I recently came across this article. It’s a classic case of how we need not be unduly ‘afraid’ of technology as the church… but to carefully & prayerfully consider how these ‘new ways’ can help us better engage people for God’s glory. Read it and share your thoughts.
African Churches Use Mobile Phone to Ring Up Growth in Members
Here’s an excerpt:
“Mobile phone suspended on a belt round the waist, or from the neck, is a common sight among members of church congregations in Africa. Now, church leaders are heaping praise on mobile phones, sometimes called cell phones, because they say the instruments help congregations grow.
Mobile phone use increased rapidly in Africa about 10 years ago. At that time, however, some Christians on the continent criticised the phones for being “marks of materialism”. Now, that has changed.
“It is as if cell phones have come to revolutionise everything, even Christianity,” says Anglican Bishop Charles Gaita of Nyahururu in central Kenya. “They are making things happen quickly.”
Read the rest of this encouraging article
Just arrived in Bangkok, Thailand for a conference till Friday. It’s called MinistryNET conference… and it’s connecting people to people, and people to God.
Part of my new responsibilities in Creative Communications would see me overseeing some kind of concerted effort in SCCC to use the internet for evangelism and discipleship. This is a whole new area of ministry for me, and I’ve really got lots to learn. =) Pray for God to inspire me thru this
While at the conference Alvin and I will be leading in Praise & Worship for the 80 of so Campus Crusade staff from all over the world. And we get to work with Koinonia, the Thailand CCC’s music ministry once again! (which was one of the key reasons why I quickly said ‘yes!’ to this!)
Do keep Lil & kids in prayer… =) Thanks!