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Information Management for Ministers  

A guide to information management resources for ministry.
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About Information Management for Ministry

A basic guide to resources to manage information in the following areas:

  • Time
  • People
  • Research

Church Computing Journal

  • Christian Computing Magazine
    Over the years there have been many journals devoted to the use of computers in churches, but CCMag is the one left standing. Now a free ezine and web site.

Getting Started

Getting started with information management is the most important point!

Most common question: What is the best technology for you?

  • Paper/pencil/calendar may be sufficient
    • technological overkill can make time/information management worse
    • (see the next point)
  • Simpler is better
    • if it is too complicated you will not use it
    • Often less expensive
  • Any system is better than no system

Books on Information Technology in Ministry

40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation - Aaron Spiegel, Nancy Armstrong, and J. Bill
Call Number: BV652.77 .S66 2004
  • Basics for using computers in churches. Good place to start.

Wired for Ministry - John P. Jewell
Call Number: BV652.77 .J495 2004
  • Practical manual using digital media in ministry.
  • Focus is on enhancing community.
  • Advocates advance planning and clarity of purpose in developing technologies for church use.

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