It’s a changing world. Smartphones, social media, and the rise of live-streaming are just a few of the things that are making running a church more complicated.
But that’s no reason to be afraid. With hundreds of church management solutions out there, many churches have transitioned seamlessly into the 21st century with their church technology. In fact, many pastors have realized that by utilizing church technology, they can reach even more people than they could at that post-service coffee hour!
Which leads me to this question:
How does Moses make his coffee?
If that surprisingly bad joke blew your mind, buckle your seat-belt, because this updated list of 10 church technology stats is gonna rock your world:
1. 38% of people increased their Bible readership last year by downloading a Bible app or by listening to religious podcasts and streaming services. (Source: Barna Group) <–Click To Tweet
2. 96% of pastors use a computer at church. (Source: Barna Group)<–Click To Tweet
3. In the past thirty days, about 21.5 million adults have visited the website of their own place of worship. (Source: Grey Matter)<–Click To Tweet
4. Since 2011, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s internet evangelism ministry has converted at least 5 million people. (Source: BGEA)<–Click To Tweet
5. Pope Francis has 9.46 million followers on Twitter. (Source: Twitter)<–Click To Tweet
6. 52.9% of congregations use visual projection during worship. (Source: Faith Communities Today)<–Click To Tweet
7. Millennials are 6% more likely to own a smartphone than a Bible. (Source: Pew Research, Barna Group)<–Click To Tweet
8. 80% of nonprofits say that their website is the most important communications channel for outreach. (Source: Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)<–Click To Tweet
9. 42% of churches facilitate online giving. (Source: Dunham+Company)<–Click To Tweet
10. Only 21% of the general population and 34% of Christians say they read to grow spiritually. (Source: Barna Group)<–Click To Tweet
What other statistics do you think would be useful for churches looking to implement technology into their congregations?