Digital Evangelism What is Your Purpose

Digital Evangelism What is Your Purpose
William Jackson, My Quest To Teach and Digial Evangelism
This will also be presented on My Quest to Teach and
Digital Evangelism – https://anchor.fm/william-d-jackson



There should be a desire to evangelize the Word
of God, there should be a desire to have a conversation
about the gospel. Using a conversation is better than
shouting “repent and burn!”
Allow God to use you and guide you where to go, what
to say and who to speak to.

Our believe should be to be obedient, humble and show
our humility just as Christ has done and continues to do.
We need to be conversational people not controversial
or contradicting others about their current beliefs.
Each situation and circumstances allow for us to share
our faith through our words, deeds and actions.

Even our personalities guide our ability to speak about
the gospel. Are you an introvert or are you and extrovert.
Sharing your faith may not be easy for you through
conversation, but doing things may be easier. Some
people instead of doing have the gift of gab, speaking,
laughing and sharing in a conversation.

In our digital worlds technology is invading, integrated,
involved and influences our thinking of our salvation
and evangelism. The church is not the only place to
evangelize, we have to go outside the church to do
the works God has us to do.

This is not a “mission” to evangelize in certain places,
but evangelism is a mission for us all if we truly follow
Christ. Christ states that we should go out and make
disciples of men, to share our faith and to guide, preach,
teach, evangelize, minister, pray and praise the Lord.
During this sharing of evangelism the changes of
technology can be and should be used to share
God’s word.

We are God’s creation and he has provided us with
humanity. Our lives and our humanity are “Good.”
Even though we have fallen, even though we have been
put out of the Garden, God still loves us. Our humanity
is connected to God and as we share our faith and
evangelize to others it is important that our spirit is
connected to God just as the Apostles were in Acts
the books.

How the Apostles and others evangelized others as Christ
tasked them to. Acts is a historical narrative of the early
church which was empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread
the Good News. We can use our digital tools to reach out
and share the gospel, we can use technology to evangelize
and we should. We do not have to be perfect, we
want to do the work and mission of God using all and any
tools necessary.

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Using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tic Tok, Pinterest,
Clubhouse and other platforms and Apps. These are tools
to evangelize and help build the kingdom of God.

As Christians we must remember that each time we use
technology to post content, God is with us, he sees our
hearts, he sees our witness to others because his spirit is
in us. His presence should bring us Shalom (peace) an d
even focus to share our faith the best way we can.

Evangelism is used to create a new humanity, not just for
white people, not just for Black people, not just for Hispanic
people, but God’s people are all of us. We cannot have any
sense that we are any better or more blessed than any other
people, each of us have equal access to the Lord and his
spirit is in each of us equally. The difference is do we embrace
this, do we humble ourselves to this and do we allow God to
guide us to evangelize. It is not enough to read the bible, we
must immerse ourselves into the bible like we would immerse
ourselves in the digital world of the Metaverse.

Reading the bible is important, but learning about the bible,
studying how Gods word works in use and how we apply what
we learn from the bible into the world to evangelize is more
important. As we cover this we embrace, or attempt to what
God has for us, what he needs for us to do in service to him
and what his goals are for each of us. These words will be
posted here on Church of Christ and Social Media and
the Podcast “My Quest to Teach and Digital Evangelism.”

Praising the Lords name and the mission he has for each of
us. Will be posting again each week to share Digital Evangelism
and the content that the Lord has shared with me in relation
to technology.
Sharing a recent interview on Liberation
https://liberation.simplecast.com/episodes/liberation-presentswilliam-aida-jackson

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Pandemic Shows Technology Virtually Still Has Influence

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The Pandemic Shows Technology Virtually Still Has Influence
William Jackson, M.Ed.



Part 2 on Wednesday, October 14…
2020 started off with a literal BANG, there was so
much going on environmentally that many people
including myself were looking at things in a
prophetic manner. Checking scripture, biblical
timelines, doing research on times of famine,
pestilence, world events of disasters. Trying to
be prepared spiritually and mentally for what was
going on and maybe to come.

