If you want to start a movement; go online.
All major companies know this. Any marketing team worth their salt would encourage you to start interacting with your customer base by going online, leaving a digital footprint, and opening the the door for millions of new people to connect with what you’re selling. Seems simple right? “Go where the people are at” is simple economics and is rather logical. Yet when it comes to the economy of God, logic sometimes seems to fail the Church.
There is a saying online,”The internet is where Christianity comes and dies.” Now I don’t believe that the message of Christ can ever die, its too powerful to die; but it certainly can be void in some areas of the world. And that is not from God’s lack of power, but the shear lack of faith of His followers. The internet is where Christianity is dying, especially in the Western world. Its not because atheists have disproven the Bible, or Christianity can’t compete with every other religion out there. Its because the Christians didn’t show up!
Christians log on as much as anyone else. Yet why is Jesus not being proclaimed all the time? I recently read an article following Justin Beiber’s thanking Jesus at the 2011 VMA awards. From just Justin Beiber mentioning Jesus, he got Jesus trending on Twitter. The article said emphatically that Jesus should always be trending on Twitter! And I say, Amen!
If billions of people gather online every day, shouldn’t there be some kind of effort made to this demographic? I’m not talking about going all T.V. evangelist on them, but we posses the Greatest Story ever told and yet we simply ignore common sense “economics” and good practical, principals of evangelism! Nothing replaces being Jesus to the world around you, but no longer can we divorce our digital lives from our real world ones. The world needs Jesus and the world is online. Let’s bring Jesus, using all of our individual creative talents, to an online world in a more unified way. And let’s not just blast them with good Sunday School material, but instead with an interactive, relationship based approach. Never before can people bring other people to Jesus across their city or across the world in such an informal yet powerful way… People long for the informal because then they know its real.
We need more laptop evangelists who are passionate about Christ!
So let there be a time soon where we no longer ask “where have all the Christians gone?” but instead say, “the Gospel just went viral!”
I’m calling for Spirit-filled, creative, passionate, intelligent Christians who are willing to witness to the largest mission field the world has ever seen. And if you don’t fit all of those criteria, guess what? God still will use you anyway! Join me in bringing Jesus to the world. I’d be happy to get you started!
“Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” – John 4:35 NKJV
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.’” – Matthew 9:37-38