Some time ago, the Digital Evangelism Issues blog posted an intereting question: does your church/parachurch organization have a digital advocate? This is an interesting and timely question given the streams of knowledge we now have about digital issues and how these relate to faith engagements. Here’s a piece of the description of this digital advocate that’s been offered so far:
Such a person would obviously need to be a web maven – a networker who knows a wide variety of online Christian resources/strategies and loves sharing them. They might function like this:
- be available to consult about ideas and resources
- write about digital opportunities and resources in the church newsletter
- share resources in a short focus spot from time to time during meetings
- explain how church members can use Facebook effectively, especially in relation to sharing the good news appropriately, including how to use the video-clip sharing resource YesHEIs.com
- encourage people to load online bibles and other resources on their smartphones
And after you’ve read it, how do you feel about such a position (or even gifting) in your community? Is this something that’s already happened, but without a formal title? Or, is this something that’s needed and needs that kick in the pants in order to make it work best?