“God’s Geeks” help bridge the digital divide
- God's Geeks provide assistance with technology
- Implement a similar program at your own church
Trinity Episcopal Church recently held another “God’s Geeks” session to educate parishioners about online communications and help them master their digital devices.
Folks who need a helping hand may contact the church to set up one-on-one appointments during dedicated “Geek” sessions. During these times, church volunteers are on-hand to troubleshoot and guide digital novices. Some volunteers are well-versed in Apple products; others specialize in PC or Android platforms.
As users become more comfortable with their smartphones, tablets and laptops, volunteers can help them take the next step in their digital journey. This includes engaging with the church through social media, connecting with Trinity using The City—a private network for lay ministry—and even learning how to find devotional resources online, like the Daily Office.
“During a God’s Geeks session there are no silly questions. We’re thankful that these people are willing to get on the technology bandwagon. A little assistance is usually all they need to access the digital tools that can actually enrich their spiritual life.” – Sarah Martinez, Communications Manager at Trinity
Trinity’s program could be easily duplicated. To try it in your congregation, you just need people who would like to learn more about technology – and people who are willing to help them! Contact Martinez or Judy Cariker at Trinity if you’d like advice on getting a similar program started.