Church Communications: How Big is Your God?

With all of the social media tools that exist these days, those of us working in churches are able to meet people in their element: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Church Communications: How Big is Your God?
What are you doing to reach people? Most of the social connection tools are free to use. These social media tools are useful when you consider that sometimes it is hard to hold someone’s attention for an hour on Sunday. You’d be surprised who you can reach in five minutes on a Tuesday.
Church Communications: How Big is Your God?
What are you doing to reach people? Most of the social connection tools are free to use. These social media tools are useful when you consider that sometimes it is hard to hold someone’s attention for an hour on Sunday. You’d be surprised who you can reach in five minutes on a Tuesday.

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Those of us working on church tech teams spend a lot of time and money trying to get people into our ministry, while also seeking to reach people.

By using video and editing techniques, we are able to refine and craft our message to be broadcast via television, radio, and social media, as a means to further our reach.

Our job is to do our best to present the Gospel. In the end, it is up to that person and the Holy Spirit.

We spend so much time worrying about our reach, though, that we forget just how big our God really is.

Have faith, do your best and let the Spirit do the rest.

This past week, our pastor at West Asheville Baptist Church said he was not responsible for people’s salvation. That’s the Holy Spirit’s job.

Our job is to do our best to present the Gospel. In the end, it is up to that person and the Holy Spirit. In truth, not all who hear, will answer the call.

I sometimes think we get in the way of our ministries by letting our life get in the way. The troubles we face daily, pale in comparison to God.

If we and our teams do our best, and put out a clear and concise message in all of the ways available to us, and let God manifest His will, then we have done our job.

When we try to reach people, we unfortunately have limitations that are in our minds and within our reach.

God, though, is infinite.

Therefore, do we allow God to be big in our ministry? What can we do to let go? In my experience, when I know that I have done everything I can: prayed, empowered my team to do their best, crafted a clear and concise message, and delivered it in all the ways available to me — then it is time for me to “Let go and let God.”

I am never finished with making all of my little changes, but at a certain point, I run out of time. If I have been faithful, then I know God is bigger than me. And the Spirit will do the rest.

How big is your God?

With the faith of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. Do you rely on man or God?

Your ministry will be as big as you are. As you grow, it will grow.


More About Ralph Hicks
Ralph Hicks is the Tech Director for the West Asheville Baptist Church, based in Asheville, N.C. He started serving in church when he was seven and has been a part of the volunteer staff ever since. After singing in church and running sound for 20 years, he moved behind the camera where he spent several years. He was the church's Front of House Engineer, before becoming the Technical Director six years ago.
Get in Touch: rhicks@westashevillebaptist.org    More by Ralph Hicks

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