Josh Collins serves with Global Gates. Having completed social media training just before pandemic-related lockdowns, he was prepared to communicate the gospel online. He shares some of the big differences between social media outreach and being in person.
Plus, he offers ways you or your church can meaningfully communicate the gospel on line.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Three things Christ-followers can do and one thing not to do when sharing the gospel online
- Two of the biggest challenges of ministry in cities like NYC
- About the difference in disciplining a new believer from an online connection
ABOUT THE GUEST:
Josh and his family moved to New York City in 2012 to work with Global Gates among the 100,000+ immigrants from Bangladesh. He has experience living and working in India among South Asian Muslims and Hindus, as well as short-term work in Central America, Africa, and Thailand. Josh loves training people to connect and reach out to the nations! Recently, he has also done a lot of work with social media outreach.
00:37 – Introducing Josh Collins
00:45 – Topic: Social Media as a Way to Communicate the Gospel
01:33 – A Family in the City
03:07 – Social Media Outreach Training before the Pandemic
05:00 – Social Media Outreach During Lockdown
06:26 – Where is Social Media Most Fruitful?
07:46 – Two Major Challenges of Ministry in NYC
08:34 – Answering Questions for Women
09:18 – Where Does Social Media Fit into an Outreach Strategy?
10:46 – The Role of Age in Social Media Outreach?
13:12 – The Mechanics of Social Media Outreach
14:51 – Gauging Interest, Follow-up and Cost Effectiveness
17:16 – Reactions Online
18:54 – Responding to Hostile Comments
20:41 – Engaging One on One
23:34 – Helping New Believers Get Connected
25:07 – Helping New Believers Overcome Challenges
26:38 – Biggest Difference in Discipling a New Believer from an Online Connection
28:50 – What Christians Shouldn’t Do with Online Ministry?
31:25 – Three Things You Can Do to Share the Gospel Online
31:39 – 1. Sharing as a Church
32:21 – 2. Sharing a Bible Verse from Your Daily Reading
32:43 – 3. Offering Prayer
36:45 – Contacting Josh Collins
37:58 – Joke: A Train of Thought
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