As our world continues to access information through media we have tried to use various media to help our ministries.As our world continues to access information through media we have tried to use various media to help our ministries. Click To Tweet
Projectors and screens in our auditorium show the words for our songs, pictures of the families of the week, visuals during the preaching, and videos. Some of our adult teachers use PowerPoint or other graphics on TV monitors in their classrooms.
Live-streaming our services has benefited in many ways. It is viewed by our shut-ins, our service scheduled workers, and prospective new attendees. We do archive all of our previous services for review. Our staff (including myself) often re-watch the services to see how we can improve our public ministries. The Sunday morning service is viewed approximately 50-60 times by live-stream. Many of our members share on various media outlets particular services that have been a blessing to them.
FACEBOOK has been a great tool to help us share events and other helpful information. Many groups in our church have their own Facebook (ex. bus, school, crossroads, youth, etc). Having a presence on the web helps prospective people know about our ministry.
Seraphim is the church data system that we use. Like many other church management systems, it sends emails and texts for us when people have birthdays or anniversaries. Ministry leaders can send group texts or emails to their particular people. We also use it for tracking attendance, giving, follow-up, and many other applications.
Our UPNEXT weekly half sheet is intentionally filled with announcements and other key information with graphic design enhancing its appearance. All of our literature has been enhanced by our graphic design department.
We have found that media overall can be a great tool in many ways to enhance our church outreach, and church experience.