Yes! In today’s society, every church needs an active social media presence and website. Guests should be able to view the online presence and know the overall culture of the church. Although some may feel like church graphics and social media are worldly or a waste of time, we must recognize that one’s social media is the true first touch of the ministry. If the website is two years out of date, the graphics are full of misspellings, the social media hasn’t been updated in weeks, this makes guests feel like the ministry isn’t active. Even more so, it will be very difficult to attract those who are searching the internet for a local church to join.
We serve a creative God! One needs to only look at the tapestry of creation to see that God doesn’t operate in black and white or just use words to speak to people. He uses color, visuals, sound, and more to create a picture of who He is. For those who question the importance of the creative ministry, I draw you to a moment in Exodus as the Lord speaks to Moses:
"Then the Lord said to Moses, 2 'See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts.'" Exodus 31:1-5
Amazingly, Bezalel is the first person mentioned to have been “filled with the Spirit of God” in the Bible. The Lord blessed him with special wisdom and artistic ability that no one else had been blessed with before. I believe this is excellent evidence that God can gift a person to know what looks good aesthetically and how to create graphics and design websites that can attract people to Him. The truth is, an amazing social media presence may be the hook that draws a person into the church, but the Spirit of God is what will keep them there. Let us not overlook this ministry as a way to draw people into the church.
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