iPad Preacher

post date: July 15, 2011

Sometimes you’ve got to change with the times.

For the last two days I’ve been trying to figure out how to put my sermon notes on my iPad. I was greatly prodded in this direction by my friend Greg Kuehn, pastor of Sierra Bible Church in Reno, who told me how much I would like it. He uses an app called DocsToGo that let’s him import his notes to his iPad plus he said he even uses it to run his Power Point presentation when he preaches.

That last part is a little too much for me, at least for right now.

In two different conferences recently I’ve used my iPad to read the Scripture (which is nice because I have maybe 15 different translations on board plus I can magnify the text to any size I like), but I’ve carried my sermon notes with me to the podium. Marlene told me that I needed to put them all together on my iPad so I wouldn’t be shuffling those pieces of paper. 

She’s right, of course. 

So this coming week at Cannon Beach in Oregon and the following week at Word of Life in New York, I’ll go to the pulpit with nothing but my iPad. 

It’s not a big deal, but it feels like a big deal, if you know what I mean. I’m going to try it and see if I can make it work. The biggest challenge is getting the type large enough so I can see it clearly. That plus making sure the battery on my iPad doesn’t run down between sessions.

I think it should go just fine. When all is said and done, the delivery methods may change, but the message remains the same. 

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