We have found that media overall can be a great tool in many ways to enhance our church outreach, and church experience. As our world continues to access information through media we have tried to use various media to help our ministries.
When I agreed to allow a group of our men to develop a media ministry at our church I didn’t really appreciate how it would help or benefit our church. Now I can’t understand why we didn’t utilize media from the very beginning.
The hard work has been completed. The pulpit has been wiped down after a blisteringly good sermon has been preached. The lights have been turned off, forcing the lingering crowds to slowly drifted home, or maybe to the restaurant to continue the fellowship.
There are far more people outside the walls of our church than are on the inside, and at our home church, we have taken steps to be sure that the messages preached inside don’t just stay inside. We send those messages to The People of the Stream…
Not long ago, I was being interviewed by a young lady, when she asked what I do for a living. I began expressing my passion for media. I explained the exponential effects of a recording that can be seen for years to come and reach people long after you and I are gone. After talking about that for a few minutes, she then asked a question that I totally did not see coming. She asked, “Media is obviously your passion, but what is your ‘Plan B’?”
At Christian Media International we firmly believe it is possible to achieve the command of Mark 16:15 when Christ tells us in Mark 16:15, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Even though it is seemingly difficult I have also seen God touch the heart of the rich and affluent. It does not happen as regularly as the poor, but in many countries where he is doing great things I have seen the most affluent, and those with the most opportunity coming to Christ and sacrificing greatly.
Every ministry is different! Different budgets. Different needs. Different workflows. But one thing is universally welcome. A GOOD DEAL! The problem many ministries run into is that at the moment they decide it’s time to “pull the trigger” on new media equipment, the “techy guy” spends the next few days catching up on all the new gadgets in the market that he hasn’t been able to keep up with.