Church Media: Being ‘Ready In and Out of Season’

Sandy Thanksgiving Website

2 Timothy 4:2 talks about being ‘ready in and out of season’ when preaching the Word–to reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

The same could be said about Church creative and IT.

Although it’s not necessarily a scriptural requirement for ‘Church IT’ and ‘creatives,’ it certainly is something to think about.

For example, look what Liquid Church recently did:

Sandy Thanksgiving

On October 29th, Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey shore.

Just one week later, Sandy Thanksgiving was formally announced:

“While the northern New Jersey communities of Liquid Church members are just getting back on their feet after Superstorm Sandy, plans are in full motion at the church to prepare, deliver and host #SandyThanksgiving meals to thousands of families still significantly hurt by the storm.  The impact of Hurricane Sandy was catastrophic in New Jersey, with up to $6 Billion in damages according to the catastrophe modeler group Eqecat Inc.  Thousands still remain powerless, homeless and distraught in the Long Beach Island – Atlantic City, region alone.  Truckloads of relief supplies are being collected at all three campus locations of Liquid Church to transport and distribute along with the #SandyThanksgiving meals November 22 and 23.  Volunteer teams will also be cleaning out houses devastated by the storm that weekend.”

Cool, right?

But what does this have to do with Church IT and creative media?

A few things:

The URL

To learn more about Sandy Thanksgiving, visit the Sandy Thanksgiving website–www.sandythanksgiving.com.

That’s pretty awesome.

The Website

The URL is cool, but the website itself is better.

It looks great:

They must have some solid web designers and video guys set and ready to go, as they had less than a week to get this done.

Communication

The only way these first two things went so well, is because of communication. I don’t know if the credit goes to an easy to work with multimedia crew, an open minded church staff, or a combination of the two. Whatever it is, it’s working.

A sweet URL, a rockin’ website, and a fast turn around supporting a very large outreach. The only way this could have happened, was good communication.

This is a great example of Church in motion, don’t you think?

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Eric Dye

I am an entrepreneur and human rights advocate. I spend most of my time as writer and editor for ChurchMag and Finding Justice, but you can also find me working on Live Theme and for the International Human Rights Group. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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  1. says

    Thanks for the coverage of our #SandyThanksgiving campaign! Would love any of the readers to join our coalition of over 22 churches and organizations across the country at this point to help underwrite the large-scale outreach efforts in Long Beach Island NJ and Staten Island NY. As of tonight, we have 1,5111 volunteers signed-up who have decided to cancel their Thanksgiving plans because they thought it was important enough to serve our neighbors in NJ & NY.

    We couldn’t have done this all without the support of the coalition of other churches and organizations from HI, OR, TX, MD, PA, NJ, NY as well as all of the individuals who have donated to the http://www.SandyThanksgiving.com campaign.

    It truely is awesome to be working together with others in order to help more people who are in need of critical resources right now.

  2. Mike b says

    Thanks for the kind words! As one of the designers on staff at Liquid it’s nice to know the design AND content makes impact! Thankful for quick acting leadership with a clear vision of how to respond.

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