CM TeleSummit – Technology Tidbits – Jeremy Collins

cmtelesummit Here is my next installment, and the first for day 2, of notes from the CMTelesummit.

  • Using technology in children’s ministry – Hi-Tech for the Low-Tech
  • Why are you doing that?
    • A lot of us come up with cool new ways of doing things but end up watering down the message
    • Technology should have a purpose
    • Want to target technology to message of Jesus Christ
  • Using technology that works for you
    • Technology is a tool, but you have to learn it first before you use it
    • Don’t use if it you’re not comfortable

  • Technology should make your life easier not harder
  • We have a hard time pulling the plug on technology
    • East to end up always using technology
    • Never unplugged
    • Need to find time to unplug
  • Using stuff families are already using
    • Find out what technologies families are using
    • Meet families where they are and use what they use
  • Put your kids to work using technology
  • The “Tech Nerd” Jeremy’s Top Ten “try it, you’ll like it” of technology
    • You Version
      • Online Bible
      • Add study notes
      • Review other’s notes
      • On IPhone as well
    • Google Apps
    • Facebook
      • Connect with and talk to families you wouldn’t otherwise have the change to
    • Twitter
    • Youtube
    • Wikipedia
    • Your website
      • Put current events out there
      • Put information about your church
      • Put information about your children’s ministry
    • Threadsy
      • Facebook, e-mail and twitter all in one

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