Encounter Church Ballito is where I fellowship and is a major part of my life.
I have the privilege of heading up the media with a great bunch of people.
As a Church we find media crucial to communication and key to our outreach. We are situated within Seaward Estate and do not have the benefit of passing traffic. As a result our online presence needs to be highly visible. A great emphasis is placed on our website, live streaming and social media channels.
All our general announcements are done as a video making our communication efficient and effective. This also gives us the ability to communicate content to our congregation via WhatsApp, social media and email campaigns as a reminder.
We can confidently say that majority of our congregation know what is happening in the life of our Church at any given time. We also setup a Church calendar that syncs to our congregation’s devices.Teaching material is also presented largely by electronic means thus keeping costs down making it accessible to all.
I also have a heart for the trans-local. I believe there are many ministries that can extend their effectiveness after some external input regarding media. In Acts 1:8 Jesus gives us a mandate to exist for the greater and not just ourselves locally. It’s not on my heart to formally charge for these services.