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We have a church blog now! Four reasons to check it out (as if I really needed to convince you)
April 3, 2019, 11:00 AM

Since we have a new church website with the ability for me to post blogs, I will attempt to publish a blog once a week. It is a healthy habit for me to communicate with the church effectively, and it is a challenge for me to get into the habit of writing more often. This is one way for me to do that. I also hope to use this blog as a way to expand my ability to shepherd the church and to teach.

Four reasons why you should take a look at our church blog. (If you are reading this, did I really need to convince you?)

1. In order to be pastored beyond just Sunday and Wednesday.

One of the biblical requirements for a pastor is that he should be "able to teach" (1 Timothy 3:2). Further, scripture implores pastors to be "examples to the flock" (1 Peter 5:3). When a pastor makes a point to communicate through another available tool to his church he is demonstrating a desire and ability to teach on days other than Sunday, and he is demonstrating an effective means for how to interact with others in the digital realm. I hope to be able to write content that is useful for instructing people in our church because pastors are called to not only teach on Sunday morning, but to live their life as an example for others in the church.

 

2. To keep up-to-date with what is going on in the church.

One of the most common problems I have seen come up again and again in churches that I have been involved in is difficulty with communicating and coordinating calendars. One of the elements that I hope to facilitate in this blog is to address upcoming events and report on how an event went. I also hope that checking out the church website will cause some to jump over to our church calendar. Our church website has an up-to-date calendar that also includes birthdays, anniversaries, and special events. It is updated when new events are scheduled in the church, and it can keep you informed on any changes to our normal schedule.

 

3. So you can share information with friends on social media.

I have not plugged any numbers on how many individuals in our church have a Facebook account, but last checked I believe the majority of the people in our church have some type of a social media presence. Many of the topics I hope to include in my blog should serve as shareable post so you can engage your unchurched friends with on social media. The reality is that we use our social media accounts frequently to check out different topics and items of interest that are important to us and our friends. We frequently share memes, articles, and pictures on our social media accounts. Having a blog on our church website that deals with a variety of Christian topics should prove useful as a way to use your social media account to expand your great commission influence.

4. Because it's enjoyable.

I am not going to pretend that I am the most interesting or entertaining pastor in the world. I’m far from being all that interesting or entertaining, but think it will be fun for us as a church to develop a habit of using our media influence to have a great commission impact. Often today we hear about individuals in the media and politicians talking about our "carbon footprint." I would like to adopt some of that concept in causing us to consider how we can expand our "great commission footprint."

Engaging others with our Christian faith does not have to be a painful task. I think it can be fun to share faith related things on social media and engage friends with those items. It should be enjoyable for us to show others in our community and in our areas of influence things that are likable, fun, and unique to our church. This is not only a tool to witness to those with whom we have direct contact, but others might share or re-tweet our post reaching others beyond what we could imagine.

So there you have it, here is my (Dave’s) first blog post on our church website. I'm certain that it is imperfect. I am not only certain that it is imperfect I know without a doubt it is imperfect. I probably have many mistakes and errors in my post. There are a lot of things that I could say better, but you'll just have to pick on me by commenting or sharing the post. I’m sure that my posts will get better. I can promise that I will strive to glorify the Lord with the content that I put forward.

 



Comments

04-03-2019 at 4:19 PM
Pamela Kirk
God bless you, Brother! May you reach and disciple every soul that God brings your way.
04-03-2019 at 4:19 PM
Pamela Kirk
God bless you, Brother! May you reach and disciple every soul that God brings your way.
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