Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 223

Full Length Research Paper

The church in the contemporary world: Information and communication technology in church communication for growth: A case study

Christian A. Bolu
  1ICT/Innovation Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 January 2012
  •  Published: 30 April 2012

Abstract

 

The last two decades has seen the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in contemporary church communications for growth. Contemporary church communications for growth is taking phenomenally great strides. However, adoption levels vary across countries, church groups, church budgets, and with the increasing threat to mass gathering by insurgencies, the rate of adoption will further increase. This paper examines the adoption of ICT in contemporary church communication for growth in Nigeria. It analyzes the perception of church leaders on internet usage for church growth programmes, adoption of electronic mails, telephone and virtual learning environment for communication as well as the deployment of church ICT infrastructure for church administration and human capital management. With the increasing internet bandwidth intensity and teledensity in Nigeria, the paper attempts to identify potential structural shift in church growth and communication strategy

 

Key words: Missions, internet evangelism, repository communication information technology church.