By Aaron Spiegel

"Today we're awash in automatic Bible video games, pastoral care software program, and church administration structures with participants' own info and giving records," discover authors Spiegel, Armstrong, and invoice, yet "too usually we blindly settle for and use expertise with out asking the large questions. Questions like, is it applicable to our undertaking and ministry?" forty Days and forty Bytes can assist your congregation discover know-how so that you can make a decision, from a ministry and tradition perspective, what you want to do. The target: godly service—not technological glitz. The authors are uniquely certified that can assist you take into consideration the position of expertise on your congregation. All 3 are employees individuals with the Indianapolis middle for Congregations, which introduced the leading edge pcs and Ministry gives you Initiative in 1998 to aid congregations deal with the demanding situations they face while utilizing laptop expertise of their ministries. during this publication, they percentage what they've got realized of their paintings with 102...

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That’s it. He’s just a technology user. But as the Center’s executive vice president and the person responsible for communicating what we’re learning, he has sat through many of the CMGI classes and reunions. In doing so, he’s heard how technology has made a difference, both good and bad, in congregational life. He is a writer, too. And so he, as a nontechie, is translating what Aaron and Nancy have learned into plain language. In this book we’re going to use what we have learned to help you explore how your congregation can use technology.

It means you should “save” your “history”—or back it up. But that will be explored in chapter 12. What it means for us now is this: Seminarians and clergy all know what heilsgeschicte means. They use it to talk to each other in class and conversation, but it leaves most lay folk out in the cold. Likewise, computer people have their own language. Some words—such as mouse—mean something completely different in the computer world than they do in the real world. So we’re going use this chapter to get us all using the same words in the same way.

There are two main types of software that you need to know about. Operating Systems First there are operating systems. Hardware is neat and cool, but without software a computer won’t work. A term that every computer user needs to know is BIOS —basic input-output operating system. The BIOS is hardwired into your computer. It is responsible for letting your computer know itself. You might call it the computer’s self-consciousness! When you push the power button on your computer, the first thing that starts working is the BIOS.

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