Monday, October 8, 2012

Internet evangelism and the Question Evolution! Campaign

Let's examine how internet evangelism and the Christian discipleship process could be an excellent fit to the Question Evolution! Campaign and its 15 questions for evolutionists.

First, a review of a previous post we made. On October 6, 2012 we made a post which was the second part of a two part article and entitled  Making 2013 be the WORST year in the history of evolutionism, atheism and agnosticism - Part 2  I also recommend reading the first part of the article in order to gain sufficient context. See:  Making 2013 be the WORST year in the history of evolutionism, atheism and agnostiism - a quick introduction

Case study of an internet evangelism ministry which also did creation evangelism

There are large internet evangelism ministries which are achieving big results. If you haven't read our article entitled Internet evangelism is powerful especially when it is combined with creation evangelism 
I would encourage you to do so.

Are there any small internet evangelism ministries achieving significant results?

In 2006, a small internet evangelism organization reported having an operating budget of $250,000. Although they did primarily internet evangelism they did creation evangelism as well.

Here is what they reported accomplishing via their various web properties and via social media properties in 2006:

- 10.7 million web visitors

- over 23,000 people indicated making first time Christian commitments


1. How many websites does this small internet ministry have?

2. How many other web properties cite them via links?

3. How much web traffic do their websites have?

Now I want to first say that the estimates below are conservative estimates as I believe due to unfortunate circumstances beyond the ministries control they are less active. Things happen in life - accidents, illnesses, etc. etc.  You just have to roll with the punches. As a result, their web properties have lost traffic according to web traffic tracking companies.  Also, keep in mind the internet was less competitive in 2006 and there were less people on the internet.

Nevertheless, below are the results they are getting according to and some additional cursory research our Question Evolution! group did. 

Christian alliances and assistance: Christians helping each other spread our various messages is important as various ministries have different focuses/specialties. So it is common for other Christian ministries to link to each others websites and write articles about each others ministries or help each other ministries in one form or another. This is important for Creation Ministries International because one effective way to defeat Darwinism is to inoculate Christian young people against evolutionary indoctrination.

Also, keep in mind that some internet ministries are primarily website based whereas others are more social media based. Some are a mixture of the two. In addition, a ministry may own multiple web properties which link to each other. Furthermore, many internet evangelism organizations have separate websites for various languages.

Stats for the small internet evangelism ministry:

Number of web properties the ministry owns which are in English:  23 web properties (the ministry may own websites in other languages)

Total web traffic of  these 23 web properties in 2012 according to (only the English speaking web properties):  323,000 unique web visitors

Total number of links to these 23 web properties  from outside websites supporting their ministry keeping in mind their 23 web properties in the English language could be linking to each other: 90,000 links to the 23 web properties

Plus, the ministry did gospel outreaches via properties like Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, etc.

So it certainly appears that even a small internet evangelism ministry can form a LOT of alliances and friendships with various ministries/Christians and gain assistance from them via their websites plus any social media efforts they have.

2013/2014 and internet evangelism

We want to help Creation Ministries International with their internet evangelism efforts. See: Internet evangelism is powerful especially when it is combined with creation evangelism 

Creation Ministries International does report people becoming Christians after being exposed to the gospel and sometimes people preface their gospel message with some information on biblical creation.  Genesis does talk about the fall of man which is when sin entered into the world. In addition, the creation is a very important issue for biblical Christianity. See: Importance of origins

Also, Creation Ministries International does have a web page listed prominently on their main page titled Good news which does give a gospel presentation. We would like to help Creation Ministries International drive a lot of people to messages like this at their website.

There are 6 ministries which I am aware of that have a big focus on internet evangelism.  So far our Question Evolution! group has contacted 2 of these organizations. There maybe more, especially when you consider non-English countries, but we are not yet aware of them.

In 2013/2014, we want to contact the remainder of these 6 organization plus we want to help spawn other organizations such as these. We really believe that internet evangelism can be a tremendous boon to creation evangelism.  Why? As part of the Christian discipleship process, we can teach people about biblical creation.  New Christian believers are often  very teachable especially if they are young people.  Older people who are wise are also very teachable. Unfortunately, not all adults are wise!

Alan Beeber who works with Global Media Outreach (an arm of Campus Crusade for Christ)   predicted in 2006 that internet evangelism will help result in more conversions that all other forms of evangelism for CCCI combined. Of course, it is ultimately God who is responsible for conversions. 

I would encourage you to examine these 3 resources on internet evangelism:

1.  Internet evangelism is powerful especially when it is combined with creation evangelism 

2.   Global Media Outreach 2011 report

3. Internet evangelism day

Our Question Evolution! groups plan

Our Question Evolution! group's plan

Question Evolution! campaign and related resources

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15

Refuting evolution

Evidence for Christianity

Additional Evidence for Christianity

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