April 4, 2011
We’ve talked a lot about Bibles on your phone and using technology at church… but what about phones at church?
I was intrigued by an article on Baptist Press that highlights a pastor in Oklahoma who asks his congregation every Sunday to open their Bibles… or Bible apps… to the day’s sermon. This might sound crazy to a lot of you because this idea is still very new to many churches.
Perhaps with the many advancements in technology, bringing smartphones into a Sunday morning worship service might be beneficial in the long run. It can be difficult for some people to put down their phones for a couple of hours during the day and there are always those who can’t help but check their text messages during a service. Allowing people to read along with a Bible passage (by using their phones) is a new and easy way for people to connect more with the message. I’ve even wondered if kids would be more excited about participating if they could use their parents’ phones during a church service.
How is your church staying up to date with technology?