THE WORD ON THE DIGITAL WORLD
Are you into Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc? Internet use, particularly for social media, is fast growing. Facebook statistics alone shows that out of the 1.11 billion users as of May this year, 30.3 million are Filipinos, making the Philippines the 8th largest Facebook user in the world.
With this rapid growth of the new media there are numerous opportunities to preach the Word of God to wider audiences. Thus, PBS, together with 702 DZAS and OMF Literature, partnered with FreeSpace Media in staging the seminar on “The Word in the Web: Using New Media for Ministry”. Church pastors, ministry leaders, bloggers and even ordinary netizens took part in the seminar on July 6, 2013 at the 3rd floor of PBS Ministry Hall. Mighty Rasing, Rei Lemuel Crizaldo, Caloy Diño and PBS Board member and DZAS broadcaster Maloi Salumbides discussed topics related to the new media. At the end of the seminar, the new media experts and specialists encouraged the audience to maximize the use of new media and social media in sharing and preaching the Word of God.