Church Tech Matters, a site for church tech volunteers, by church tech volunteers is back. This is good news to anyone who works in the technical ministry at a church. Having spent a lot more years as a volunteer than a staff member, I know full well the challenges that face volunteers. I’ve seen well meaning but ill-trained volunteers get chewed up and spit out by churches who didn’t really have a clue. I’ve watched highly qualified people offer to help and also be chewed up and spit out. It’s not always easy, but when it’s your calling, it’s what you do.
Church Tech Matters, the brainchild of Jim Walton, closed down a few months ago when Jim felt he needed to regain some balance in his life. Can’t blame him for that. Thankfully, some folks launched an “intervention” and were used by God to persuade Jim to re-open the site; this time calling on a pool of, you guessed it, volunteers to generate content.
One of the greatest benefits of the technological age we live is that we can use technology to connect with one another, encourage each other and share information and ideas. This is a primary purpose of Church Tech Matters, and I encourage you to check it out, especially if you volunteer–there’s good stuff there.