Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Ministry Opportunities in the 21st Century

FacebookWe live at an amazing time in history, when we have the ability to connect with people from all over the world, to share our faith and to build up the body of Christ.  I love to travel to different cultures and learn from people of other cultures as well as share the things that Christ has put on my heart.  I’m thankful to live in a time where I can take a plane to places like Indonesia and bring God’s word to God’s people in different cities.

One of the things I enjoy doing in my “spare” time is meet people from different countries over the internet, especially through facebook and/or twitter. I try to connect with those who don’t know Christ and then it seems that Christian leaders from those same countries somehow find and connect with me.  I especially enjoy connecting to cultures and countries where the media seems to demonize, and countries that our government puts in a bad light, because I am convinced of God’s love for the whole world.

Last week a pastor in an “unnamed” country facebooked me and asked if I could speak to his young adult group.  I told him I’d love to visit, but probably couldn’t come out that way till next year.  He said, “Oh, I was thinking you could share with our group through Skype”.  I said, “Sure, I think we could work that out.”

So tomorrow I will be connecting to this congregation in a country in the Middle East with a huge Muslim population. Please pray with me as I share with them about living a life of faith.  We live in interesting times, and I’m thankful to God for the opportunities to live out and share the good news in so many ways.


2 Responses to Ministry Opportunities in the 21st Century

  1. A word of encouragement: choose your words carefully in your Skype conversation; your audience could wind up paying a high price for their participation.

  2. JR Woodward says:

    Paul, thank you so much for helping me to remember to preach in context. Important word. I will remember to tell them to be as “shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves”.

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