Sunday, 6 September 2009

21st Century Relevance

21st Century Relevance
Isaiah 43:19 ……… See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
Without a doubt, the most popular and effective platform for communication in developed and developing countries around the world in the 21st century is multimedia; audio, visual, internet, ipods and mobile phones.
As Social Networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter now favour using The Cloud as a giant virtual data store, televisions and even emails are becoming old-fashioned in the wake of the digital revolution.*
For the church to be cutting edge and relevant to the X and Y Generations of teens to mid-forties we need to learn their language. I am not talking about compromise, I am taking about connection.
We will not connect with the unsaved or make Christian disciples out of the digitally savvy unless we find common ground to build on and, mostly, that ‘common ground’ is found in the world of digital media.
The old traditional model of church is a prehistoric dinosaur for the digital generation, therefore, we have to find ways of communicating the good news of Jesus Christ that takes us out of our world and into theirs.
On no account can we neglect proclaiming the word of God, both written and prophetic, because that is where the power is; the power to heal, the power to liberate and the power to save. However, we must look for ways to present our message in a relevant format.
You will find TheWayCM on many media platforms; video, audio and written. Before the end of 2009 between YouTube , which is predominantly secular and Tangle (formerly GodTube) which is mostly Christian, our Gist videos will have been viewed around 100,000 times. That is 100,000 opportunities to impact lives with the power of God using a media platform that is relevant to the 21st century.
Lord Jesus, thank you for keeping our finger on the pulse of what is going on in the world around us. Amen
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