A friend of mine, Willie Butler, was once part of a worship team called FACE DOWN. Frankly up until a week ago, I didn’t know about this part of his past.
Well, the group had broken up several years ago as all of the team members went on to their various ministries that God had called them to.
The group decided to get together for a night of worship at the Church they had all attended as kids and young men, First Baptist Church in Flower Mound, Texas. All but one were in the area and it seemed a good time to get together.
One member is now a church planting missionary in Poland. He obviously couldn’t make it -0r did he. They set up a camera in the sanctuary so he could see what was going on and they set up a skype connection. It was so immediate. He got to say hi to his mom and dad who were attending and they had the opportunity to tell him how proud they were of him. He talked about what they were doing and their prayer requests. He also took questions from people.
It was really awesome. I’m wondering what this could mean for the future of the Church when you can use an internet technology like Skype. Could it mean that technology like this could be used for pastor’s conferences in third world nations? Would that be a good thing? Or would it lead to even more relationship problems.
I was amazed at the technology. What could it be used for? What are the possibilities? What are the risks?
In places that are remote and we want to build schools but maybe we don’t have teachers there, can we use technology like this to bring teachers into the classroom? I don’t know. But it’s worth thinking about and questioning.