The Center for Online Evangelism is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity that helps the Seventh-day Adventist Church improve its visibility, credibility and relevance in the online world.
Everything we do is prayerfully dedicated to reaching the vast online mission field with the Three Angels’ Messages.
While our headquarters is in Southern Oregon, we have team members from across the globe training missionaries around the world.
The Fastest Growing Mission Field In The World
In recent years we’ve witnessed the creation and growth of the largest mission field the world has ever known. And not only is it the largest, it’s growing faster than any other mission field known to man.
How fast? Every second, 6.4 people become a part of this mission field—and it’s been growing like that for 15 years!
This mission field has over 3.5 billion people in it and makes up 48% of the world’s entire population.
What’s more, we are already becoming a part of this mission field. We’re likely spending hours within it each day, no matter where we live.
We have our conversations in this mission field. We share our travel pictures, raise funds for kids in the hospital, and discuss current events. We subscribe to coupons from our favorite stores, review restaurants, and research hotel rates.
And there’s more. We’re barely getting our feet wet.
Yes, we’re talking about the internet—or the Online Mission Field.
Just like any mission field, this one also has people dedicated to working within it to bring people to Christ. We call them Online Missionaries.
Some work in the field full-time. Others work part-time. Some are paid, some are volunteers. This mission field is so huge that a place is always ready and waiting for anyone who wants to work!
Like any unfamiliar country, this field has a unique language, specific customs and rituals that must be observed, and dangers to avoid. Above all, there are certain methods that have been proven to work in attracting and bringing people to Christ.
The Center for Online Evangelism is a missionary project devoted to developing online mission stations.
We do this by equipping and empowering other missionaries who want to work in this new online mission field.
We help them understand the unique culture, unique rules, and unique activities that must take place to build relationships online, and then move those relationships into the offline world (i.e., church pews, students in a school, a ministry’s recipients).
To accomplish this delicate process, the Center operates as a full-scale digital marketing agency for Seventh-day Adventist churches, schools and ministries. This also allows the Center to exist as a think-tank, providing our denomination with the latest information, best practices and training for those that work in the online mission field through their local church or school websites.
Our dedicated workers are each Seventh-day Adventist professionals that have demonstrated expertise in their respective industries. They have chosen to devote a sizable part of their commercial careers to the Center for Online Evangelism in order to help spread the Gospel to the online mission field.
In 1995 Dave left his job with a mail order house and started building websites for clients. He has been involved in online marketing ever since. Core skills include content marketing, direct response copywriting, SEO and email marketing.
Tina holds a degree in Data Management and has been working in the accounting and technology field for over a decade. She has worked for both corporate and non-profit agencies. Core skills include administrative, accounting, budgets, database management, strong written communications, project management, research and grant writing.
Wendy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 2001. From that time on, she has professionally developed a wide range of websites. Core skills include WordPress programming, PHP, HTML and CSS.
Amy has been a writing and editing professional for over a decade. She has worked as a managing editor for a union paper and later incorporated an online copywriting business. Core skills include copy editing and cause-oriented content creation.
Elaineliz has been working in the digital space since 2012. Core skills include social media strategy, video editing, and production.
Search Engine Optimization
Kim has been working in the SEO industry since 2013. Core skills include technical SEO, on-page SEO, keyword research, online marketing strategy, and social media strategy.
Felecia earned a Master’s degree in Communication from Andrews University. She worked as an instructor, radio producer, television host, and collegiate magazine editor. Core skills include audio, video, and content editing.