Innovation is Important! Welcome back to our article series addressing some of the cultural trends happening around us. We live in a season in which the culture is changing, and as I’ve mentioned before, there are many examples of industries all around us that have been revolutionized or brought to extinction with the rise of new technologies. Changes like these should move us to consider, without sacrificing our biblical integrity, how can we further our mission in an ever-changing culture?
Last week I encouraged us to think about building and sustaining relationships with people beyond our physical campus. This is a move that is already happening with seminaries and universities. They have learned how to expand their student relationships without building new campus buildings.
Again I emphasize the importance of having a physical gathering that happens consistently on our church campus. Yet, as our mission is about leading people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus, we should also consider how new innovations can help us expand our influence. What innovations do you see that might be helpful? Consider Bible studies that happen in people’s homes. We call those LifeGroups. Consider us creating an FBC app for everyone to have instant connection with us on their smart phones. Consider live-streaming our worship services for people to worship with us even when they can’t physically be here. God can use these innovations as He used the Koine Greek language and Roman infrastructure over 2,000 years ago. Just think! -Jason