A New Way To Deliver The Message
The past few days, the leaders of Christian organizations around the world have gathered together to share ideas, technology advancements, and expertise at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, TN. This is not just some other convention, but a gathering of God's team to compare notes, discuss challenges, and help each other to go forth to serve Him throughout the world.
Joining Paul Ladd of World Christian Broadcasting to discuss MMI's work throughout the world!
The world of ministry is at a unique point in history as the advent of the internet and the expansion of communication throughout the world allows visibility that has never been possible before. Today, there are internet cafe's popping up in the most desolate of places. In fact, this past November I came across an internet hub 3 hours from any city, town, etc. in the middle of Africa! Technology is developing before our eyes and yet as ministry leadership, we must work to understand its impact and also how to put it to work for God's Team.
Gatherings like NRB provide an opportunity to share these new developments and also pay respect to our past. The actual needs of ministry are not that different than when Jesus sent for His disciples to bring God's word to the masses. What is different is the method of delivery of this message of hope. We have to provide opportunities for people of all languages, cultures, etc. to understand the Good News, and that means learning how to optimize these new highways of information.
Think about what is currently available on the internet. There is a lot of good, but also a lot of bad being distributed and if we don't ensure that there is good content, it provides an opportunity for bad to dominate this space. That is surely not what we want to happen and thus ministry leadership is required to increase it's knowledge and not allow the message of the ministry to get left behind. Complacency is not a term that can be accepted, and if it is, the message will be lost.
Are you scared of change? If so, fine, get over it! The world is changing faster than ever and you either will embrace it and learn each day, or you will soon find yourself sitting on the side of the road as the world passes you by!
NRB was given a sneak preview of Son of God that premiers on Friday!