Don’t Get Left Behind in the Future of Ministry

“Real communication is happening in the digital world, on the Web, and on the smart phone in your pocket. Real information is being shared and globally disseminated, faster than ever before. Real conversations are taking place, through voice, words and images, connecting people and conversations all over the world.

If the leader is not leading in the digital world, his leadership is, by definition, limited to those who also ignore or neglect that world, and that population is shrinking every minute. The clock is ticking.”

The Christian Leader in the Digital Age

Personally, I can’t think of too many people who do not own a piece of technology. Everyone has a laptop, a desktop, a tablet, a smartphone, a streaming TV, a streaming blue-ray, or an iPad…and in some cases – they have all of them. Even if a person only owns one to two of these devices, there is no denying the drawing power of how useful these devices are – nor can we deny the fun to be had by owning one.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., who serves as the current President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has written an excellent article on how technology affects and influences the church and the Christian Leader serving the church.

Social media is ridiculously popular – everything from Facebook, Foursquare, and Flickr to Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter – there are not many people whom are NOT virtually connected with friends and family. Dr. Mohler not only speaks to this growing popularity, he speaks to some of the “dangers” as well. Enjoy.

Grace and Peace,
John

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