For a number of years, I was fortunate to have worked as a public administrator. My work was in the field of workforce development, helping people to reach their vocational goals. I was a public servant, using all the tools available to me to accomplish public missions and goals. Today, as a minister of the gospel, I work as a servant of the Lord, using all the tools available to me to accomplish ministry goals, and answer to a higher authority. I’m truly blessed to witness the new thing God is doing in my life, as well as in the life of the church.
If the Apostle Paul lived today, would he write his letters to the church on parchment, or would he take advantage of the immediacy and global reach of social media? In my sanctified imagination, I can envision Paul sending out tweets and instant messages from his iPhone or Blackberry on his missionary journeys, as he shared the gospel and helped to build the church.
Social media are tailor-made tools for carrying out the Great Commission (Mark 16:15) of taking the gospel to all the world. Through the use of social media God is doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:19). We cannot afford to ignore these innovative social tools as we network and share the gospel in the 21st century!
Remember, you can do all things through Christ Jesus.