This is the 2nd Part of a 2 Part Series by Guest Poster Graham Brenna.
As I mentioned in part one, my wheelbarrow is patience. This is the type of call to action that gives me no patience
We have the will of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, the best news anyone could ever receive and all the social technology imaginable to build powerful community everywhere that creates disciples of Jesus. So let’s do it!
The last line there… “So let’s do it!” is seriously the best call to action ever.
There is no doubt that social media is playing a large part in our lives right now. Our interaction with Web 2.0 will only continue to grow. As I mentioned in part one though, there is some big change involved in doing this. The DNA of the local church will need to make a shift in order to accept the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Blogs etc. as valuable assets.
My biggest problem with patience is laid out in Nick’s quote.He says that “we have the best news anyone could ever receive!” My thought is that the longer we wait, the longer we don’t make social media for ministry a priority, the bigger the chances that we will have missed an opportunity to minister to someone who really needs it! So when an idea like ministry via social media is recognized as good… I need to have the patience to realize that it will happen. It’ll just take some time. Using social media for ministry takes a real plan.
A plan is only as good as the degree of implementation of the plan. Many have big goals, but to achieve them takes real effort
Ron totally put me in my place. I have big goals… but I need to make sure I’m implementing a strategic plan when it comes to carrying out those goals. This often takes patience… one can rarely just wake up and be strategic about something. When you’re in the business of changing DNA it takes a plan, it takes follow-through, it takes real effort.
So I pose the question to you… what are you afraid to jump in to? What is your wheelbarrow?
[Image from Kazukichi]