The Wired Church: Making Media Ministry

by Len Wilson. Abingdon Press, 1999.

Author Len Wilson argues that just as books and sermons became the cultural norm for Christian worship after the invention of the printing press, media ministry will be the cultural norm for Christian worship in this century and beyond. Media ministry uses video, audio, graphics, text, and other technology applications to communicate the gospel and transform lives. After discussing the mission of media ministry, the author gives practical advice on designing video and visual productions. Wilson claims that team-oriented production is essential to the use of electronic media in worship, and he tells how to develop effective teams. The last section of the book is a practical guide to the uses and costs of technology tools. The appendices cover such topics as copyright issues, scripts, glossary, and a pre-event checklist. A CD-rom included with the book demonstrates presentation graphics, how to configure a worship space, and several videos and graphics that can be used in worship.