Belonging to Church in the Digital-Age [Part 1 of 3]


What Does it Mean to Belong? 

In this series of posts we are going to take a look at what it means to belong to the church in the digital age and how that relates to the church website. Technology has allowed us to access the world at our fingertips and whilst this has its benefits, it can also be daunting to adapt to these changes in our society when they happen so quickly.

Whilst in past years the church may have been the beating heart of the community, a place where people would come together during the week, many people are now working longer hours, often traveling longer distances for work and so meeting at church every week is not always as easy as it once may have been. Society is increasingly becoming more nomadic and with it we are seeing far more church-hoping as a result, or more unfortunately, dropping out of church completely.  

So with the drastic changes that technology has brought about, this leads to the question of how we approach church in this new digital age and what it means to belong to the church. Whilst technology has changed the way we work, it has also brought about a lot of benefits that if we utilise correctly can be more beneficial to the church.

Dropping attendance rates in church does not necessarily correlate to people losing their faith, when attendance rates start to drop then it may be time to re-evaluate how those with sporadic lifestyles are being integrated into church life, particularly as it is increasingly becoming the way of life for many people.

Technology has brought around so many great ways for the church to keep connected, from the internet to mobile phone apps, social media platforms and of course, websites but each of these serve very different communication purposes. In this series of articles, we are going to explore the various ways in which your church can start to harness technology to its fullest to make sure that church is fully inclusive.

In our next article, we will explore how to create church community with your website.

We will then cover the topic of how the church can interact with people within the digital space and tools that can help equip the church with its communications.

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