A quick scroll through social media reveals people and businesses showing not just their year in review, but the past decade. Looking back on the last ten years with us is evangelist Sammy Tippit, founder and president of Sammy Tippit Ministries.
Tippit says this past decade opened up opportunities for ministry in a way he never imagined possible. Technology has given ministries the ability to cross borders and enter countries in some unexpected ways. Social media and other communication tools have connected people near and far, enabling the building of relationships that would have otherwise never happened.
“As a result of that, ministry, especially evangelism and discipleship, is able to be done in creative ways, more effective ways, and we’re able to reach more people with the Gospel. One of the exciting things is that it can be done at a very, very low cost, and so this has just opened up a whole new world of mission opportunities,” Tippit says.
Technology in Ministry
Technology connects Tippit with people where no Christians live and provides him the tools to share Christ. Five years ago, Tippit used Skype to mentor a young pastor in India. When the pastor started a church, he enlisted Tippit to help with discipling new believers.
“I actually had the ability to disciple people from here in the United States using that simple technology,” Tippit says.
“Well, that has developed, and other technologies have come up since that time. Even…Facebook, it’s opened doors to other technologies like WhatsApp that have enabled not only a broader way of ministering to people but a deeper way of ministering to people.”
Tippit notes all ministry is rooted in communication and relationships. Technology enabling people to communicate has also helped them build robust relationships, too. These relationships have expanded and grown the global Church.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Bethann Flynn
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