Mel is currently the Communications Director at VCC. She is the founder of VCC's Kingdom Writers Ministries. Prior to coming to VCC, Mel worked for over 15 years as a journalist, freelance content writer, and editor. (After 20 years in the field of Rehab/Special Education) She is the published author of 2 books and is working on a 3rd one. She is a Bible School student and loves to expend her days ministering in one way or another. Mel is 'Joe's Wife', mom/stepmom to 1 high school senior, 6 adult kids and several sons-in-laws, and is soon to welcome grandbabies #8 & 9 to the family.
Here are three questions for you to consider:
- How do you share your faith in the real world?
- How do you live out your faith online?
- How do you see other sharing their faith online?
We are called to preach the gospel to all nations. It should be our goal to go beyond preaching the gospel to all people. Rather, we should purpose to make disciples of them. A large part of making disciples is teaching and equipping believers (Christ followers), that they may be prepared to live the life Christ has called them to.
When we disciple, we are intentional about creating a Biblical community of believers who are passionately committed, sensitive and submitted, are mission driven, are family oriented and keep family as a priority, ones who are responsible citizens, and are evangelistically bold.
Technology pervades nearly every aspect of our daily lives, especially those of our youth and millennial adults, and yet we rarely talk about it in our churches. In this media-driven world that we live in, utilizing digital platforms for ministry has never been easier. Today’s youth are ‘digital natives’ who are tech savvy and already using every possible platform of media.
People carry powerful smartphones and tablets, and they work daily on desktop and laptop computers. They are continually plugged into the internet and social networks—technologies which have completely saturated our daily lives and work. Nearly all students and adults have smartphones, and even if they aren’t checking them, they are fiddling around in their purses and pockets checking for them.
Social media saturates our daily lives, like eating breakfast and taking the bus to school or commuting to work, so much so that not sharing our feelings in images and updates would be foreign, even in our faith lives.
Why not use the digital platforms to spread the gospel, equip believers, and create disciples?:
What Can You Do?
You can tweet prayers and post happenings on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Also, liberally use Instagram and Facebook Live, share the VCC App, Use the hashtag #VCCinCT, and numerous other possibilities. If you use these platforms, be sure to interact with the VCC media pages, share the posts, retweet etc. By doing so, the VCC reach will expand into your sphere of influence.
You can connect with others and connect them to God and to our church by giving them glimpses of what God is doing in people’s lives through the ministries of Victory Christian Church. Invite them to events, share the news and announcements with them, and get them connected here at VCC.
You can help people grow and become equipped by posting encouraging Scriptures, graphics, articles, insights and more.
Learn More About Qualities of a Disciple
VCC’s Senior Pastor, Peter Leal spent several sessions preaching a series called ‘The 10 Qualities of a Disciple’. You can listen to the full series on the VCC church APP or on our YouTube channel.