If God were to ask,

“Did you use every means available to spread My word quickly and effectively throughout the world?”

Would you be able to respond “Yes”?

My name is Ryan Parsons and I am a student in Harding University’s Center for Advanced Ministry Training (CAMT)

Before Coming to Harding, I was a youth & family minister for 5 years at the Pearland Church of Christ. During that time I became heavily involved in internet ministry and worked for 2 years on a team that developed and administrated a successful internet ministry entitled “Striving to be Real.”

I feel that the lack of engagement and presence the Church of Christ has on the internet should prompt us more, now than ever, to carry out the Great Commission over the most widely used media on the planet.

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ” All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 (NASB)

If you would like to discuss Church Blog Theory or any other strategies related to internet ministry, I would love to hear from you.

Email: churchblogtheory@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
Box 12913
Searcy, AR 72149-2913

Phone: 281-412-3836


1 Response to “Contact”

  1. 1 Kit Mullilns June 7, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Hey Ryan,
    How ya doing? We haven’t chatted in a while so I thought I would visit your site.

    I just viewed your 3 survey reports and wanted to thank you for the time you have spent working on these projects. They were very insightful and have spurred me to thinking even deeper. I thought I would drop you a note and get some additional insights from you. We (CBT and World Bible School) are closely related in our goals and mission. I hope we can help each other achieve those goals. I’d like to ask some questions because I feel you are working in the heart of an area that fascinates and excites me with its potential.

    I found several things in your survey reports that were interesting. For example, the first video reported that building the faith-based relationships was not as important as delivering the Truth. Yet, in the second video, people did not feel that social media was personal enough. I thought those two points stood in an interesting contrast. What did you conclude from those points?

    Another thought that came to my mind as I began listening to the third report was that you seem to be working with some assumptions. These are some assumptions that I have wrestled with in WBS and wondered if they were accurate assumptions as we try to help teachers use social media with their WBS students.

    1) Many Christians have a desire to be engaged in personal evangelism – whether face-to-face, online, on short-term mission campaigns. (By personal evangelism, I mean the evangelism includes opening the Word, and discussing matters of faith, sin, and salvation. I do not mean works that are solely benevolent missions such as medical/dental work, giving food, house building, and other service projects.)
    2) Christians today know the Book. They are still considered “people of the Word” and want to share it with people who do not know the Word.
    3) Christians are aware of the global social media phenomenon and its implications for missions/evangelism.

    Then, I had one more question, that is not an assumption, but a practical question that came to my mind. If someone were to connect with a seeker using social media, and the seeker wants to be baptized, how do you recommend the Christian find a local body of believers for the seeker.

    What’s next on your To Do list? You sure seem to be on the right track here!

    Keep up the good work my Brother!

    Kit Mullins
    VP Internet Technologies
    World Bible School
    Cell – 325.280.2114

    WBS on Facebook – http://facebook.com/worldbibleschool

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