Today is Internet Evangelism Day, part of Digital Outreach Month. Digital mission is going to be the focus of a lot of my thinking in the coming years (more on that soon), so I’m especially gratified to hear that others are giving the issue considerable thought.
I’m excited to hear soon from my friend Andrew Terry about what he makes of Len Sweet’s Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival. It’s been spotlighted by the group.
Here’s a press release from the IEDay folks:
Internet Evangelism Day resources
The amazing growth of digital media is transforming the world and changing the way we communicate and even think. There are growing opportunities for digital evangelism.
Internet Evangelism Day is an annual focus day, scheduled for 29 April 2012. It creates a space for churches, ministries and individual Christians to investigate the many options for sharing the good news online.
The Internet Evangelism Day website is also a year-round online resource guide to help Christians understand these varied opportunities. Topics covered include: how to build a church website that is ‘outsider friendly’, using Facebook and Twitter in evangelism, and the growing options for using your mobile phone.
For many of these opportunities, you need no technical knowledge at all. And there are many opportunities to volunteer to be an email mentor to inquirers who have visited outreach sites operated by several online ministries.
Internet Evangelism Day is an initiative of the Internet Evangelism Coalition, based at the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton. It is supported by a wide range of Christian leaders and groups. “I am glad to commend Internet Evangelism Day,” said the late John Stott.
More information: www.IEDay.net