By NMC - March 16, 2015
Posted in Adult Ministry
Cell phones, laptops, desktops and tablets have driven us deeper into the information age. Our culture often exchanges the intimacy of lively discussion over a cup of coffee for quick posts on Facebook, passing tweets on Twitter, or texts on our cell phone. I am a huge fan of technology, yet I believe this advancement comes with a price.
Prior to Gutenberg inventing the printing press, believers gathered in community to study Scripture due to the lack of individual copies of the Bible. I am sure this came with a measure of inconvenience, yet the benefits had to outweigh the drawbacks. Wisdom, insight and perspective gleaned from wrestling with the Word together created a culture where iron truly sharpened iron. Mature believers expounded on the Word as a means of assisting the younger believers in their maturity. Together in community discipleship happened.
While I am excited to see where technology takes us in the future, I do not want to give up on my need for community. At NMC, we are committed to creating environments where community happens. Several of those opportunities include Small Churches and midweek gatherings. As our culture trends toward isolation, why not join us in making community matter!