How long do you really think that people remember the sermon after the hour on Sunday is over? What if you could continue the discussion started on Sunday morning all week long? One of the ways that we are trying to use the internet to help expand our ministry is through the use of the blog. If you are reading this, you probably already know about that, but how about using a blog to further expound on the Sunday morning message? Our pastor has been doing a series called “Freedom From Busyness,” based on the book by the same title by Michael Zigarelli. There just isn’t enough time to preach on everything on Sunday morning. In addition, there are readings from the book for every day as well that provide fodder for discussion. Therefore, Jack started a blog to give folks the opportunity to go deeper during the week.
If you check out his blog, you’ll also notice that we have had a little bit of a hard time getting people to go there and post their comments (part of this has to do with the fact that this is the first time that we’ve tried this and we haven’t promoted it a lot – I’m just trying to be honest, learn from our mistakes). That doesn’t mean that it is not a great idea and that it could be a very useful tool that you will just have to train people to use (though you may not have to if they are young folks).