Many churches and ministries struggle with digital evangelism because they lack the skills to reach people online effectively.
This post has identified some of the best websites and resources for building and growing your online ministry.
These sites cover everything from social media evangelism to email marketing to video production and everything in between.
You’ll find links to each website below. Please share this post with others who may benefit from it.
The Delmethod website is first on the list because we believe in a different approach to digital evangelism. We believe that meeting people’s needs should be the main focus of any ministry.
Here you will find great information about the Delmethod – digital evangelism strategies and tips for churches and ministries looking to build and expand their reach online.
We help churches and ministries with the following:
- Digital evangelism tools,
- Design for ministry,
- Content for evangelism,
- Digital nurturing strategies,
- Growth and giving.
At Delmthod, we understand how difficult digital evangelism is, especially for small ministries and beginners. During our extensive research into why most churches and ministries fail regarding digital evangelism, we discovered that they all had one thing in common.
Most ministries take everything they know about offline evangelism into cyberspace and quickly discover that it doesn’t work.
Digital evangelism requires data-driven and target strategies. In fact, it’s the same strategies we use here at Delmethod to reach thousands each month. And it’s the same strategies we teach.
I also wanted to show you many other great digital evangelism resources to help you build a solid online presence and ministry.
2. Center for Online Evangelism (COE)
The Center for Online Evangelism is a Seventh-day Adventist ministry that helps people find high-quality, positive content about the message they’ve been given to share with the world.
The Center for Online Gospel evangelism website has excellent insights and resources about using the processes of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to attract more people to the Bible truth, so you can create more targeted ways to reach out to people online.
Even though the Center for Evangelism website is geared toward the Adventist church, the information they provide will help any denomination and ministry use SEO to get more traffic to their website.
We love that COE utilizes proven digital marketing strategies to discover what people are searching for or their questions online and provide the answers.
Digital evangelism is about meeting people at their point of need, and COE is an excellent example of a Christian organization using real-world data to reach people.
- Search engine optimization
- Online evangelism strategies
3. SDA Data
Without data, you risk creating content that nobody is looking for; therefore, nobody consumes it.
That’s why I am happy to include SDA Data on this list. This website uses digital strategies, social media, and big data to meet people’s needs both off and online.
SDA Data is another Seventh-day Adventists organization that helps ministries, conferences, unions, and divisions better understand their members and their needs using social media and big data analytics. They also give voice to members’ needs and thoughts by connecting them with ministry leaders and staff.
The SDA Data website contains digital evangelism strategies and resources to help you discover and meet your members’ needs.
One of the most concerning things about the church today is that our young people are leaving the church in droves, and many of us don’t know what to do about it.
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- Social media
- Big Data
4. The LeaderScape
When starting a new ministry, running a church, or taking on new leadership responsibilities, it’s difficult to know where to start.
As a Pastor or church leader, you can’t afford to spend a lot of time figuring out how things work online; you have to focus on the people who need you most. That’s where The Leaderscape comes in.
Their website contains helpful articles and videos that will teach you how to lead an online ministry effectively. And if you need a hand or push to start or scale your online ministry, The Leaderscape has got you covered.
If you are looking for great resources and help to get your ministry off the ground, I highly suggest you check out The Leaderscape today. And be sure to check out their blog section for great evangelism strategies and tips.
- Church leadership coaching – supporting church leaders through encouragement and strategic coaching.
- Global Development – Addresses the plight of the least reached people in the developing world.
5. CV Global
CV Global is a Christian ministry that works to introduce people to Jesus in unreacted areas through optimized social media advertising and effective gospel content.
CV Global provides training and community to Christians who are hesitant about sharing their faith and equips local churches to connect with people searching online.
- Introducing people to Jesus
- Mobilizing Christians
- Resource the church
There’s nothing more powerful than storytelling; it connects us to people we love, nature, and God himself.
In this digital evangelism journey, it is easy to give up, especially when you don’t see any results. Trust me; the Delmthod has had those moments. And in those moments, we turn to inspirational stories of how other ministries are making an impact worldwide.
If you feel like giving up or need that dose of inspiration, check out global/impact/stories. You will learn how CVGlobal uses technology and social media to reach the unreached world.
6. Church Tech Today.
Church Tech Today is an excellent website for church technology news, resources, and advice for pastors, communicators, and leaders.
