Administrative tasks: Jones spends a large portion of his day addressing the administrative tasks of the church - booking space, organizing weekly events, communicating with staff, and generally managing tasks. Jones expressed how he prefers to spend less time on the computer, and more time with members of his congregation, but administrative work is necessary to keep things moving forward.
Creating a strong community: Jones feels that technology (especially social media) can contribute to a lack of real connection between people. Eucharist Church strives to structure an experience around collective worship and communion. Jones thinks about how to create a vibrant, healthy experience by fostering relationships between strangers.
Speaking with Jones helped us realize that there are actually many software companies focused on the small market of software for churches. These companies, like Planning Center Online, do a good job of addressing the specific needs of churches as they grow, and also have solid market penetration.
It was clear that Jones was focused on how he could create more meaningful, real human interactions. Sometimes, software like the daily podcast or communications tools, could help with this, but for Jones, there was no substitute for sitting face to face and having an engaging conversation.