Unplug the cable connection to your computer and
what do you see. If you look very closely, you might
see millions and millions of people around the world
waiting to communicate with you.
Some may be in dorms, others in offices, homes,
internet cafes, & even prisons. Some will be elderly
and some will have not reached their impressionable
teen years yet. They will not know unless you tell them
your income, social standing, educational degrees,
your age, or even your gender. Here is simply a place
to communicate ideas & viewpoints. Nothing in previous
generations even comes close to this opportunities.
Suppose a group of a dozen or more Christians who
knew how to share their faith contacted many through
this means with their very own computers and reached
out to others? Many of those contacted under 40 pre -
suppose that the computer is a prolongation of their
very lives perhaps it might be elucidated: their very
During the four to six weekly meetings, participants
would bring their laptops to a Wi-Fi room in the church
or elsewhere and accomplish the following at no charge
1) Learn how to establish a somewhat anonymous Yahoo
address & set up a personal blog. Homework assignment
would be to write an article of interest (golf, gardening,
school, etc.) and to relate this in some way in a spiritual
2) Read blog article to class. Evaluate for effectiveness.
Begin blog surf.
3) Discuss I.M. & chat room opportunities. Continue
blog surf. Add Christian links to your personal blog.
4) Learn how to visit a larger number of blogs in a
smaller amount of time so that you can reach many
around the world.
While the class is in operation, there will be
opportunities to communicate with different
people at different levels of interest. Each
participant will be encouraged to use these
opportunities to reach people with the Gospel
of Jesus Christ.
Care must be taken during these sessions to
always communicate the love of Christ no
matter what the communication received
might say. It must be remembered that the
internet is a cross section of the world &
therefore contains many unbiblical world -
views including pornography, hate & violence.
Every weekly meeting should have a youth leader,
other staff person or church officer available (if
possible). Additionally, there will be letters
received which might be published in weekly
Picture a non-Christian Chattanoogan in the 20 - 40 age
range at his laptop:
1) First he goes to this commercial site:
He clicks on "enter" and then goes through each page.
While on Page 2, he click on "Watch Breathless Movie" -
Sound On!!! Wow!!!
2) He now jumps to this site (with his sound on):
and clicks on "Play TV Spot".
3) Next he goes to this church site:
and clicks on "audio/visual" (top).
4) Finally he clicks on your church site:
What is the visual message he receives???
(Please ignore the theology shown at site #3)