Webevangelism Training

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Webevangelism Training

  1. 1. Web Ev@ngelism Being an Effective Minister Online
  2. 2. Lessons 1 Intro to Online Evangelism 2 Preparing 3 Sharing Jesus 4 Nurturing 5 Works – Hands-on
  3. 3. Lesson 1 Intro to Online Evangelism 2 Preparing 3 Sharing Jesus 4 Nurturing 5 Works – Hands-on
  4. 4. The Need • The Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20) • Technologies assist believers • If we don’t take advantage….who is? • “…even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8) The World’s population is growing… ► from 6.8 billion at end of 2008 ► to nearly 8 billion by 2020 ► and over 9 billion by 2050 The World UN Population Assessment 2006
  5. 5. Internet is Good for Ministry • 25% of Internet users have gotten religious or spiritual information* – Sept 2009 – 1.73 Billion * 20% = 346M – 90% of children ages 5-17 • Never stops communicating – 24/7 • Every language, religion, lifestyle and interest • Can you name some more reasons?
  6. 6. What It Is What It’s Not 1. Reaches the millions 1. Replacement of the who are searching local church online – LC provides support 2. Diverse - Cross-cultural and accountability mission 2. Free-for-all 3. “Asynchronous” & – Netiquette “Synchronous” 3. 100% Safe communication – Guard against abuse 4. Equal opportunity and hoax
  7. 7. Postive Negative  People will reveal more  People will trust less due to anonymity because of anonymity  Evangelism works  But believers often are e not prepared to share  The Internet is easy to  The Internet can be Access addicting  Using the Internet is easy  The Internet has no limits  The Internet is great for  It may be physically, religious discussion and morally or spiritually debate damaging  It has no boundaries  It can undermine your faith
  8. 8. Lesson 1 Intro to Online Evangelism 2 Preparing 3 Sharing Jesus 4 Nurturing 5 Works – Hands-on
  9. 9. 1 – Spiritual Preparation • Relationship. To have a personal relationship with Jesus. (Acts 16:31, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.") • Worship. To have daily personal and corporate worship which includes adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. (Heb 10:25, assembling ourselves…”) • Prayer. To have others committed to pray for him/her while on the Internet. Enlist a prayer team to pray for you. (1 Thess. 5:17, "Pray unceasingly.") • Rely on the creator God in the power of the Holy Spirit. To not rely on his/her own intellect and ability.
  10. 10. 2 – Evangelistic Preparation • "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." (Luke 4:18-19) 1. Need for spiritual guidance and anointing 2. Preach the Good News – the Word of God 3. The people need Jesus – select the people, give them Jesus
  11. 11. 3 – Know Your Style and Practice 1. Confrontational 2. Intellectual 3. Testimonial 4. Interpersonal 5. Invitational 6. Serving
  12. 12. 6 Essentials Before Speaking to Others Online 1. Spend time preparing yourself spiritually to be used by the Spirit. This is essential. We must not attempt to work online in our power and our might. 2. Get your resources together. Use an online Bible >> biblegateway.com 3. Use other trusted References. CCF ICM will provide you. Our Internet Pastor. 4. Point people to the Bible. The Word of God is the only safe place for them and for us to stand. 5. Conversations need to be confidential. Always respect privacy 6. Purchase a virus and spyware protection program
  13. 13. Lesson 1 Intro to Online Evangelism 2 Preparing 3 Sharing Jesus 4 Nurturing 5 Works – Hands-on
  14. 14. 10 Tips for Building Relationships on Facebook 1. Make your profile public or make a public profile  2. Post your profile picture 3. Watch your personal data 4. Ask a question to start a discussion 5. Comment on People’s statuses 6. Don't poke people. Go easy on the games. 7. Do write on their wall (send a message, public encouragement, let them know you are there) 8. Update your status as much as you can 9. Tag /Share photos, videos, and links! 10. Connect with Influencers
  15. 15. Presenting the Gospel • Means – Share a Video – Status / Comment – Email – Chat … • Ways – God’s Way to Heaven – 4 Spiritual Laws – Now Try God – …
  16. 16. Handling Negative Reactions 1. Negotiate rather than argue 2. Avoid emotional confrontation 3. Accept the other person as an equal 4. Exercise gentleness 5. Check your motivation * Handling objections from and evangelizing other faiths is not covered in this session
  17. 17. The Engel Scale -8 Awareness of supreme being, no knowledge of gospel -7 Initial awareness of gospel -6 Awareness of fundamentals of gospel -5 Grasp implications of gospel -4 Positive attitude towards gospel -3 Personal problem recognition -2 DECISION TO ACT -1 Repentance and faith in Christ New Creature through relationship with Jesus +1 Post-decision evaluation +2 Incorporation into Body +3 Conceptual and behavioral growth +4 Communion with God +5 Stewardship Reproduction • Internally (gifts, etc.) • Externally (witness, social action, etc.)
  18. 18. Ideas for Effective Ministry I D E A S
  19. 19. Remember • Our PART: Colossians 4:5 “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.” • God’s PART: Colossians 4:6 “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
  20. 20. Ideas for Effective Online Ministry 1. Watch for Divine Encounters 2. Conversations and relationships • Start conversations that lead to spiritual topics. • Your areas of passion and felt-needs can be used as entryways for conversation • Like sites……..Friend people • Share hobbies, photos, interests, songs, etc • Respond to even negative issues…
  21. 21. Stick to facts…Lead back to Jesus
  22. 22. Create a Buzz….
  23. 23. Solicit Comments
  24. 24. Best Times to Post / Interact • Before office – people check when they open their computers • Lunch time – people check after lunch • Right before 5pm – people check when they are about to go home • Late night – for the night owls
  25. 25. Lesson 1 Intro to Online Evangelism 2 Preparing 3 Sharing Jesus 4 Nurturing 5 Works – Hands-on
  26. 26. Our Responsibility • Spiritual Parents >> help children grow • The primary place for the nurture of new believers is the local church. • Some nurture can be done online for the new convert…follow-up
  27. 27. The Fundamentals 1. Assurance of Salvation 2. Study the Bible 3. Learn to Pray 4. Publicly Declare Your Faith (Baptism) 5. Find a local church, join a small group 6. Allow Jesus to control your life (Sanctification). 7. Share Jesus with others (Evangelism) 8. Personal Commitment to grow
  28. 28. What’s Next? 1. Make sure you are saved 2. Tell someone. Be baptized (public declaration) 3. Establish a set daily Quiet Time with God 4. Pray unceasingly 5. Make Christian Friends 6. Join a Bible-teaching Church 7. Attend a Small Group 8. Learn to Give 9. Memorize God's Word 10. Find an Accountability Friend
  29. 29. Lesson 1 Intro to Online Evangelism 2 Preparing 3 Sharing Jesus 4 Nurturing 5 Works – Hands-on
  30. 30. Activity • Create a Facebook Profile • Please prayefully select, at least 3 friends – Post something on their wall • Post your status • Share a video or photo (optional) !! Social Media Takes Time !!
  31. 31. Thank You “Oh Lord, bless us indeed! Enlarge our borders. May Your hand be upon us to keep us from harm and unnecessary pain.”

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