According to the Facebook blog,
“500 million people all around the world are actively using Facebook to stay connected with their friends and the people around them. This is an important milestone for all of you who have helped spread Facebook around the world. Now a lot more people have the opportunity to stay connected with the people they care about.”
That’s 1/2 a BILLION people!
That makes me ONE in 1/2 a BILLION! Wow!
According to co-founder Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook is a “worldwide movement.” And as far as I can tell, Facebook is here to stay. It has changed the way we communicate and share with one another. It’s a great way to share what you think, comment on someone’s status and connect through chatting, posting and messaging.
Over the past several years, I’ve posted about Christian movements. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on “Fueling Missional Movements to Transform America.” I’ve read books, dialogued with friends, written blog posts, coached leaders, trained church planters, and dreamed of seeing a powerful disciplemaking movement transform our nation.
- Missional movements require that every believer join in.
- Missional movements are enhanced by peer networking.
- Missional movements spread through reproducible systems.
- Missional movements take the gospel message everywhere.
As I reflect on 500 Million users since February 2004, it makes me curious what we can learn from this “worldwide movement.” How can Christians use Facebook in better ways to advance the gospel message? How can Facebook accelerate the multiplication of disciples worldwide?
The Missional Challenge has established a Facebook page to advance the conversation of advancing the mission of Jesus. Daily posts to this blog are fed to this page. Our aim is to use this blog and facebook and other means to align every believer with the mission of Jesus!
Click here to access The Missional Challenge Facebook page. Click the Like Button to join!
Personal Change: Since I enjoy sharing my blog posts with others, I had linked my RSS feed to my personal facebook page and to The Missional Challenge facebook page. As of this morning, I’ve stopped sending the feed to my personal page. I felt that it was overwhelming in that space. Of course, while I think that everything I write or post is interesting to all my fb friends, I realize that I don’t need to fill my page with these posts.
So, if you want to connect with me and interact with The Missional Challenge on facebook, please go to The Missional Challenge Facebook page and join the conversation.
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At the bottom of each post, you’ll find a LIKE Button. If you like what you read, click the button and it will post it on your fb page for others to read. This is a great way to share and expand the missional conversation. Click LIKE frequently!