Does Too Much Information Help or Hurt?

While 61% of Americans are very confident in their ability to use the internet in order to find information, only 44% feel very confident in being able to manage all of the information available. In fact, 20% of American adults feel overloaded by the internet. While that is actually a decline from a decade ago, it shows that a significant number of people are overwhelmed by the internet.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

At a time when more information is available online than any other time in history, church leaders can consider ways to adapt their ministries.

  • More or Less?Some pastors have added online videos and “bonus” sermon content during the week, while others have turned to other resources for weekly support.
  • Confident with Information:Many see lots of information as empowering and beneficial. Are there ways to meet those people where they are without overloading the 20% who prefer less information?
  • Digital Divides:Are there ways that digital divides in your congregation, either by income or age, have left some people in the dark on your ministry?

What is a sustainable use of technology for communication in your ministry context?

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