2019 had events like volcanoes in places of population
and beauty. Changed forever from natural events that
were described as disasters, from a natural perspective
they were natural because volcanoes do happen. There
were hurricanes of such a magnitude they influenced
weather patterns globally.

Wildfires in Australia that devastated millions
of acers of land, killed millions if not billions
of species of animals, plant and insect life and
changed the environment in a rapid timeline. There
are locust in Africa and India: and other events
globally from India to Asia. Storms of historic
revelation that were never recorded in their
intensity.

The developing pandemic that no one really took
seriously until it was right on top of us,
literally.
Even our governmental leaders did not take it
seriously until thousands were dead and still
they are not realistic in the human suffering
and sorrow. In the United States there are over
200,000 death and cemeteries are almost full.
It is so traumatic that funeral homes are packed
to the ceiling, having outside storage and
cooling buildings for the dead and those passing
over are sometimes alone.

The world is in continuous flux, change, adaptation,
evolution and in some cases political revolution
with Black Lives Matter, protests against police
brutality and killing of unarmed men of color and
culture. This is still a work in progress because
people still do not see the value of a Black life
of a boy, girl, man or the value of a Black woman.
Instead of color and culture being respected and
loved, being a person of color in this world is
seen as being a threat to white society. This
does not apply to all whites, but those with
power and influence seem to hate Black and Brown
people because we are still here, we are still
liking, we are stil influencing and we are not
going anywhere.

Many churches are struggle with where they stand
and how their leadership will stand with or against
groups that claim to love Christ, but practice
hatred and racism. How can someone hate anohter
person because their skin is darker, Christ loves
everyone and to follow him we must put aside our
personal issues and follow Christ.

Needless to say, life goes on and humans try to
maintain some normalcy in their lives. Normal will
not be normal ever again, but there will be a new
normal as technology is used for virtual communication
and collaboration. Schools are teaching online,
communities are social distancing and businesses are
practicing minimal numbers of attendance, no inside
seating or limited and only drive thru and take out
at restaurants.

The term “social distancing” may have never been on
the minds of the general public before the pandemic,
but kindergarten age children understand what it means.
This word “pandemic” create horrific thoughts of
death, suffering and will in the future influence
medical and mental issues for generations.

Schools are closed and learning is virtual, accessing
digital applications to continue the learning process.
This is foretold, because in movies and television
programs like Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, Space 1999
and others there was evidence that this was coming.
In a strange sense of irony, television shows and
movies have foretold of things like this and put
people in a emotional disconnection and mental
blockage of preparation for global events.

As a past adjunct professor teaching at an HBCU
Historically Black College and University and working
for NASA I would tell my students and other faculty
that online learning like this was coming, of course
many laughed and said I was ahead of my time and I
dreamed to much and watched to much televison and
SciFi movies. Knowing the change is coming inspired
me to conduct free technology workshops at the local
libraries to speak to as many youth, teen and young
adult groups to prepare for the future. Meeting with
and having a relationship with Aida Correa whom is
Afro-Latina we share a similar interest in inspiring
youth, teens and young adults in STEM and STREAM.

Preparing for the future means learning as much as
possible to keep yourself, your family and friends
ready to act and re-act as things change. Change
can be good and chance can be bad, but you must
be prepared. Educational opportunties are sometimes
harder for people of color because if they are not
exposed they do not know the potential that education
has for them and their families.

When my kids were younger I would take them and
other youth with me to technology conferences so
they can learn, network and be inspired to grow. To
obtain knowledge that was not being shared in the
classrooms of schools and teach students to have a
global perspective of the world.

Gradually attending technology conferences like WordCamp
and KidsCamp from in person to now virtual. Adapting to
digital tools like Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting and others.
Facebook Live, IG Live and the adaptation of phones for
online collaboration and content sharing. These are the
adjustments society has had to make and teach ourselves
in many cases. These are the adjustments that the
Church of Christ must make to reach their communities
to apply digital skills.

