As I search around the Internet for Evangelism Blogs, I see two main categories:
- Evangelism Training such as EvangelismCoach.org
- Evangelistic Blogs — sharing your journey of faith.
Using a Blog to share your faith
Using a blog to share your faith can be an effective evangelism tool.
I think of a blog that I follow where the writer shares a lot of her testimony — wrestling with suicide, the break up of her marriage, the raising of her kids — and how she came to faith in Christ because of that.
Who finds her blog?
People searching the Internet about suicide prevention, divorce care, and raising kids as a single mom. As the writer simply shares her life — what she’s doing, what she rejoices over, what challenges her — all along the way she talks about her prayer life, her relationship with God, and how important that is to her.
Basically, her blog is her testimony, a written journal of her life walking in the Love of God through the ups and downs of ordinary life.
A blog lends itself to easy maintenance, regular upkeep and continued development.
With many platforms easy to master (like WordPress which I use) the body of content becomes rich for search engines, and when you use some simple search engine optimization tools, people will find your blog.
Evangelism Training Blogs
EvangelismCoach.org is an evangelism training blog. It’s not my goal here to witness or share my faith, as it is to help the reader find practical tools for personal evangelism, as well as information on growing your church.
I simply write articles, connect some in a series, think about keywords, and do a few search engine tweaks, and people find their way here. This blog has been online since January 2007 and there have been nearly 30,000 visits, mostly from search engines.
Some evangelism training blogs simply teach you how to write an evangelistic blog. Internet Evangelism Day has many resources to help you start and keep going.
Challenges for Blogging
The challenge for blogging is the upkeep. In the last few weeks, I’ve been checking all the broken links. As I look at the broken links, most every one is in a Friday Find link roundup.
Bloggers start strong, and many seem to disappear after a month or two. For the most part, I’ve quit linking to new bloggers simply because they may not be around in a month or two.
I started a different blog in an entirely different field, and within two weeks, I had already quit. I’ve not posted a new article in nearly 5 months. It’s out there in cyberspace dead in the water. I’ve had to keep the focus on EvangelismCoach.org
There are other challenges in blogging about evangelism, but this is the biggest one — continuously generating content.