Churches around the world will use Internet Evangelism Day on April 25 to learn how to use the digital media
[UKPRwire, Sat Mar 13 2010] "The last 15 years have changed our world for ever," claims Tony Whittaker, coordinator of Internet Evangelism Day. "Digital media are transforming the way we communicate, behave and even think. If Facebook was a country, it would have the third largest population in the world."
Internet Evangelism Day is a strategic resource to help the worldwide church understand these issues and use the Web to share the good news of Jesus. It is both a year-round online guide and an annual focus day - to be held this year on Sunday 25 April.
Churches can use Internet Evangelism Day resources to create a presentation for their members on or near that Sunday (or at any other time they choose). The IE Day site offers free downloads: PowerPoint, video clips, handouts, drama scripts, music and posters. These enable any church (or homegroup, college, or conference) to build a customized program, lasting from five minutes to fifty.
2010's focus day will be the sixth to be used by churches around the world since the initiative's launch in 2005. Over this period, digital media have developed dramatically with the advent of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, plus the growing use of mobile phones to access online services.
IE Day's website is also a one-stop resource covering many subjects including: how to build a church website that is 'outsider friendly', using Twitter in evangelism, and ideas for blogging.
Perhaps surprisingly, you do not need to be technical to share your faith online. And you can volunteer to be an email mentor to inquirers with several large online outreach ministries.
Internet Evangelism Day is coordinated by WEC Internation's office in Derby. It is supported by a wide range of leaders and groups. "I am glad to commend Internet Evangelism Day," says John Stott.
IE Day is an initiative of the Internet Evangelism Coalition, an umbrella group of online ministries based at the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton. It is completely free and has no fund-raising component.
This news release is also available online in Word format: www.InternetEvangelismDay.com/latestnews
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