The Role of Digital and Social Media in Evangelism

First published at Cataclysm Missions International (CMI) on June 16, 2015  

By Anna Popescu

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The Role of Digital and Social Media in Evangelism

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From November 19-21, 2013, Clyde Tabor was part of the Lausanne Global Consultation on the Gospel and Media. During this time, they were challenged to think about social media and the way the different media outlets could be used as evangelism.

From our time together, it was very clear that digital and social media have an increasingly important role to play in evangelism. That role varies across three continuous stages: SOW, REAP, DISCIPLE. At any given moment, there are hundreds of millions of people globally at each state with respect to their Christian faith—from a lack of interest in Christianity to a mature believer growing deeper in their faith.

  1. SOW– In this stage (that might be also referred to as pre-evangelism), individuals are not actively seeking Jesus. At this stage, digital and social media have a role to play in influencing the perception of Christianity and creating an environment that fosters openness and curiosity to engage.
  2. REAP– For our purposes, the REAP stage extends from when an individual reaches a place where they are beginning to seek answers, through to a decision to follow Christ. Digital and social media provide a unique and safe environment for people to struggle and question, often more in more vulnerable ways because of the perceived anonymity and safety of technology. 
  3. DISCIPLE– After an individual becomes a believer, the lifelong journey truly begins. Digital and social media have a role to play in connecting the individual to a local church, in providing resources and connections to deepen in the faith, and can provide encouragement and tools to share Christ with others, thus completing a circle, looping back to SOW.

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It’s Global Outreach Day!

 

Today is Global Outreach Day 2015! 

What is it about?

It is about YOU sharing the gospel in any possible way to people who never heard it or are not yet born again Christians and leading those people to salvation in Jesus.

All you need is a willingness to go. Share the gospel according to your personal gifting and calling as the Lord leads you.

There are thousands of ways to do this, either personal or together with a group or a church.

What can I do?

Reach at the least ONE person with the Gospel and the Global Outreach Day!

From a personal approach to unsaved friend or neighbours to sharing the Gospel on streets, campusses, public plasses or transportations to larger evangelistic events and outreaches, there are many, many options.

Reach out to the people, don’t wait for them to come to you!
Create opportunities to:

  • get in contact and start a conversation
  • share your testimony and the Gospel message
  • offer them prayer
  • lead them to a decision

It is not so difficult as you might think!

Read about creative ideas to share your faith here.

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Save the Date! Global Outreach Day 2015

Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.)

This from the Global Outreach Day site.

The vision of the Global Outreach Day is to build up a network of Christians worldwide, equipping and mobilizing them to share the Gospel to over 200 nations on one single day.

Mobilizing

The G.O.D. is a massive mobilisation movement in the body of Christ to fulfil the Great Commission to our generation. It started with a single day, but it’s already growing into a mighty movement!

Our focus is not only to mobilize the already active evangelistic people. We aim to see the WHOLE church – every single believer – stepping into divine action to reach the lost.

We are believing for a revolutionary change in the culture and thinking of the global body of Christ concerning practical evangelism.

The Great commission of our Lord and Master will never be fulfilled only by great evangelistic ministries alone – how excellent and efficient they ever may be. It takes all of us.

EVERY believer and every church is needed to reach every lost soul!That is the very heartbeat of God!

The Equipment

Although many Christians want to reach people with the Gospel they feel limited and inadequate, sometimes not even called to do it… We are providing spiritual and practical training for you to experience a real breakthrough in personal and corporate Evangelism!

You don’t need to be a “super-evangelist” with a “super-budget”. There are thousands of ideas and creative ways to lead someone to Jesus Christ. Let us help you to release your potential

The Momentum: One single Day!

The Global Outreach Day creates a global momentum that makes it easier for every believer to step out and do something.

Millions of Christians move, pray and act all on the same day and encourage and inspire each other. A wave of evangelism and salvation will sweep the globe.

The testimonies are already awesome. And so are the results! Millions of souls have already been saved.

Come and join us and be a part of it!

 

 

 

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