With over 1,000,000 sold, the iPad, Apple’s new tablet computer and e-Reader, has taken the digital world by storm! According to Apple, users have downloaded 12 million apps, and over 1.5 million e-Books from the iBookstore. And, no surprise, pastors are counted among those 1 million iPad purchasers. Why?
The iPad opens up exciting, new possibilities for ministry work. It’s a great time management tool. It frees pastors from the office desktop and bookshelves, allowing them to move out into the community to connect with members, or meet new people. With built in email and browser, the iPad allows access to data and workflow while maintaining personal mobility. In meetings, it permits easy access to notes and information, while being less intrusive than a laptop. Facebook and Twitter connectivity through the browser adds social networking capability. Sermon prep can be done in the coffee shop or wherever the Spirit moves you!
Checkout one pastor’s personal take on the advantages of the iPad in this insightful article by John Chandler in Collide Magazine:
Definitely, the iPad is a really cool tool for the digital rev!
Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!