Technology helps churches reach members

9:16 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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ADA, Mich. (WZZM) -  Technology is helping churches reach out to members in a whole new way. At Ada Bible Church they have services on three different campuses with one pastor. The church preaches to 8,500 people every Sunday, and 3,000 people online.

Pastor, Rich Nibbe says, "They're all receiving the same teaching because it's all being streamed live from here, live from Cascade to our other campuses."

Ada Bible is one of many churches embracing technology. The church has one pastor, broadcasting to its other locations. Each location has 'venues' where an group gathers around the streaming sermon.

Nibbe says, "We found that when people live within 30 minutes of a church they're more likely to get involved in the community life of a church. We make it engaging for people, through lights, music, screens, all sorts of things."

Cornerstone also uses technology at church, but in a different way. It uses it to safely check children in and out of Sunday School. Cornerstone also uses a donation machine where people can run their credit card instead of passing the donation plate.

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