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					TECHNOLOGY
and the
CHURCH
on a
SHOE-STRING
BUDGET
TECH FEASIBILITY
Ministry Goal in Using
Technology
          Mission Statement

  Making Contemporary
        Disciples
            to
  Confront the Problems
           of a
   Contemporary World
Technology is not Spiritual,
But:
• It can facilitate the means of your
  church reaching more people
• It can overcome your churches
  lack of manpower and money
• It can help your church operate
  more efficiently
Technology Helps People
• Hear the message better
• See the message better
• Understand the message better
• Extend the message better
• However, it does not replace the
  message
TECH MENTALITY
Loving Mentality
            John 3:16

 For God so loved the world
  that he gave his one and
   only Son, that whoever
   believes in him shall not
 perish but have eternal life
Wealthy Mentality
8 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do
  woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal.
13 Elisha said to him, “Tell her, ‘You have gone to all
  this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you?
  Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the
  commander of the army?’ ” She replied, “I have a
  home among my own people.”
14 “What can be done for her?” Elisha asked. Gehazi
  said, “Well, she has no son and her husband is old.”
TECH APPLICATIONS
General Applications
• Ministry Vision, Values, Info & Images
• Announcements/Assignments
• Sermon Presentations
• Service Live Broadcasts
• Sermon Videos
• Training
• Group Networking
• Security
Technology Outline

•Praise & Worship
•Social Networking
•Church-Wide
•Questions/Answers
PRAISE & WORSHIP
LIFELINE CHURCH SAMPLE
Planning & Rehearsal



     All Songs
      Revolve
     Around the
      Message
Download Worship
     Media
Presentation Software
Fender Passport 300 Pro
Portable Sound System
Computer/Projector/Screen
 Individual Leader Who
Supports Between Songs
All Worship
LIFELINE CHURCH
PRAISE & WORSHIP
     SAMPLE
January 29, 2011
   What is social media?
    ◦ In modern context, social media refers to web-
      based technology tools that facilitate social
      interaction.
    ◦ Accessible via multiple devices, including
      computers, tablets, mobile phones, TVs and
      peripherals.
   How is social media used?
    ◦ Internal communications/info dissemination
      Church leadership to membership
    ◦ Outbound communications/outreach
      Church communication outside of the four walls
    ◦ Active dialogue
      Two-way communication between church, members, &
       world
    ◦ Constituent feedback/talkback
      Crowd sourcing
    ◦ Member to member interactions
      Traditional social networking
   Social media in practice
    ◦ Social Networking
      Examples: Facebook, Ning, MySpace, LinkedIn
    ◦ Blogging
      Examples: WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger
    ◦ Microblogging
      Example: Twitter
    ◦ Social Video
      Examples: YouTube, LiveStream
    ◦ Additional Tools
      Hootsuite Social Media Dashboard
      Widgets
   Social Networking




Facebook                Ning
   Blogging




WordPress      Tumblr
   Microblogging




               Twitter
   Social Video




YouTube            LiveStream
   Additional Tools




Hootsuite              Widgets
TECHNOLOGY in the CHURCH
on a SHOE-STRING BUDGET




  Technology Church-Wide
Technology in the Church

• We used technology to save money in the
  following areas:
  • Administration – office matters & equipment
  • Security – monitoring the church & its grounds
  • Multimedia – getting the message out to
      others
  •   Communication with the congregation
Administrative Tools

• Remote Access – UltraVNC (free)
  • Allows multiple access to the church’s
      computer remotely
  •   Allows office staff to work from home during
      inclement weather
  •   Good troubleshooting & training tool when
      teaching someone a new application
Administrative Tools

• Church Calendar
  • Google calendar (free)
• OpenOffice Software Package (free)
  • Comparable to MS Office
• Membership software
  • PowerChurch – member info
  • Quickbooks – financial info
Security

• NextAlarm
  • Significantly cheaper than other alarm
      companies
  •   Redirect calls to individuals, reducing the cost
      of false alarms
  •   Over 100 codes for individuals to have access
      to church
Security

• Security cameras
  • Monitoring software included
  • Record activity outside of the church (video
      only since audio recording is illegal in MD)
  •   Software enhanced to create movie of motion
      detected activity
  •   Movies stored on our web hosting site
      continuously (currently for 7 weeks)
Communicating with the Congregation

