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redeeming the internet – using the internet missionally

December 3, 2008

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as the world grows increasingly cyber-centered.  According to this article, the average internet user spent an AVERAGE of 3 hrs per day on the internet… in 2004.  I guarantee that number has grown since.  If we want to be serious about being missional to our friends and neighbors in Spring Hill, there is some serious ways that we can use the internet to take the gospel to them.  

Some ideas for us as a church…

– Push friends toward this blog.  If you haven’t noticed, you guys make this blog a really fun place to visit (at least for me) during the day.  We obviously have fun together and there’s genuine community.  People need to see that and this is a good place to introduce them to The Bridge.  If there’s a blog post you think would interest a friend, shoot em’ an email with a hyperlink.

– Use sites like Crush3r to send E-vites either to come to your small group or to an upcoming sermon series you think lost friends would be interested in.  I’m thinking about making invites through this site in the future to give you to send to friends.

– Use facebook and other relationally-oriented websites to establish community and relationship with lost people you want to build relationships with.  The best conduit for the gospel is relationship.  The internet is an easy way to keep relationally connected to people.

– Blog.  You can do it and I’ll link to it here if you do.  Talk about life, randomness, fun, Jesus, food, The Bridge.  It’s a great way to keep friends and family updated on your life and you get a non-awkward place to talk about what Christ has done in your life as an entry point.

These are my ideas.  Anybody else?

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  1. December 3, 2008 10:13 am

    Josh,

    Great post. You blog was actually recommended to me by a member of the Bridge. I think the internet is a great tool for seeing what God is doing all over the world. I just started blogging a few months ago myself. Check it out if you get a chance. Blessings on you and your church.

    Grace and Peace

    Tony
    http://www.kingdombard.com

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