I recently attended a webinar from Partners in Ministry on ‘Digital Evangelism & Connection’ which was both interesting and uplifting. The pandemic has made so many churches turn to digital platforms to preach the Good News and keep connected with their members. At the same time, many ‘unchurched’ people are now actively seeking out the church.
One of the many take home messages from the webinar was that social media was just made for evangelism! It’s probably not surprising that it is much easier to click on a link to an online worship service/ church website/ social media page than it is to turn up at a church on Sunday morning.
And social media can turn anyone into an evangelist. How? We all have friends on Facebook that are not Christians or ‘lapsed’ Christians. If you comment on a post from a Christian Facebook page, your friends might see it (depending on your privacy settings of course). If you share a post from a Christian Facebook page, your friends will see it. That’s evangelism! You’ve just planted some seeds and who knows…maybe one will germinate?
Trudi Skene, Worship Co-ordinator, Outer Eastern Lutheran Church.
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