One of the folks that I really get exited about hearing from, talking to, or doing events with, Dave Bourgeios, is on the verge of introducing his book Ministry in the Digital Age. Here’s a snippet from his post on the announcement and subject:
Imagine a missionary training to go to Russia but not learning Russian. Imagine a pastor preparing a sermon about the Psalms and knowing nothing about King David. These examples are unthinkable; no one would do this. But yet we have many in ministry today who have not learned to understand the use of digital tools. To me, not knowing how to use the Internet or social media in today’s marketplace is just as unthinkable as any of the previous examples.
I understand that there are many ministry leaders out there who are intimidated by these new tools. Others have tried to use them, but have not had the level of success that made the attempt worth it and have become discouraged. I wrote my book, Ministry in the Digital Age, to help those who know that they need to move forward with these tools but are looking for a roadmap to get there.
How critical are digital tools to ministry is what Dave asks. Are you taking the steps to understand it?