2012 Resolution #5: Become A Digital-Faith Advocate

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

Read the rest of the description of a digital advocate at the Digitial Evangelism Issues blog.

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?

  • http://twitter.com/cdsmythe Campbell Smythe

    I think there would be a lot of churches where someone with the described skill set is attending.  They should offer themselves and their preparedness to serve to the church in the same way that a carpenter might offer to do repairs to the building facility.  The need for “digital literacy” in ministry may not be recognised without a prompt or suggestion from those who are capable of meeting that need.

  • Campbell Smythe

    I think there would be a lot of churches where someone with the described skill set is attending.  They should offer themselves and their preparedness to serve to the church in the same way that a carpenter might offer to do repairs to the building facility.  The need for “digital literacy” in ministry may not be recognised without a prompt or suggestion from those who are capable of meeting that need.

  • http://mobileministrymagazine.com Mobile Ministry Magazine

    Offering themselves is indeed a possibility, but there is also a piece of gifts/talent-literacy that’s lacking in many churches, else this wouldn’t be a question that would need to be asked.
    We have more to come on this, stay tuned…

  • http://mobileministrymagazine.com Mobile Ministry Magazine

    Offering themselves is indeed a possibility, but there is also a piece of gifts/talent-literacy that’s lacking in many churches, else this wouldn’t be a question that would need to be asked.
    We have more to come on this, stay tuned…