OKLAHOMA CITY—In September, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Evangelism Office introduced a smartphone application (“app”) designed to help people share the Gospel. The “EvangelismOK” app, available for the iPhone and Android devices, has a wide array of features.
Mike Napier, BGCO evangelism specialist, said, “People may not always have Gospel tracts in their pockets, but they do almost always have their phone with them. This free app is a fresh way to share the Gospel personally.”
The “EvangelismOK” app is free to download. On your smartphone or mobile device, go to the iTunes or Google store and search for “EvangelismOK.”
‘EvangelismOK’ app features include:
/// An interactive Gospel tract
/// Audio and image-based tutorials on how to share the Gospel
/// A “My Mission Field” tracking tool that allows the user to keep an ongoing record of personal evangelistic conversations
/// Website links to various BGCO evangelism resources
/// A church locator that allows the user to do a zip code search for a Southern Baptist church in the area
/// Information about the annual State Evangelism Conference, including the ability to register
/// Bible verse memory aides
/// Customizable text and email templates and messages to help the user easily create an opportunity for conversations about the Gospel, and much more!
“We live in a fast-paced, high tech world,” said Napier. “We often think about the negative aspects of our cell-phone-obsessed culture, but this app offers a way to turn phone time into Gospel time.”
The “EvangelismOK” app was made possible through generous donations through the Cooperative Program, according to Napier.
“Not every church by itself would be able to commission and promote an app, but through our shared work as Oklahoma Baptists, we are able to make this free app. We pray it supercharges personal evangelism efforts across the state,” he said.
For more information about BGCO evangelism resources and upcoming events, visit www.bgco.org/sec.