Internet Evangelism Idea #17: Serve as an Online Missionary

This post is part 17 in the series 20 Ways to Share Your Faith Online leading up to and following Internet Evangelism Day on April 25. We encourage you to tweet, share, blog & discuss these ideas in your church & circle of influence.

“These days, knocking on someone’s door to share the gospel is almost…unchristian,” my friend confided as we were finishing our dinner last night and talking about evangelism. “People don’t want an intrusion,” he said. Now, you should know that this man has led many, many people to Jesus by knocking on doors and sharing his faith.

“Imagine this,” I replied. “What if, instead of going to them, 6,000 people knocked on your front door every day asking you to tell them about Jesus? Wouldn’t that be great?”

I am an Online Missionary with Every day, someone knocks on my door and asks to know more about Jesus. In less than a year I have helped 226 people develop a relationship with Jesus Christ through email as an Online Missionary. I’m sure that some people go through their entire life without sharing Christ with 200 people.

On Internet Evangelism Day, April 25, more than 6,500 people emailed a GMO Online Missionary and asked to know more about Jesus. Follow up and discipleship is happening right now as GMO’s Online Missionaries engage these people who are coming to Christ from around the world. In Acts 8 we read about Philip being prompted to get up and go to minister to the Ethiopian eunuch who was seeking Christ and open to the gospel. In the same way, the Holy Spirit is connecting people seeking to know Jesus with the Online Missionaries ready to share the gospel.

If you would like to share Jesus with more people every day, I encourage you to visit Sign up to become an Online Missionary and begin to open the door for some of the many thousands who are knocking on your door every day.

Nick Runyon is a Jesus lover, family man, wanna’ be blogger, and Director of Outreach for

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

7 Responses to “Internet Evangelism Idea #17: Serve as an Online Missionary”

  1. A few other people who serve as online missionaries with Gospel Media Outreach posted comments on Friday's post. I would love to hear others describe what their experience has been like and maybe share a personal story of a person they led to Christ online.

  2. Wow!! That is exciting! Definitely want to go check that out and see how to become an online missionary. I think most of us aren't taking full advantage of the power of the internet…

  3. Nick, thanks for the post. After reading this and watching the GMO webinar last Wednesday I'm really excited about what GMO is doing.

    I was wondering, could you personalize this a little more by telling the stories of one or two people who you've led to Christ online in the last year? Of course, change the names and be as vague as necessary to protect their identity. But I love hearing personal stories & I think others might appreciate them as well.

  4. Great information. Hope a lot of christians will make use of this huge opporunity of sharing God's word to the world via the internet.

    In Christ,

  5. I think this is a good idea, and I am interested in doing it, but I disagree with some of the ideas behind it. I don't think we should preach the gospel only to those who are already interested in it. It's also necessary for us to try to reach those who have no interest in Christ, those who hate Christ…their lives are literally on the line here. We have to be willing to step outside the comfort zone.


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