At the evangelistic conference held last weekend in Southern California, Rev. Zhang Boli, popular Chinese evangelist, for the first time utilized internet broadcasting technology to allow tens of thousands of people to receive the message of salvation all at one time. This is considered the greatest feat in Rev. Zhang’s past evangelizing attempts.
CCN-TV, a ministry in the United States, was responsible for putting together the live online broadcasting. People can enter the website of CCN-TV to watch the Rev. Zhang Boli's sermon together with those present at the conference. After the event concluded, Rev. Zhang conversed with audiences and listeners from different places through telephone. The event was very lively.
Besides entering CCN-TV’s website to watch Rev. Zhang's sermons, many were also able to access the broadcasting through online chatting portals such as Sina.net and others. Many of them are from mainland China.
In this aspect of effectively utilizing online broadcasting for evangelistic conferences, overseas Chinese churches are still unfamiliar with its effects in proclaiming the gospel.
Despite the unfamilarity, after trying this technology, Rev. Zhang deeply felt that the Chinese churches should catch up with the current time and widely spread the gospel through the internet technologies.
“In this E generation where information overflows, churches need to diligently catch up and develop the internet ministries created for the cause of the gospel, so that millions of people can benefit from the gospel through advanced technologies,” shared Rev. Zhang.
[Editor's note: Jonathan Quan from New York has contributed in this report.]