The Alabama Baptist and Center for Congregational Resources at Samford University in Birmingham are partnering with Baptist associations across the state to assist churches in using technology in ministry.
In some cases, grant money is available to purchase equipment to livestream Sunday School classes or Bible study groups.
The educational opportunities include simple ways to use a smartphone and a smart TV for teaching as well as how to use Facebook and other social media to communicate.
The importance of maintaining at least a basic website and how to economically make that happen are also part of the training.
Resources, contact information for ministry-minded web developers and tips for effective and appropriate social media for ministry are provided to those working in the Technology in Ministry (TIM) peer learning groups.
To find out how to get involved with a TIM group, church leaders should contact their association or email email@example.com. (TAB)