Neo-Skill Consulting Limited in conjunction with SMILE Communications is convening e-Church project, an initiative aimed at exposing Christians to the cyberspace, so as to encourage the use technology tools to create an online presence for churches and their content.
The event tagged the second edition of “Wi-Fi Worship Lagos (2.0)”will hold on the 10th of December 2016 at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Mobolaji Johnson Avenue, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos and free Wi-Fi for it will be powered by SMILE telecommunications.
This is following the success of the first edition of Wi-Fi Worship Lagos held in March which was centered around celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and populating the cyberspace with the message of Easter. Founder of Neo-Skill Consulting Limited and the convener of eChurch Project, Oluwaseyi Olaleye said Wi-Fi Worship Lagos 2.0 is aimed at celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and spreading the word of his birth, his pains, and his love.
He said further, “it is an opportunity to gather in a serene and quiet atmosphere to share the gospel of Christ’s birth on the internet using mobile devices and free Wi-Fi by SMILE.
This way, we open the eyes of believers and unbelievers to the right that Christ’s life and existence have done for the world and ultimately remind them of His coming; it also serves as a means of promoting internet evangelism”.
According to Andrew Ailenubhi, Regional Activation Specialist at Smile Communications, “the Internet remains a powerful communication tool that churches require to connect, interact and engage their congregation beyond the church, we are ready to bridge that gap with Superfast 4G LTE internet service, affordable, high quality and reliable which will help them keep in touch with their congregation”.
“There are three steps to getting involved in the campaign. Firstly, join the #WifiWorshipLagos 2.0 Facebook event to receive updates, info’s and teasers of the videos and images to be shared at the event. Then, invite and encourage friends to join the movement and share the gospel and finally, share the #WifiWorshipLagos 2.0 gospel images and videos”, he said.
He notes, “the Internet is being used by a lot of people all over the world numbering in billions who are online 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week; and this gives it the power to be of influence to its users. For this reason, the unbelievers are doing all they can to promote evil; they make sure that every web page has a sponsored explicit content just a click away, lying in wait and looking invitingly to the internet user. If they can do this, why can’t we – the believers – also flood the internet with positive gospel content in the form of images and video?”
“The truth is that the church has a lot of content and these contents are priceless. It is out of this realization that the concept of Wi-Fi Worship was born”, he said.
“In reaching today’s generation, churches must rethink outreaches and evangelism in the 21st Century as the world has become a global village”. He also added that: “It is high time churches began to see the Internet as a community where they can reach out to more people, connect, engage, lead conversations beyond the four walls of the church and, ultimately, invest in empowering young people with digital skills also to take the gospel to the unreached online”. ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, said.