5h.2: Internet Evangelism Update

See  the previous post:

5h.1: Internet Evangelism and Ongoing Mission …. as at September

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From  Robby (Bob Prouty) as of 19/12/2012

 

A Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ Australia

 

61 Arthur Street, Strathfield, NSW 2135 (02) 9746 8009

 

American Phone Numbers: 503-616-4604 920-643-4063 909-693-1365

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Every day more 2 million people are searching on the internet for God, purpose and meaning.Will you be there to help them on the next step of their spiritual journey? 

 

Join us at  http://missionaryfromhome.com/ today!

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This January we have an amazing opportunity to impact over 500 organizations involved in discipleship building movements.


Over the past few months I’ve been working on  some online Bible studies for online missionaries to use.  I call them “Discovery Bible Studies” because the goal is for people to discover for themselves what God is like and how He wants us to live.

I showed my work to CityTeam International in San Jose earlier this month and they welcomed me with open arms – inviting me to their international leadership conference in mid-January.


CityTeam is one of the leaders in discipleship building movements. They have trained people in over 500 organizations.  In Africa they have started Discovery Bible Studies in more than 100 people groups.  They now have over 600,000 people involved in 17,000 locations. 

Some of their discipleship chains go to the 9th and 10th generation (My best chain is 3 generations: I helped Grace in Canada train Alphonse in a refugee camp in Mozambique who helped a friend start a group in a nearby town).


CityTeam is known to be at the forefront of keeping records verifying the growth of their discipleship movements. They are ready for change.  They have been trying to keep track of all their groups using Excel spreadsheets.  When I showed them my website and how they can collect information about their groups over cell phones and display it on Google maps they immediately called their record keeper.  He said, “Bob, I think you are my new best  friend.”


While I was in San Jose I also met with Global Media Outreach (GMO).  Their leadership was very interested in hearing about the Discovery Bible Studies I have held in our community and online.  GMO wants to do a better job of discipling the 300,000 people who come to their evangelistic websites each day.  They are considering two models: Discovery Bible Studies and T4T (Training for Trainers).  They asked if I would come to their annual planning meeting in mid-January to help design an experiment to see which of these two models would work best on the internet.


There is a lot to be done before January 14.  As I’ve talked with the people at CityTeam this past month, I see that I need to make a lot of changes in my software.

Development  takes time and money.  It’s hard for me to predict how much it will cost to pull this project off. Earlier this week I learned that Google changed the way it’s mapping program works – and it took me two days to implement their changes.  I can assure you that I will be careful with how I spend the money and that I will regularly keep you informed of my progress. 

Would you prayerfully consider an investment between $50 and $5,000 at this time?  Gifts of any size are welcome. 

There are two ways to give:

1) Write out a cheque payable to “Campus Crusade for Christ Australia Trust Account” and post it to:
Bob Prouty
61 Arthur Street
Strathfield, NSW 2135


2) you can arrange a direct debit into our bank account:

  BSB: 062-107
Account: 10267792
Account Name: Campus Crusade for Christ Australia Trust    Account 2
Agent: 
2002479Hereslife

It is best if you email me with the amount and date, so that I can make sure the accounting department does not put it into the General Fund.

I am looking forward to what God is going to do through our partnership and the impact we can have in people’s lives around the world.

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What is my dream?

  • To provide a way for groups of people in over 100 language groups to be able to discover for themselves what God is like and how God wants them to live.

  • Gathering in groups – either online or face-to-face

  • Hearing, reading or watching passages from the Bible

  • Telling each other what behaviors they believe God wants them to change

  •  Sharing what they are learning with non-Christians

  • Meeting needs in their community

  •  Holding each other accountable to commitments they make

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Ryan graduated from Oregon State University this December with a BS in Exercise and Sport Science. He is looking for a job with the Athletic Department at OSU.

I believe that God has been preparing me for this task for the past 30+ years.  I’ve made bi-lingual Gospel tracts in over 100 languages and  a website which shares the Gospel in over 800 languages.  I’ve helped with a multi-language ap for the iPhone. I’ve been leading Discovery Bible Studies for the past two years both in our community and online.  I’ve written management software for the web which incorporates maps and charts.  I have good working relationships with these organizations.  I am so excited about the door that God has opened that I sometimes have trouble sleeping.

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Discovery Bible Study can be a lot of fun as we get involved in each other’s world. 

I am looking for more people to trial the online bible studies (in any language).  Email bob@hereslife.com if interested.  I’ll show you how to invite people you are interacting with in ARC to join you. 



Robby (Bob Prouty)

A Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ Australia

61 Arthur Street, Strathfield, NSW 2135 (02) 9746 8009
American Phone Numbers: 
503-616-4604 920-643-4063 909-693-1365

 


 


Are you interested in Internet evangelism?  If so, you can apply to join our team of volunteers at MissionaryFromHome.com

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Visit us at 
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See  the next  post:

5i: WHAT IS CHURCH? How the Apostles Died

 

 


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