Bethel United Methodist Church has been on the learning curve with technology the last two years.
This small Methodist church in Huntington decided to make some changes two years ago when they welcomed their new part-time pastor, Nick Miller. They started with screens and speakers on either side of the sanctuary. Their goal was always to remain minimal, as to preserve the traditional look of their sanctuary.
When their church doors had to close because of COVID-19, they had to continue to adjust. They began hosting online services with the technology that Pastor Miller and the congregation owned. When they heard about the Center's Connect Through Tech grant that was open to congregations this last spring, they jumped at the opportunity to become further equipped. With a new camera, laptop and video editing software, they were ready to continue serving their congregation to the best of their ability during a time of social distancing and beyond.
When asked about his favorite purchase, Pastor Miller recommended Filmora video editing software because of its cost effectiveness and great tutorials.
Applications for the Connect Through Tech grant program closed in May. However, the Center always has Resource Grants available to help Indiana congregations to access expertise.