• Email lists for targeted groups in church (e.g.
    members, leaders, men, women, ministries)
•   Website (Calendar, Forum, E-letter, Blog)
•   Information Line powered by Google Voice
•   Conference calls powered by Accutalk (free)
•   YouTube to deliver message when church
    closed due to inclement weather
Multimedia

• Presentation
  • Dual screen & presentation software
  • Linked to sound system & projector
  • Videos
     • YouTube videos
     • Other videos (with CVLI License)
  • Music
     • iTunes, Rhapsody, or Pandora
Multimedia

• Video
  • Use camcorder instead of expensive camera
  • Use DVR to archive services instead of DVDs
  • Live Video streaming with Ustream.tv (free)
  • Audio streaming with Shoutcast.com (free)
  • Weekly sermon posted on web site (both
    audio & video)
Web Hosting Considerations

• Select hosting company that include IP
    address for free
•   Consider the following as features
    • Email limits (no. of accounts & size of mailbox)
    • Storage space allowance
    • Upload/Download restrictions
    • Cost
    • Allowance of CGI/PERL scripts
    • Web design capabilities
Tips to Reduce Costs

•   Printers
    • Use printers that have a
        Continuous Ink Supply
        System (CISS) [e.g., EPSON,
        HP, Canon, Brother] to reduce the cost of
        cartridges/ink.
•   Copiers
    • Evaluate printing needs, and if necessary,
        purchase a color copier specific for your needs.
    •   Lease with the option to buy back for $1 (3 yrs or
        less)
    •   Get service contract that includes supplies
     Product Comparison
          Item                Cost                                Notes
                                        Presentation
      MediaShout             ~ $400        Steep learning curve
   Additional Monitor        < $100
                                           Allows on the spot editing
  Dual Head Video Card        $50
                                      Video Archive
                                           Records 200 hrs; 250 GB storage; have to
          DVR                 $100
                                           purchase new one each year
     2TB Hard Drive           < $100       Have to purchase annually; easy to store
   Video Capture Card       $50 - $100     Purchase once
                             $30/100       Used to store specific portions of service (e.g.,
         DVDs
                              discs        sermon)
                                  Video Equipment
         Camcorder           $250 -        Make sure it has pan/tilt/zoom capability for your
Pan/Tilt /Zoom (PTZ) Head    $1,000        space
                             $2,000 -      Get if you have experience people & a specific
     Video Camera
                             $10,000       need (e.g., studio quality)
      Product Comparison
           Item                       Cost                            Notes
                                         Printer Supplies
Ink Cartridges (all colors)   $50 - $80 (1/3 oz)   Reorders 12 times/year
       CISS with Ink             $50 - $80
Refill Ink (4-6 color sets)     $20-$30/4 oz       Reorders 3 times/year
                                         Alarm Monitoring
          ADT;                       $30/mo
       Next Alarm                    $12/mo
                                         Security Camera
   Panasonic Netcam           $225/camera          Include monitoring software
                                         Church Calendar
 MyChurchEvents.com           $69/year
    Google Calendar           Free
     Product Comparison
        Item                   Cost                            Notes
                                    Music Choices
       iTunes               $0.99/song
      Rhapsody           30 songs free each month or $10/month
       Pandora           40 hrs free each month or $36/yr
                          Communication with Congregation
CallingPost Phone Tree       $0.06/call     Calls in ½ minute increments
 VoiceShot Outbound          $0.12/call     Calls in 1 minute increments
    Google Voice               Free
                                Membership Software
        ACS                  $150/mo
    PowerChurch                $300         Purchase once
     Quickbooks                $200         Purchase once
Links to Items Used at New Vision

• Video Streaming : Ustream.tv
• Audio Streaming: Shoutcast.com
• Alarm System: NextAlarm.com
• Remote Access: uvnc.com
• Virus Protection: clamwin.com
• Continuous Ink Supply System: cisinks.com
• Web Hosting Site: ixwebhosting.com
• Web Authoring Software: kompozer.net
  Links to Free Software

• SnapFiles - http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/
• NoNags - http://www.nonags.com/
• FreshMeat - http://freshmeat.net/
Technology Outline

•Praise & Worship
•Social Networking
•Church-Wide
•Questions/Answers
  For More Information …

• http://nvision.org/technology.htm

				
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