What is eMinistry? Well, it isn’t technically a word. That is right. I, uh, sorta made it up. I have seen it used here and there, but never in the way we are using it. I suppose you could understand it by breaking it down like this: “e” is electronic; “ministry” is the act of serving. (source) So eMinistry is a means of serving in an electronic forum.
eMinistry is how we fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) without leaving our house.
eMinistry allows us to minister to people of all demographics from all over the world, while still keeping our priorities in line. Some of you may feel called to the mission field, only to find the doors have been closed for one reason or another. You know that the field isn’t where God wants you now, but you know there is still something you can do to fulfill the Great Commission. Some of you have carpool schedules, extracurricular activities, dinner to get on the table, and a family to nurture. How do you minister with, what appears to be, no extra time?
What if your life, right where you are, is a mission field? Your family, your church, your blog, your job, homeschooling, cooking, friends, driving your car?
Why should there be a line between your every day life and ministry?
We believe there should not be a line. And since we spend such a great amount of time online these days, in order to keep us from leaving ministry on the back burner while we write, socialize, and “pin”, we decided to pull it to the front. Thus, eMinistry was born.
As a result, you can then educate, encourage and energize your readers.
You may not know how you can implement ministry into many facets of your life. Perhaps you need some fresh ideas.
We are (get ready for this) eMinistering to you so you can grow your eMinistry and minister to others. That, Dear One, is our ministry.
And while it is here on this computer screen, it is electronic. But I pray it sinks into your soul; fulfilling the Great Commission so the Lord can resonate and overflow into the world around you and beyond – altering the lives of your family, friends, community, and job.
This is where eMinistry becomes ministry becomes life becomes real Christianity.
This is why we want to equip you in your eMinistry. We want to give you the tools we have learned thus far, and explore new ones together. This isn’t just about blogging. Nor is it about running the Women’s Ministry at your local church. It isn’t about writing books or growing your blog so you can make money.
It is about your heart.
Your ministry will grow as you grow in the Lord. He will direct your path and we want to make sure you keep your eyes on Him (Proverbs 3:6). We will encourage you through this process, your journey, by giving you tech-tips, fellowship opportunities, a look into people who are paving the way before us (online and in “real” life), Biblical, foundational instruction, and stories from the heart.
It is a one-stop-shop for all of your ministry needs, found inside a cute little eMinistry box (if we do say so ourselves).
Find comfort and encouragement here, each week, with Nikki, Leigh Ann and our fabulous contributors (again, if we do say so ourselves, and we do).
We pray for you all, and we can hardly wait one more minute to get to know you more.
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your eMinistry journey!