Those that are out of the box thinkers, digital innovators,
digital entrepreneurs are now the queens and kings of a
society that needs their skills, knowledge of computers
and digital innovation. These skill can be applied in
ministry and technology is not a tool of the devil, it
can be used to bring light.

Church of Christ ministries need to integrate digital
platforms and tools to share conferences like
The National Revival Conference on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVjhBKBbxqvjvz11D40Sdrw

As a teacher of 32 years teaching in elementary education
I have always told my students to be friends with the
Nerds, Blerds and Geeks of this world, because they
will be the ones able to communicate, collaborate and
access needed information. They will be the innovators
and millionaires and billionaires of the future. They
can be member of the Body of Christ to allow them to
follow Christ. Bring awareness to those that are lost
and connect with technology.

Tech conferences are more important now than ever. As
advocates of STEM, STEAM, and STREAM trying to encourage
youth, teens and young adults to participate in these
areas to be ready when change happens. Especially
children of color and culture, Black, Brown, Afro-Latinx,
Hispanic, Mexican, Haitian, Asian and other cultures
and color. Their lives matter!!!

Change sometimes does not wait on humans to adapt and
respond, it can happen in a matter of months, weeks
and days. This brings to light the value of technology
conferences, established conference where learning is
transformative, fun, inspiring and evolutionary
in thinking. Technology is creating a revolution of
thinking, execution of social movements and opening
the eyes of millions of disenfranchised and indigenous
people globally.

Members of the Body of Christ should inspire others in
their quest more about Christ and learn in a supportive
virtual way that is inclusive, supportive, inspiring,
progressive and forward thinking. Being a disciple of
Christ we work to change the thinking from exclusivity
to inclusivity of Christ in our day to day lives and
from separation to embracing Christ in all that we do
each day.

The Body of Christ is strong and it can be stronger with
including Christ in our decisions each day to share our
faith with others and to show our faith through the use
of technology in our words, videos, posts and content
creation.

How would Christ think if we are not obedient with our
works and our words online. In the light we cannot
hide, whatever is in the dark will be show and what is
in our hears will be let out.

Take heed and be sure that Christ is the foundation of
online and offline lives. Reading scripture, applying
it to bein online and sharing faith not with just
preaching, but through teaching, modeling, sharing,
influencing, inspiring and praising.

Thank you for reading this blog and others it is with
great appreciation that you follow Let The Bible Speak TV
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Let The Bible Speak TV is provided by Brothers William
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Blessings to everyone and their digital travels…

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Christians Need Understanding of the Metaverse and Digital Evangelism Part 3

Christians Need Understanding of the Metaverse and Digital Evangelism

William Jackson, M.Ed., My Quest to Teach Digital Evangelism

Church Tech


Part 3……………………….

Brothers and Sister of Christ….
Don’t be caught up with the “hype” of commercialization,
advertising, and marketing because those could cause dissension
in your homes. Don’t allow the visions and false advertisements
bring a false narrative of what salvation is.
The graphics, music, engagements look great on tv and the movies
as ads, but the reality is that entertainment and gaming are in the
business of “hyping things up” to see what type of reactions they
can get. It’s all about money, it’s all about entertainment, it’s
all about views and influencing the consumer to see a product
they think they cannot live without. Christians views should be
on Christ, and that we cannot live without Christ.

Written in Isaiah 11:2: The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him,
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel
and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD.”
We are spiritual beings; we are not here permanently and establish
a mind-set of our limited time here. Not to be distracted by digital
eye candy and emotional laxatives of exhilaration and self-absorbance.

There is a “dark side” to social engagements no matter what the
word on the street says, parents are giving their children the keys
to digital doorways that have hidden dangers that take time to
grow and change behaviors and lives. Case in point how Tik Toc
Challenges have created destruction, chaos, and disruptions in
schools that disrupt learning and put teachers and students in
danger.

