There are more than 6.9 billion Christians worldwide. What if believers could join together in fellowship outside of their own countries and communities? Sammy Tippit Ministries is encouraging believers to do just that by combining small groups and technology.
As of 2011, The Pew Research Center estimated 37 percent of Christians resided in the Americas and 26 percent were in Europe. The remaining 24 and 13 percent hail respectively from Africa and the Asia Pacific region. Read more here.
Small groups typically revolve around local communities and churches, but technology is opening a window of connection.
Fellowship Through Technology
The program is based on Whatsapp, a free messaging, video, and voice application. Sammy Tippit Ministries provides daily videos, resources and training for small-group leaders to share. It’s up to the group leader to form and operate the group.
“We’re not providing the technology but we’re taking already existing technology and taking small groups and saying ‘form those groups where you can actually communicate on a daily basis,’” said Founder Sammy Tippit.
He doesn’t see these virtual groups as replacements for in-person small groups. The groups are intended for believers who are separated by distance to supplement traditional weekly in-person gatherings.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kali Katerberg
CALL TO ACTION
- Stay connected with Sammy Tippit Ministries on Facebook for the project rollout this January.
- Pray for wisdom among those considering starting a small group.
- Pray these small groups will foster positive relationships and growth.