We have entered a new era, and it’s here whether we’re ready or not.
A few years ago, I wrote my first book, and at the suggestion of some savvy people, started a blog to promote it. Little did I know where this would take me. As I roamed around the internet, looking for like-minded people, I found something very interesting.
There are some really great Christian blogs, podcasts, etc. out there, but over all, we don’t have the representation we need – or that our Father wants. Sure, there are some Christian ministries, but we are greatly outnumbered. The new agers, Hindus, Buddhists, muslims, atheists, and even satan worshippers way out-number us. Our presence is sadly lacking.
I have continued to pursue my own presence online, and have learned a few things in the process.
First, I have learned (as you may have also) that the digital world has totally taken over our culture. Just as TV changed the lines of communication several decades ago, the internet and wireless devices now hold the keys to communication in our world. People in their 20’s and 30’s are not watching Christian TV; they are surfing the web – and usually on their phones or tablets.
Second, I have learned that mastering the tools of the digital world is not as hard as you might think. There are so many software programs now which simplify the process, it’s often a matter of discovering which ones to try.
Third, in the process of learning, I have found some great instructors, who are eager to share what they know. Some people who have been online since the inception of the internet, are more than generous in sharing how to get the job done. And the numbers of experts who are willing to share their information is growing by the day.
Fourth, I have learned that the internet is inexpensive compared to other means of communication. To my surprise, many applications are totally free.
I am convinced that God had the invention of the internet put in our hands at this moment in time for us Christians. I am convinced that the internet is here for us to reach the multitudes, worldwide. Let’s not miss this opportunity to saturate the web with God’s Word and His presence.
So you might be saying, “But where do I start?” I’m glad you asked… That’s what Mickey and I are focused on. Our new mission is to help you as a minister or lay person fulfill your purpose. We know that you have a message, and we want to help you get it out to the masses.
When you speak to your audiences in person, you can reach hundreds – or even thousands. When you go on TV or radio, you can increase your audience to millions. When you take your messages to the world wide web, you can reach hundreds of millions – and even billions. (Yes, I said, “billions!”) Digital technology can go into places which don’t have TV or radio.
It’s mind boggling what can be done when we put our focus on this new technology. God has provided this golden door of opportunity for us to reach the world, so let’s do this.
In the coming days, Mickey and I will be sharing some ideas with you. We hope you will join us in taking up this torch. We have a world to reach.
We can do this!