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How Christians can use social networking sites in relationship building and evangelism
The Web as a medium is so broad that for any person it can be ‘what you want it to be’. For some, it is merely best way of keeping in touch with friends and family by email. For others, it can be any or all of: finding new friends, seeking information and doing research, hearing news, playing online games, networking with others about a hobby or interest, sharing opinions, asking questions, making choices about purchasing, publishing their writing, photographs or videos, and much more. And so the opportunities for online evangelism are equally wide. And note, many of them need no technical skill. And it is, in many ways, an ideal mission field. If Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest (by population) in the world.
How to sign up for Google alerts, and find top keyword searches in search engines
Google offers a remarkable Alerts service. You can set up a request for email notification any time that new online content appears relating to any keyword, or keyword group, that you have specified. You can further specify whether this should be content listed on Google News, Blogs, Videos or the main comprehensive Google database. You can also ask to be informed as it happens, once a day or once a week.
The web as a perfect mission field - you can start being an evangelist and missionary from your own home
If we were going to design the perfect mission field, here is what it might look like: 1. It would be filled with millions of unsaved and accessible youth and young adults. 2. It would be a place where people openly, regularly, and publicly share their opinions, thoughts, feelings, concerns, fears, and needs without anyone asking them to. 3. It would be a place where people connect with other people in community, and people like and expect to meet new people...
Web has potential as medium for Christian communication and outreach
The Internet has become a 21st century Roman road, marketplace, theater, backyard fence, and office drinks machine. Web evangelism gives believers opportunities to reach people with the Gospel right where they are, just as Jesus and Paul did. The Web is an open window to the whole world.
Free Christian articles for printing in newspapers, magazines and periodicals, blogs or webpages
We offer a range of articles and MP3s about web evangelism. In addition, you are also free to reproduce in print other pages from within this site in any print magazine.
Christian writer housestyle guide to grammar, punctuation and writing style
This house-style guide was produced by a UK Christian printing ministry for writers of books and magazines and is used by permission. It also aims to be international in scope.
Writing enticing headlines, subheadings and links on pages is key to retain visitors
Why is the skill of the headline writer so important for a newspaper or magazine? It’s the headlines that sell the publication, and keep the reader reading! It’s an essential requirement for the web-writer too. There is much we can learn from journalism. The classic text on this subject is Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy. It is widely available: Amazon.com new and secondhand.
How to write your testimony: writing effective evangelistic Christian testimony life story
Testimony can be a powerful tool of Christian communication. Imaginary young woman 'Angie' has written her story in three different styles: 1. For Christians, as she might tell it in church 2. Completely rewritten for non-Christians 3. Also for non-Christians – using the style of a magazine feature Note – this is not a true story though it sums up the experience of many real people - it was written to illustrate writing techniques. Please do not quote it as fact!
A Christian writers guide to writing, revising, checking and editing literature
Checking, editing and rewriting is an essential part of the writing process. In fact, it should take much longer than the writing of the first draft version. It is also very important to shorten pages and cut out all unnecessary words. Less is more.
Learning from journalism: write better using writing tips for effective Christian communication
Writing for the Web requires the style and gifts of the journalist, not the preacher. The Press has had more than 200 years to learn how to communicate effectively in print. Learn from them. Read books on journalistic writing. Observe the way newspapers and magazines tell stories. They know the rules for clear communication and keeping a reader’s interest. “These skills pertain equally to the Web. We need to grab attention fast!” says journalistic writing expert Marshall Cook. If you are a preacher or an evangelist, sorry – you have some unlearning to do. Your gifts do not transfer directly to the Web!