Personal Ministry In A Digital Age


Here’s one of the questions I recently asked each of our staff to consider:How can my schedule be as full of face-to-face interactions with people as it is full of nose-to-screen interactions with my computer?

Answering that question well is one of the great challenges of ministry in the digital age.

Yes, we want to multiply our impact through Facebook.  And yes, we’re glad that you can watch Good Shepherd worship services at our website.

And yes, I’m glad you’re reading this particular blog post online.

But virtual ministry can never replace personal ministry; it can only augment it.

So our staff and our volunteers will invite people to lunch, counsel people in person, and pray with people at the altar.

Because nose-to-screen will only go so far.

But face meeting face is a little bit like . . . Word becoming flesh.