Opportunities to Serve Others

1. Support Our Vulnerable Populations If possible donate to charities. Meals, food hampers and safe spaces are desperately needed by those most vulnerable to COVID-19. “Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed. Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.” Proverbs‬ [...]

Want Versus Need

It’s that time of year again. Making it through Black Friday unscathed seems to be the first hurdle. In fact, if we make it through Black Friday, all indications point to the possibility that we might get to the end of the holiday safe and sound. However, looking at the faces of staff and shoppers [...]

Ministry in a Virtual World #4 (Digital Storytelling)

I have often asked people “What is your story?”. The response has always been positive. I have found people love to share their stories. With the advent of social media storytelling has taken on an even more important role. People are able to tell their stories through a variety of creative venues. This presents multiple […]

Ministry in a Virtual World #3 (Social Networking)

Uses for the Internet are evolving rapidly. It is hard to imagine that Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004 and that just two years later Twitter was launched. Social media, as we know it, is relatively new. Yet the majority of western society has embraced it as the new norm. The younger generation have […]

Ministry in a Virtual World #2 (Sent Not Relocated)

One of the major issues facing believers and churches in the real world is a “come and see” mentality. There is safety in having a neutral place to invite friends and strangers to a variety of activities. This desire for a safe and comfortable environment exhibits itself in the construction of special buildings. As a […]

Ministry in a Virtual World (Elemental West)

Hi Everyone, My name is Rob Ross and I will be presenting a micro-session at Elemental West. One of my passions is utilizing the latest tech for Christ. I will be sharing about ministry in virtual worlds. The web is taking over the hearts, minds and families of this world. The church needs to be […]

Ministry in a Virtual World #1 (Multiseries)

“Now the large group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.” Acts 4:32 HCSB The Internet is built to contain communities within virtual worlds. It exists alongside the real world; with both the […]