There has never been a better time to be a Christian than today. The tools we have to Study the Bible, worship, reach people, connect with people, keep up with people and do all the things that the Great Commission calls upon us to do are unprecedented in human history. Let me show you what I mean. Today, let's talk about how Facebook can enable your church to tell 2 million people a year about Jesus and your church.
Let's assume you have 200 people in your church that are on Facebook. Does that sound high? Consider these facts about Facebook:
I pastor a small church and am aware that in a small church this many contacts won't be possible. I also pastor a church in the country. Most of them don't do Internet. I get that too. I am also assuming a middle sized church (or up) in the city that is reasonably well connected to the Internet.
Assumption #2: each member of your church that is on Facebook has 200 friends. I have 4990. I'd have a lot more if they would let me go above 5000. My kids have an average of 827.
Assumption #3: assume you have a Facebook moment each Sunday during church. Pause and ask everyone there to update their status with something like the following. (You might actually put a bunch of different options like this on the screens.)
OK, assume those three things, here is how the math works out
200 people in your church
X 200 contacts per member
= 40,000 mentions of your church or Jesus every week.
X 52 weeks
Let's suppose 1% of that works out; it is still a good day! There is a cumulative effect of lots of people telling of Christ and your church over and over and over. A lot of my friends mention something about Christ multiple times every day. Imagine.
I often find myself saying: what a time to be alive! There has never been a better time to tell people about Christ!