en route to world assembly
As I write this I am on my way to World Assembly.
After many months of planning, it’s finally here. People from across the world started travelling some days ago, and by Tuesday more than 600 people will finally gather in Krakow, Poland.
You can read more about World Assembly in this week’s prayerline email, and there will soon be a live social stream (very excited by this) where you will be able to see blogs, photos, tweets and other online comment, and indeed interact yourself with all that is going on in Poland.
This quadrennial event is the biggest single gathering of IFES: students, staff and supporters from right around the world. Together we will hear stories of God at work through students, and pray together, for one another, and for the University – the place God has called us to serve.
And yet this gathering is just a small representation of the IFES Fellowship around the world, and one of the reasons I am excited by our plans to share as much of what is going on at World Assembly online, and to listen to the wider Fellowship as they interact from a distance. Please pray for the plans that have been put in place to help facilitate this, that they might serve a sense of unity and participation across many thousands of miles.
As well as blogging, tweeting, and sharing photos online, I am also helping to run two ministry forums on the subject of ‘ministry opportunities in a digital age’, and moderating one of the ‘Word and World’ plenary sessions on the subject of ‘new media and social networks’. To date most of my time has been focussed on more of the logistical side of World Assembly, so I’d also appreciate prayers as I pull together my thoughts for these sessions.
Next post from Poland!
I work as Head of Global Communications for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), having previously worked with Compudava (now Endava) in Moldova, building web applications, and for Wesley Management, working with small businesses and charities. I have a passion to see intelligent application of digital technology to serve the Church and mission. Married to the lovely Ruth.