Life is Weird. We Can Still Minister.
Last year, my Bible study group began reading the book Canoeing the Mountain by Tod Bolsinger. He wrote, “Although explorers Lewis and Clark were prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves facing the Rocky Mountains.” The author was reminding us that leadership sometimes happens in unexpected contexts. Does that sound familiar?
This year we are facing an invisible virus that has been able to cross borders, affect young and old, and not be bound by skin color. This virus has caused interruptions and challenges to everything – including our ministries.
As a ministry leader, you’re doing your best to stay connected via phone and text while reading about Zoom, Skype, Google Duo, FaceTime, Facebook Live, and all the rest. You have to evaluate the technology, know your people’s available tools, and understand how to teach them as well. Soon all you want to do is shout at the top of your lungs, “Stop the world! I want to get off this ride!”
Nazarene Bible College forged into online learning more than twenty years ago. We use this technology to prepare adults to evangelize, disciple, and minister to the world. And since we’ve been doing this for a while, we would love to share some of what we’ve learned.
NBC is here to support your ministry in these unprecedented days! Please join us Wednesday, April 29 at noon. Register here.
NBC Vice President, Dr. David Church and NBC Professor, Dr. Jerry Storz
Filed Under: Communicator Published: 04/20/2020