Over the past six months, Zoom, the company behind the world’s leading video conferencing software, grew from 10 million users to 300 million. What used to be just a luxury business tool is now a lifeline for families, schools, and churches desperate to connect as they practice social distancing.
Haggai leader Wilson Moy in Malaysia is no stranger to doing business with tools like Zoom. As a project manager for a collaborative online design platform, his skills are particularly suited for communicating in the digital space. A young professional, Wilson has long been passionate about using digital tools, like the ones he creates for his clients, to serve the Church and share the Gospel.
When Malaysia’s Movement Control Order went into effect in mid-March due to COVID-19, churches across the country were required to explore new methods to stay connected. In an instant, what had been a “maybe one day” idea for many congregations, suddenly became their primary ministry channel.
Wilson organizes a webinar that equips next generation believers to do their own Bible studies while at home during this season of lockdown.
From Wilson’s perspective, the lockdown opened a door for churches to enter the modern computer age and embrace digital tools to reach not only those around them, but also the generations coming behind them.
Since lockdown began, Wilson has served his church by equipping and training over 30 leaders to conduct Bible studies online through their Lifegroups. They launched a five-week Bible study series using Zoom so that they could collaborate and host group discussions. Wilson also organized a webinar that equips next generation believers to do their own Bible studies while at home during this season of lockdown.
“In moving forward with sharing the Good News for the future, I believe the global church has to embrace the power of technology (online and Internet) in our present time. This is similar to the movement that launched printing technology which fueled the Reformation more than 500 years ago and propelled the Gospel even further. Today, we’re placed in a unique position to once again propel and herald the Gospel further beyond the four walls of our church.”