Clergyman bats for cyber church
Father John Rogers wants the Anglican Church to adopt the use of information and communication technologies to support its evangelical work.
He says this would allow the church to reach out to people who are unable to attend services.
Addressing the annual Diocesan Service at a packed Wildey Gymnasium yesterday morning, he said video streaming should also be considered.
The clergyman believes that the church should engage the community in different ways, enabling it to reinforce the evangelistic approach while creating opportunities for ministry, which he said is like having two churches in one.
“We’re at the stage now where we can have two churches in one, the ecclesial church and the cyber church,” he said.