Facebook now has more than 600 million users worldwide and that number will probably reach a billion in July 2012. That’s how big and popular Facebook has become. According to Socialbakers, in the Philippines alone, 24.7 million out of the 30 million Filipinos who have internet access have Facebook accounts. That’s 83.48 percent of the entire online population. Thus it is not an exaggeration to say that practically every Filipino who goes online is on Facebook.
And that makes Facebook a potent ground for online evangelization. A good number of churches and faith-based organizations have already taken advantage of the social network’s prominence and virtual omnipresence. But making disciples of all nations is not only the responsibility of church leaders. Every Christian must do his/her part. Here are five suggestions on how one can use Facebook to spread God’s Word.
1. Write Christ-centered messages on your wall
2. Install bible-based apps
3. Embed inspiring and spiritually-uplifting photos and videos
4. Share Church-related and Christian-themed links
5. Post prayers on your friends’ wall
If you have other suggestions on how to proclaim the Gospel in your favorite social network, please leave a comment below.