Technology can transform leadership and discipleship. Technology within the church is helpful in so many ways, such because it can provide insight as far as how effective strategies are when they are monitored, and they can help give an entire scope of the overall engagement of church members. Having insight can help leaders see strengths and weaknesses within the ministerial organization and work towards improving strategies while eliminating the practices that are not producing desirable results.
Decision Making Tools
The use of technology in the church in the form of software and programs helps test the effectiveness of sermons, group activities, events, fundraisers, Bible Study classes, and more. It can help detect what is working and what is not, what people respond to, and what they reject. Technology within the church is needed, especially in a ministry where growth is a primary goal and where the church attendance continues to either increase or increase. Why? Because the more information can be collected, the more leaders can help meet the needs of members through discipleship and other forms of fellowship.
There are ways to track member interactions and measure engagement. Some programs can be implemented at church that can help take church attendance, whether it be sermon attendance, fundraisers, volunteers, events, etc. To keep track of church attendance can help detect any patterns on participation, whether it increases or decreases, and why. This kind of information can help the pastors and leaders adjust programming and events to accommodate members. For instance, let’s say there are events that a high number of families do not attend, and technological-based information reflected that attendance was affected due to the absence of child-care services. This kind of insight could help the leadership team organize volunteers to help take care of children during certain events. You can’t know everything that goes on at church concerning engagement and interactions, so implementing technology within the church can help fill in the gap where information is needed toward strategic improvement.
Defines Interests and Talents
Ministries that want to expand and grow must empower their members. But how can this happen if they don’t have insight as to their member’s talents and skills? Craig Groeschel is a fantastic pastor and exceptional leader who focuses on building leaders and teaching about leadership. One of the things that he emphasizes is the importance of learning the gifts and strengths of members so that they can put their talents and gifts into action within the ministry. That leads to then delegating responsibilities to cultivate trust. And trust breeds ownership and strong leadership. Empowering people produces growth.
There are so many ways to introduce technology in the church through tools and systems, surveys, and questionnaires that will record and evaluate information about a person and then produce a detailed scope of the strengths and weaknesses. You cannot expect to place a church member in the children’s ministry when they dislike being around children because they will not excel in what they do, but worse, it will feel like a job rather than serving. Whereas if you position someone who is passionate about early childhood and has the heart of a teacher for little ones, they will thrive in that area of ministry and will serve from the heart. It’s essential to know your people and lead them toward helping and growing in their calling. You can do that by implementing technology within your church to detect what you may not be able to see.