40 Days And 40 Bytes


“Today we are awash in computerized Bible games, pastoral care software, and church management systems with members’ personal information and giving records,” observe authors Spiegel, Armstrong, and Bill, but “too often we blindly accept and use technology without asking the big questions. Questions like, is it appropriate to our mission and ministry?” 40 Days and 40 Bytes will help your congregation explore technology so you can decide, from a ministry and culture standpoint, what you need to do. The goal: godly service-not technological glitz.

The authors are uniquely qualified to help you think about the role of technology in your congregation. All three are staff members with the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, which launched the innovative Computers and Ministry Grants Initiative in 1998 to help congregations address the challenges they face when using computer technology in their ministries. In this book, they share what they have learned in their work with 102 congregations.

There’s no question your congregation is going to use computer technology. The only question is, “How?” 40 Days and 40 Bytes will help you design technology that fits your ministry and mission.

“40 Days and 40 Bytes is the most comprehensive overview available on technology in congregations. If you are thinking about your congregation’s technology needs, make the journey with these veteran travelers.”-J. Phillip Martin, National Association of Church Business Administration

Aaron Spiegel, Nancy Armstrong, and Brent Bill are staff members at the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, a gift to the greater Indianapolis area from Lilly Endowment Inc. Together they developed and led the Center’s Computers and Ministry program.


SKU (ISBN): 9781566992985
ISBN10: 1566992982
Aaron Spiegel | Nancy Armstrong | J. Brent Bill
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: September 2004
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group

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