It was only just a few years ago the podcasts were viewed as a way for young people to download and listen to music that was stored in their MP3 players. Very few people at that time really considered the true potential of podcasts as a tool for churches to spread their influence beyond the area that their parishioners lived in. Soon however, people began to catch on and now even the Bible can be downloaded in an audio version from an online podcast.
So Much Easier
The truth be told, the Bible can be difficult reading for a good percentage of a churches parishioners. Sure, they do their best and do make some progress, but if they have vision problems the problem is only exacerbated. With Bible podcasts, a person can download the whole bible or just certain parts of it that they are interested in hearing. It just makes the whole experience of studying the bible far more exciting and interesting.
Great for Bible Study Sessions
For Bible study sessions and classes, Bible podcasts are especially useful. It replaces having someone in the group read bible passages which still does have its place. However; its just so much quicker and convenient to move through multiple Bible passages in a much shorter time using convenient prerecorded Bible podcasts. Also, people can be separated into groups and listen to separate Bible passages using headphones completely free of distractions.
Keep Parishoners Involved
Bible podcasts are also a great way to keep parishioners involved with a church. By offering a different quote from the Bible each day that parishioners can download, it keeps parishioners a reason to stay in contact every day. Also, important messages can be included with bible podcasts that churches make available as well. Fund raising is still another use that many churches have for Bible podcasts.
Written by Maria Leyva. Find the latest information on a Bible Podcast as well as Audio Bible Study