BGEA Internet Ministry Records 3 Millionth Decision for Christ

By   •   September 4, 2013

Internet Evangelism

Billy Graham has never been one to shy away from technology when it comes to spreading the Good News.

From radio to television to motion pictures, the Gospel message has been sent out to far-reaching places like Angola, Armenia and the Amazon.

So it’s no surprise the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in an effort to reach the world for Christ by whatever means possible, leveraged the power of the Internet to share Jesus with people actively searching around the globe.

Still, it’s hard for some not to be in awe by how God has used BGEA’s Internet evangelism ministry, SearchForJesus.net, which just recorded its 3 millionth decision for Christ on its evangelistic website, PeaceWithGod.net.

That’s right, in less than 2 ½ years since launching SearchForJesus.net in the spring of 2011, 3 million people have responded to a powerful Gospel presentation on the evangelistic website PeaceWithGod.net, indicating they prayed to receive Christ into their lives.

“It’s a milestone, 3 million, but it’s not about numbers, it’s about people,” said Eric Célérier, who in August 2009 founded Jesus.net, BGEA’s ministry partner.

“Praise God,” said Célérier, who was at BGEA headquarters on Wednesday as he watched decision No. 2,999,999 post on the site from Afghanistan. “It’s about people behind the screen. It’s a real person in Afghanistan who has made a decision for Christ.”

Worldwide, there are roughly 5 million spiritual-related searches happening any given day through online search engines. As people search for a variety of topics, they are pointed to PeaceWithGod.net.

Of the 3 million decisions indicated, more than 370,000 people have filled out a form to receive follow-up discipleship materials. In addition, trained e-counselors are standing by to answer questions on PeaceWithGod.net through a chat function that works on both desktop and mobile devices. The BGEA also has active Internet evangelism ministries in Portugal, the Phillipines and Mexico.

“This is just the beginning of an adventure,” Célérier said. “We praise God with all our hearts.”

To find out more about the Search for Jesus ministry and to see real-time decisions, click here. For a presentation of the Gospel from John 3:16, click on PeaceWithGod.net.

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8 Comments

  1. pastor Ben Kimbowa says:

    impressive. i want to earn from your experience and see how the lord would use us to reach teens and young people in east africa for Jesus

  2. Deborah says:

    I find this way to share the gospel amazing. I'm also blessed to have the opportunity to play a small part as an e-counselor. God is at work in amighty way. Praise be to God.

  3. Rebekah says:

    Jim, how does one go about becoming a volunteer counselor? I want to do more to share Jesus with the lost! … From BGEA staff: Rebekah, you can copy and paste this URL in your browser for more information on volunteering: http://searchforjesus.net/get-involved/

  4. Jack says says:

    The word is about JESUS CHRIST, unto all people, Every day someone will pass your way, we need to be ready to proclaim , The TRUTH, SALVATION, LOVE, AND live under GRACE, WE SOW SEEDS for the HOLY SPIRET.

  5. John says:

    Thanks to all of the staff and volunteers who have been working on SFJ. It is GREAT! to watch the Holy Spirit use all of you. I am praying for you.BlessingsJohn

  6. Jim says:

    I'm one of the volunteer counselors. It is a blessing from God to help share His love with a perishing world, and this ministry has reached millions in countries hostile to Christianity. I urge those who are “not ashamed of the Gospel” to join in.

  7. gen says:

    Praise God!!!

  8. Tripp says:

    Praise God! I am so blessed that God has given me the opportunity to play a small part in this great ministry!