Its a wonderful day at wemakisolutions, LLC. Tonight we look forward to finishing up the Celebration Lutheran mobile app and submitting it to both Apple and GooglePlay. I have found a great deal of contentment and pleasure developing mobile apps for congregations and for other non-profits. When the mobile apps are accepted and placed in the stores for download I feel like I'm walking on air and it's hard to do anything but smile.
While I'm sure there is a part of me beaming about what I've been able to do, I believe with all my heart that most of my joy is grounded in the belief that through the mobile app members of the Christian faith will be more able and perhaps more willing to share their faith. It's this evangelism outreach that has me so excited. Just as the Gutenberg printing press revolutionized communications in that period of history, so too I believe, the mobile app will impact the 21st Century. With so many congregations trying to figure out how to attract, entice, and encourage youth and young families to visit and join their congregations, I keep scratching my head at the slowness of the church as a whole at seeing the potential and embracing this new technology. I remind myself that change is difficult for organizations. We sing from an outdated Song Book at Rotary, my high school class of '74 was only the second class to have it's Senior pictures in color even as the rest of the yearbook was in black and white. And there are no screens or projectors in the Sanctuary of the congregation I serve. I know that this new technology will be embraced over the next decade, but I worry a bit about those who could be reached with the gospel through the mobile app, but won't be because we are too short sighted to see their potential.
So I keep praying that God will open the eyes and hearts and the minds of 'the church' to what is infront of them and that they will find a sense of urgency to utilize this new technology.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!