Context of Time Concept Past, Present, Future and Eternity Here is your easy way  for organizing your  blog and/or website
Why This Method? <ul><li>New people will encounter your ministry online in the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>weeks </li></u...
Context of Time <ul><li>Past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What happened before the current conditions? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre...
Past <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your birth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Present <ul><li>Current conditions  EXTERNAL  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>residence </li></ul>...
Future <ul><li>Hopes </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Visions </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Objectiv...
Eternity <ul><li>How is Jesus Christ transforming you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to glorify God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to s...
Why use this view <ul><li>Starting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizes your thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps them tra...
Places to Apply  this Context of Time  <ul><li>Blog entries </li></ul><ul><li>Ezine (email newsletter) </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Adapt as Needed <ul><li>These are general guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>They are aids to assist in thought process </li></u...
Review <ul><li>Past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testimonies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
Your Next Step <ul><li>Revise and fine-tune with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>general guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pract...
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This slide show offers a simple system for designing and developing a blog, website, podcast or any other kind of Christian ministry. Use the linear nature of time plus the special nature of eternity as a skeleton to organize your thoughts, plans, messages, etc.

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Context Of Time Past Present Future and Eternity

  1. 1. Context of Time Concept Past, Present, Future and Eternity Here is your easy way for organizing your blog and/or website
  2. 2. Why This Method? <ul><li>New people will encounter your ministry online in the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put yourself in their shoes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help them quickly get up to speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use time as the core organizing concept </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make it easy for them to understand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where you came from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where you are at now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where you are headed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How this relates to eternity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timeline can be your friend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>keeping your online ministry organized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enrolling prayer support </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Context of Time <ul><li>Past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What happened before the current conditions? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the simple summaries of the current conditions? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the short, medium and long term possibilities? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eternity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does your life and ministry have eternal consequences? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Past <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your birth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>when </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major life events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>awards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>graduation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>marriage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>parenting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ministry experiences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Testimonies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Salvation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calling to Ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answered Prayers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simple summaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What brought you to your current conditions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can the data in your resume be stated in a friendly way? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How has God been directing your path? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you tell a new friend about your history? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a thumbnail sketch of your spiritual pilgrimage to today? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Present <ul><li>Current conditions EXTERNAL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>residence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current conditions INTERNAL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>passions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Future <ul><li>Hopes </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Visions </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>What do you perceive about the future? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your vision for ministry? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the anticipated transitions that you will face soon? </li></ul><ul><li>If you had “plenty of money” would you serve God differently? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Eternity <ul><li>How is Jesus Christ transforming you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to glorify God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to serve people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to increase the Kingdom of God </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your spiritual growth progress </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer & intercession interests </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelism directions </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship activities </li></ul><ul><li>Church planting & church growth efforts </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why use this view <ul><li>Starting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizes your thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps them track with you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structures Layout/Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ezine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggests Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>headlines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>text summaries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>photos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take photos habitually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View the past since your last update </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell the truth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>current situation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>your emotions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>faith is stretched </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>looking to Jesus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>solicit their prayers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testify of how God has answered your prayers </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Places to Apply this Context of Time <ul><li>Blog entries </li></ul><ul><li>Ezine (email newsletter) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monthly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>quarterly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcast (video podcast) </li></ul><ul><li>Print newsletter (mailed) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Adapt as Needed <ul><li>These are general guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>They are aids to assist in thought process </li></ul><ul><li>This is not a batch of rules </li></ul><ul><li>Use this to get your thoughts started </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt these as needed for you </li></ul><ul><li>Use, revise and refine as you need </li></ul><ul><li>Put your personality on display </li></ul><ul><li>Use it for a vivid reflection of the real you </li></ul>
  11. 11. Review <ul><li>Past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testimonies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Salvation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Answered prayers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eternity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evangelism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipleship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church planting/growth </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Your Next Step <ul><li>Revise and fine-tune with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>general guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>practical applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>valuable links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Online Ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.LearningOnlineMinistry.org </li></ul></ul>
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