Internet Evangelism Day is an annual digital outreach focus day for churches. This year, it is scheduled for Sunday April 25. It’s an opportunity for any church to explore with its members the exciting opportunities for sharing the good news online. Ready-made free downloads – PowerPoint, video clips, h&outs, drama scripts & music can be easily built into a presentation of five minutes or 50.
2010’s focus day will be the sixth to be used by churches around the world since the initiative’s launch in 2005. Over this period, digital media have developed dramatically, with the advent of YouTube, Facebook & Twitter, & the growing use of mobile phones to access online services.
IE Day’s website is also a one-stop resource covering many subjects including: how to build a church website that is ‘outsider friendly’, using Twitter in evangelism, & ideas for effective blogging.
Perhaps surprisingly, you do not need to be technical to share your faith online. And you can volunteer to be an email mentor to inquirers with several large online outreach 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 & groups. “I am glad to commend Internet Evangelism Day,” says John Stott.
When I began Rest Ministries back in 1997 people were just beginning to log on to the internet. It was a wonderful opportunity for a nonprofit organization to let people know they existed without spending money (that wasn’t available) on brochures or marketing. Instead it just took time. . . something I had a lot of at the moment.
Over the years I have seen the internet be an amazing tool for ministry & so that is one of the reasons I always am eager to support Internet Evangelism Day.
They have just posted this announcement & I wanted to pass it along. It’s also a great tool to provide to your pastoral staff.