Has Changed Local Church Ministry

June 19, 2018
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Podcast Episode #442

Churches continue to be shaped by the changing digital world. Today, we discuss eight specific ways churches have been changed by technology and digital resources.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Online community is now just as important to people as their local community.
  • We have a broadened definition of community because of online networks.
  • Tweets can be taken down, but some can never be forgotten.
  • If you wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, don’t say it online.
  • The digital world does away with geographical and denominational learning barriers.

The eight ways the digital world has affected churches are:

  1. It has redefined the locale of community.
  2. Positively: It has given us greater information for prayer and ministry.
  3. Negatively: It has increased the snarky factor.
  4. It has made the website the front door.
  5. It has broken down both geographical and denominational barriers.
  6. It has changed daily office practices.
  7. It has raised the issue of the Internet church.
  8. It has both enhanced productivity and procrastination.

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