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Church Celebrates Christ’s Birth With Wi-Fi Worship

Staff Writer:
The e-Church project, an initiative aimed at exposing ministers of God to the cyberspace so they could use technology tools to create online presence for churches and their content, is set to hold the second edition of “Wi-Fi Worship Lagos (2.0)” on the 10th of December, 2016.

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The event, organized under the umbrella of Neo-Skill Consulting Limited, will be held by 12 noon at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Mobolaji Johnson Avenue, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos and free Wi-Fi for it will be powered by SMILE telecommunication.

This is following the success of the first edition of Wi-Fi Worship Lagos held in March which was centered round celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and populating the cyberspace with the message of Easter.

It saw quite a number of people take the plunge to share the good news about the resurrection of Christ using gospel images as well as videos.

Oluwaseyi Olaleye, founder of Neo-Skill Consulting Limited and the convener of eChurch Project, 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 (powered by SMILE).

This way, we open the eyes of believers and unbelievers to the good that Christ’s life and existence has done for the world and ultimately remind them of His coming; it also serves as a means of promoting internet evangelism”.

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‘Gbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, who spoke on the topic, “Ends of the Earth,” at the launch of eChurch Project Conference in Lagos, 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 to also take the gospel to the unreached online”.

Mr. Andrew Ailenubhi – ‎regional activation specialist at Smile Communications – ‎Smile Communications Nigeria Limited, according to his statement at the launch of eChurch Project Maiden Edition, Ibadan, said: “the Internet remains powerful communication tool churches required to connect, interact and engage their congregation beyond the church, we are ready to bridge that gap a Superfast 4G LTE internet service, affordable, high quality and reliable which will 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, 7 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 webpage 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 form of images and video?”

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“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 borne”, he said.

Side attractions of the event include socializing, gift sharing and presentation of a brand new smartphone to the person with the highest number of shares… among others”.

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