10 million people worldwide indicate decisions for Christ through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s online ministry
On Friday, June 12, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s (BGEA) online evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus, thanked God for the 10 millionth indicated decision for Christ.
“It’s humbling and overwhelming to realize that God has given us the opportunity to introduce the Gospel to so many,” said Mark Appleton, the BGEA’s director of Internet Evangelism.
Since its launch in April of 2011, Search for Jesus has had more than 50 million visitors to its evangelistic website, PeaceWithGod.net, which uses thematic landing pages and compelling video presentations to share the Gospel with visitors. Of those visitors, more than 1.3 million people have made one-on-one connections with a Search for Jesus volunteer. The volunteer, called a discipleship coach, provides them with resources to further their relationship with Christ and to connect them with a local church.
The ministry reached another milestone last month: five years of volunteers, each one trained to offer spiritual guidance through live chat, email or an online discipleship course called Know Jesus. With nearly 600 volunteers, Search for Jesus has personal connections with thousands of people around the globe.