In a recent audio interview, Executive Director Freddy Cardoza was asked, “How much should church leaders/pastors think about using technology in their ministry? Should technology be more integrated into colleges/seminaries?”
Here’s part of his reply:
“Life is intricately interwoven with technology, and it’s never going backwards. Technology is ubiquitous and it’s now embedded in our lives. Especially in the US, but in much of the world, church leaders need to get significantly more on top of technology.
I train ministry students—at seminary and university—some of whom are already pastors or staff, and I find that most of them (most meaning almost all) have very little handle on technology, including young adults in the so-called “Digital Natives” group.
Most church leaders I know “use” technology to a degree, but FEW are “curators” of information (find, categorize or classify, and share) and almost none are “creators” of information. Because Christians look to Christian Leaders, if pastors and ministers don’t lead the way, it’ll be deemed unimportant and we’ll fail to make an impact using technology in the strategic front of “truth.”
One could say that we should ‘beware the danger’ of technology—but other than those who abuse it, my opinion is that very few Christians leverage much of it, and most should be more engaged than they are.”
Hear the entire interview by downloading the audio podcast below.