As most of us know well, one of the primary components of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth involves the call to promote the Word of God.
It is clear from much of the New Testament that at least some form of proselytizing was a significant facet of Jesus’s vision for the world: The extensive travels and teachings of Christ’s disciples such as Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Peter, and Saint Paul are evidence of the centrality of reaching out to others within the Christian faith.
Striking a Balance
In today’s world, however, churches face special challenges in reaching new congregants and getting the message out about the teachings of Jesus. Thankfully, modern technology is enabling churches across the globe to find new followers in record numbers.
When there is a crisis of faith across the world, these forms of technology play a unique role in introducing the teachings of Jesus Christ to more people. Here are just three ways in which podcasting can help churches deliver the good news of Jesus’s teachings to new audiences and those who already believe.
Podcasting on a Budget
As you may be aware, running and maintaining a church can often be an expensive proposition. Many church leaders are almost too familiar with the idea of budget constraints in the landscape of contemporary Christianity.
Fortunately, it doesn’t cost much to get a podcast up and running. With a decent microphone and an internet connection, almost anyone can get their podcast out into the world. Where previous generations would have had to use expensive radio or television equipment to reach local audiences, today’s podcasters can reach the rest of the globe at the click of a button and a small fraction of the cost.
Moreover, you’re not limited by a particular schedule when your podcast. Once your podcast is out in the world, anyone can listen to what you’ve recorded on their own time. You’re never competing against a football game or a popular radio show: And if you do want to “live cast,” you can pick any time that works for you and your listeners.
Running a podcast is a bit like having your freewheeling radio show. You can shape your particular approach to podcasting because you’re not limited by scheduling or budget constraints. Often, this “freestyle” approach to podcasting is a big draw for dedicated podcast listeners.
For example, are you interested in having guests discuss the finer points of theology without a time limit? In the world of podcasting, you can set a standard by which you want your work to be evaluated. Moreover, bring in a bit of your personality, and you might find yourself with a devoted base of listeners. What better way is there to truly spread the wonderful teachings of Jesus in this day and age?
With the right approach to podcasting, you might bring new life to your church’s sense of community outreach. And you can always adjust your podcasting style to find out what works for you and your listeners. You might find the process to be significant and even life-changing!