About the Delmethod
Welcome to DelMethod! I'm thrilled you're here. As a church leader in today's fast-paced, digital world, you may have experienced challenges in building a strong online ministry or expanding your existing one.
With people increasingly turning to the internet for answers and seeking different ways to connect with their faith, it's essential to adapt and find innovative solutions to reach them effectively. Here at DelMethod, we understand these pain points and have developed strategies to help your church thrive in the digital age.
So if you're eager to bridge the gap between your church and the online community, you've come to the right place.
The church is going through Decentralization, where people have discovered more than one way of consuming the gospel; therefore, relying less and less on the organized church.
In the past, people turned to the church for not only their spiritual needs but also guidance in all aspects of life. Today, it's quicker to google or seek answers to problems on social media than to get them from the church. Research shows that more Americans now claim no affiliation with any organized religion than those who identify as Catholics.
When it comes to millennials, the numbers are even more concerning. Recent polls indicate that over 57% of millennials have left the church for various reasons. You see, bringing people into the church is only one problem — the other is keeping them in the church.
If you're here because you're worried about the increasing number of empty seats in your church, you're in the right place.
First, I want to thank and congratulate you for taking this step. I hope that you'll find helpful information and strategies to create an active online ministry. Together, we can transform the way your church connects with its members and the world. I pray that the insights you find here will propel you further towards building an active online ministry that benefits both your church and its members.
Second, it's important to recognize that people are leaving the church not because you're doing something wrong, but because there's something you're not doing.
We live in an incredible time where everything around us is fast, instant, and online. When you need an answer, all you have to do is google it, and you'll get a response immediately. Unfortunately, when it comes to spiritual matters, everything becomes slow and offline, and suddenly you have to wait until the next church service to get an answer.
Every Christian has an obligation, as commissioned by Christ himself, to go out and preach to all nations. The key is to go out and not expect people to come to us. To preach the gospel to every corner, we need to identify where the people are: the internet! Over 4 billion people worldwide have access to the internet. Our mission is to reach everyone we can, regardless of their location.
Reaching people online, however, isn't easy. It requires a set of skills to understand what people are looking for and how to reach them. Building a digital ministry is only one part of the equation. Many online ministries fail because they operate like offline ministries, not addressing people's needs effectively.
That's why we created DelMethod. We recognized the need for effective digital evangelism and outreach based on meeting people's needs by simply asking them. We also found that merely transferring offline evangelism strategies to the cyberspace wasn't effective.
At its core, the DelMethod is a simple hack that completely transforms the way you evangelize online. It takes the traditional approach and flips it upside down. As the name "DEL" implies, we turn a pyramid-type organization into an inverted triangle called a "del." The DelMethod is the most effective way to do ministry online because it prioritizes people's needs, taking the guesswork out of your ministry by discovering their needs and helping you provide the solutions.
We're living in challenging times. Our children are exposed to a wealth of information on TV, the internet, at school, and everywhere they go. Society is also dominated by influencers, with some individuals boasting over 100 million followers online. One influencer has the power to sway millions of people with just a single tweet.
Moreover, the internet has given rise to countless self-proclaimed experts. There was a time when evangelists went to school for their training, but now anyone can start preaching and teaching people even without any formal education.
Since people spend so much time on the internet searching for answers to their problems, the church has no option but to be present and available online. If the church doesn't provide answers online, we're leaving it to the secular world to have the last say on issues affecting our community.
Let me emphasize this: online or digital evangelism isn't easy, but we're in this together. With our combined efforts, there's nothing we can't accomplish. So, let's join forces and make a difference in the digital realm, one step at a time.