Free articles and MP3s

For Christian newspapers, magazines and radio stations

We offer below a range of articles and MP3s about web evangelism. (For press releases go here.) In addition, you are also free to reproduce in print other pages from within this site, or from the Web Evangelism Guide, in any print magazine. Please however do not copy these pages directly into a website: reasons. Instead, use our Javascript syndication insert code. This is already available for our church site tips, church assessment tool and blog advice pages. We can also provide you with syndication code for any other page too – please ask.

You are also free to republish in print as small filler items, any of the pages within our Digital Evangelism Issues blog.

We can write custom articles for specific editorial requirements too. (If you are looking for directly evangelistic articles to use in print, or in websites/blogs, visit Rusty Wright Communications.) [www.rustywright,com]

Short URLs for print media
To save page space and make it easier for users to copy an URL into their browsers, when referencing any URL from this site in print, you can dramatically shorten it. Change the domain name to IEDay.net and remove the .php file extension from the end, as shown in example below: http://www.internetevangelismday.com/anypage.php
can be shortened to: IEDay.net/anypage

Two-page handout

Our 2200-word handout about digital evangelism is designed both as a ready-to-print handout, and as a resource to edit and adapt. You may use any extract, or the entire presentation, in magazines, newsletters, blogs etc.
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WORD iconPDF version

INTERNET: This is the Day of Digital Outreach

picture of Tony Whittaker   by Tony Whittaker, IE Day Co-ordinator
“An incredible new technology enables the transmission of text on a worldwide basis. It rapidly reduces production and distribution costs and for the first time allows large numbers of people to access text and pictures in their own homes.”

What is this referring to? You’ve guessed it. The invention of the printing press...
[Read more – 1200 words]
Add this article to your website using a simple Javascript code.

A similar 1300-word article A Wired World focusing on web evangelism strategies is also available.

A Tale of Two Clubs

  a parable story
You can’t miss Stonylands Town Golf Club if you take the winding back road out of town. Bit if you are in any doubt, the signboard says it all: “Stonylands Golf Club. Member of the Federation of National Golf Clubs. Est. 1924. Secretary: J S Peasworthy, BSc.”...
[Read more – 2000 words]

Could God Use You in Internet Evangelism?

picture of Rusty Wright   by Rusty Wright, Probe Ministries
Could God use you to reach people for Christ via the Internet? The answer may surprise you!

“How could I ever use the Internet to reach people for Christ?” you might wonder...
[Read more – 1100 words]
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Read it in Indonesian.

Googling the Gospel

picture of Russ Bravo   by Russ Bravo, Editor Inspire
How do you connect to people? It’s a question I’ve been thinking about increasingly in recent days, as life gets more hectic and the pressures of work make time ever more precious...
[Read more – 336 words]
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70+ Tips for Church Webmasters

picture of Tony Whittaker   by Tony Whittaker, IE Day Co-ordinator
“A church is the only organization that exists primarily for the benefit of non-members.”
“Week in, week out, more visitors turn up at our church on a Sunday because of the website, than anything else.” ...
[Read more – 4000 words]
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Helping Churches Move Forward

picture of Tony Whittaker   by Tony Whittaker, IE Day Co-ordinator
“Week in, week out, more visitors turn up at our church on a Sunday because of the website, than anything else,” writes a growing church near London. A church’s website is its public ‘shop window’ for the community, and increasingly strategic. Though it is hard to find precise figures, there are probably 200,000 English language church sites around the world, with many more in other languages.

Sadly, it doesn’t take much research to discover that many church websites are, intentionally or not, written mostly for their members. Or at best, other Christians …
[Read more – 800 words, RTF document]
Add the Church Site Tool, which this article introduces, to your website using a simple Javascript code.

Other pages which lend themselves to re-publication in print include:

Free free to modify or shorten the text of these articles to accommodate the needs of the print medium, or merely quote extracts from them in your own articles. If you wish to include URLs within your text, note that these are displayed when you print any of these pages on this site, and can also be extracted from the source code if needed. It would be a big encouragement to us to see a copy of anything you print.

You can also use the following articles about felt-needs evangelism, providing you make no changes to the text: Needs-based evangelism | The Methods of Jesus.

Newsletter feed

You can also add to your site an RSS syndication feed of our Web Evangelism Bulletin. Either do this yourself using a service such as BigBold.com or RSS-to-Javascript.com, or you can use our code.

Church newsletters and handouts

We also offer a short 60-word item suitable for church newsletters and announcement sheets.

There are also a range of news releases for publication too.

Other magazine articles

MP3 audio files

We offer two short audio introductions to IE Day voiced by Ruth Mark, which can be used in radio broadcasts, podcasts, church announcement spots, or you can add them to your own site:
mp3 icon 3-minute overview
mp3 icon 1-minute introduction spot

You are also free to re-broadcast, podcast, or link to the following MP3 interviews from HCJB Radio Australia giving an appropriate credit to them:
mp3 icon Audio interview part 1 – Doris Beck of TruthMedia.com talks about email mentoring [Dial-up].
Part 2 [Low-fi Dial-up]
Read Doris’s story

Serena Wang, the director of ChineseWomenToday.com outreach site, [www.chinesewomentoday.com] discusses this outreach near the end of this HCJB program:
mp3 icon Interview [Lowfi Dial-up]

Dick Innes of ACTS offers valuable insights into evangelism, in a talk based on his book I Hate Witnessing. You are free to re-broadcast, podcast, or link to these, with appropriate credit to “Dick Innes, leader of ACTS, www.actsweb.org”:
mp3 icon Part 1 | Part 2

Members of our team are also available for radio/TV interview on any aspect of web evangelism.

Photos

There are some royalty-free photos you can use to accompany these articles in print.

Attribution for printed articles

Please use a credit line similar to this at the end:
© Oct 2014 Internet Evangelism Day www.InternetEvangelismDay.com
The IE Day site offers a broad introduction to all types of online evangelism, and provides downloadable resources for churches to create their own web outreach awareness day. IE Day was initiated by the Internet Evangelism Coalition.
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