Media to Movements is a strategy that teams all over the world have used to find seekers in their community through media. This fruitful ministry equips disciple makers in media strategies to identify and engage spiritual seekers who accelerate a movement of reproducing disciples.
Church planting teams are now using more strategies to engage people and share the gospel through the internet. According to 2021 study, most people are on their smart phones for over 3 hours a day. Whether someone lives in a metropolitan city or a remote village, smart phones have become a daily essential device.
If someone in an unreached people group wants to know more about Jesus, what will they do? Most likely they will google their questions if they don’t know any followers of Jesus. To find those seekers online, teams are now creating ads on social media and google that share about the hope we have in Christ to sow the seed more broadly.
Structure of Media to Movements
So how does Media to Movements work? Teams begin creating content in the local language that is shared on social media and Google through ads. People in the focused location then see the ad as they scroll through social media or search something online. Those interested in learning more about Jesus can click the link that leads them to the website. Through the website, they can start connecting with a digital responder who can answer questions they have about Jesus. They will then connect the seeker or new believer to a team member in their area who can start meeting with them face to face to continue discipleship.
(Graphic Credit: Media to Movements)
Launching in Indonesia
One church-planting team in Indonesia has started the process to launch a Media to Movements Initiative among the people group they are focused on reaching. They are in the initial stage of defining roles of team members and creating the website and content for social media. They are planning to launch the website and content February 2022!
Indonesians have the most users on Facebook in the world with 115 million people! They love sharing content, joining groups, and commenting on posts – 60% more that people in other countries. The Media to Movements Initiative is using social media to spread the gospel in Indonesia and find people who God has been preparing to hear and believe.
Pray With Us!
It is crucial that this initiative is covered in prayer and that the team seeks the Holy Spirit’s guidance through every step. Please ask the Lord to use this initiative to lead many Indonesians to Him and to spread the gospel to every man, woman, and child among this unreached people group.*
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
Would you consider praying regularly for Media to Movements in Indonesia? You can commit to pray monthly, weekly or daily. Set a reminder on your phone on a certain day/time of the month, week, or day to pray. Then when the reminder or alarm goes off, pray 5 minutes for God’s glory to spread in Indonesia through media. Pray for seekers to see these ads and be connected with a believer who can disciple them. Pray for this unreached people group to be reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are excited to see how the Lord will use Media to Movements in Indonesia. Thank you for partnering with us in this initiative through prayer!
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