Tag Archive: technology in ministry



 

The Morning Star Rising on the First Day

Read the truly amazing life story about how the forces of good and evil battle over a man and the vision that God gives him. Joseph W. Gordon’s Possess the Vision (Xulon Press, $12.95, 140 pages, ISBN 1-59781-205-6) tells about the mysterious spiritual experiences that occur throughout his lifetime.

PROPOSING A COMMON TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF JESUS

We are proposing that a universal technology be developed that is designed to unite and empower Christians around the world. This technology will be built and established by Christians for Christians. It is designed to help usher in the kingdom of God by supporting the growth and development of all Christian churches, missions, and peoples. It is to be a tool to enable Christians to proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ more effectively and, in so doing, become more fruitful. Fundamentally, this technology is to be a tool to help unite Christians to work together in the ministry of improving the world around them by helping the poor and disenfranchised peoples of the world better take care of their families.

This technology is founded on the solid rock of Jesus, the works of the Holy Spirit, and the promises of our Father, God, in heaven.

 

Jesus "The light of the World," Heals a Blind Man

However, to be united in such an effort, Christians must work under a set of Core Values that unite us. In our next posting we will take a look at the core values and beliefs that will be necessary to unite Christians toward working together in the common ministry of Jesus.

What do you think about this idea of a common technology to support Christian ministry? Give me your feedback.


This technology is founded on the solid rock of Jesus, the works of the Holy Spirit, and the promises of our Father, God, in heaven. However, to be united in such an effort, Christians must understand that we are all united by a set of Core Values. In our next posting we will take a look at the core values and beliefs that will be necessary to unite Christians toward working together in the common ministry of Jesus.

What do you think about this idea of a common technology to support Christian ministry? Give me your feedback.

Read the truly amazing life story about how the forces of good and evil battle over a man and the vision that God gives him. Joseph W. Gordon’s Possess the Vision (Xulon Press, $12.95, 140 pages, ISBN 1-59781-205-6) tells about the mysterious spiritual experiences that occur throughout his lifetime.



 


The Morning Star Rising on the First Day

CHRISTIAN TECHNOLOGY EXTENDS EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

In our past several postings we have introduced the concept of using technology in support of Christian ministry. We have also introduced a mission statement to improve the living standards of the worlds poor through education and training. Such a technology certainly must be state-of-the-art and must deploy computer-based training that delivers courseware in an audio visual format, including full interaction with live advisors. The idea here is to leverage world class expertise in courseware that can then be delivered anywhere in the world. This courseware can be supported from anywhere. Such a capability can extend the reach and capability significantly. This world class courseware must be able to address any life skill. So courseware must be available to improve any job skill or prepare a person to improve their standard of living. For example, this courseware can address subjects like auto mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, sales, marketing, art, pottery, finance, farming, computer programming, management, home construction, business ownership, and all the rest. However, since the initial targets should primarily be the third world countries, preliminary establishment will focus on the skills needed most by these peoples. These countries have the poorest living standards and are the ones most in need of help.

An extension of this objective is to equip the poor children of the world to be the future leaders of their cities, regions, and countries. In achieving this objective, the Christian nation will build a foundation where future generations can work and live in dignity, respect, and peace. They will build an environment of peace based on knowledge and self-determination.

Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell In (Isaiah 58:12).

Most of all, this technology and its capabilities are intended to be a blessing of love from the bride of Christ to the poor and hurting peoples of the world. It will show them that the bride comes with a compassion for them, just as Jesus did. Therefore, the people of the world will see the love that Christians have for them.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

The result will be a better world for everyone. When the people of the world come to know Jesus and can adequately take care of their families, they will reach out to others in love also. Putting this vision of a better world into place will replace love for hate, truth for lies, light for darkness, and the way of God for the way of the world. So, I compel you to posses the vision!

