Interesting facts about the use of gadgets in church.
church-gadgetsThe honesty policy along with spirituality have traditionally been the main stay of Churches in America and around the world, but with the added technology of expensive audio and video amplifiers sophisticated controller boards and the latest state of the art displays, a problem has been created where the Church premises have been subject to frequent burglaries of their equipment. Churches are now forced to incorporate into their gadget arsenal security surveillance to minimize the occurrence of equipment loss and reducing insurance premiums for having the preventative measures in place. Studies have shown and it is not different in the Church environment that surveillance changes the behavior of the observed subjects, which could be a benefit to the Church. Outdoor Close Circuit TV with infrared motion detector is also a great addition in the protection and monitoring of the exterior perimeter of the Church premises.
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The valuable equipment as mentioned before is a security concern but there is a bigger issue that predates the modern gadget and it is the accumulation of raw cash from services and fund raising activities that take place within the Church. In addition to the CCTV and general surveillance it is not unusual for Churches to also be equipped with direct communication devices like panic buttons intrusion code entry sequences with the local Police Department and or security monitoring station that would rival the most complex banking security system around. Other valuable artifacts, sacred memorabilia put Churches in the museum category making the safeguarding of these items a huge priority that radical gadget technology has been deployed to handle.
Modern technology is fast influencing church so many traditional churches adapt to use gadgets. From installation to sermons some use equipment in church like a technocrat conference. I am sure Jesus will approve and use own laptop to blend in nicely with the IT crowd. It is wonderful to see the flow chart message sermons and congregation with ipads using gadgets simultaneously.
Apple Technology generation has given a whole new meaning to church as we know it. People are attached so strongly to gadgets and phones so now some churches are taking full advantage of it. A recent church visit to a local city based church was inspiring. The environment felt like launch of Apple iPad conference. The latest biggest screens graced stage. Installed brand new complete set of recording studio equipment for creating in– house music for downloading onto CDs, DVD’s, mp3, phones to store copies of services recorded.
In the center of stage on podium stood modern styled charismatic engaging pastor with own tablet, trendy, blending perfectly with sophisticated congregation sitting across. The atmosphere full of people buzzing in constantly, streaming, joyful embracing, hugging, holy kissing smiling meeting, greeting, pleasantries blissful joy.
Sharing jokes with laughter created a good healthy unity from Holy Spirit. About an hour later almost all expected settled down so the pastor spoke and welcomed all. Shared a few jokes as ice breaker started service with prayer and welcomed all. Soon the band played music in full swing with excitement, dancing, joy and worship. After about an hour of music celebrating God with praise and music preaching started. Pastor announced Bible texts soon displayed on the screen to read along.
Then the congregation pulled out iPads, notepads, tablets or smartphones reading, writing message. It was amazing enthusiasm, joyful participation using modern technology to such an extent. People engaged fully in church by meaningfully method suitable to them. I am sure Jesus and disciples will gladly approve and join in with own iPads, tablets, notepads, smartphones. When TV was introduced in churches or music instruments played some left or felt church lost its way by becoming similar in technology. God created music technology, delighted and pleased with complete studio recording His live words or music shared globally to Glorify Him.
Yet other churches insist members of congregation switch off all phones, laptops, notebook so not to interfere with TV live recording of services. Each church adopts the best approach to fulfill purpose of calling. It was nice to see modern technology at its best in church. Maybe God will visit with Christ, and use tablet or whatever fancied in the church. I felt included, welcomed in all aspects so enjoyed every minute of invitation to serve worship there.
Modern contemporary sofas in waiting areas and comfortably designed chairs ready for daily use in church premises. The Church of Christ incorporates modern technology, so dynamic, progressive to ensure not left behind.
The iPad church is truly urban in every sense of technology, leaders in field, careers, trendy designers, IT crowd, sophisticated genuinely love God. I felt I attended a heaven on earth church, meeting all the requirements Christ expects in His church. All churches may not be traditional, orthodox, abbey, cathedral with pipe organs yet loves God.
It is surprising how fast modern church has become. Modern people grow up with gadgets familiar in schools, college, universities wisely extend into urban churches.
Modern technology is fast influencing church so many traditional churches adapt to use gadgets. A recent church visit to a local city based church was inspiring. When TV was introduced in churches or music instruments played some left or felt church lost its way by becoming similar in technology. Modern contemporary sofas in waiting areas and comfortably designed chairs ready for daily use in church premises. I felt I attended a heaven on earth church, meeting all the requirements Christ expects in His church.