Marie grew up in a country with churches in every city, around every block. She had friends who were Christians but she never pursued knowing Christ, herself. After her grandfather passed away, she inherited his KJV Bible. One day, alone, something caused her to ponder about spiritual things. She pulled out that Bible that had been stored in a drawer and began reading it. She tried to understand it but the words did not make sense to her.
She went to Google and typed, “How to read the Bible?” At that time, toward the top of the list displayed an ad from jw.org. She clicked and began reading their content, enjoyed what she was reading, found the nearest Kingdom Hall, drove herself to a gathering, and is full fledged Jehovah Witness today.
She didn’t go to her Christian friends. She went to the internet. She was searching for Jesus, and the Jehovah Witnesses were strategically waiting to tell her who he is— as are the Mormons, Muslims, atheists, etc.
Who do we want telling the world who Jesus is?
Marie is not unique. Think about yourself. Where do you go when you don’t have an answer to a question? Google.
Are we as the Ambassadors of Christ, called to fulfill the Great Commission, prepared to proclaim Good News in the places that seekers are already going?
According to Frank Preston’s insightful blog, “Shortage of Technologists,”
- 1 in 3 ISIS and Al Qaeda members are considered technologists, specializing in some form of technology.
- ISIS, at one point, was sending out 90 Tweets/minute
- Only 1 out of 1,500 Christian missionaries are considered technologists.
- By year 2020, 80% of the adult world’ population will have smart phones
If these numbers are even half true, it is no wonder that seekers like Marie searched for Jesus and was enticed and lead astray.
This story and these gut punching stats are what compelled Rachel, who knew nothing more than how to post a photo to Facebook, decide she would do whatever it took to learn how to become a technologist.
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13
Are you an ordinary man or woman who walks with Jesus? Do you long to see the Great Commission fulfilled in your lifetime? Are you tired of trying the same strategies and getting the same slow results? Are you open to try something new — than Media to Disciple Making Movements (M2DMM) is definitely for you.
If you would like to see a case study of how one person who knew nothing about media is now seeing first fruits toward a M2DMM, check out the featured video on Kingdom.Training’s homepage.
You may have 0 skills in media now, but you can learn if you have the will power to push through.
Just get started:
- If you have a co-worker or team, gather them with you and start the M2DMM Strategy Development Course.
- Ask questions in the forum even if they feel stupid or basic. They are so important.
- Submit a first draft of your plan and finish the course.
- Try implementing what you learn.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about coaching packages (setting up social media, ads, websites, etc) and additional training.