The slides haven been presented at the ECIC 13 meeting in Lyon in 2008. They present the Internet activities of the French Reformed Church (Eglise Réformée de France) in 2008, provide a historical and social setting for understanding its situation, and link faith audiences and media use.
The presentation argues that churches have to understood the societal and technological background of a hyper modernised society to fully take advantage of the Internet. Today, Internet and the mobile phone fulfil a need to get orientation, from peers and the media. Here, the churches can find a place for Announcing Christ.
The presentations lists current activities of the Internet staff and its effects on the visibility of ERF church web sites.
A study of the faith audiences shows a dominance of the communications directed to the core community and the need to use the Internet to communicate with the seekers, the cultural Christians and the unbelievers. Modern communication technologies can be used to reduce the threshold sensed by seekers and the curious when seeking information and advice..