“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” -Jesus Christ
In recent months we’ve experienced something profound on earth. When we were all forced home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world at once became vast and miniscule. At the time we were all sent home for isolation and mandatory lockdown, we became simultaneously alone and together when we all experienced this same thing.
When the world experienced lockdown in 2020, our global church experienced something as well. As churches closed and people stayed home, they began to talk more. They talked about real things. They talked about struggles. They checked in with each other. They lifted each other’s moods. Sometimes this meant sharing their good news–the good news of the gospel.
Due to the situation the novel coronavirus created for not just Americans, but everyone, the Seventh-day Adventist Church began addressing the crisis in the best way possible.
When the globe went into lockdown, the church followed them home.
Technology is so advanced today that using it to further the Gospel message was an easy as A-B-C. During 2020, people took to social media to connect with everyone. Immediately, a mission field bloomed to life, and it stretched around the globe.
Becoming a Digital Missionary
Where can you spread the gospel? Anywhere!
When the globe went online, the gospel message went global, and you can be a part of it. The only thing you need to do to be a missionary now is be online!
- Decide your target audience
Who has God asked you to speak to? Do you have an audience already through work, school, blogging, public speaking, or social media? It is likely that God has put your in exactly the right place for a very special audience. There is an audience that needs to hear about Jesus from you!
- Pick your platform
Where are you already located online? This is very similar to your audience. If you have a large online platform, this is likely the best platform for you to use as a digital missionary. If you’re a blogger, build an email list and use that platform! If you’re only interested in social media, use that as your platform. Only you know the best use of your time and words.
- Create your strategy
You can’t do anything without a plan and using your voice and your platform to send a message takes time. With no strategy, your time is wasted. In order to strategize and plan your ministry online, make sure you set goals that are measurable and attainable. Are your goals follows and likes? Or do you want to send your followers books, prayers, Bible answers? The sky is the limit, but the sky should be visible, and a plan must be made to reach it.
- Form a community
Begin your community with your community. Invite your family and friends to a community online where you can support each other and spread the gospel. Invite them to invite others. Share content from other digital missionaries and Adventist ministries. Make sure that your online community is supportive and free–a place where people may come voluntarily to learn about Jesus.
Are you ready to get started? Here are more links about digital missionary work, why it’s important, and how to get started.