17May

digital outreach month: rise up and be heard

Christians and social networks, statitstics 

Oh thank God – he’s so good! His love never runs out. All of you set free by God, tell the world! Tell how he freed you from oppression, then rounded you up from all over the place, from the four winds, from the seven seas. – Psalm 107:2, The Message

By Tami Heim

When you surrendered your life to Christ and confessed Jesus as Lord – you were anointed by the Holy Spirit to be significant. Yes, that’s right, as your name was written in the book of life the nod was given and the expectation set that your life and words would proclaim His redemptive plan to restore whosoever believes. Now, like no other time in history, the significance of a Christ follower’s voice and potential impact for the kingdom has never been greater.

People are spending 110 billion minutes online each month. Correct—110 billion minutes. Step back in time one billion minutes and you find yourself in the world just after Christ walked it. Information and the speed at which it’s delivered are almost incomprehensible. And of course, because you’re reading this blog, you’re contributing to this enormous online investment of time and attention.


Online you can touch as many people in seconds as Paul and other kingdom game changers took a lifetime to reach. And like each of them, you possess God’s power to release the Truth and breathe His perspective into the current culture. A believer can make it happen with a prayer-packed heart, divine intentionality, and a Wi-Fi connected keypad. While the reality of this might cause your head spin – we want to help you spot your turns, find His focus, and move in the direction He ordains.


You can do this and we’re here to help. May is Digital Outreach Month. We’ve linked hearts with other authors to bring you a range of resources.  Starting today through the end of May, we ‘re offering a special discount on @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online. Created to amplify a Christ follower’s cyber influence, it’s an easy-to-read field guide. If you ache for the lost and are willing to be His light online, you’ll discover-in this book-how to break through the codes and place Him at the center of the global conversation.

Yes, there’s a mission field right here – on the screen in front of you. As John Piper says, “It’s time to put Christ on display….God-centered theology has to be a missionary theology.“ Rise up, and be a ‘zealous goer’ for the Gospel and glory of God.

Oh redeemed one, it’s time for you to say so!

How would you encourage someone to live out their faith online?

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If you’ve been redeemed & restored by the unmerited grace of a mighty God – rise up this day & say so! #LiveSticky

 

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  • http://kennysilva.net Kenny Silva

    I love the encouragement, Tami! Living or faith boldly online can be frightening at times, but the benefits far outweigh everything else. In my own efforts, I’ve had the chance to talk to and walk with so many people whom I otherwise would never have met!

    We can encourage each other by doing exactly what you’re doing here and by living the example. Keep up the great work. :)

  • Tami Heim

      @kennysilva:disqus  you are a constant encouragement. I appreciate how you live and love out your faith in all you do. Your impact is being seen and felt.  Great will be the reward of your faithfulness.   

  • http://www.wimpsforchrist.com M. Smith

    On my blog I recently started a series called On a Mission where I interview people who have gone on mission trips.  Its purpose was to help wimps like me who would never dream of going to India or Africa or anyplace without indoor plumbing and a 4 star hotel see that going on mission trips aren’t so bad and can be highly rewarding.

    THANK YOU for your acknowledgment that “there’s a mission field right here.”  Since I started my blog I’ve been amazed at the positive responses I’ve gotten from people.  I’ve gone from just finding an outlet for my whimsical ramblings to really making an impact on the spiritual lives of others.  Its a little overwhelming….

    Too bad I ordered @sitckyJesus last week :-(  so I’ll miss out on the discount. But I have enjoyed reading the book and gotten a lot of good info from it.  Can’t wait to finish it!

  • Marie

     You guys are awesome at helping others learn their way around social media. There are so many awesome people to connect with – and the reach… is amazing! thanks for all that you guys do! {{HUGS}}}

    @spreadingJOY:twitter 

  • Anonymous

    @myrtissmith:disqus your blog series sounds awesome! Whenever God reveals himself to us and transforms our perspective, we need to share that revelation with others. We may not even think it’s that big of a deal but because its our testimony and comes from His hand, it carries incredible power. You are doing that. Keep up the kingdom work—it matters! 

  • Tami Heim

    Thanks @a6ced68753b07d62510e1e1e7be9618c:disqus . You make Him known in all you do. We love the way you light up the stream with joy, praise, and of course / tworship!

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