Use of Multimedia Technology in Church Pro or Con?
After decades of growth starting with meeting in homes to the development of the
mega-church, Houses of Worship find themselves in the epicenter of change.
Church attendance is on the decline and current trends show that the importance of worshipping together as s
congregation is losing its appeal to this generation.
As Spiritual leaders debate the cause and effect of this trend, one thing for certain is apparent.
Houses of Worship that have embraced Multimedia Technology as a part of there worship continue see growth in
Does the technology enhance or entertain participants?
I have seen and heard state of the
art lighting, sound systems, graphics, special effects, high def video cameras and technical crews that would give
your average television studio or live theater a challenge as far as quality presentations.
Church’s who started off using it to display songs and announcements have found out that utilizing it to display
the sermon notes, scriptures and Church PowerPoint
displays and engages the visual element which allows the audience to participate making it personal to them.
Scenes from various movies and plays have been used by Pastor’s have been used to introduce or reinforce topics
that they are speaking or teaching about giving a relevant connection from this generation to the Biblical
translation of this subject.
Church PowerPoint are software programs designed specifically for Scripture displays, and may include scenes
from major topics that can be used to enhance the display of topics such as the Resurrection, parting of the Red
Since music plays a large part of many Worship services, it is essential that high quality sound become a major
Whether traditional chorus or contemporary gospel, or rock the lyrics and music must be distinguishable without
destroying the sound level for participants.
There is no substitute for quality equipment from microphones, cables, amplifiers, mixers, to speakers, the
initial cost may seem overwhelming but the long term return on investment is made up through the enjoyment of
The internet continues to have a strong impact on the growth of Church’s who have used it to create an identity
beyond the location they are based in.
Faith Online: 64% of wired Americans have used the Internet for spiritual or religious purposes SOURCE: PEW
Multimedia technology in Worship allows the church to spread the message beyond the walls and to reach those who
may never set foot within, just as the Bible calls for us to do.
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