About 3 years ago I met Tanya through Facebook and she ended up getting involved with our ministry, built friendships with other students, went to bible studies and heard the gospel several times but wasn’t ready to trust Jesus with her life. A few months later, while chatting on Facebook I asked her if she was ready to submit her life to Christ. She typed “Yes”. So right there, typed out on Facebook chat, Tanya received Jesus’ forgiveness and surrendered her life to Him. Yay!
So often I am amazed that we get to live in such an exciting time period where we have incredible opportunities to reach people all over the world for Christ through social media. In Acts 17:26 it says that “…he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” God, in His infinite wisdom, has placed us in this age of technology and social media intentionally for His glory. The question comes down to how well we steward this gift.
We live in a social media savvy world. 98% of millennials (people aged 18-30) have a social media presence. People spend more time on social media sites than any other websites. So if people are going to the internet and spending significant portions of their lives there, then why should the message of the Gospel be absent?
Guest post by Laura Krokos: Laura has been doing college ministry for 11 years and currently serves as the Associate Campus Director in Denver, Colorado with Master Plan Ministries (an affiliate ministry with CRU). She and her husband Austin have three kids, two of who are adopted. She has a published Beth-Moore-type Bible study, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional and is releasing a new ebook, Reach: How to Use Social Media for the Glory of God on November 2nd. You can find her on her blog BeholdingGlory.com and on facebook, twitter, youtube and pinterest.