The news reports are growing that Tik Toc has caused even death
by children not aware of the dangers of the challenges they are
exposed to.

Tik Toc Challenge Warnings
1. The TikTok ‘blackout challenge’ has now allegedly killed seven kids

https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/7/23199058/tiktok-lawsuits-blackout-challenge-children-death

2. Tik Toc Blackout Challenge

3. Families sue Tik Tok after girls died while trying ‘blackout challenge’

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jul/05/tiktok-girls-dead-blackout-challenge

4. The Department of Defense Is Warning People Not to Use
Tik Tok Over National Security Concerns

https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/
the-department-of-defense-is-warning-people-not-to-use-tiktok-over-national-security-concerns.html



The Internet can be so influential and pervasive in children’s lives
that we can no longer just think of it as a passing fad or digital
luxury. In a social and cultural context, in order to be productive
in a digital world we must understand this area of engagement
to see the realities for the potential changes in the behaviors of
youth, teens and young adults; it can be a positive influence or
create an avenue for negativity, destruction or spiritual death.

Psalm 119:66, states “Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
for I trust your commands.”
All the praises of social media, metaverse and digital engagements
can be overshadowed by the potential of a dark side of digital
engagements. Knowledge is finding that the instantaneous sharing
of information and opinions by students can lead to dangerous
outcomes that require law enforcement, professional counseling,
removal of digital access and “de-programing of the mind.

Parents are increasingly being reactive to their children’s digital
activities and schools are employing damage control protocols
that are not always successful to downplay what is going on in
classrooms, lunchrooms, bathrooms when students are influenced
by digital content.

Don’t believe all the hype ladies and gentlemen of how social media
can make you popular, worth-while, valuable, influential and special.
Your faith, your worship, your humility and your praise to Christ is
more powerful and influential than any social media site.
Parents watch your children with their phones, watches, tablets and
other digital devices that are opening worlds. Your children are boldly
going where you and they have never gone before, and the devil may
be their waiting on them. There are scarier things in the growing
metaverse and internet that would make a Klingon or even the Borg
afraid and run away.

Christians be on your guard for ways that the devil is trying to enter
your homes through your children’s or your devices. Do not ignore
the behavior signs, teachers see the changes in schools, in churches
and in communities. Having rules that are guidelines, expectations
for behaviors that are fair, manageable and consistent.
Proverbs 15:14 “The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth
of a fool feed on folly”. Spiritually hear what is going on in your homes.
Be aware, be cautions, be diligent in keeping the devil out.
Keeping peace, love, blessings in your homes. Use the discernment
of the Spirit of Lord to connect you.  Don’t allow your love of your
children to allow them to be tempted by the devil and enter into
your homes.

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Christians Need Understanding of the Metaverse and Digital Evangelism Part 2

Christians Need Understanding of the Metaverse and Digital Evangelism

William Jackson, M.Ed., My Quest to Teach Digital Evangelism

Church Tech


Part 2……………………………..
There are multiple opportunities to share digital works
(NFTs), collaborate on projects, learning about Blockchain
and digital products.
Christians must know how to grow and go in the digital
ages to come so they can guide their children, who may
already be in Minecraft and Roblox virtual spaces.

The opportunities are ours to gain as much education and
knowledge,  do not jump into an area you are ignorant
about. Parents must know where their Christian children, 
youth, teens and even young adults are going online,  
because they can be lead down the wrong path away
from Christ because of false teachings, false friendships
and false doctrines. The Internet is a representation of
the world, but in a digital world. There is good, bad,
security, danger, information and collaboration.

The Metaverse can be seen in movies old and new like
“The Matrix (1999),” “Ready Player One” (2000),
“The Last Action Hero” (1993), seen on television shows
like Star Trek series. Showing AR – Augmented Realities,
VR – Virtual Reality, and other realities and the technologies
to be engaged and involved are available.

