Cybercrime is a reality for everyone who uses the internet and who stores vital data online. Hackers are continually looking for secret information they can leverage for money or other gain from data owners. You may have thought your church does not have data to attract cybercriminals; however, it does! The cybersecurity of your church is paramount and deserves your attention.
Many churches have migrated to using an online platform for their daily operations, which simplifies their tasks and improves the transparency of their activities. Technology has made it possible to digitize different functions of the church for better service delivery, better staff performance, and volunteer experience. With the added advantage of technology in your church operations, you still need to do an IT audit to ensure the integrity of your system. Get our five tips for tidying up your church's IT.
Social Media is no longer a “nice to have” tool but should be part of a church’s communication strategy. Church members get frustrated when they can’t get information about a church event and have to call the office or ask around after a service. If you post your information on Social Media, they can get it at their fingertips and even forward to others. Social Media enhances your communication and reach as a church considering most people spend hours there. You may wonder how to get your church onto Social Media and maintain your presence. Learn seven ways to effectively use social media to grow your church.
Many churches today have an information desk on Sundays where members sign up for one ministry event or another. Each sign-up sheet has a church staff member helping people put down their contacts. They then capture the information into the church database for ease of reference. This is a duplication of the sign-up process. It is possible for your church to move beyond sign-up sheets to technology for registration. Technology has made it easy for churches to register their members for various ministry activities and easily access the information on their online database. They can also capture donations and print reports. Learn how your church can move beyond sign-sheets.