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One of the core purposes of the church is to reach out to people who do not attend church. If done poorly, it can undermine the worship experience. Often, churches that use digital media are seeker-oriented, megachurch models. It is a way that uses digital media in keeping with both our traditions and our present culture. How can we communicate that message if it is not understood?

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There's a big difference between technology and culture. Those fearful of change may find that the move is less about breaking traditions and more about finding new ways to communicate the same traditions. Each element can be worship in itself, with the ability to proclaim God's Word and draw believers and seekers alike to an awareness of God's presence.

His church has four primary language groups that come together for worship. This is not only a large church phenomenon. For example, with the proper installation, your church can double as a concert venue, banquet hall, or any other facility you need.

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Is it a fad or something that is an enduring part of our worship landscape? The good news is we don't have to throw out the best of our traditions in order to integrate the latest of our technologies. That is reflected in their intentionality to make worship connect through the use of digital technology.

Is it only for large churches with resources? Creating videos like that create a forum for sharing. The screen has helped that congregation break down the barriers that speaking different languages creates.

Many churches that adopt digital media in worship do it simply to copy the latest trend. Using digital media in worship is not a trend to adopt for the sake of church growth, attempted relevance to our culture and youth, or even hymnal and bulletin replacement. Some argue that digital media somehow hinders the ability to form community in worship. Effective media that incorporates metaphor can help people carry the message outside of worship into their daily lives.

Though the methods have changed, the mission of taking the gospel message to the world is one that remains the same. It has nothing to do with contemporary versus traditional. Make it easy to share ideas with custom video displays, background noise cancelling audio communications devices, and advanced meeting management devices. The use of digital media in worship is vital to our dominant digital culture because it fits with how the gospel always has been communicated. Our task as ministers of the gospel is to harness this digital media as a primary communications technology to our present digital culture.

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Rather, churches take advantage of contemporary media to aid in worship, fellowship, and discipleship, just as the church has done with other technologies throughout its long history. We jointly experience one story and are invited to tell our own. That's why metaphor, storytelling, drama, and video are important. Assuming the trend has continued there may well be a majority of churches using digital media in worship, even within more traditional denominations. With no central facility for gathering outside of Sunday morning, it is a real challenge to make connections with others that attend worship.

Christianity Today strengthens the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel. Limiting the screen's use to song lyrics, sermon points and Scripture verses will not make much of a difference at all. The explosion of innovation and change that occurred in the church during the Reformation, concurrent with the rise of the printing press, parallels the explosion in cultural change occurring today. The problem is that many churches that use digital media don't have a strong theological and methodological foundation about using the media.

With the way digital media is frequently used in worship, we can't blame people for being antagonistic toward it. If a church puts that same effort into creative digital media every week, then community as well as discipleship is sure to form. With new media must come new mindsets. Art Communication Media Technology. Historically, the adoption of innovative communications technology was met with initial resistance, then gradual acceptance.

Used by permission of the authors. In our travels across North America, we've come to believe that small- and medium-sized churches are doing a great and sometimes even better! Then she invited people to tell their own stories. But how pervasive is media in the church?

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