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Social Christian - Week One

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Never in the history of the world have Christians been given such an opportunity to share the goodness of our God and Savior so freely and with such a mass audience. However, Christians need to be careful about how the culture will interpret and receive the message. Our online presence may be the only clear voice of hope, love and compassion that many hear in their lives. This series explores the culture, tools and online systems that Christians can use to share their faith.
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Social Christian - Week One

  1. 1. Christian Social Matthew Rathbun www.MatthewRathbun.me
  2. 2. pray Let’s
  3. 3. MatthewRathbun Husband and Father Thinks He’s funnier than he is... Always strives to be better Over 20 years with Grace www.MatthewRathbun.me @MattRathbun
  4. 4. www.MatthewRathbun.me/SocialChristian
  5. 5. Week 1 - Today’s Culture and Engagement Week 2 - Family-Safe Online Engagement Week 3 - Blogging Week 4 - YouTube and Video Week 5 - Photo Sharing Week 6 - Facebook Week 7 - Mobile Apps and Tools Week 8 - Bringing it all Together OuSr eries
  6. 6. OuSr eries We’re taking a break on October 5th and November 9th…
  7. 7. Creating Order of The Chaos
  8. 8. Fitting God In
  9. 9. Where Did God Go?
  10. 10. Where Did The Church Go?
  11. 11. The World Needs Us Out There
  12. 12. Words Move The World
  13. 13. The Gospel Message Is Simple…
  14. 14. Delivery of The Gospel Message Is Harder…
  15. 15. In 1996 85% of People believed that Christians had a positive role in Society …today it’s only 31% Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org
  16. 16. Most Common perception of today’s Christian were… Anti-homosexual - 91% Judgmental - 87% Hypocritical - 85% Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org
  17. 17. 25 % - “…have had a bad experience in a church or with a Christian that gave thema negative image of Jesus Christ Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org
  18. 18. 15 % - believe that Christians live a different lifestyle that outsiders Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org
  19. 19. 91% believe that outsiders do not become Christians because of the “rigorous” lifestyle… Only 20% believe that they would have to change their lifestyle… They simply see no benefit in following Christ. Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org
  20. 20. What The World Sees
  21. 21. When We’re Bickering
  22. 22. When We Confuse The Issues
  23. 23. Let’s Engage The Way Jesus Taught Us To…
  24. 24. Social Contracts Social Capital Social Objects
  25. 25. Share Life
  26. 26. BReelevant
  27. 27. Share Your Story!
  28. 28. Be Open To Questions and Challenges
  29. 29. To Do Any Of This… You Have To Know Who You Are in Him!
  30. 30. “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. Deuteronomy 7:6
  31. 31. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19
  32. 32. Blessing…. ! Until Next Week

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