Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ministry IT Comes of Age

When I first began serving the church and ministry community in the mid-1980s, the discussion was about why a church or ministry needs a computer, why they would want to network their computers if they had more than one, who on the team should get computers, and so on. We've come a long way from those early days of IT in Kingdom-building organizations!

Today's discussion is focusing on how best to leverage the technology we have in place, the adequacy of our disaster-recovery and business-continuity processes, and how we create shared spaces that are easy for our users to access and that serves them well.

IT is becoming as standard as utilities in ministry, and that's appropriate. The tools we bring to the table empower Kingdom-building ministry at a level never before though possible. Ministry IT has come of age!

1 comment:

Hey Norton said...

Yeah, for the 2007-2008 budget, I'm listing our ISP in the utility section. Losing internet is comparable to losing electricity; our entire operation grinds to a halt.