Archive for the ‘Connecting Online’ Category

Change Your World This Christmas!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Watch this short video that will help you with your many conversations this holiday season.

VIDEO: How to Use Soul Cravings Prequel

Soul Cravings Prequel is a gift that helps begin that conversation you’ve always wanted to start. Leonard Buhler, president of Power to Change describes how he was able to use Soul Cravings Prequel to share the gospel with a group of people who claimed that doing drugs gave meaning to their lives.  Learn how the Prequel works and how you can use it to share your faith.

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How will you use the Prequel?

  • Add it to a stocking,
  • Include it with a gift for employees, teachers, and coaches,
  • Tuck it into with Christmas baking,
  • Hand it out at your church’s Christmas production,
  • Give it with a card.

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People are waiting to hear about Jesus and a crisis is taking place

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Hi,

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine that a thousand people are lined up outside your door waiting to learn about Jesus. Have you got the picture? Can you see their faces full of questions, full of hurt, searching for an answer? How does it feel? I know how it feels because this is exactly what happens everyday at TruthMedia. People seeking spiritual answers are pouring into our websites at an ever increasing rate. It’s fantastic!

It can be difficult to talk about faith face-to-face, but online people are quick share the deepest issues of their hearts. We have a team more than 650 volunteers who have helped lead over 10,000 people to a relationship with Jesus. They have worked alongside numerous organizations and churches to expand their ministry efforts and have personally answered over 50,000 emails from people seeking spiritual answers in the past year alone. Lives are being changed!

I love the way Romans 10:14-17 is worded in The Message. It starts with, “But how can people call
for help if they don’t know who to trust?” and then skipping down a little it goes on to say: Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: “Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?” The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ’s Word is preached, there’s nothing to listen to. (selections from Romans 10:14-17)

Amazing things are happening in mentoring and I want us to reach out even more. But we can’t do it because we are experiencing a significant shortfall in giving. Instead of expanding to meet opportunity, we are faced with holding back or even shrinking. To keep this ministry helping people come to know Jesus we’re asking God to provide 500 donors who are able to give $20 a month.

You can help. Would you consider joining our team and giving $20, $50 or even $100 month? Would you consider a special gift of $150.00 or more? There are thousands lining up at our doors in need of the hope that exists only in Christ.

You can give online here.

Your donation touches a life and changes a future forever, preserves a family, saves a teen from
crime, brings healing to an abused woman, gives a college student strength to say “No” to alcohol
and yes to God. Thank you so much for your help in this moment of extraordinary global opportunity.
I am excited to see what God will do.

You are a blessing.

Serving together,

Karen Schenk
Director, TruthMedia

Connecting Online Newsletter Fall 2010

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Editor’s note: It’s a beautiful season of the year and we praise God for how He continues to display His handiwork in the landscapes of our lives! This unique online ministry continues to grow and we give God all the glory. As the TruthMedia team continues to seek the most effective way to engage and encourage our volunteer team, you will be receiving a different format of communication in the months ahead. We anticipate that you will be inspired with the upcoming changes!

Building the Kingdom together,

Barb

The Greatest Gift Possible: Capturing our hearts for the cause of Christ
http://powertochange.com/discover/faith/showlove/

Conversations With God: Sharing prayer with new and growing believers
http://truthmedia.com/resources/faq/prayer

Connecting Online Newsletter Summer 2010

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Editor’s notes…

What an exciting time to be alive! Habakkuk 1:5 says, “Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.”(NLT)

In Colossians 1:6 Paul tells us, “This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives …” ( NLT)

Today many people are on a faith adventure and discovering Christ because of your involvement in TruthMedia, we continue to thank you!

Building the Kingdom together,

Barb

Gathering for Sustenance
Building that strong spiritual foundation.

What Does Trusting in God Mean?
Finding your faith and entering rest.

Connecting Online Newsletter Spring 2010

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Editor’s notes…

Searching for answers, discovering solutions, embracing hope…..this is what the online world is seeking.

The TruthMedia team values your role as you point people towards Jesus, you are making an eternal difference in someone’s life! As we continue to provide resources and encourage you, our prayer is that the Lord would grant His divine favor on this ministry and our volunteer team.

Building the Kingdom together,
Barb

Fear…Healthy or Hurtful?
Discover the root of your fear and trust in God’s promises

Processing Problems, Grasping for Certainty
Hope begins by asking the right questions.

Connecting Online Newsletter Winter 2009

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

We apologize that yesterday’s newsletter was sent incomplete. We hope you will enjoy the resources included in today’s edition.

