Free articles and MP3s
For Christian newspapers, magazines and radio stations
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.)
Two-page handoutOur 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.
INTERNET: This is the Day of Digital Outreachby 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.”
A similar 1300-word article A Wired World focusing on web evangelism strategies is also available.
A Tale of Two Clubsa 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?by Rusty Wright, Probe Ministries
Could God use you to reach people for Christ via the Internet? The answer may surprise you!
Googling the Gospelby 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]
70+ Tips for Church Webmastersby 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]
Helping Churches Move Forwardby 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]
Other pages which lend themselves to re-publication in print include:
- Desperately Seeking Lodgers – short 300-word parable relating to church websites
- Emlyn and the Far Pools – short story about reaching the un-churched
- Angie’s Story – a guide for writing testimonies for non-Christians
- Gray Matrix – a graphical way of understanding spiritual journeys
- Case Study – comparison of two women’s websites
- Jay’s Story – how a non-Christian thinks
- Blogging for Evangelism – how to use blogs
- Evangelism in Second Life – sharing faith in this virtual world
- Web-mediated testimonies – true stories of people who found God online
- Evangelists’ stories – how a wide international range of people found God’s calling to online outreach
- Electrical safety – advice about baptismal pools and music equipment
Church newsletters and handoutsWe 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 filesWe 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:
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:
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
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”:
Part 1 | Part 2
Members of our team are also available for radio/TV interview on any aspect of web evangelism.
PhotosThere are some royalty-free photos you can use to accompany these articles in print.
Attribution for printed articlesPlease use a credit line similar to this at the end:
© May 2013 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.