There has been quite a bit of excitement behind this new ministry, and that’s all because God saw the need and the Spirit started to speak. Not because an individual got to a certain level (intelligently, spiritually, or financially). God has let me work for one of the largest corporations in America, let me have discussions with some of the leaders in this industry, but first He let me find the cross. I came across this blog post today by Bob Hyatt that re-affirms that I’m not a “wacko” that sees what God wants to do. Technology sometimes spins out of control, even and especially in ministry.
I believe it all starts with personal discipleship. You might see some of these televangelists or large churches booming with 15 services a weekend (sarcasm of course) and wonder how in the world can it all be about just their message? I’ve heard our pastor speak to this just this week as he seeks to find ways of making our gatherings be about him as little as possible. Sure, God’s still given him an excellent heart, and he still needs to be heard. And he still needs to lead. But God is moving in the lives of those in the seats sometimes more than even the pastor. And God is moving in my life, so Digital Disciples has begun. That’s what happens when God truly is moving through the body of the church. They don’t necessarily have to get all caught up in just their church’s ministries (especially if they don’t fit).
For me – our church meets in a high school, so any ministry outside of our meeting times has to have even more sweat poured into it. So why not network with other churches, other people in the community that are being led by the Spirit to actually move with their faith. And for now, we meet monthly to sharpen our technology skills as a group and conclude the evening with a time of Bible study and prayer. It’s as simple as that. Almost too simple, but still a powerful way to be humble, serve, grow, and glorify God. Join us on March 5th here in Ohio, or maybe contact me about starting a group in your area!
PRAYING that God keeps me disciplined, and I can keep running and have energy / focus with a busy time ahead of me. PRAISING God that He showed my family his greatness through a friend bringing us a meal today.