I was at a concert this week in a church. You had to be there an hour before the concert to get a seat so there was a lot of time to burn. No problem, the internet is our friend and a big time killer. Wait, say it ain’t so! Their WiFi is password protected. (And I can’t get a signal.)
You have got to be kidding. Having a HotSpot password protected is worse than no HotSpot at all. At least if you don’t have one at a church people will think you are a technology challenged church that isn’t culturally relevant. But if you have one, and have a password on it, that screams you’re worried that people will be surfing the internet and not staying focused. Wonder why they are not focused? Maybe I want to fact check something I just heard. Maybe I want to tweet out a virtual amen. Maybe I want to share a quote that answers a question an unbeliever friend of mine has been asking.
Seriously, if your church doesn’t have WiFi, get it. If you have WiFi and it’s password protected, get with it.
- One Spark is coming
- @St. Louis