20 Ways to Share Your Faith Online

The explosion in popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have led to tons of new, creative ways for Christians to build relationships and share their faith with people online.

Each of the next 20 weekdays, some fantastic guest bloggers and I are going to share and discuss one creative Internet evangelism idea each day. That’s 20 ideas from 12 bloggers in 20 days.

All of this leads up Internet Evangelism Day, April 25, 2010

The purpose of this group blogging project as well as Internet Evangelism Day is to raise awareness about the opportunities each of us has to use some facet of the Internet to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.

If that gets you excited, here are 5 ways you can get involved.

But before I got to those 5 things.  I want to give a big shout out (and some link love) to the following bloggers who will be contributing ideas.

20 Ways…

Edit 4/5: I’m going to continue to update this post with links to each of the 20 ways to share your faith online.

  1. Using CraigsList to Serve Local People in Need by Paul Steinbrueck
  2. Facebook Prayer Outreach by Dan King
  3. 10 Tips for Blogging with a Mission by Paul Steinbrueck
  4. Facebook as an Opportunity to Share Faith by Tony Whittaker
  5. Using Cell Phones for Evangelism by Tony Whittaker
  6. 4 Huge Myths Of Online Evangelism by Steve Fogg
  7. Online Discipleship… Get Creative! by Dana Byers
  8. Video by Wendy Spoon
  9. Churches, Be a Tweep and Not a Twit on Twitter by Mike Ellis
  10. Local Church? – Global Impact! by Wendy Spoon
  11. An Effective Brand by Brett Borders
  12. 6 Steps to Getting Sermons On-line by Chris Walker
  13. Making a Better Reputation by Rob Ross
  14. IEO – Internet Evangelism Optimization by Lois Ridley
  15. 3 Creative Ideas from the Non-Western World by Dave Hackett
  16. Unprecedented Opportunity by Nick Runyon
  17. Serve as an Online Missionary by Nick Runyon
  18. Live Your Life Online by Kevin Hendricks
  19. Getting Started in Online Evangelism by Dave Bourgeois
  20. The Local Church Solution by Gordon Marcy

Plus the wrap-up post: 20 Ways to Share Your Faith Online – Thanks, Feedback, and the Tipping Point

Five Ways You Can Participate

  1. Follow @OurChurchDotCom on Twitter and retweet the link for each idea.
  2. Share some (or all) of the ideas with your Facebook friends.
  3. Discuss the ideas in the comments.  Share any related ideas.
  4. If you’re a pastor, communications director, evangelism coordinator, or small group leader, engage your congregation in a discussion about these ideas.
  5. Don’t just talk about these ideas. Do them! Post comments telling us about what happened, the people you connected with, and what you learned from the experience.

So, what do you say?  Are you in?  How do you plan to participate?

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

46 Responses to “20 Ways to Share Your Faith Online”

  1. I'm looking forward to being a part of this! Looks like it is going to be pretty awesome!

  2. As a guest blogger, I got to look through the topics that will be discussed this month. I'm excited to hear some really fresh ideas on Internet Evangelism. Stay tuned!!

  3. Thousands of churches could easily adopt Internet Evangelism. IE Day & blog series good way to explore ideas that work.

  4. Thank you, Gordon! We're blessed to have you sharing your insight and perspective here.

  5. Isaac Wilson Apr 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    So little time, The good news of redemption must be revealed while there is yet time..
    The internet is such a good means for this ministry. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the conversation.

  6. Tayo Johnson Apr 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    well i am happy too.

  7. Glad I discovered this….

  8. Dear friends in Christ,
    If you have a no-Christian friends or have a desire to share Christ with non-Christians please send them the following link or better yet get a copy of this video and give it to a non-Christian who like watching Indian/Pakistani films: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spKLVYGecnM&ai

  9. Dear friends in Christ,
    I am a post-graduate student from Kerala, India. I am on search of Internet Evangelism topics for a training of 30 youths for Christ, as part of the Jesus Youth Movement. Please do keep me in your prayers and help me in your ways. Please…

  10. Jesus is the vicarious man, He represents humanity in the presence of the Father and have included us in the triune life of the Father, Son and Spirit. When He was crucified and resurrected, humanity was crucified and resurrected with Him. As it states in Colossians 3:3, our lives are now hidden with Him in God. What an amazing truth!

  11. Jesus is the vicarious man, He represents humanity in the presence of the Father and have included us in the triune life of the Father, Son and Spirit. When He was crucified and resurrected, humanity was crucified and resurrected with Him. As it states in Colossians 3:3, our lives are now hidden with Him in God. What an amazing truth!http://www.sonsloveletter.com

  12. I already do some of the ideas that are posted and am going to try the others. Thanks for a great article!!!!

  13. I'm finally getting around to having a look at this series. I have a lot on my plate at the moment, but just looking through the list, #1 grabbed me right away as a GREAT idea. And yet it seems so obvious I wonder why I hadn't already thought of it. Looks to be a great series, and I've already forwarded this link to some of our staff. I look forward to reading it. Thank you!