 


 


The Morning Star Rising on the First Day

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A CASE FOR TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

This posting will present the rationale for establishing a technology base upon which the vision and mission statements can be accelerated. In addition, it will explore the capabilities necessary to empower Christian ministries around the world. The following capabilities are deemed advantageous for success.

TECHNOLOGY CONNECTS PEOPLE TO MINISTRIES

First of all, let’s address technology because it is a vital component in helping to unite the bride of Christ in ministry. The technology we are talking about should be able to reach every person in the world regardless of location. It should enable every individual minister to communicate with the people in their ministry from wherever they happen to be at the time. In a similar way it can provide every person seeking help with a way to get access to a ministry that can help them. Therefore, the technology established here should be designed to become the hub that connects people to ministries and ministries to people in a very flexible and dynamic way. Establishing a technology of this type produces a number of benefits. First of all, it brings all the people of the world closer together. In other words, ministers will be able to serve others all across the world in new ways without having to travel and without serious impact on their everyday schedules. This is because they will be able to minister to others from their home, church, library, or anywhere there is a computer connected to the Internet.

Secondly, this technology opens ministry opportunities to everyone. Therefore it is not to a tool that is just for pastors, priests and other clergy, but rather a tool for the people in the congregation as well. This should include people with mobility restrictions, physically limited, elderly, in a nursing home, a hospital, or prison. They all must be able to leverage this technology to minister to others. In a corresponding way, people in existing ministries must be effective in reaching them as well. Therefore, this technology broadens the opportunities for ministry by opening channels of communication in both directions. In addition, this technology will help to address the issues of unity that we discussed in a prior posting (http://posseUnity-and-Love-are-Required-in-the-Ministry-of-Jesus-Christ) as it will be able to bring people together from across any of the many of the currently segregated Christian religions.

Our future postings will drill down on the intended uses of this technology in Christian Ministries. The first are we will cover is that of education. This is a critical component of Christian ministry and in many ways is the primary mission of the bride of Christ. Certainly we are to educate others about Jesus Christ and the kingdom and nature of God.

In our prior postings on the prophetic nature of the Tabernacle of Moses (The-Tabernacle-is-Prophetic-of-Jesus), we identified that each component found in the Tabernacle is prophetic of Jesus and His ministry. In our postings about the Brazen Laver (The-Tabernacle-Courtyard-is-Prophetic-of-Jesus-a-Review) we uncovered that prophesy of the Laver pertains to the true nature of Christian baptism.

Jesus, Moses Discuss the Fulfilment of Tabernacle Prophesy


The following high level discussion presents how this can be. The high priest back in the days of the Tabernacle was required by law to wash at the Brazen Laver prior to entering into the Holy Place of God for service to God. As the priest leaned over the reflective surface of the polished brass he saw his reflection through the water. Legend has it that the priests believed that they saw themselves as God saw them as they washed at the Laver. Since they were preparing to enter into the house of God, this vision through the water gave the pause to contemplate their worthiness to enter.

For Christians Jesus is our Brazen Laver. By looking into Him we can see ourselves as God sees us. We do this through the washing that comes through reading the word of God. More specifically, by reading the Gospels that communicate what Jesus did and said when he walked on the earth. When we read these accounts of Jesus’ actions, we who seek to walk as He did – must contemplate our worthiness to enter into His ministry. We must ask ourselves if we would do what Jesus did in similar circumstances. If it is not then changes are warranted by asking the Holy Spirit for help. In this way our hearts are conformed to His heart.

John Baptizes Jesus in the Jordan River

The bottom line is that this prophetic description of true baptism is in fact the core mission of Jesus, which is to baptize the nations:

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matt 28: 19.)

Therefore, education is a critical component of Jesus’ Grand Commission. Our next posting will explore the functional capabilities that should be present in the technology deployed to make education ministry an easier, faster, more effective and far less labor intensive. There a most likely many questions about this. Tune in next week to get the details, or drop me a line by entering a comment to this posting.

May Gods blessings be upon you are your family,

Papa Joe

Read my story by ordering my book, “Possess the Vision”