"The truth is, we have a reason for pretty much everything we do." Click to tweet.The answer is: It depends. It goes back to living intentionally. The truth is, we have a reason for pretty much everything we do. We do our best to weigh each decision we make with Scripture and how to further advance God's kingdom.
That's why we're on social media: it's where people are. There are 2 types of evangelism that can both accomplish the mission of the church: attractional and incarnational approaches. Depending on what church you're coming from, just hearing the work attractional might make you cringe, but it doesn't have to be that way. To be "attractional" would be to invite a friend to church for them to hear the gospel. To be "incarnational" would be to dive into relationship with someone and persuade them to give Jesus a try. Both are necessary to the advancement of the kingdom! Now, back on topic. We're on social media as a form of attractional ministry. Every time we post a YouTube video, create a blog post, upload a photo, or post a status our intention is to increase our reach, and in turn, increase the amount of people receiving our gospel-centered material and interacting with it.
"These systems are in place to get people living for Jesus (both by attractional and incarnational methods) and growing for Jesus so the pattern can be repeated and our community changed!" Click to tweet.Now, we would be amiss if this were all we were doing to win people for Jesus. That's why we enable everyone at almost every service to become active in their relationships and communities to change them for Christ. That's also why we're teaching through discipleship Wednesday Tuesday and Wednesday nights. That's why we encourage small group meeting to discuss Scripture and pray. These systems are in place to get people living for Jesus (both by attractional and incarnational methods) and growing for Jesus so the pattern can be repeated and our community changed!
So, now that you know why we are social, we ask for your participation! If your mindlessly browsing your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ feeds and you see a status or photo by MD, please share, retweet, and repost! Join us in our efforts to reach as many as we can with gospel rich content.