Up until a few months ago, keeping up with the latest digital trends was literally the last thing on pastors‚Äô minds. But now with the rapidly spreading coronavirus, pastors have been forced into a ‚Äúreset‚ÄĚ in how they do ministry.
Reflecting on the effects of the pandemic that has now affected over 1.2 million people worldwide, Nona Jones ‚ÄĒ who works with thousands of church leaders on reaching people through social technology ‚ÄĒ believes ‚Äúthis is a bit of a divine reset to help us recalibrate with where the rest of the world is.‚ÄĚ
For the past three years, Jones has been saying that ‚Äúsocial technology was going to be the next reformation‚ÄĚ of the church. And now she‚Äôs beginning to see it take hold as churches worldwide have closed their doors to stop the spread of COVID-19....
Disease is from sin. Ministry is of God, Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit..
1Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."
"Social technology was going to be the next reformation."
Bizzare statement. While there are a nbr of security hiccups with various kinds of technology, this is NOT a "reformation." If anything, it's a devolution and lessening of the quality and nature of worship and community.