Digital Coffee Time

(After reading through this post please let me know your thoughts or ideas in the comments) What? Coffee (or your preference?) and Conversation Digitally. Why? To give people opportunity to share their stories (to download)? Who? Anyone interested, willingly and able to take the time to meet up online. Where? Internet When? Sunday evening or [...]

A New Thing

How are you at trying a new thing? I know personally I am the worst at trying anything new. New things can include new foods, new places, new gadgets or even new ways of doing something. It is dangerous to try a new thing. So, why bother? Their are multiple reasons for trying something new. [...]

Church Metaphors (Family/Households of Faith)

Metaphors are an interesting element of language. They provide a way for us to say something with a word image. A word picture often expresses meaning better than just words. Some of my favourite English metaphors include: ground zero, fork in the road, jump the gun, fit as a fiddle, put a sock in it, [...]

A Different Metric

How is success measured? Too often our world evaluates being accomplished in terms of performance. Society, as a whole, places actors, athletes, professionals, the rich, the famous and the influential all on pedestals. What we consider successful is too often based on cultural norms. However, how we calibrate success is ultimately a personal choice. The [...]

Social Media is Ministry

Here’s what it can look like: 1. Pause The Browsing: Effective online ministry is like ministry in any other context. It is about establishing meaningful relationships. We need to be present when online with others. Our goal is to be observant while browsing. Be mindful that our focus is on what Jesus would do with [...]

Round Peg Square Hole

Mixed messages abound in our world. It is okay to be different but don’t be different from the rest of us. It is encouraged to be creative but not in a way that is out of the norm. It is okay to have your own moral standard as long it does not conflict with that [...]

New Score Card

The World has its’ own scorecard. - accumulate toys - buy the biggest house - get the best job - climb the ladder of success - fake it until you make it The New Testament Scorecard is different. - make disciples - love God/love others - work as if you are working for God - [...]

Ministry in a Virtual World #9 (Ends of the Earth)

The early church was one in heart, mind and body. They had a passion for what they believed. They were unified in their purpose. It was family with Christ as the head. Today our world is rapidly changing. This means the church needs to regain its passion to share the good news. The body of […]

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 […]

Five Simple Church Blogs

There are many blogs and websites on the Internet that provide important information or perspective on the world around us. The blogs that I am including below are ones’ I have found useful in my journey to discover what it means to be a member of Jesus’ family. These are not the only blogs in […]