VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/12/11)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that its publishing ministry, Judson Press, is offering a free download of the “Everyday Evangelist” e-book or a $5.50 discount on other evangelism books May 15-31, in recognition of May 15 as “Internet Evangelism (IE) Day” and May as “Digital Outreach Month.”
Both offers are available only by ordering online; a customer must choose only one offer. For the download, visit www.judsonpress.com, go to the “Everyday Evangelist” page and then enter code “IED11” at checkout. To purchase any of Judson Press’ other evangelism books at a one-time savings of $5.50 off the total order, regardless of order size, visit www.judsonpress.com, go to the “Outreach and Evangelism” category and then enter code “IED11” at checkout.
“You have an incredible gift at your fingertips, literally—your keyboard,” says Tony Whittaker, IE Day coordinator, pointing to the potential for Christians to share the good news online in a variety of ways. “You do not need to be technical. There are many simple, yet fulfilling, ways to be salt and light in cyberspace.”
IE Day encourages churches and other ministry groups to focus on digital evangelism during May, at any level they choose. As a minimum, IE Day can be featured in a church bulletin, so that congregants can investigate the resource Web site at www.IEDay.net.
In addition, focus spots can be created during meetings using IE Day’s free downloadable video clips or PowerPoint. Two new video-clip resource sites can be showcased live by projection to demonstrate how to add an evangelistic video to Facebook with one click. These videos can also be downloaded to a mobile phone to share face-to-face.
IE Day’s site includes pages on using mobile phones for evangelism, creating “outsider-friendly” church Web sites and introductory videos, social networking, and how to blog and build a Web site.
ABHMS—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice.
American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.