Christians should not jump at getting on the Metaverse
because everyone else is, there should be a purpose and
a plan. The effects of prolonged emersion into digital worlds
using devices made for entertainment and gaming (Oculus)
do have potential physical, mental and emotional affects.
The cost of engagement should be considered with the
value of the time put in. As a teacher of STEAM education,
digital engagements, Web 2.0/Web 3.0 and Digital Media.  
Education takes several years to try and catchup with
technology. Because of the intensity education does not
keep up and falls behind. Ministries are similar because
of traditions, lack of knowledge, mis and dis information
of technology and its ability to coordinate and collaborate.
There are digital social engagements, metaverse changes,
parents be careful about purchasing devices that may open
doors to sites on the web that may not be healthy
for your children spiritually and mentally.

There are porn sites that display themselves as gaming, there
are sites that encourage youth, teens and young adults that
have extremists ideologies and digital gangs that falsely claim
to build communities, but have under tones of racism, hatred,
nationalism and extremist ideas of violence and division.
Part 2……………………..

Christians Need Understanding of the Metaverse and Digital Evangelism Part 1

Christians Need Understanding of the Metaverse and Digital Evangelism

William Jackson, M.Ed., My Quest to Teach Digital Evangelism





Don’t be fooled into looking for Web 3.0 environments
that promise salvation and a personal connection to
God. As technology is growing and expanding through
society we are learning that we are transitioning into
new virtual worlds that may change where we worship,
fellowship and engaged in ministry.
The world is changing digitally, but don’t panic learn as
you grow, continue to focus on Christ and his sacrifice so
that we may obtain spiritual salvation. Salvation will not
change, God’s word never changes.
The bible speaks of the value of education for followers
of Christ. To stay current on financial information, social
engagement, knowledge of applying our faith to these
areas, even with technology.
The Lord grants knowledge to those who have an honest
relationship with him. As a teacher at the time of this blog
I have 34 years in public and higher education. The best
way to connect with students is to have a relationship
that both understand is beneficial to the student in and
out of school.
Therefore, Christians must study and connect their
learning of scripture and life in spiritual terms, not
being sucked into new digital fads for salvation and
forgiveness of their sins.

Digital Buzz Words are growing, conversations are
transforming lives with connecting the dots of being
a Christian and involved with a future Metaverse in
digital worlds with people as avatars.
There are growing spaces in the Metaverse that
Christians are in fellowship, worshipping and gather to
praise God.  Be sure to investigate, learn and pray about
being engaged in the metaverse and Web 3.0
technologies. The use of the web for people will not
change for years, those engaged in The Arts,
entertainment, coding, content creation, music and
even certain business areas should be learning and
collaborating for its potential to influence the areas
of Christianity.  
Rest assured there is still time to learn, grow and be
in the know as our understanding and abilities do
grow on digital platforms. Christians need to
understand what Web 3.0 and the Metaverse is because
Christians are moving there in the form of avatars and
digital versions of themselves.
End Part 1……………..

God Is Present Online and in the Metaverse


God Is Present Online and in the Metaverse
To advance knowledge in the use of technology Church of Christ
ministries should be considering how it will affect sharing the Word
of God and increasing the faith of people. Technology can potentially
help ministry to blossom and share the love of Christ and all people
can be saved.
Technology is expanding our connectivity and ability to connect
broader in the communities that are Christian, that Church of Christ
ministries have members locally, nationally and internationally.
The understanding that God is everywhere, God is sovereign and
God is present throughout the universe, multiverse and metaverse.
Scripture helps us to understand not only the love of God, but the
expectations he has for us and our worship. God knows who we are,
our thoughts, our ideologies, our words, our deeds and actions.
When we as members of the Body of Christ are engaged in online
activities before we create content, that content is already in our
hearts and minds. We are humans that are motivated by emotions.
When Cain slew Able there were violent emotions that directed
the behaviors that led to Cain’s desire to execute Able, it was not
just a spur of the moment event.
Members of the body of Christ are now tempted with behaviors
that move from our hearts and minds to actions that allow words
to translate on digital platforms that have potential global
implications.
The Metaverse, Altspace VR, Infiniverse and other digital places
are important to understand and learn how to apply to digital
evangelism. The world is changing, but God’s word never changes,
so ministries must be able to adapt to the changes in able to
lead the flocks through real and digital places.

