Cataclysm Missions International seeks to educate and equip the regular Christian for online missionary work whether or not the Christian is a missionary or just someone who attends church on Sundays. We also seek to unify the Christian church (defined as a body of believers) and help it become more efficient in spreading the Gospel through reestablishing social media as a tool to create community.
Here are four things you can expect from us:
- Education and Equipping: Even if you don’t enroll with us as an Online Social Media Missionary, CMI encourages you to use the social media you already use in more missional ways. The overall consensus in all the articles about the church as a body needing to change is to engage in relational outreach. Our society, even the literate parts of it, are becoming more of an oral society so we need to adjust our method and ways accordingly. These blogs will help you understand technology, social media, cults, false religions, church and missions.
- Online Social Media Missionary: CMI seeks to unite willing souls to help spread the Gospel online through community, friendship, prayer, and engagement. Missionary or Biblical training is not a requirement to become one, but CMI encourages you to take a perspectives.org course in order to learn how to build bridges across the chasm of disbelief, culture, and secularism. These courses aren’t just for people signing up with missionary organizations, but are very relevant for every Christian to know how to evangelize and learn how to be a better Christian. Because of the negative connotation of the word “missionary,” and the sensitive nature of the work, all online social media missionaries will not be listed on our website.
- Blogger: If you are a a former/current missionary, pastor, or ministry leader, we want you to write for us. There are only 28 writing positions open for a once per month commitment. Missionaries rarely have time to use social media to help raise awareness and funding for their assignments. Pastors often use other people to help them use social media to put their message out there, but don’t have time to write. Ministry leaders who run local ministries don’t utilize it enough or think too local, too immediate. We would allow the bios of each person writing to include links to their blogs, websites, or churches, including links to where readers can participate in missions through contribution. The posts, however, will not be spammy.
- Community Volunteer: A Community Volunteer is someone who, not only make churches and ministries more social media aware, teaches technology, while being a CMI representative, but also begins a multichurch prayer movement. The prayer movement reaches out to the community, gathering prayer requests, and establishing a connection with people in their community. This can be done with more than one Community Volunteer working in tandem with another depending upon how much time each person can devote to this part of CMI. Of the four ways you can be involved with us, this one is the most time consuming.
Lastly, to bring you great videos, content, and to help with the operational costs of CMI, we ask that you consider partnering with us financially. While we are not a non-profit, all donations are treated as paying for advertisement. If the donation comes from organizations or people who are not aligned with our values, we will return that donation. All donations will be listed on a donation page. Larger donations will be listed on the front page and through our social networks.
So please join in our efforts. Use the knowledge and training we provide for free to help you better use your social media to bring the online believers and unbelievers to the pews and to encourage your fellow church friends to come from the pews to online.
Will you pray with me?
Dear Heavenly Father, please shine your light through the invading darkness of our world. Help each person who comes here to realize his or her potential to participate in your Kingdom work. Untangle the minds of those who can’t understand technology or social media and help them find a compromise between their real life work and the online community. Gentle our voices and help us understand that questions aren’t a threat to our beliefs. In Jesus Name, Amen.