Posted by: sdunnpastor | February 20, 2011

12 SIMPLE TIPS FOR ONLINE EVANGELISM

In today’s School of Evangelism we discussed on-line evangelism.  For more on this post go to the School’s blog DEEPER EVANGELISM

by Sarah Bowler

In today’s world, the use of technology is rampant, and now more than ever, people are using it to communicate. I even know of people who text words such as, “Good night. I am going to bed now,” to family members who are in nearby rooms of the house.

Whether we like it or not, it is becoming more and more important to learn how to reach people via an additional medium: the Internet. Some ways of going about that might appear somewhat obvious, for instance, reading blogs about evangelism. However, here are some more helpful ideas below.

1. Be direct and to the point. People usually don’t spend a lot of time reading long articles, but they might take the time to read a short comment or post. (Admit it. Would you read all of this post if it contained heaps of mega-paragraphs? I even bet some of you are only skimming this one.)

2.Be natural. Sometimes we are so eager to share the gospel that we write too abruptly and without good connecting words or thoughts. That is awkward enough in face-to-face conversations and even more so in written communications. When the gospel is presented abruptly, it can look like we were just waiting to pounce on someone. Learn to let your words about Christ flow naturally out of your heart and your daily life experiences.

3.Beware of how you use controversial political topics to share the gospel. Nothing sparks more debates than religion and politics. There is a proper place and time to stand up for our political beliefs, but it needs to be done with care. We often appear harsh and judgmental when we criticize someone’s political view and then launch into asking someone to trust in Christ.

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