The Internet - An Excellent Evangelistic Tool
July 11, 2013 Filed in: Ministry
Dictionary.com defines evangelism as “the spreading of the Christian gospel by public proclamation or personal witnessing”. According to a recent study done by CNET Networks, the average person spends 13 hours per week on the Internet. Keep in mind that this is just the average. The same study has found that 20 percent of adults use the Internet for more than 24 hours per week. What an opportunity this presents for people interested in evangelism. Nevertheless, the Internet is one of the most underutilized personal evangelistic tools for one reason… an inability to create websites!
While professional website creation can be an extremely difficult task for many not trained in the field, it does not have to be a deterrent to the spreading of the gospel over the Internet. Here are three ways to help accelerate your Internet evangelistic efforts, despite your limited knowledge in website creation:
1. Piggyback on another professional website: type in the words “I Love God” in Google and you will be surprised to see a Facebook page with over 1.7 million likes. Social media websites are counted among some of the best websites in the world, with hundreds of millions of users. Why not create a professional evangelistic page by piggybacking on these corporate giants. It is as easy as signing up and posting.
2. Use a Content Management System (CMS): if you don’t want to piggyback off another professional website why not create your very own website using a CMS? There are many with drag and drop simplicity. Among them are webs.com, weebly.com, or iweb for the mac users.
3. Avoid websites altogether: creating websites are not the only way to evangelize over the Internet. There are many services that are offered for free that can allow you to reach people all over the world while in the comfort of your home. Among them are emails, and live feeds such as skype, instant messenger, etc. They can be a great platform for conducting Bible studies or encouraging fellow believers.
Piggybacking, CMS and Live Feeds are excellent ways to use the Internet for evangelism. Many organizations have experienced much success using these tools, and you can too. The best way to find out how successful this venture can be is to get started. Why not start your Internet evangelistic outreach today?