Reaching The Online Generation

An Initiative of CityTeam Ministries

Friday Prayer: Deep Wells

Posted on | August 1, 2008 |

In ‘The Shaping of Things to Come,’ Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch create a vivid illustration that captures an important part of Reaching the Online Generation.  In Australia ranches have to be enormous for cattle to roam and find the food they need.  They are so large, in fact, that fencing is completely out of the question.  To keep the cattle from straying too far, rancher dig deep wells.  These wells are the only source of water for miles.  Even though they roam, cattle always return to the well.  They need what the well offers - water - to survive.

I believe blogs should be like this.  You and I should hike through the internet, doing what Christ commanded the disciples,

As you go, announce this: the kingdom of heaven has come near.  Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin diseases, drive out demons…Greet a household when you enter it, and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it.

Unfortunately, people nowadays have no idea what ‘kingdom of heaven’ means.  So we have to show them.  Blogs are a great way to show people how faith works in life.  People want to know how you believe before they are ever interested in what you believe.

i use my blog to tell stories - stories about my life.  I confess my failures.  I model asking forgiveness.  I talk about how i love my wife and kids.  Non-Christians are drawn to my blog because something about it resonates with them.

My blog is a well.  I want it to be deep and the water to be the sweetest they’ve ever tasted.  I want them to feel comfortable hanging around and talking about spiritual things.  Eventually, when the Holy Spirit says they are ready, I want to introduce them to Christ.

Today, pray for two things:

  1. Pray that more Christians would walk among the Online Generation in obedience to Matthew 10:1-15.
  2. Pray that more Christians would drill deep online wells that nourish the spirits of the Online Generation and make them long for more.
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    Who is God?' was one of the top three sentences googled in 2007, according to Google Zeitgeist. According to Alexa, the top two religious websites are Muslim, with BibleGateway coming in at a close third. The Online Generation is spiritual. They are seeking. And the church is the last place they would go to find spiritual fulfillment. This site is dedicated to those walking with The Online Generation and living lives of obedience to all the commands of Jesus Christ.
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