Q and A for July 19, 2013

Here are the latest questions:

*JT on G+
hey friends!! anyone have some thoughts on breaking the church plant mindset when it comes to tech gear? We were a plant 7 years ago and we are still looking for the cheapest equipment and replacing it when it breaks which becomes more costly then purchasing better gear at a higher cost. Thoughts?

*JS on G+
… Is piracy okay because big businesses are charging too much? Or is piracy stealing and a blatant disregard for God’s command?

*YB on G+
…I have [a] version of some verrrrry expensive software… I use for work. I also at times put together some of the church video snippets and announcement videos.
A few times I’ve needed to make tweaks and slight changes between services, so I run home quickly when I should be either in Sunday school or getting the media ministry ready for next service.

I’m really considering putting my OWN LEGIT copy of software on one of our media ministry computers at church.

The rub is, of course, that “the man,” as you all have called them, says I don’t really OWN my copy of MY software and even if I have copied MY software to a laptop or other computer in MY house, it’s different than putting it on a computer at another physical place.

I’m really not cool with their perceived hold on me. I believe I OWN my software and if I want to gift it or work in another location I should be able to.

I haven’t done this yet, but I’m considering it.

What say you all to that little twist ??

*BA on G+
…We moved from a printed newsletter to an online newsletter. We offer it in PDF format and on issu. We also send an email to all who have subscribed so they can go read the newsletter when it comes out. …

The problem is this doesn’t work real well on mobile devices. So my question is, how is everyone else making their newsletter available on mobile devices? …

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.