29Apr

Get ready: It’s all about internet evangelism & national prayer in May

Internet Evangelism Day, Internet Evangelism Month, National Day of Prayer, sharing Christ online, Toni Birdsong, outreach Pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message.
~ Colossians 4:3

by Toni Birdsong
Buckle up believers, May promises to be a month of unity, prayer, and power. If depositing God’s unchanging truth into today’s culture is important to you, we urge you to personally get involved with two key movements.

Internet Evangelism Month

“You don’t need to be technical. There are many simple ways to be salt and light in cyberspace,” says Tony Whittaker, Internet Evangelism (IE) Day coordinator.

May 1, Sunday, marks the kick-off of Internet Evangelism Month and May 15 is the official worldwide IE Day. IE Month encourages believers to take the national movement of digital evangelism to their local churches.

The IE Day website is robust and packed with resources, promo posters, how-to articles, training videos, evangelism 101s, and great ideas on how to share the gospel online. The site has many layers, so this video is a good place to start.

Internet Evangelism Day, Tony Whittaker, Internet Evangelism Month8 things you can do today to promote IE Month:

  1. ask your church to promote the IE website and information in its announcements, bulletin, or on its website.
  2. use communication channels and share IE Day information in any print or digital newsletter you, or your friends, send out.
  3. get social and share IE day news and information with these links for Facebook or Twitter.
  4. write about IE day in a blog post (or two).
  5. use your networks and pass IE day information on to leaders and press contacts.
  6. use the hashtag #ieway in your tweets about evangelism and let’s get this trending! Follow Tony Whittaker @soonguy on Twitter and RT his stream.
  7. pray for evangelism opportunities online and that Christ followers (and churches) worldwide align with this movement.
  8. read & comment on Christian Web Trends blog Group Blog Project discussing our book on internet evangelism, @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online.

The dedicated IE team is entirely dependent on word of mouth to build momentum—and we know this is where digital scribes shine! So let’s put our collective bandwidth into this effort!

The National Day of Prayer

May 5: The National Day of Prayer, established in 1775, stands as a call to the nation to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.

The NDP mission includes:

  • mobilizing prayer in America
  • encouraging personal repentance and righteousness in the culture
  • encouraging personal and corporate prayer
  • preserving America’s Christian heritage & defending religious freedoms
  • praying for our nation’s 7 centers of power

shirley dobson, national day of prayerThis is a powerful, unforgettable day for believers and a critical day for our nation. Visit The National Day of Prayer website to find out how to find an event in your community. Follow @NationalPrayer on Twitter and use the hashtag #NationalDayofPrayer. Let’s help get prayer trending next week!

Do you plan to get involved in these Christ-focused movements?

Post/tweet this today (fill in your personal testimony, 140 characters):
If I could tell you one thing about Christ it’s that He _________. #ieway

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  • Eileen

    I read Tony Whittaker’s Web Evangelism Bulletin email avidly. As well as encouraging evangelism, he also teaches how to promote one’s website, plus tech tricks one can use to make one’s website better. Do click the links in the above article! Gonna follow him on Twitter now.

  • Anonymous

    Tony is a pioneer saint in the area of Internet Evangelism. Many have carried this torch for over a decade. I can’t believe all the information contained on that one site — it’s a goldmine. We need to cover this group in prayer and support. :)

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  • http://twitter.com/stephanieharr Stephanie Harrison

    Referring to #6, Is the hash tag for IE Day really #ieway? I would think it would be #ieday. Thanks for writing this blog! I always enjoy reading what you all write. :)

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