3 Commands a Church-Techie Should Never Forget
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
1. Love the Lord.
Do you have a robust devotional life? Allowing your heart and mind to be informed by the Spirit before you start your day is essential. I fail at this too often, and wonder why my tank runs empty. Emptiness, really, is a lack of passion. And where passion lacks, compassion lacks more.
Awareness of God’s heart is found in the stillness of his presence, and in experiences with the poor and marginalized. Here’s a test: your passions take your time and money. So what has yours? Here’s a good first step: Wake up 15 minutes earlier and start your day in prayer. Or try tithing.
2. Love your neighbor.
Sound engineering has been declared as the world’s grumpiest profession. Just like any art, feedback can be highly subjective. All of us techies need to hold back our excuses. RELAX. Simply smile and thank them for the feedback. Often times, nobody but you understands the detailed execution of your task.
In my moments of freak out, it’s because I’m pushing myself to meet unrealistic expectations, and those expectations are usually not my own. To put it bluntly, just be nice. Relationships are more important than your product.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
3. Make Disciples.
Ginghamsburg is a United Methodist church. I love our mission statement: “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”. Discipleship can be hard for those of us with a hankering for perfection. I like to execute my ideas by myself. I hate to sacrifice quality. But to reiterate, relationships, PEOPLE, are more important than product.
Who are you discipling? You should be able to name them. Write these names down, then be intentional to include them and train them in the coming weeks. Technology is great, but worth nothing if you have nobody harnessing its power. And God’s message is way too powerful to deliver on our own.
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How are you making time for the things that matter most?
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Dan graduated from Asbury College in 2006 with a degree in media communication. A few months later, he joined the staff of Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH as a graphic design intern. After learning a thing or two over the years, Dan is now Senior Media Producer and leads a team of 80 unpaid media servants. Through his incredible creative ability, God has used him to change lives through the power of story. Dan lives in Tipp City, OH with his wife, Amy, and has 3 year old twins.