It’s often in the normal, mundane moments of life when God hits you with an idea, a vision; a mission. A long summer’s day has passed without event and the hours are sliding by stumble after stumble after stumble! Then, an article catches my eye “Make your own QR codes for free”.
I like technology and I like free, but they don’t go together all that often. So I thought I’d give it a go.
An empty white space is in front of me, a canvas for some QR brilliance. I can write anything I want; I write my name… Surely I can do better than that. A self-labelled “creative type” must be able to create something more than his name! I lean back to think about it and I see my Bible, sitting on a shelf behind my laptop.
There’s a theological point in here somewhere about having my laptop in front of my Bible, but that can wait for another post.
A thought popped into my head:
Bible. Verse. QR. Codes.
This might actually be a good idea. There are Bible verses on posters and t-shirts and bracelets; why not QR codes? I reach for my Bible, and select a few verses. I make a few codes, planning to show them to some friends, and think no more about it.
But God has bigger plans for this project. The seed had been planted.
I posted the QR codes on the Saturday Sunday Share and people seemed to like the idea. Mark Robinson suggested adding a link to our Church website and this got me thinking. The more I thought, the more ideas came.
This is my vision for QuickVerse:
- We create QR codes which contains a Bible verse and a link to a mobile site.
- The mobile site explains the verse and has information about the love of Jesus, and what it means to be a Christian.
- The site provides ‘next steps’ for people who want to learn more.
- The site makes use of location services to provide links to local Churches.
- The site gives a link for people to download more codes and encourages people to spread them
This is where you can help:
I need you, readers of Churchmag, to help make this project a reality.
To make this project work we need people who can:
- Contribute to the content and design
- Develop and code the site
- Create QR codes and
- Print out and spread the codes around your area
Together we can make this happen and create a quality site which could potentially change lives for Christ.
So, can you help the QuickVerse project?