Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type


Primary Advisor

Dr. Zach Tackett


This paper provides an objective look at the subjective topic of technological advancement in the ministry setting. The first step of this literary work is to identify what constitutes as technology and how has it either improved or complicated life as a whole. From the worship service to productivity in the office, technology has permeated the church world. Through literary research and interviews of technical directors in churches, this paper will be able to analyze the positive and negative components of technology adoption. This includes ease of process and spiritual potency. How technology has changed the church dynamic in the past to the present will be displayed to show the long-term effects. From there the paper will make an educated guess to what the future will look like, as well as whether the tradeoffs of technology are a worthy price to pay.