Christians in the UK are turning increasingly to social media sites like Facebook to share their faith. In a survey on attitudes to online mission by Christian Vision and Premier Christian Media, 64% said they were using social networks like Facebook, Twitter (online social networks) and YouTube (online broadcasting) to share their faith in an intentional way.
Of the 700 Christians surveyed, 84% agreed that the online space was a huge mission field, while 73% said they intentionally post or link to content in order to share their faith. Interestingly, the study found that interaction with online social media was prolific across the age spectrum, rather than just among young people.
However, younger people are more likely to have non-Christian friends and are more active when it comes to sharing their faith online - 87% of 16 to 18-year-olds said they do so intentionally. Of the total sample, 79% agreed that the best way to evangelise was through relationships. Despite the enthusiasm for social networks, only 25% of respondents said their church encouraged online mission, while 78% said that churches should be more active in online mission. The research was carried out to coincide with the launch of yesHEis.com, a new sharing platform to resource UK Christians in sharing their faith using the web.
Source: Christian Today
BIBLE STUDY: Revelation 5:11-14
PRAISE: God for huge opportunity Christians have to communicate the Gospel to their friends. Pray that Jesus may be made real to many on the net.