Missional Thought of the Day - How to Use Facebook to be Evangelistic (1)


How can churches use Facebook to reach out? One way to do this is to post powerful Christian pictures and videos online.


By placing Christian pictures and video online, the Christian message can be experienced, appealing to today’s right-brained, image driven culture. Leonard Sweet uses the “E.P.I.C.” metaphor for postmodern culture, and the “I” stands for “image-driven.” Sweet rightly invites the Church to visually present the gospel, explaining that “we are a print-saturated, word-based church in the midst of visual technologies that are creating a whole new visual culture.”

The emotion that is evoked by these images is powerful, and can be even more effective than reason in reaching postmoderns, who are skeptical of logic and arguments as a means to truth. The Church needs to recover the power of images, symbols, and stories—virtually eliminated in modern presentations of the gospel—to effectively communicate the gospel today.

Where do you go to find Christian videos that you can post online?

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Tags: E.P.I.C., Facebook, Leonard Sweet, evangelistic, images, missional, pictures, video

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Comment by Bill Bowman on October 6, 2010 at 3:18pm
I am using DVD's such as FIREPROOF in my jail ministry. As you know it strongly depicts God at work in broken marriages.
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"Thanks, Darryl! You could go in a lot of different directions with this, but here are some things that come to mind: - What makes for a good story? (e.g. interesting beginning, conflict, resolution, etc.) - What goes into telling a good story?…"
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Darryl Willis replied to James Nored's discussion The Power of Using "Threes" in Making Points/Rhetoric in the group Preaching to Postmoderns
"Certainly, I'd be happy to. Just email me the details (word count, expectations, etc.) and I'll be glad to send in something."
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