Tony Dye has been after me this week to put together a “definitive guide to all things Church IT on the web” and it’s kind of hard to turn down such a nice guy.
A good place to start is the “official” Church IT RoundTable website – www.citrt.org. When formal plans for a RoundTable have been made, there will be information posted there. Also, the contents of this post will be mirrored there. Think of it as a portal page for Church IT.
The Church IT RoundTable world is really all about community, and that’s what all of these resources are built around.
There is just a wealth of information on the forum/mailing list. The two are actually linked together, so you can choose which format you’d like to use to participate. The wiki is really still in it’s infancy, but the content that is there is really quite useful.
Also on ITDiscuss.org:
- Church Management System (ChMS) Discuss
- Shelby System 5 (SSV5) Programmer’s Forum/List
- Shelby System 5 (SSV5) Programmer’s Wiki
The Podcast is the first and third Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM EST. I always look forward to Podcast Thursdays. Being a part of the live, interactive talkcast is extremely cool and no matter what your level of technical interest, I can guarantee you will learn something here.
Blogs – This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but if you’re only going to pick a few Church IT blogs to read, I’d highly recommend these four:
We also have a CITRT Planet aggregator that pulls posts from quite a few blogs, including this one. For a much more complete list of Church IT blogs, check out Clif’s blogroll in the sidebar at Appian Way.
Social Web Stuff:
Church IT Survey