Paul and other Apostles used the technology of their time to spread the Gospel. True it was only ink on parchment, combined with Roman roads, but it was a lot better than what had been available up to that time, and it was the best available. So did Martin Luther, by translating the Bible into German, and using the newly invented printing press to distribute it to far greater numbers of people than the hand copied manuscripts of the prior generations of monks. The LCMS used the “newest” technology available when it began broadcasting via radio (KFUO) in the early 1920’s.
Why am I recounting all this history? Just to point out that the Gospel can be served well with technology. We have vastly more powerful ways to spread the Gospel today. Our “reach” can be to the farthest corner of the planet via the internet. All we have to do is use it.
In a more local application of technology, TLC records and posts its’ worship services on our website and copies these onto CD for some of our shut-in members. It’s not the most glamorous work in the church, but it has the potential of reaching a far wider audience with the Gospel of Jesus Christ than attends our worship services now.
Which brings me to the point, TLC needs a “techie” type person to see to it that this work gets done regularly. It will require about 1-2 hours each week just to maintain our present activities, but can potentially grow with expanding ministry. You don’t have to be a super wiz-kid at computers, just familiar with some common types of activities to do this work. The more important part is faithfulness, just seeing to it that the work gets done each week. Training and orientation will be provided.
But it doesn’t have to end with the routine work, this person could help to develop an expanded ministry on-line, using our webpage to expand our reach to the lost. Use your imagination!
Want to get involved with a bit of 21st century ministry? Let us know!