2 time Grammy winner making his first appearance at Blogging While Brown
in Austin, Texas. #BWBATX participated in an interactive discussion on his
Christian faith, importance of family values, his philosophy on life,
sharing his message through Social Media platforms and being an entertainer.
The integration of technology has grown in connectivity and digital presence
over the years; ministries, churches and faith based entities are finding
that the use of technology to spread, share and engage on a digital level has a
profound effect in spreading the message of the #Gospel.
Technology allows for a wider audience to be reached and expands the
opportunity for mass communication on multiple platforms. To encourage the
growth of ministry youth, teens and young adults must be involved in the ministry
and learn about the ministry, their place in it and their responsibility to continue
Incorporating technology and the diverse platforms of Social Media encourages
new forms of connectivity. The influences of Artists like Lecrae represent a positive
aspect of ministry that draws youth in the direction of embracing a Christian life.
The goals of Christians as with the ministry that I follow (Church of Christ) is to go
out in the world and share the #Gospel. Not to change the scripture in any way,
to share the love of our Lord. Working to “Save Souls and Keep Souls Saved,” so
that the ministry will grow and the Kingdom of God expands.
Sharing the Word of God with everyone is the “Great Commission”
Matthew 28:16-20 New International Version (NIV)
all Christians have a responsibility to share their faith through the #Gospel
and the love of God that he has for each of us.
Lecrae during his interview shares the dynamic aspects of using technology to
spread a message of love, peace, unity and uniting as a people and a faith.
From the introduction Lecrae is a young man of faith and family, sharing
his Christian believe. In Part One and Two of my video he shares how publically
using technology and integrating Social Media helps to spread information to
make a positive impact. This impact is far reaching because of the powerful
tools that connect dynamic platforms of social engagement.
In Part Three the evolution of technology and speed of connectivity is discussed
in how tech allows for the sharing of a message to the youth who are looking for
acceptance, patience and their place.
Part Four emphasizes that faith based communities need to use technology
to stay relevant with the youth, youth, teens and young adults are looking
to be included in the #Gospel, they need a direction and feel that they are
valuable and important. In the blog Church of Christ and Social Media
(my message of how to integrate technology in ministry) there is a plan
and a purpose in how to use technology and Social Media to share and invite
youth to ministry and the responsibility of leadership to work together.
Part 5 my question of how to promote youth to be involved in the growth of
the ministry. It is vital that youth be nurtured, taught, involved in the ministry
of churches. Youth must be included in the service where teaching and
doing create a connection for learning and growing.
The conclusion of this discussion “Digital Missionary Fields,” referenced
to each platform is a tool that can share the message through Social Media.
Knowledge is power and applied knowledge is powerful, so applying Social
Media is a powerful tool that spreads to hundreds and thousands.
Messages go viral now that travel multiple distances with profound
influences. Technology cannot be denied nor can it be ignored.
Blogging While Brown:
Web Site: http:// http://bloggingwhilebrown.com/
Church of Christ and Social Media:
Part 1 Lecrae Introduction https://youtu.be/t85I8pyQK18
Part 2 Publicity using Social Media https://youtu.be/MPQ-ypSItVs
Part 3 Evolution of Technology https://youtu.be/Iq8X7FQKtJA
Part 4 Faith based community……. https://youtu.be/jmHZT2F77dY
Part 6 “Digital Missionary Fields” https://youtu.be/sG4_Aa1K58Y
Reaching Youth In Ministry – Growing In Your Faith https://youtu.be/zZSaSFLVJH4