Love it or hate it, technology is always changing and one of those changes is the movement toward online meetings for houses of worship. However, getting your congregation on board with the transition to online meetings is not always an easy feat, as some people may feel online meetings take away from socializing and are less welcoming. Looking at the positive impacts of online Christian Church meetings can help put your congregation at ease.
Outreach to more people
Probably the most beneficial thing about online church meetings is the ability to reach more people worldwide. People who travel frequently for work or leisure will miss church meetings if no online option is available. Online meetings make it possible for church members to participate in church activities no matter where they are, which leads to more people being able to stay informed of the importance of church activities.
Reduce travel time
For those church members who need to commute longer distances to attend meetings, online options can save them a substantial amount of time in travel and money spent on gas or public transportation. No commute means more time freed up for other activities, which can make it less overwhelming for those with work and family obligations to attend meetings more frequently.
Open new opportunities for people who are disabled or ill
For those who suffer from a disability and who must rely on others to provide them with transportation to and from church, attending in-person meetings is often impossible if they cannot find someone to take them to the church. Online meetings are a blessing for the disabled and open new doors for these people to take an active part in church activities that were not possible prior to the online meeting format.
Online church meetings also give those who are recovering from surgery a chance to participate in meetings when an online format is available. For those who are ill or have compromised immune systems, online meetings are a healthy option in times when there are outbreaks of community illness, such as flu season, etc.
Some people may balk at the idea of online church meetings, but this is usually because of fear of the unknown and being unfamiliar with how the online meeting format works. Discussing and focusing on the positive aspects of online meetings will help those who are hesitant to better understand why the online format is an important and necessary option for today's world.