The necessity of technology in church management has led to the dilemma of how to handle IT services. It is now easier for churches to manage donations, schedule meetings, manage their member database, transcribe messages and make travel arrangements. However, the dilemma remains whether to outsource or keep your IT management in-house.
Knowing your God-given abilities will help you understand what to outsource and what to keep in-house. It is tempting to want to do everything yourself, but for your church to have a significant impact, you need help with the things you cannot do. The key is to balance what you keep in-house and what you outsource. This article outlines five factors to keep in mind as you solve your dilemma.
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.
With the popularity of social media, email communication is looking outdated and ineffective in sending messages to members and visitors of your church. But is this the case? No. Churches should still use email to reach its members. Email is still relevant and still works quite effectively.
Here are a few reasons why churches can and should take advantage of this form of communication and use email to send information to members and visitors: