I hold an ever growing conviction that to follow the Way of Jesus is to participate in bringing about the Kingdom of God wherever you see it is at work. Of course that happens through intentional church ministries, but the kingdom of God is not limited to that.
One example of this would be Twestival:
On 12 February 2009 100+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.
I’m going to be a part of the Austin Twestival, and I get excited to see how communities that have connected online are coming together in person to serve the greater good. In this case, it is an organization called charity: water:
charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations by funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need.
That’s something I can get behind, and I hope you can too. Twestivals are happening in over 100 cities. Check the righthand column on the Twestival site to find out how you can take part in your city. If there isn’t one, maybe someone with unsafe drinking water is waiting for you to step up and put it together.