Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book Bonus: On Writing SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY, 2

The book, SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY Sharing The Gospel In The Digital Age, grew out of the ideas, posts, and insights harvested on this blog, Faith Based Media 2.0.  The book is like songs collected into an album with additional compositions added to tie all the songs together!

When I began the book project, little did I realize it would end up on iTunes and in the pages of the New York Times! LOL! The LORD knows exactly how to work everything out in such a way that it just blows your mind!

There are things we are specifically called to do. And when we are given these special assignments, we immediately know, beyond the slightest shadow of a doubt that “no” is not an option! So it was with writing SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY. This  special assignment came unambiguously, crystal clear!

But then, those Moses moments arrive: “LORD, who am I, that I should write? And since I can’t write like Shakespeare,  or even James Patterson, what will I say? And who will listen?”

Now, you know the LORD has already told you He would be with you; that He would provide you with the words and the readers. So, stop already, with the excuses! “Do it. Just write!” 

You realize, ultimately, that it’s not about you, anyway! It’s all about Him! The work is to His glory! Obedience is better than sacrifice.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY was designed as a short format work to mirror the short format form of most social media communications. Brief. Concise. And to the point! All extraneous material was excised.  

After much work, sweat, and prayer, miraculously, the book was completed! Praise Our God!  

And after you finish your special assignment, you exhale, thank the LORD, and then move on to your next assignment!

What special assignment(s) are you working on?

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY is available at Amazon.com, and also on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks, and on your computer with iTunes!

Until next time, remember, you can do all things through Christ Jesus!

Stay Blessed!

Kenneth Lillard

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Can You Hear Me Now? – Mobile Ministry

“Can you hear me now?”

Today everyone has a cell phone! And it seems people are on their cell all the time – on the street, in the line at the supermarket, even at church!

 And they’re not just talking. They’re texting, tweeting, taking pictures or videos, reading books, and updating their Facebook status. And to cellphones, you can now add the iPad and a host of other mobile devices on which people are connecting and engaging! 

However, the mobile platform has tremendous potential for helping to fulfill the Great Commission. Mobile devices are highly personal, rapidly deployed, and universally embraced! And there are nealy 5 billion mobile units already in use worldwide!  

Mobile ministry can be defined as connecting and engaging people with the message, mission, and community of Jesus Christ through personal, mobile technology. Every unreached person, wherever they are in the world, now has a better chance to encounter Christ and His Kingdom, in creative and compelling ways,  through their personal mobile devices!

Here are a few reasons why mobile ministry is so important:

  • Mobile is everywhere. It is the most ubiquitous media device in the world with nearly 5 billion users!
  • Mobile can provide Gospel access to hundreds of millions of people outside the reach of the Internet or other media.
  • The mobile device is highly personal and a great way to share the Gospel in a more personal way.
  • Mobile is one of the most economical means of Christian content creation and distribution.
  • Research shows the majority of Internet usage will be via mobile devices by 2015!

For all the above reasons, the Church definitely cannot afford to sleep on mobile ministry as a very effective vehicle for accelerating Kingdom growth!

For more inormation on mobile ministry check out the following:

How are you using mobile devices for the glory of God?

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

Stay Blessed!

Kenneth Lillard

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