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Web Ministry

For people passionate about reaching and teaching children via the Internet. A place for sharing ideas, projects and being creative together for Christ and the children!

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New Web initiatives and resources for children 1 Reply

Started by Harry Bryans. Last reply by Harry Bryans Feb 2, 2010.

internet discipleship

Started by Mike Harrowing Jan 14, 2008.

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Comment by Neil Moore on October 7, 2008 at 15:39
Hello,

I am a trustee of Crossed Over, a charity set up to reach out to children with the gospel. Our main website is www.blazing-glory.com.

We would like to find out as much as possible about practical online child protection, because we will allow children to contact us through the blazing glory website. Can you point us to sources of good practical helpful information.
Comment by Harry Bryans on June 9, 2008 at 13:26
Thanks Mike for your helpful research project which is very much in line with my own findings and experience up to a point. Unfortunately there too few Christian sites for children seriously addressing the need to be a complimentary tool for both evangelism and discipleship.

The www.hikidz.org pilot site is one attempt to work towards that, but has not got beyond the pilot stage or been able to include the wider spectum of the content that was envisaged. Despite that it is no longer updated with fresh content, it still received over 1/4 million visits last year from over 100 countries.

I'm trying to encourage both children's ministries and Internet ministries to combine efforts to address this need effectively.

I will be at the Global Children's Forum followed by the Viva Network, Cutting Edge Conference 11th - 17th July in Chicago. On one of the afternoons I will be leading a session on “International Internet strategy for children’s evangelism and discipleship” and discussing joint initiatives with other key ministries present.

If you are aware of any other iniatives or have other thoughts or findings, please do share them.
Comment by Peter Edley on May 24, 2008 at 10:24
Mike just finished reading your project, the findings do not surprise me, both being a teacher and working with children from all over the country, I find children talking constantly about Bebo and facebook (yes I know there is an age limit but..)

And yet experiance shows that when trying to use the internet just as a way of allowing children from a given event (eg camp) to stay in touch with both leaders and each other, between camps does not work beyond the first month or so.

But this does change to some extent once we get to teenagers.
Comment by Mike Harrowing on May 22, 2008 at 12:23
for anyones interest. here is my diploma research project exploring the potential of internet discipleship with children.

Its a long way from the best peice of work ever but if it's inspires or informs you in any way then mores the better.

http://www.zshare.net/download/12403932ec744b8d/
Comment by Peter Edley on May 8, 2008 at 11:42
OK here is an interesting project idea.

http://childrenmatter.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=665022%3ABlogP...

Anyone know of anything or does anyone fancy working on a joint project to get somthing out there.
 

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