ADVERTISING
 
Sunday, October 21   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Media
Do the media in your country usually portray evangelical Christians accurately?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Gospel and social networks
 

Sharing #Jesusontheweb

Young believers in Spain launch a campaign to share the gospel on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. “An integral faith includes communicating through social media”.

AUTHOR Joel Forster , Evangelical Focus MADRID 09 FEBRUARY 2015 17:35 h GMT+1
#jesusontheweb The #Jesusontheweb campaign was started by a youth group of a Spanish Evangelical church.

“We want the gospel to spread in a viral way through the social networks.” That is the aim with which a group of young Spanish Evangelical Christians started the project #Jesusontheweb.



The project shares testimonies, stories, opinions, pictures and videos on its Jesus on the web Facebook page. “Evangelistic reflections” written by young evangelicals and “texts from the Bible which are relevant” are also spread through their Twitter and Instagram accounts. The target are both friends and a global audience.



 



Israel Montes.

“The initiative was born in the context of the Spanish church, but the  two friends from my youth group who came up with the idea first, have Brazilian and Columbian roots,” explains Israel Montes, who is coordinating the project.



Social networks help crossing borders and this should be used to share the good news globally, think the promoters. With this vision in mind, several people translate evangelistic contents into English, French, German, Portuguese and Romanian.



A WEEK OF ONLINE IMPACT



The next #Jesusontheweb annual campaign is going to happen next week, from Monday the 16th of February until Sunday the 22nd.



“We encourage everyone to change their profile pictures these days, and to use the #Jesusontheweb hashtag so that other people join in to share evangelistic content,” Israel proposes.



 



A Instagram picture shared with the hashtag.



Any believer can join in by sharing on their profiles the blog posts published on the website, which have been “written by people who are committed to the Gospel and which have been translated to have as much diffusion as possible,” tells Montero.



Of course, action needs to be supported by prayer: “Pray and be prepared to talk to those friends who will show interest in the Gospel.”



In 2014, the campaign reached more than 100,000 people online. 6,500 people read the daily devotions and 3,750 Christians actively participated in the initiative.



 



DOES IT WORK?



Does this type of online initiative have a real effect on people? “Yes, without a doubt,” Montes says.



“We have seen people in our networks which were surprised and asked us when they saw Evangelicals sharing their faith” and “seekers have contacted us and we have been able to point them to Jesus”. Some believers even have “met some people in person” after a first contact online.



The project has also been fruitful uniting Christians from different Evangelical communities. “We also have seen visibly that we are a big family. Thousands of people joined this evangelistic idea and were encouraged to be a light also in the social networks.”



 



‘INTEGRAL FAITH INCLUDES SOCIAL NETWORKS’



Are Christians good at communicating the gospel online? “I don’t know, but I am convinced that we should use them if we want our Christian faith to be integral.”



 



Logo and Bible verse.



“We need to be natural, and naturalness comes by being coherent.” When people look at the life of someone who calls himself a Christian, they expect him to have a consistent  life . And that should be also true for their Facebook wall and Twitter feed, thinks Montero. “If you are coherent, then you will be natural when you speak, and if one is not coherent, then perhaps it is better not to speak.”



 



OTHER COUNTRIES: “IT IS EXPORTABLE”



Could this project be exportable to other countries? “Of course,” says Israel. “We have thought of this as something global. Anyone who wishes can join us in their own language.”



“We actually dream that in the future people internationally see these days as a week in which we can do an evangelistic effort in the social networks and internet, together.”



You can see more about the project in the English version of #Jesusonthweb. Anyone wishing to write, translate or just have more info about the project can write to: 2015[at]jesusontheweb.net



 


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Sharing #Jesusontheweb
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
Christians in politics? Christians in politics?

What is the role of Christians serving in politics? An interview with Auke Minnema, the new General Director of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
Photos: Hope for Europe Photos: Hope for Europe

Unity in Diversity is the theme of the conference. Representatives of Evangelical Alliances and many other church leaders gathered in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow

A team of Steiger mission is starting conversations about the gospel in the middst of the football celebration in Russia.

 
European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga

The network of Christian ministries working for the inclusion of people with disabilities, celebrated its tenth continental meeting in Latvia with the participation of 12 countries.

 

 
VIDEO Video
 
Biotechnology: “There is a difference between restoration and enhancement” Biotechnology: “There is a difference between restoration and enhancement”

“We have to understand the times in which we live, and have discernment”, says Doctor Peter J. Saunders.

 
The Manzanas case The Manzanas case

A short documentary about how retired pastors and widows of an evangelical denomination in Spain fight a legal battle for their pensions after the favourable ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

 
How does romantic love change over time? How does romantic love change over time?

Psychatrist Pablo Martínez uses a metaphor to explain how romantic love evolves.

 
‘Mediterráneo’ ‘Mediterráneo’

“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.

 
How the loss of universal values led to a loss of civility How the loss of universal values led to a loss of civility

Author Bruce Little: “We have moved from a sense of responsibility to ‘my personal rights’”.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.