Since my trip to Poland last year we have been preparing our online ministry platform for the launch phase. Last Friday evening, this finally became a reality. We hosted an official event to introduce our platform to churches, mission organisations and possible investors.
This launch was a night of celebration – seeing the full picture of what God has done. Since I joined the Digital Strategy team 4 years ago, my question was – “how do we do evangelism and discipleship online?” We tested a variety of tools, but none of them provided everything we needed in one place.
My team leader, Johan Myburgh, introduced us to Jesus.net. Their dream is as follows:
Imagine a world with every single person having free access to the gospel, knowing God, growing in Jesus and sharing faith easily.
This is what we want. On my trip to Poland I saw the results of their work. After getting back to South Africa, I signed up for their training and worked through it over an 8-month period and got this training in place for our platform. My colleague Fanie van Graan handled the setup and structure of the platform.
At the event itself, our international Jesus.net coach from Holland, Arjo de Vroome, shared about the 15-year history and the current impact of Jesus.net worldwide while Johan shared our national vision – the current and potential impact of Jesus.net in South Africa.
Arjo also challenged the attendees to join in the success of this vision by investing their time, talents and finances. If you want to know more about the challenge or the platform, please email me and we can talk about it.
My next steps are as follows:
- Engage with people signing up for our courses.
- Train and equip people who want to become e-coaches.
- Create material to cast vision about this ministry.
If you want to visit our sites, they are
https://knowinggod.co.za/ – there are daily devotionals posted and articles to read through
https://courses.knowinggod.co.za – you will need to create an account and sign up for courses to work through the material.
We are very excited and are looking forward to share with you the effectiveness of this online tool.
Please pray that we can train up enough e-coaches and that we will engage people on an emotional and intellectual level.