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40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation
     

40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation

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by Aaron Spiegel, Nancy Armstrong, Brent Bill
 

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"Today we are awash in computerized Bible games, pastoral care software, and church management systems with members’ personal information and giving records," observe authors Spiegel, Armstrong, and Bill, but "too often we blindly accept and use technology without asking the big questions. Questions like, is it appropriate to our mission and ministry?" 40

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"Today we are awash in computerized Bible games, pastoral care software, and church management systems with members’ personal information and giving records," observe authors Spiegel, Armstrong, and Bill, but "too often we blindly accept and use technology without asking the big questions. Questions like, is it appropriate to our mission and ministry?" 40 Days and 40 Bytes will help your congregation explore technology so you can decide, from a ministry and culture standpoint, what you need to do. The goal: godly service—not technological glitz. The authors are uniquely qualified to help you think about the role of technology in your congregation. All three are staff members with the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, which launched the innovative Computers and Ministry Grants Initiative in 1998 to help congregations address the challenges they face when using computer technology in their ministries. In this book, they share what they have learned in their work with 102 congregations. There’s no question your congregation is going to use computer technology. The only question is, "How?" 40 Days and 40 Bytes will help you design technology that fits your ministry and mission.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566992985
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Spiegel, Nancy Armstrong, and Brent Bill are members of the staff at the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, a gift to the greater Indianapolis area from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help strengthen congregations in the metropolitan area.

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40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is the best available on technology and congregational life. In reading the book, it is clear that the authors are writing from experience, from their work as part of an organization called the Indianapolis Center for Congregations. It is well-written, witty, and correct in terms of its counsel. If you are interested in helping your congregation become more technologically savvy, this is the book. I recommend it for governing boards or tech. committees of congregations.