How Holston's Growing Churches Employ Technology
Dr. Brian Burch completed his dissertation this past year with a focus on technology/Internet use among our conference's growing churches. All pastors of growing churches were surveyed with a relevant 85.7% response rate.
Over the next several weeks, Wednesday on the Web will introduce findings from Dr. Burch's research. What do these statistics mean for your outreach to potential members?
Which of the following did your church use in the last year?
81.1% Answering machine/Voice mail
36.4% Computer network
58.3% Digital camera
62.1% Fax machine
54.5% Overhead projector
40.2% PowerPoint/Video projector
50.8% Video camera
How many computers does your church own? 19.1% 0
16.8% 10 or more
At your church facility, what options of Internet access exist?
51.5% Standard phone line
17.4% Cable modem
21.2% No Internet access is available
0.8% Do not know
Next time we'll look at local Internet options in use and web ministry budgets for our growing churches.
Dr. Burch is pastor of Rural Retreat UMC and Mt Olive UMC in the Wytheville District.