Imagine seeing related maps, diagram, charts, pictures, artwork, architectural layouts, bible translations appearing on your iPad, Note, Kindle Fire, or similar tablet, as your pastor teaches through the message.
This is the Second-screen experience.
A “learning church” could harness this technology in the form of an app and allow for people listening to the message to see visual content synced with the teaching content appearing on their devices. People listening could have maps of biblical locations or ancient kingdoms instantly displayed on their iPads as the pastor mentions them.
Take if further an embed the visually synced content with their message notes on their devices.
Think of a Wikipedia, YouVersion, Glo Bible, church notes mashup, but in real-time, matched to the sermon you are listening to in the palm of your hand.
Imagine the new depth of understanding that could be brought to the listener by adding a visual element.
The second-screen technology would blend audio and visual learning.
The ability to harness and enhance a message or sermon synchronously using second-screen app technology would have a powerful visual impact and increase learning and understanding.