As I begin this series on Technology in Ministry (henceforth abbreviated as TiM), I want to make something clear:
Technology is not Ministry.
Technological savviness does not make you a good minister… nor does it make you a bad one.
The foundation of all ministry in the Catholic Church is the person of Jesus Christ and the ultimate goal of building a relationship with him, growing together as a community of believers who serve those in need, and ultimately reaching eternity in heaven.
That’s what real ministry is.
However, the reality is that we live in a digital generation, a digital world, with a million other things competing for our attention. My goal in this series is threefold:
- Creativity. To provide ministers of all faiths- Catholic, Christian, or otherwise- with tools to share their message in creative ways;
- Overviews. To provide an overview of programs, tips, and tricks I currently use and have used in the past that have benefitted my ministry;
- Purpose. To share how these tools can speed up the process of content curation and output, so we have time to do what’s most important: personal, relational ministry.
I don’t claim to have all the answers; in fact, I have a relatively limited field of experience. If you know of better ways or different programs to use to get the job done, by all means, please do comment and share them with me! I love to learn new things.
Finally, a word on my platforms. I have an Android phone and work with Windows, Microsoft, and Google programs. I don’t know much about the Apple camp, but feel free to share parallels in the comments if you know of similar- or better-quality programs.
Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to sharing my insights with you.