Social Media and Christian Ministry

Social Media and Christian Ministry

Justin Wise:

Christians have always been on the forefront of communication technology. I know what you’re thinking: “yeah, right!” But bear with me for a moment.

When we look in the pages of the New Testament, we see the writings of St. Paul. Do you know what he was writing with? A pen. Do you know what he was writing on? Paper (technically papyrus, but you get the point). Believe it or not, both were cutting-edge technologies back in the day.

Christians have always been on the forefront of communication technology. I know what you’re thinking: “yeah, right!”

Martin Luther leveraged the moveable type printing press to get God’s Word into the hands of regular, everyday people like you and me. In fact, Luther is quoted as saying the printing press was the “highest act of God’s grace.”

The old saying is that our methods may change, but the message never does.  We should be using whatever methods we have available to meet people where they are.

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015), and The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017).