Facebook groups are a great way to connect with people that you don’t know. What’s the use of posting God-centered content on Facebook if only your Christian friends see it?
There’s an easy way to connect with people you don’t know. I’m not talking about annoying people by posting stuff to their timeline. I’m not even talking about posting on group pages that you might join (although this can also be effective). I am going to show you the best way to make friends and reach people on Facebook. Naturally. Organically.
Almost 2000 years ago a man named Paul began a conversation with the men of Athens. How did he start? He began by talking about something familiar to them -in this case an altar to the unknown God. Then he built upon this topic and transitioned it into declaring the Truth to them. (Acts 17)
Finding common ground with people is one of the building blocks of succesful Facebook evangelism.
Let me give you an example:
If I was a betting man, I would bet $100 that you have similar experiences.
We can use our experiences to connect with people. Let me show you how I can take my past, and use it to reach out to people on Facebook.
If I open up Facebook, and type paragliding into the search bar, it brings me to a page like this:
Here you can see it gives related groups. The first one simply labeled Paragliding is a group with over 5,000 members. If I join this group, I can start interacting with members here. The goal is not to fill up the group page with links to “God-topics.” The goal is to be normal -interact with other members and friend them. I know something about paragliding, and can contribute to discussions. I saw that one of the members of this group is from Iran! (Iran has attempted to block Facebook)
What if I “friended” him?
The point is not to shove Jesus down his throat. By simply sharing “God-centered content” on my own Facebook page, he will see it (if I’m friends with him). Maybe something I shared would spark his curiosity and we could talk about it….
So what life experiences do you have? Use them to find common ground with strangers and start making a difference for eternity!
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.