Dear MUMC Church,
As a pastor quite often I ask myself (and others!) how we can do church easier from an administrative perspective. How we can remove any administrative barriers or blocks in the whole experience so that we can connect with God better as well as connecting with others? I am not the only one asking these questions many others have done the same. However, it is of great benefit when we remove any hindrances and focus on what truly matters: our time with God and with others. But why that is important? Believe it or not, administration in the church is a ministry in itself and should be regarded as such. Many things can rise and fall due to a lack of administration. However, the topic today is not administration per se but rather how we can make church easier for everyone to participate and to connect with one another.
We are living in an ever-changing world where technology can help us make life easier, however, the challenge is not simply to implement technological developments in our church, but rather make it in a way that is understandable and easy for everyone who is willing to participate. In doing so we can connect us better with the church.
Enter Church Connect. Church connect is not the ultimate answer to all of our problems but helps us to move forward and start making use of technology to provide some answers. Among those answers Church Connect helps simply to connect with you and others through an easy interface where you can find out the most up-to-date information on the church, be reminded of our vision/mission(!), check out the calendar of events, and submit prayer requests. Also, if you decide to enroll (completely optional) you can submit your tithes and offerings online safely and securely.
Here are Step by Step Instructions for accessing Church Connect. If you still have questions, you can always call me (Pastor David) - or our office - and ask for help on how to sign in.