Why we should social media for evangelism

 

Jesus said, “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations”…and to do so in 2018, you don’t even have to leave your house.  We can now begin to reach and teach the world through a device we hold in our hand, or a small computer that sits on our lap. The world has changed, and there are great opportunities for the church.

Throughout history, the method by which the church performed the Great Commission has been propelled by technology. For the Apostle Paul, it was the Roman road system. For the Reformation, it was the printing press. For us today, it is the power of the Internet in the palm of the hand of nearly all the members of your church, and certainly almost every man, woman, and child in your church’s vicinity.

In North America, church attendance is generally on the decline. Even for churches that do gain a large attendance, the local church only hosts a believer or seeker for 1-3 hours per week. Yet your congregation and everyone they know are spending increasingly significant amounts of their waking hours connected on the Internet.