Editor’s notes…

Merry Christmas! Max Lucado expresses the amazing Love that came to save the world, the love that we share to the online world.

co_winter09 Unfailing Love
by Max Lucado

My prayer for you this season of giving is that you will receive
God’s love and accept your place as a dearly loved child in his
heavenly family.
Accept the love that came in the form of a newborn babe.
Accept the forgiveness and grace bought for you through the cruel,
nail-piercing reality of the Cross.
Accept his love won for you through the victory of his resurrection.
Let this love worth giving fill you, flood you, and change you forever.
Live in the knowledge and acceptance of this love.
Live loved.
Remember, God loves you simply because he has chosen to do so.
He loves you when you don’t feel lovely.
He loves you when no one else loves you.  Others may abandon you,
divorce you, and ignore you, but God will love you.  Always.  No
matter what.

From “A Love Worth Giving” Copyright 2002, Max Lucado.  Used with permission.

Thank you for your continued support of this ministry. We on the TruthMedia team wish you and your families many blessings of peace and joy this holiday season!

Building the Kingdom together,

Barb

God Gave of Himself
Accepting the Trinity by faith.

Gazing at God
Study the attributes of God.

Is Online Evangelism Possible?

Friday, November 6th, 2009

I recently read a blog post that asked, “Is online evangelism possible?” I was a little surprised to see that.  Of course it’s possible!!  Evangelism is a conversation, taking place within a relationship, that intentionally and specifically explains the need for salvation and the means to attain it. Whether it happens online or at Starbucks it’s entirely the same – conversation, relationship, truth, action.

I think where we get into trouble is when people expect the technology to somehow do the work of evangelism for them.  There is no testimony-bot, at least not one that works.  Technology does not evangelize on autopilot.  What technology does is provide a situation, a context, for the conversation to occur in.  Once the conversation has started I have the opportunity to develop a relationship and within that, having gained the right to speak into your life I can start to talk about the Truth.

  Does it happen? All the time.

TruthMedia has built PowertoChange.com as our main evangelistic and discipleship site.  You might think that the articles on the site are the point, but they’re not. The articles are a doorway.  People come to the site because they’re interested in a topic.  Once on the site we do everything we can to get them to talk to a mentor, join a chat, request prayer or leave a comment.  The whole site aims to start a conversation because that conversation in the first step in a relationship that can be truly life changing.

I saw it happen just the other day. Someone came to our site to read an article on trust.  She left a comment about the situation she was in with her boyfriend.  She started a conversation.  I commented back to her, sharing some of my own story, and asking if she would like to talk to a mentor.  Now there’s a relationship.  She responded within the hour saying that she would love to talk to a mentor, could I set that up for her.  I did, gladly.  By now she will have heard from the mentor and I can guarantee you that the mentor shared the Gospel with her (we train mentors very carefully and coach continually to ensure this is happening). Whether she comes to Christ or not is her action. Evangelism is happening.

No one has ever walked up to me in the grocery store and said “hey, I think my daughter might be in trouble, can you help?” but I have had people comment on my testimony and ask exactly that.    Conversation, relationship, truth, action – starting the conversation online makes the whole world available to you.

~ Claire Colvin   Sr. Ed., Power to Change

Connecting Online Fall 2009

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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Editor’s notes:

We are God’s representatives with the great privilege of spreading seeds of hope to a hurting online world!

May God shine His great favor on you as you continue to release your faith through this amazing ministry.

Building the Kingdom together,

Barb

Offer Devine Hope and Security
Sharing the supernatural connection to the One who holds this world in His hands.

Agreeing With God’s Word
Bible verses to pray.

Connecting Online Summer 2009

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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Editor’s Notes

Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We were born for more through His divine purposes!

Continue to share His limitless love and grace and leave footprints for eternity as you mentor and chat with the online community.

Our team is very grateful for your involvement, may God bless you in abundance.

Building the Kingdom,

Barb

Craving purpose
We were born for more, created for His purposes.

Deep in the Word
Studying our guide for life

Building a Solid Foundation

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

connectingonline_foundationFrom the Editor

The TruthMedia online ministry gives us the opportunity of helping people build a solid foundation that is anchored in Jesus Christ.

What a privilege to share God’s gift of hope as we teach people how to place their trust in Him who will sustain us through life’s many challenges.

May God continue to bless the work of your hands this month as you reach out to the online world.

Building the Kingdom,
Barb

Managing Stress
Put God back into the picture

Worship
Reflect on His character and works