Sammy Tippit on the Importance of Relationships in Online Church Growth

Photo courtesy of Sammy Tippit Ministries via Facebook.

Following a huge evangelistic event, Sammy Tippit Ministries is diving deeper into digital evangelism, building on the foundation of deep relationships.

We have reported previously on the event live-streamed by Sammy Tippit Ministries at the end of May. You can read more about it here. Sammy Tippit says, “This sounds maybe a little strange, but the whole COVID-19 thing really enabled us to do more than we thought because everyone went online.”

Tippit says so many more people participated in the event around the world than he ever expected, and he has learned some things about ministering with technology.  “I am just absolutely convinced that we must take the technology and use it for the glory of God. But I’ve also become convinced that the strongest way and the greatest way to use it is when you are in strong relationships with other people. And it’s only in those relationships that you can go broad and you can go deep with reaching people.”

The live event, Tippit says, had a much greater impact among people with whom Sammy Tippit Ministries had interacted directly.  “The cross-posting was much more effective with Brazil because the Brazilians were a part of the training. It wasn’t just a matter of them doing this event with us. They had gone through the training, the personal training.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray that Sammy Tippit Ministries will be able to build relationships in many new countries and that the Church will grow.
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