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Online Evangelism 101

If you are reading this, chances are you found this post either as the result of a Google search, or you saw a tweet on Twitter that contained a link to this post. Either way, you are likely pretty familiar with the internet. And, if you are reading this, you are also likely a Christian, and perhaps wondering how the internet can be utilized as a means of sharing your faith with others.

First, there are probably hundreds of ways of sharing your faith online, and perhaps the most important thing is that you pick one (or more) and just do it!

This tutorial is for something I call “The Twitter Blitz For Jesus” and is the brainchild of an online friend of mine, Ron Estrada.

There are two ways you can be involved in the Twitter Blitz.

The first way is incredibly simple, and anyone can help with the Blitz in just a few seconds.

  • Step 1:  Do a Twitter search for the hashtag #WPFTL
  • Step 2: Retweet one of the tweets you find in the search results

That’s it!  You’ve just contributed to the success of the Blitz, but far more importantly, you’ve helped to share God’s word with someone who desperately needs to hear it.

The second way of participating takes just a little more time, but allows you to contribute to the content of the Blitz, and not just the volume.  To get an idea of how you can help, let’s look at a Twitter Blitz tweet:

#WhatIDreamAbout is that glorious day when I see Jesus face to face. Will you join me? ow.ly/bjCS5 #WPFTL

Let’s look at each part of this tweet:

#WhatIDreamAbout is a trending hashtag.  What that means is, at the time this tweet was made, that hashtag was being included more times than the majority of hashtags.  Using trending hashtags is an easy way to get your tweet read by more tweeters.

You can find out what hashtags are trending right now by going to twitter.com and clicking “Discover” at the top of the page.  Down the left side you will see an are marked “Trends”.  Among the trends will be some hashtags.  The closer a trend is to the top of the list, the more popular it is at the moment.  Keep in mind that trending hashtags are changing constantly.  What is trending right now may not be in a few hours, so it always pays to check the current trends before making new tweets.

Next is the text associated with the hashtag, “is that glorious day when I see Jesus face to face. Will you join me?”.  This is not strictly necessary, but it is better if your tweet incorporates the hashtag smoothly.  If you have to, you can just include the hashtag with unrelated text, but it is probably better if you can come up with something that fits the hashtag.

Next you will see a link.  This link can be to a blog post that you have written that includes your testimony or a post explaining how the reader can find salvation in Jesus Christ.  Or it could be an evangelistic article or video that you would like to share.

And last, #WPFTL – We include this hashtag in every Twitter Blitz tweet so others can search for and find our tweets and then retweet them so we can keep the Blitz going.

Here are a few quick tips to make our Twitter Blitz for Jesus a huge success:

  • Always use a popular hashtag in your tweet
  • Try to incorporate your tweet into the theme of the hashtag. Be Creative!
  • Always use the #WPFTL in your tweet so other Blitzers can find it and retweet it.
  • Retweet other Blitzers tweets as often as you can
  • Have fun, and God bless!

Finally, if you are on Facebook and would like to join a group of motivated online evangelists,contact Ron Estrada or John Constitution (me) and ask for an invite into our Facebook group.

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June 2, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

18 Comments »

  1. […] We who are involved in this also re-tweet any tweets that have this hashtag included in them. For better explanation of the Twitter Blitz for Jesus, please visit John Constitution’s page, Online Evangelism 101. […]

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  2. a wonderful initiative on how 2 spread d gospel of SALVATION! Ur reward awaits. Keep up d good work.

    Comment by Moses U. Ogaba | August 4, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for your kind words of encouragement Moses. God bless you!

      Comment by johnconstitution | August 4, 2012 | Reply

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  4. ha ha .I am still confused….. I am such a new tweeter. but I will try. what a beautiful idea.TY

    Comment by Elizabeth Rodriguez | July 23, 2012 | Reply

  5. Content deleted by the moderator as off-topic. Please follow the guidelines for posting.

    Comment by Tillerman | July 22, 2012 | Reply

    • In the future, please follow the posting guidelines.

      Comment by johnconstitution | July 22, 2012 | Reply

    • That’s wonderful Elizabeth! And don’t forget, you can always ask questions here if you have any.

      God bless!
      John

      Comment by johnconstitution | July 24, 2012 | Reply

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    Comment by Rosa Rubicondior | July 22, 2012 | Reply

    • In the future, please follow the posting guidelines.

      Comment by johnconstitution | July 22, 2012 | Reply

  7. Awesome! Thanks so much 4 sharing this! I’m in on the blitz!! Praise God!

    Comment by tranz4md | July 5, 2012 | Reply

    • You’re welcome, and thanks for joining the blitz! Ron Estrada, whose idea the blitz was originally, and I have been discussing whether we could actually elevate a twitter hashtag to trending status. We could be wrong, but we believe that with a little help, say from #TeamJesus, that we might actually be able to pull it off!

      Stay tuned, when we attempt this we’ll need all the help we can muster!

      Comment by johnconstitution | July 6, 2012 | Reply

  8. You said John ….If you are reading this, chances are you found this post either as the result of a Google search, or you saw a tweet on Twitter that contained a link to this post.

    No it came into my Inbox on your Monday my Tuesday last week from WordPress.

    Christian Love Anne

    Comment by Freedomborn | June 11, 2012 | Reply

    • Okay, well, nice hearing from you anyway.

      God bless you and Ron,
      John

      Comment by johnconstitution | June 11, 2012 | Reply

  9. Tweeted our Bible Verse of the day with #WPFTL! Thanks John.

    Comment by Church Website Design | June 5, 2012 | Reply

  10. What do the letters in that hashtag stand for?

    Comment by ladysheepdog | June 5, 2012 | Reply

    • The Facebook group where this idea was originally conceived was We Pray For The Lost, so WPFTL is just the acronym of that group name.

      Now the hashtag is simply a convenient way for anyone who is participating in the blitz to find our tweets so we can easily retweet them.

      Comment by johnconstitution | June 5, 2012 | Reply

      • We Pray For The Lost… Awesome! John, you’ve really helped the faith of so many Christians! I’ll never stop telling others, “Jesus Loves You!”

        Comment by Jeremiah Asih | December 6, 2012 | Reply


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