Social networking, blogs and websites have opened up new opportunities for mission, evangelism and ministry. This section looks at how churches and Christian organisations are beginning to explore how these new digital capabilities can best be used.
Internet Evangelism Day
Internet Evangelism Day aims to encourage individual Christians, churches, and ministries to use the incredible potential of digital media to share the good news of Jesus, in an intentional but appropriate way. It is now possible for any Christian to engage in conversations online. The IE Day organisers hope churches will encourage members to understand the possibilities of using the Internet for evangelism. More
Ministry and Mission in the Digital Age
In May 2011, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) held a conference for senior representatives of the British and Irish churches, allowing them to reflect on mission and ministry in the digital age. You can view videos from the conference looking at:
- Faith communities' engagement
- New developments in Christian outreach
- Churches Together Connect - its vision and purpose
Digital engagement - Interview with the Bishop of Guildford
In July 2011, Bob Fyffe, General Secretary of CTBI, interviewed the Rt Revd Christopher Hill, former Bishop of Guildford. Topics discussed included:
- Is online community a real community?
- Digital engagement as a lifeline to Church
- Can the power of God touch people online?
- What contribution can the Church make to morals and ethics online?
- Can sacraments, such as Holy Communion, be shared virtually?