Impact Of Social Media On Evangelism

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The creation of the internet and social media has permanently changed how people interact with one another. Millions of people log on to the internet daily for the purpose of interaction. Additionally, according to Nils Smith, social media is the most popular activity on the internet. This twenty-first century phenomenon is a great opportunity for churches to capitalize on this innovative technology using it as a ministry tool for evangelism. Thousands of people use social media daily, but sadly according to Aaron Earls only “40 percent of Protestant churches in America still are not using any social networking tools.” In fact, evangelism in general seems to be no longer a huge priority for many churches. This breach of the church’s mission …show more content…
Furthermore, Wellman asserts, "Only a small fraction of the church actively share their faith with the lost. Less than 1 in 10 will share their faith with at least one other person in a lifetime. Only 1 in 20 will ever lead someone to faith in Christ during their life. Only two percent of church members invite an unchurched person to church. Ninety-eighty percent of church-goers never extend an invitation in a given year.” That is why for most Christians it’s called the “great …show more content…
Historically, the church use new inventions to evangelize differently and pioneers embraced the technology of their era. For example, Paul used letters to evangelize which was revolutionary in his era. Martin Luther expanded and revolutionized his ministry with the invention of the printing press. D L Moody used the invention of the radio to spread the gospel across the country. More recently, Billy Graham and Reverend Ike took advantage of television to reach an even wider audience. Lastly, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have provided an opportunity for the church to produce revolutionary e-vangelists who do evangelism differently. Never-the-less, new methodologies and inventions almost always come with reluctance and

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