Technology and the NYWC

I couldn’t go to the National Youth Workers’ Convention in Sacramento this weekend, but because of the use of technology, I felt like I could have been there.

did a great job with the use of technology, including live blogging, regular blogging, video wrap-ups, and twitter updates.

It got me thinking about the use of technology in ministry (something I think about often). We have to think of more ways to get to people. There are so many tools available to us now that we literally have endless opportunities to connect with, learn from, and share with people all over the world.

Even in Mexico, we are using technology in ministry. We had a pre-concert two weekends ago, and admission to this concert got you a free VIP pass to a concert that will will be happening this weekend. The VIP pass will be delivered by text message. Since everyone in Mexico (especially our target audience) has cell phones, they can just come to the door on Sunday night with the encrypted text message.

There are tons of ways to include new technology in ministry. I think it’s a new way to be more personal. The internet is more social now, so in order to connect with people, we need to use it more.

One Response to “Technology and the NYWC”

  1. adam mclane October 14, 2008 at 7:47 pm #

    Thanks for the love Dennis. I really had wished you could be there to be a part of our nerd fest!

    About half way through Tim Schmoyer said to me, “In 5 years we will laugh about how we did this.” My response was that we will laugh about how the quality of this in 3 weeks in Pittsburgh. I’m working on some stuff to make it a lot cooler!

    Glad it help, looking forward to this being just the beginning. :)

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