Digital Engagement and Disciple-Making Coordinator

Media is pervasive. Even in a rural village in Africa, you can find cell phones charged with car batteries. God’s purpose for the sphere of media is the transfer of wisdom and the promotion of healthy relationships. Using media for Christ is not new, nor is it new in missions. However, in this world of communications revolutions, media is no longer a side strategy in missions, but a primary player in moving the gospel forward in any city or region. www.worldventure.com/360

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Roots Writers Update

When Roots began, it was to make disciples, not readers. We wanted writers to return to the roots of why they write. As a writer, we are story tellers and story tellers have a long history of doing good work to share the Gospel. With social media, writers have an opportunity to engage with people […]

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How to Create a Digital Small Group

If a church is not engaging online with people viewing their live broadcasts, it is like turning on the television to watch a show or opening a newspaper. Church people are consumers. Naturally, most of our online churches over Mothers’ Day experienced a dip in attendance. As one social media expert said, the newness wore […]

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How to Add Depth to Your Postings With Photography

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange Stock photo sites provide a wealth of beautiful photographs for your blogs and social media. We should strive to provide our own photos. They tell a better story. As the Digital Engagement and Disciple-Making Coordinator with WorldVenture, I have […]

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Help You Through COVID19

The first time I went shopping during April’s COVID-19 shut down was like a scene out of M Night Shyamalan’s Signs. The family went to town to get out of the house after their strange crop circle and encountered surreal face-to-face conversations. The only thing normal in April for me was being home and hiking. […]

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Not a Happy Ending For The Donkey

Like with election time, a pandemic, as it turns out, creates even more division and negativity. A post in a local Facebook Group reminds me of Aesop’s Fable, The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey. If you don’t recall how the fable went, click here to read or hear it. In short, a man and […]

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How to Transition to a New Normal Starting Now

Every day that I peruse the local Facebook groups, I see distressing comments, hopelessness, fear, and anger; a lot of anger. People are threatened by what they can’t see. It makes them irrational, reactionary, and even hoard leaving many facing product shortages. The home chef must get creative with the ingredients they can find, and […]

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Why are You Limiting Church?

In this age of COVID-19, amid fear and panic, I am reminded of the Book of Esther. My favorite verse is,  And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent […]

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Jeremy’s Courage

(picture was taken in Georgia) When I first “met” Jeremy in 2019, it was on my friend’s Facebook Live of their church service. I heard his soulful worship of the Lord, and from my friend, heard about his heart and how it beats every day for God, his family, and his church. In flying out […]

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How Books and Movies Inspire Me

Everyone is talking about 2020—what books they will read, what 2019 did (or didn’t) do, and making resolutions they will break by January 31. We’re all seeking meaning and purpose. Books help us find it. I read books from authors I may not 100% agree with and books of authors that I can trust and […]

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How to Prepare Your Congregation for Digital Ministry

A successful digital ministry team at your church is built on a foundation of love for their community and the world. Without this motivation sustaining them, digital ministry is every bit as difficult as the face-to-face. Your digital team will need encouragement and prayer. Here are some suggestions to build a foundation for a future […]

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Do not do what others can do or will do if there are things to be done others cannot do or will not do.

Ralph Winters

Serving Online in Digital Discipleship with WorldVenture

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Stories From 2018

In 2018, I led a pastors workshop in Phoenix, Arizona. Though the event is past, listen to Doris tell her story about social media.

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“He’s (the pastor) really excited and said this (Digital Discipleship) has freed him from so much that he is able to focus on the larger vision. He has his sermons mostly ready by Wednesday and can do more that he’s wanted to be free to do.”

From a Congregation Member

“I see social media as a tool for missionaries to increase contact with partners. I feel more confident using it.”

Missions Door Person

“I met Nikki over a year ago through the Zoom application used for Bible Study with Gaye. Since then, I have also ‘friended’ her on Facebook and have been able to positively respond to many of her thought-provoking questions requiring me to apply God’s Word. These challenges have often provided the catalyst I needed to minister to others. Nikki also has shared her human side – her cat, room renovation and her love for coffee. Through all of this, it is because of social media that we “know” each other. The discipleship she provides is encouraging, thought-provoking, action-activated, and consistent. Can’t wait to meet her in person!”

S from Florida