By Aaron Spiegel
"Today we're awash in automated Bible video games, pastoral care software program, and church administration structures with individuals' own info and giving records," discover authors Spiegel, Armstrong, and invoice, yet "too usually we blindly settle for and use expertise with no asking the massive questions. Questions like, is it acceptable to our venture and ministry?" forty Days and forty Bytes might help your congregation discover expertise so that you can make a decision, from a ministry and tradition point of view, what you must do. The objective: godly service—not technological glitz. The authors are uniquely certified that will help you take into consideration the function of expertise on your congregation. All 3 are employees individuals with the Indianapolis middle for Congregations, which introduced the cutting edge desktops and Ministry supplies Initiative in 1998 to aid congregations handle the demanding situations they face while utilizing laptop know-how of their ministries. during this booklet, they proportion what they've got realized of their paintings with 102...
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At the same time, new congregation management software companies were born. They created their products based solely on the Windows platform. Today there are over 50 different CMS products. The latest trend is to create CMS software as Internet-based applications. To use them, a congregation pays a monthly subscription fee and uses an Internet browser to enter and retrieve data. This makes the traditional congregation information available at any location connected to the World Wide Web; that is, provided you have the correct identification and password.
Some titles are even available at electronics superstores. Because it is a relatively specialized market, there are fewer printed resources—books, magazines, and advertisements—that have information about these software options. And there are even fewer resources to help you choose which one may be the best for your congregation. Those are some of the reasons why we are writing this book. Your congregation is already using technology in one form or another. It is everywhere we go, work, and play.
That means that once information was put on the disk, that was it—nothing could be changed or added. Now, with the advent of inexpensive CD technology, some of these devices give us the ability to write our own information on a disk. A CD-R, which stands for compact disk–recordable, can have information placed on it. But, like the old CDs, you can only do it once. The information can’t be removed or overwritten. If you want to remove or overwrite info, you need to use a CD-RW (compact disk–rewritable).
40 Days and 40 Bytes. Making Computers Work for Your Congregation by Aaron Spiegel