I have been teaching churches how to use the internet to create income.The big interest seems to be when I teach congregations how to find products in China from wholesale sources. Then I teach them how to sell the items on ebay, to test the market for their ideas. Have them take the money from the ebay sale and "escrow" it. Then tell the Chinese manufacturers that you will release the escrow money when your customer on ebay has left feedback, to confirm their receipt of the product.
I am finishing up a book called, "The Internet Driven Church". It will be for sale on Amazon in the Summer. There are 5 Billion people on the internet.
Here is the premise: "The internet and computers cannot be found in God's Word. But, it is up to the church to make sure that God's Word can be found in the internet."
It is the new marketplace for ministry. When we look at the news and see the millions of people rioting in the Middle East, we are seeing the Muslims reject their religion, starting with the top leadership on down. I believe we are seeing the actual faces of the great endtime harvest. They are on TV right now! Once those people get the taste of freedom and liberty....it is only going to be a natural consequence that these people reject Islam altogether. They hate it.
Their religion was forced upon them under threats of death. There will be a large "God Hole" in the middle of their hearts. There will be millions of Arabs looking for another way to approach a loving God.
The church is too religious to venture onto the internet where porn can be found. Have you not heard that, " All it takes for evil to prevail, is that good men stand by and do nothing."
When you sell on ebay, you are forced to collaborate with folks from another land. Reach out and touch someone for no reason other than to say, "What can I pray for you today?" "How is your family?"