  14. Stop by today, just wanted to say hello and thank you.

  15. Chris, that's what I first thought when I heard Shelly talk about the Idea #1. Thanks for sharing this with your staff.

  16. Hi Edwin, thanks for stopping by.

  17. I'm not even half way thru these articles, and every single one is spot on.
    Excellent job guys!

  18. The least obvious similarities we share are the ones that bind us most together. Regardless of what land we emanate from, what creed we sing, what language we speak; we live under the same flag. Problems know no ethnic, racial or national bounds. Money and prosperity show no preference to any type of person. Our greatest strength is each other; our greatest ability as humans is to seek brotherhood. At the most basal level, we are all human. We all see the world through two eyes, process the world through one brain, and work to better ourselves and each other through our limitless minds. Knowing pride in our own ancestry does not preclude us from knowing brotherhood in any type of person. Since we share the same problems and shortcomings, we share the same ambition to better our situation, and we share the same want for a well being for all of us. Faith spreads across all religions. The want to better ourselves and our communities does not choose religious allegiance. It is up to US to better our towns, school and hospitals. It is up to US to further our own educations and the educations of our children. We all share in the hardships of life…why can’t we share in the spoils as well? Why can’t we believe that a culture built out of many people can be stronger than any culture built out of one? Why can’t we believe that a land worshipping many religions can’t find a spiritual bond which unites us all? Each adjective we define ourselves by separates us that much more. However we define ourselves through ethnicity, political belief or religion, we are all human; all capable of doing and feeling the same. No preconceived notion of ANY ethnicity or ANY religion can hold back the human mind. The tangible differences we have bear NO
    resemblance to the intangible similarities we all share. What WE can achieve is the sum of all of OUR abilities, determinations, faiths, aspirations, dreams and hopes. We all share the same dreams, despite how different we are taught to look at each other. We may view others as our greatest enemies, but we are truly our own greatest assets. The potential of US and OUR planet is the sum of ALL of us. ALL of our minds, faiths, hopes, fears, and aspirations. NO ONE can ever tell you differently. We as humans all share this quality, and it is no coincidence that this is so. TOO many similarities spread across the “chasms” that we are taught are there. There are no “chasms” between any of us. We share the same air, water and land. Whatever aesthetic differences there may be fade when we look beneath the surface. We were not made to fight, war, kill, segregate, hate or split apart. We have every ability to be there for each other, and every ability to solve any problem that comes OUR way. Faith in humanity is as strong as faith in ANY religion. And faith in EACH OTHER will be enough to persevere in ANY situation.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Sep 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

      Hi Bobby, I appreciate your comment, but we're not talking about a religion here. We're talking about the God who spoke the entire universe into creation with a few words. Faith in each other is great, but until we create an entire universe out of nothing, it will never compared to God's power.

  19. joyce joseph Apr 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I have created and make 14 inch circular canvas books that spell out the plan of salvation in colors, felt, trims, buttons, jewels and beads. It is color-coded and goes along with the colors of the powerband bracelet. It is sturdy and perfect for short-term mission trips, VBS, Sunday School, backyard bible clubs and camps. It is a visual tool to spread the gospel. I have sent these all over the world with youth, pastors, missionaries, and friends and also here in America. It is available in English, Spanish, and Swahili. I will be glad to share information on how to make with anyone that is interested. Please email me at jwjoseph320@yahoo.com. Thanks Joyce

  20. For all my friends, Jesus is the only way to the right Kingdom, in where we should be as the Kingdom of God wants us in pure heart and Glorify his name. For he is alive and miracle walking God, he can do anything without paying any single cent, please, believe me, trust in him and he will do great, great things upon you.

  21. Thanks for the great list!

  22. awesome stuff… I'd love to repost on my website if thats ok http://www.myfaithworks.me

    • PaulSteinbrueck Jan 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Shea, sure we appreciate you sharing articles posted here. When you do, please don't repost the entire article, though, post an excerpt with a link to the full article here on Christian Web Trends. Thanks!

  23. charlotteotero Feb 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I recently joined a new social community based around the Bible Series that will be airing on the History Channel in March. I have found it a GREAT place to express my faith and to talk about it with others. I think you would really enjoy it and it would even be a good blog post to talk about it if you enjoy it as much as I do.

    The site is http://community.bibleseries.tv you can watch the trailers for the Bible Series too if you haven't seen it yet.

    I hope you like it and thank you for all the work you put into your blog!

  24. Cool love your article. I also wrote a post of IE Day

  25. This is a great article. There are thousands of ways to share faith online! Thanks for your list.

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