Friday, March 5, 2010

LifeWay Launches Digital Church

By Rob Phillips

For church leaders trying to navigate the digital age, the challenge can take on biblical proportions. While the psalmist looked to the hills in his hour of need, pastors, staff and lay leaders today find themselves looking to the “cloud” – that place in cyberspace where a host of new Web-based resources and services are found.

It’s all part of the digital church, where multimedia and social networking are as common as hymnals and printed bulletins. And LifeWay Christian Resources is making it easier for church decision-makers to access and download a wide range of resources through the new Web portal,

“We launched LifeWay’s Digital Church to provide solutions that will help churches be more effective in ministry,” said Tim Vineyard, LifeWay’s chief information officer. “Ministry leaders now have access, in one place, to a full range of digital resources. Digital Church services and solutions are easy to use and come from trusted resource providers.”

The “cloud services” available through LifeWay’s Digital Church include existing LifeWay resources such as WorshipMap Pro and SongMap, the groundbreaking online services that enable users to download and customize worship music; LifeWayLINK, the church Web site service; and eMediaLINK, the solution for adding online video to ministry Web sites. It also features new services available through alliances between LifeWay, Fellowship Technologies and ServiceU.


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