Technology: 12 measurable goals for your church this year

Lauren Hunter has shared a list of 12 church technology goals for your church for the year.  I think these are an excellent start for ANY church.  You don’t have to be a huge church to do these things… in fact, most are free or very low cost!

And the thing I like about them is that they are measurable… and we all know that the things that are measured are the things that get done.  Here are the first six… then you can head over to Lauren’s blog for the other six.

12 Possible Church Technology Goals for 2012:

  1. Blog at least once a week.
  2. Update the church Facebook and Twitter accounts on a daily basis.
  3. Update the church website daily or weekly.
  4. Send regular email newsletters to congregation (include video if you can).
  5. Make better use of church management software to track involvement.
  6. Make sure to follow up with visitors as quickly as possible through email, snail mail, a phone call, or a visit.

Visit here to see the other six goals.

What are YOUR church’s tech goals this year?  Do you have any?  Will you adopt any of these?

8 Comments

  • Midnight Watch January 4, 2012 Reply

    Or, you could focus on preaching the word. Since pop culture references are so important nowadays, allow me to present one. Modern churches, with all their technological bells and whistles, and wherein “relevance” supplants the gospel, are like the false holy grails in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Remember what happened to the villain who mistook the jewel-encrusted goblet for the cup of Christ? Yeah. That’s what these churches are doing spiritually to their congregations. The true grail was the humble cup of a carpenter. I’ll take a battered hymnal and a simple man preaching the word from an old, worn wooden pulpit any day.

    • Peter January 4, 2012 Reply

      With all due respect, the person doing the things mentioned in the list need not be the person who’s preaching. I somehow doubt the author wants us to abandon the Gospel to be hip and trendy…

      • Midnight Watch January 5, 2012 Reply

        My intended focus was not on the pastor, but on the church as a whole.

        • Peter January 5, 2012 Reply

          These aren’t over-arching goals, but merely “technology goals”.

          If they had a goal to balance the budget, you wouldn’t think they were all about money, you wouldn’t assume that’s all they’re about, but you might think that is good stewardship.

          Same thing.

          • Midnight Watch January 6, 2012

            No, it’s not the same thing at all. The singular focus of the church today is being “attractional”, and is pervasive across every aspect of how most churches conduct themselves, from worship to budget and everything in between. The title of this post could easily have been “How to make unchurched people think your church is cool”, and that title being interchangeable with every article, blog post, book and sermon coming out of christendom today. Bottom line is this, to make church attractive to the lost, you have to eliminate the gospel.

          • Peter January 6, 2012

            You have brought your own assumptions into this discussion. I’m doubting you can see that, but it’s obvious to me.

            It is certainly possible for me to have “technology goals” and still preach the Gospel.

  • Lauren Hunter January 13, 2012 Reply

    Just discovered that my post was used on Todd’s site and found this feisty discussion going on. I in no way intended my article, or any other articles on my blog, to take away from preaching the Gospel message. I merely write about how technology can be used to get people to a place – whether that is online or in a church – to hear the Gospel and connect with other believers. That is the intended goal.

    People go to the internet like air to breathe – so using it to share the Gospel and promote church involvement is a good thing.

    Thanks for reading and thinking about my article.

    Sincerely,
    Lauren, Founder of ChurchTechToday.com

    • Justin Lathrop February 26, 2012 Reply

      Dont worry Laura, 99% of all the people who read this will know exactly what you meant. Loved the blog and what you are doing. Keep up the good writing.

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