Journal of Ministry & Theology
Without question, computers and associated technologies have opened a vast new world to American society. Through internet access, e-mail, CD Roms, and other electronic sources, people now possess access to new worlds of information which a few years ago appeared impossible to conceive. Pastors stand to benefit from this new world of data. Web sites, data base searches, and e-mail are but a few examples of ways pastors can tap into this emerging technological world. While computers are a large benefit for pastoral ministry, they pose a significant danger relative to exercising principles of good church administration. This article is written from the perspective of one who is "pro-computers" for pastoral ministry. The author proposes that, while pastors should possess basic computer knowledge and literacy skills, they should not be using computers on a regular day-to-day basis.
Computers, church administration
Firmin, M. (1997). Computers: The adversary of effective church administration. Journal of Ministry & Theology, 1, 37-45.