Church Tech

God Is Present Online
and in the Metaverse
Thoughtful ideas about creating content as a member of the
Church of Christ when engaged in digital spaces and the
Metaverse.  
1. Be cautious of new technologies, technology will not enhance
your faith. Your vision must be on Christ and the love he has for
everyone.

2. Embrace the diversity of life experiences and people.
Use each to add value to your sharing of your faith.
Relationship building is key, we each must have a personal
relationship with Christ.

3. In ministry we must volunteer, teach and mentor; make
ourselves accessible to share our faith and knowledge.
There is a need for teachers to provide content to
prepare the youth, teens and young adults for the works
in ministry.

4. Have defined goals related to your content creation that focuses
on Christ and his teachings.

5. Create content with a goal in mind. The goal is saving souls
and keeping souls saved. The goal of sharing the love of Christ.

6. Take advantage of networking in all environments.
Have your faith in “elevator pitch” memorized with zeal and
enthusiasm so you can share your faith at the ready.

7. Your content will not be successful on all platforms,
conduct a ministry Social Media audit. Find out where there
are the people that need to hear encouragement, inspiration
and know they are loved even as sinners.

8. Your Brand of Christ faith should be the same across diverse
platforms that you use with technology. Using the same colors,
font, graphics and videos have the same feel and inspiration.

9. Understand the dynamics of your faith and how it can influence
others Your reputation should go before you do. Just as Christ
reputation preceded him, yours should to.

10. Consider how technology is feeding/influencing the mind, body
and importantly your soul? Christ when teaching fed 5000 and
that was just men. You can feed hundreds, thousands and more
with the content you create. Put God first in all that you do.

11. As a content creator and follower of Christ you should have
the mindset of a life-long learner. Knowledge is not powerful
unless applied correctly. Applying knowledge means that there
has to be relevancy and there has to be humanistic connections.

12. Ministry is strategically planned. New technology, new
ideology, new widgets all need strategic ways to integrate
into your content development to deliver your faith.
Christ is the focus, but consider how to put Christ where
the people are and  how can they relate to him.

13. Understand the vision of yourself and the digital
version that you project. “Never have a grasshopper mentality,”
God can use you in so many powerful and meaningful ways if
we humble ourselves.
Minister Thoran Brown – Westside Church of Christ, Jacksonville,
Florida.

14. If developing a ministerial team make sure they all share and
embrace the vision, mission, passion and love of Christ. It only takes
one to cause confusion so everyone must be onboard.

15. Choose a technology people that will work with you. Select
people that have an equal love for Christ. Collaboration and
cooperation are important.

16. See the value of thought leadership. Everyone cannot lead
intellectually. Christ lead with his heart towards God, but used
his mind to lead and teach with love.

17. Everyone on your team should understand their accountability
and responsibility as a believer in Christ. In the Metaverse
no one can see your heart except for Christ. He knows your
intentions to lead in ministry.

18. Be engaged in community activism, community service
and volunteering. How to be an effective evangelist.

19. Don’t put down and demean youth, teens and young adults.
You may be put in the position of managing people with a disability
or challenged in some way. What would Jesus do to
accommodate those with physical, emotional, mental disabilities.

20. Make sure accessing your content is accessibly compliant.
Think about the visually, auditory and cognitively challenged.
They have a right to learn from you, you are accountable to Christ
to be available to teach and evangelise

21. Offer workshops away from the church and in the community
to share knowledge and building knowledge of the Word of God.

22. Be sure all your photos and videos represent your Brand and
your Mission statement. Show Christ as he would want to be shown.