Digital media have transformed the world in the last 15 years. We have entered a new ‘digital communication culture’ where all the rules for effective communication have changed. Even offline!
There are 2+ billion web users, and over 5 billion people use mobile phones (increasingly these are web-equipped). The Web is not just another means of communication, but a hyper-medium that subsumes, links together, and enhances all previous media.
It’s in this context that Internet Evangelism Day takes place this Sunday, April 21.
Internet Evangelism Day is…
… NOT a single day in which Christians are encouraged to share their faith online – we should be sharing our faith online every day. Rather it is an awareness day in which churches, schools and other Christian organizations make a concerted effort to inform their people about the myriad of opportunities and resources available to help in the sharing of our faith online as well as challenge and inspire each other to be more intentional about making the most of these opportunities and resources.
We at OurChurch.Com have blogged a lot about IEDay and ways to share our faith online in the past. Here are some links to some great ideas!
- 20 Ways to Share Your Faith Online
- 14 digital ideas to share with your church
- 12 Ways to Share Your Faith Online with Instagram
What are some ways that you’ve shared your faith online?
Is your church or ministry doing anything to raise awareness about sharing our faith online on Internet Evangelism?
If not, there is still time. And at the very least, you can champion the importance of sharing our faith online by blogging about it and sharing stories and ideas in social media. You can do that, right?