Technology in modern worship services has become more common and more efficient in recent years. There has been an increasing number of technological advances that makes this possible. There are many areas of the worship service that have been affected by the technological advances, including the music and the sermon itself.
Technology in the Music
Many places of worship no longer have a simple pianist. The music was found to not reach all of the worship area, and the music was often drowned out by the voices raised in worship. They have progressed to using loudspeakers to project recorded music equally throughout the worship space. Some worship services do, however, still have live music. For live music, microp
Technology in the Service
Technology is also used in the
For people who have a hard time finding chapters and verses in the Bible, or who like to read many different version
Rapid print press is also playing an integral part of many worship services. For example, Jehovah's Witnesses mass produce many different Bible study books, many of which are used to study for an upcoming sermon, to review past sermons or just to take a closer look at many parts of the Scriptures.
For elderly or disable people, there are many different options available to attend worship service without leaving the house. There are many people who attend worship service over a telephone. Others attend via a voice over internet provider. Even other attend via Internet or phone with such worship alternatives such as podcasts. Using downloads of newspaper articles or world events can be used during the service to make the need of prayer more visible, and help move people to pray for help or to offer thanks to the deity or deities that are being worshiped.
Digital storytelling is a fairly new technological idea that is being incorporated into worship services. This can be pictures that illustrate the sermon, or even a silent video clip that projects to give visual illustration to the sermon to help the congregation understand and remember the points of the sermon. Sometimes a video with audio is used to simply add another voice or perspective to the sermon, breaking up what many of the newer generation views as monotony.
Another way for people to be able to better remember previous sermons, or even for a religious officiator to incorporate a previous sermon into a current one, is for the sermons to be digitally recorded, and to have a digital video recorder set up to make multiple discs of the sermon.
Welcoming of Congregation and Visitors
Making use of unused time at the beginning of a worship service is important. By using a projector and a slide show program, it is possible to not only welcome members, but
There are many ways that technology is reforming worship. Technology is a tool to be used to help people better comprehend and remember the worship services they attend. It is important to ensure that the technology is used to make learning scripture and key points easier. This way people will walk away with a better understanding of how the worshiped deity wishes the followers to live their lives. Technology in modern worship services is making this easier than ever.