A New Season

facebook-live-logoThe Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

The Proulx family has entered a new season – beginning today.

Both of our boys are in school now. Bryson has entered the first grade and Luke is beginning Pre-K.

Kristi and I have prayed for this moment. I have been working with both boys, teaching them how to respect others and what it means to be a gentleman. We believe that their school should be a better place because they are there. Their friends should be better because of the positive influence that our boys have in their lives.

We are praying for our boys that they will learn and grow. We are praying for the teachers as they lead their students in learning and growing. We are praying for the school that it will thrive and continue to develop students who will be strong and courageous leaders in the future.

If you are a reader of this blog, you are about to see this blog take a new direction.

You already know that this blog is connected to Facebook.

Now we are going to do more with Facebook Live.

I used to be very involved in the Periscope community but a lot of the people that I follow have recently left Periscope and headed to YouTube or Snapchat. I do not have a problem with this but as much as I enjoy following these people, I am not interested in downloading another app just to follow a few people.

However, I believe that while these platforms are good, another type of platform is being overlooked. Facebook Live.

On your Facebook home page you can find a link to a map that will show you all of the people who are live on Facebook at the same time.

I have looked on the map and have seen radio stations, UFC events, live concerts, car races, people hanging out, people sharing their opinions on politics, celebrities and other types of things. I have not found many churches or much Bible teaching on Facebook Live.

I believe that Facebook Live is in its infancy and we have the opportunity to be in on the ground floor as it develops.

What I would like to do is use Facebook Live to dive into certain topics and begin conversations that you can engage with. Let’s use Facebook Live as a way to learn, grow, be discipled and have fun.

A few years ago, we were going to launch a private discipleship group but it did not get much traction. Now, we have the opportunity to try again with Facebook Live.

You can engage directly with me or with anyone else who watches the video. There are a few things that I really like about Facebook Live.

  • You do not have to watch live. If you are at work or at school or you just missed the live broadcast, you can go back and watch the video at any time on your schedule.
  • You can share your comments on the video live or you can go back and comment on the replay. You will have the ability to not just engage with the broadcaster but with anyone else who is commenting on the video.
  • You can like and share the video. You can send likes and hearts to the broadcaster to let them know that you are enjoying their content. The likes and hearts, in addition to the comments, helps the broadcaster to know what is working and what is resonating with you. This helps them to be able to work on curating more content to share with you and in our case – curate content that will help you learn, grow and be a better follower of Jesus.

I am excited about this new season and I hope that you are too.

Pastor Jimmy

If you liked this post, please like and share. Are you excited about this new season and new direction towards learning and growing? I would love to read your thoughts on this as we head down this path. Head over to my Facebook page and continue the conversation.

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