The promotional above was for an initiative by Code.org that wants to see programming become a featured job for America. The video includes celebrities like Nas, Dwight Howard, Ashton Kutcher as well as U.S. political leaders such as President Obama and Eric Cantor, Republican House Majority Leader. The hope is that instead of staying ignorant to how software is made, that you give it a go for one hour.
How cool would that be if churches decided to jump on board too?
How “An Hour of Code” Could Be Part Of Ministry
This is not something that should just be passed by, this concept could be a huge project for your church or ministry.
- Coding And Discipleship
I’ve already shared with you here that I used programming as a tool in discipleship. We talk about bringing your faith into your workplace, but what if we used the skills we have to further our love of God? Such a great option!
- Coding And Community Outreach
Have you thought about opening up your church as a place to teach people new skills? The focus could be on something as non-programming as Word processing, but you could also use it for helping people develop skills for creating websites, designing them, or coding mobile applications. Instantly they have a skill worth getting a job all because you took some steps to empower them. At the same time, you got them into your church, probably introduced them to staff, and hoping they have build a little bit of relationship with you. A great community outreach event.
- Coding And Worship
Take an hour with your friends and figure out a software or programming need for your church. Use this time to not only do something amazing with a group of friends, but worship with the talents and gifts that God gave you and that will glorify His kingdom. Sure, you can get the pizza and Mountain Dew that comes with this, but also make sure the focus is in worshipping God through programming and building up His Church.
How do you see an hour of code as something the church could use?