For the last installment of Gone Fishing, I want to talk about something that's been on my heart for months now. I sincerely believe that we can and should utilize social media for the glory of God. So many churches wonder how can we reach people for the gospel. Gone are the days where people welcome evangelists showing up at their door, and many people are leary of stepping into a church except for holidays, weddings, and funerals. The pandemic has added additional strain to this. But guess where people are increasingly visiting every day? Social media apps.
The average person is now spending at least 2 hours a day on social media apps, this includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, TikTok, What's App, and Snapchat. Can you imagine the impact that we could have for the gospel if we would use our social media presence not just for posting cute pictures of our lives and building our own followers and platform, but instead using it to build followers for the kingdom of God?
I challenge all of you to truly consider how you use social media. Is it to share truth, to encourage, to build up, and/or to point others towards Christ? If it's not, consider how you can incorporate more opportunities to shine your light for Christ.