Questions abound! If you are from the pre-technology and pre-Twitter age as I am, there are hundreds of questions that come to mind. Like what is Twitter or Twitting? I used to have a tie with Tweety Bird. Are they related in some way? Another question, “Once you get on facebook, can you get off?” Or, “How do I remember all the passwords that Twitter, Facebook, and all the others take?” I do well to remember my cell phone number and how to answer the phone. Oh, yes, one more question about technology – “Whatever happened to the flashing 12:00 that was on my VCR?”
While the above questions for some seem humorous, I guarantee they are real for me. But I think there are more serious questions that our churches may want to deal with. Questions like, “How do we communicate with all those folks out there who understand the new technology and communications’ options?” “How do we share Jesus with them?” “How do we show them that Jesus is real to those of us who are technologically challenged and that Jesus can be just as real to them?”
In recent weeks and months there have been some questions on a church’s billboard that have gotten my attention. One, “Would Jesus join our church?” and another was “What kind of church member am I?” I wish I knew how to answer these questions for our 1,900-plus churches and 400,000-plus church members. But, I cannot. In fact, the only ones who can answer these questions are the churches and church members themselves. So, what’s the answer?
Ministerial Services of the Missouri Baptist Convention is willing to help you get a handle on these two important questions.
Give me a call at 800-736-6227, ext. 210, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (George Roach is ministerial services specialist for the Missouri Baptist Convention.)