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MinistryTECH Keynote 4 – Sociology-Integrity-Justice

Mike God

CIO Willow Creek Community Church

The wrong information in the wrong hands can hurt people, the right information in the right hands can hurt people.
Information has power, technology is an accelerant to Technology
– If you are going to sin, Technology can help you sin a lot faster

Technology was limited to just the select few / Hardware big bulky
Now Technology is available to the masses / Hardware is much smaller / Most are reliant upon technology

  • With all the potential that Technology gives us are we ready for the responsibility?
  • Are IT Leaders ready to train and embrace what is available to  us to move forward?
  • IT Must move beyond platforms and preferences but embrace the solutions to solve the problems.


Information Sociology Model

  • Leadership – Purpose                                                                                         -> Movement
    • Good Leadership doesn’t have to be from the top down
    • Clarity of vision  – Clearly Communicating but also compelling
  • Community
    • Formation
    • Organization – Causes a community to have impact
  • Information – Like the three primary colors, Information can be combined
    • Corporate – Risk Procedures, boundaries, controls
    • Promotional – Align, Promote, Market, Promise to the world
    • Community – Social Connection, Interaction
  • Technology – Has matured to the point it can support the various ‘colors’ of Information
    • Creatively Grow and adapt all while exploring and keeping what needs to be secure

Technology has given the world one language to solve social economic problems
– Technology has “power” but can’t replace or reduce the separation between man and God
– As believers we have to remain constant that God is the problem solver not Technology.
– I Peter 2:9  But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

– Technology is a Gift that can be used for helping people.

  John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

– How are people suffering suppose to believe in God’s goodness without their experiencing his love thru God’s people?
– Only God has the power to heal the human heart
– People can try to fix the symptoms, but God can heal the problems
– What would the world look like if we were able to equip people to harness the technology around the world?  How could we use technology to help people see the Love of God?

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