They aim to provide insight into various topics related to church technology, including social media, websites and worship, media, mobile, and software.
I frequently visit this website to find out what other ministries are doing. My go-to page is the resource page, where you can find inspiring stories and interviews of people doing fantastic work worldwide.
The Church Tech Today’s resources include:
- Email and text,
- Social media and more.
7. Missional Marketing.
A solid web presence is critical to any church or ministry looking to expand its net and reach more people with the gospel.
According to research, nearly 60 percent of church-goers say a church’s website is an essential factor in facilitating their participation at the church.
Even though most churches have websites, they often lack the information needed to make their sites useful tools for growing their membership and expanding their outreach.
Missional Marketing offers free resources to help you build a robust website that will attract visitors and encourage them to join your church.
- Church SEO,
- Google ads and Grants,
- Church website,
And if you don’t have a digital ministry tech team to help you build a strong web presence, Missional Marketing got you covered.
8. Ministry Tech.
MinistryTech Magazine is the go-to resource for the latest information on technology and its use in ministry. They cover church management software, social media evangelism, electronic bible study, internet security, websites, e-giving, and more.
The most common digital evangelism method is Social media evangelism, which is almost a default method for anyone looking to start a digital ministry.
However, due to a lack of strategy, many ministries find it hard to get off the ground and later scale their ministries. There’s more to social media ministry than posting every day.
You need to understand how people consume media and the type of media they consume. You must also be aware of your online appearance and presence.
Usually, finding this information can be time-consuming, but with Ministry Tech, you can find all you need on their social media page.
How to get the most out of these resources
A man called Lewis Carroll once said, If you don’t know where you are going, any road will lead you there.
After talking to several new digital evangelists, I’ve discovered that most of them fail to find the information they need because they don’t know what they should be looking for.
When it comes to digital evangelism, it is essential to know precisely what you’re looking for. Search engines are getting smarter by the day, and do not be scared to type in the actual phrases or results you are looking for.
So, before you start clicking on the links to nowhere, do the following:
Step 1: Figure out what you want to learn about digital evangelism.
It could be anything from “how to use social media effectively” to “what is a website?”
If you have no idea what you want to learn, then just ask yourself these questions:
- What am I trying to accomplish with my digital evangelism efforts?
- Do I want to increase traffic to my site?
- Do I want more people to subscribe to my newsletter?
- Do I want more followers on Twitter?
- Do I want people to share my content on Facebook?
- Do I want my blog posts to go viral?
- Do I want readers to comment on my blog?
- Do I want visitors to sign up for my email list?
- Do I want potential customers to contact me via phone calls, emails, etc.?
Step 2: Decide which digital evangelism method you want to use.
There are many different ways to spread the gospel online. Some methods work better than others depending on your goals. Need help figuring out which one is the best for your ministry? check out 8 Digital Evangelism Methods Every Ministry Should Use In 2022.
Step 3: Check which of the above resources are relevant to your needs.
You can also search Google directly using the keywords you chose in step 1. You may even find some great free resources!
Step 4: Start learning!
Now that you know exactly what you want to learn and how to get started, you can begin searching for the answers. Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can come back later if you need to.
I hope this helps you figure out what you need to learn about digital evangelization. Remember, if you don’t have a goal, you won’t achieve anything. So, set a goal and let us know how it goes!
The Digital Evangelism Resources Page has been created to provide all those who are interested in digital evangelism with an easy way to access all the resources available. It contains everything you need to succeed at spreading the Gospel online.
Note: Do not forget to reach out to the website admins if you have questions and most importantly, signup to their newsletters to get digital evangelism updates.
Trying to comb through a crowded internet of over 1.6 billion websites to find helpful information about digital evangelism is time-consuming. Not only that but there are plenty of sites and articles with great titles but not-so-good content.
Therefore, a short task that should only take several minutes ends up taking hours. Well, I know it takes hours because I was ther, and inn fact, that’s the reason I started the Delmethod.
I wanted to build a great resource hub to help people looking to develop and grow their online ministry, and I am happy that I am not alone in this space.
I hope you found these resources helpful and that you will visit every website listed here.
Please let me know if I have left out any great resources you know about. Send me a link through the contact page or simply post it in the comment area below.
Used with permission from Nelson Musonda.