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4 Cost-Effective Ways To Meet The IT Needs Of Your Ministry
Posted on March 22, 2019 8:00 AM by Faith Sites
Categories: General
Most ministry leaders realize the importance of IT infrastructure and use ministry websites to not only stay connected to churchgoers but they want to create a more engaging worship experience.  It can also give the church a wider reach and help with spreading the gospel efficiently.  On the other hand, a tight budget can make highly involved projects seem like a distant dream.  Luckily, there are a few ways to cut costs and avoid missing out on the benefits.
 
Create An Online Presence

One important objective of a ministry tech strategy is to bring believers closer together.  Ministry websites and social media outlets provide a way that is not only fast and convenient but also budget-friendly.  If you want to establish a strong online presence, be sure to keep your content up-to-date so visitors and the congregation stay engaged.
 
Protect Your Data

The last problem any ministry wants to face is losing key data and having to collect it all again.  That’s why it’s advisable to invest in a good backup system.  In order to protect your data from malicious threats and other vulnerabilities, make sure you have an updated version of antivirus software installed on your computers and website.
 
Send Messages Electronically

Nowadays, emailing lacks the personal touch that a phone call offers but it can be a great option when you want to save time and money.  If you’re on a budget, sermon notes and reminders could be sent conveniently via email.
In 2019, IT continues to shape the way churches communicate with their members.  Therefore, a church that looks to grow their congregation should take advantage of technology innovations even though there’s a lot of hype about most of them.  Ultimately, it’s up to the pastor to find out what works best and to budget the funds only on IT needs that truly benefit the church.
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