40 Days and 40 Bytes. Making Computers Work for Your by Aaron Spiegel

By Aaron Spiegel

"Today we're awash in automatic Bible video games, pastoral care software program, and church administration structures with contributors' own details and giving records," become aware of authors Spiegel, Armstrong, and invoice, yet "too usually we blindly settle for and use know-how with no asking the large questions. Questions like, is it applicable to our project and ministry?" forty Days and forty Bytes can help your congregation discover know-how so that you can make a decision, from a ministry and tradition point of view, what you want to do. The objective: godly service—not technological glitz. The authors are uniquely certified that will help you take into consideration the position of know-how on your congregation. All 3 are employees contributors with the Indianapolis heart for Congregations, which introduced the cutting edge desktops and Ministry offers Initiative in 1998 to assist congregations handle the demanding situations they face whilst utilizing machine know-how of their ministries. during this publication, they percentage what they've got discovered of their paintings with 102...

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This gift saved a great deal of money. They also saved money, they thought, by cutting training. Since database work was viewed as “administrative,” it was felt that only two people in the church office needed training on the new congregation management software. Likewise, since the equipment was so new, no one saw a need to include computer maintenance funds in the annual budget for a couple of years. That also saved money—or seemed to. Over the next few years, the volunteer wearied from receiving so many technology help calls from the church.

He is a writer, too. And so he, as a nontechie, is translating what Aaron and Nancy have learned into plain language. In this book we’re going to use what we have learned to help you explore how your congregation can use technology. ” We will help you design technology uses that fit with your ministry and mission. Our goal is Godly service—not technological glitz. Still, it’s obvious that there’s no question that your congregation is going to use computer technology. ”. Let’s take a look at how some congregations have answered that question.

Just a few years ago we visited a congregation where the office manager spent two days every month typing address labels for the church newsletter. The newsletter had already taken three workdays to type and retype, make a stencil, run off on the mimeograph machine, fold, and staple. It took an entire week each month just to send a newsletter to 150 families! Thanks to computer technology, that same task can now be accomplished in less than a day. This savings comes by using relatively inexpensive software, hardware, and office equipment.

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