The Run to Me Foundation is an evangelistic ministry incorporating the use of the internet into tried and trusted methods for directing people to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Vision and mission
Both our vision and mission statements have been prayerfully prepared. We have also sought counsel from internal and external sources (Proverbs 20:18, Proverbs 24:6) and spent extended time in God’s Word (Psalm 127:1-2, Psalm 119:105, Proverbs 16:3).
We place huge importance on the Word of God – learn more in our beliefs.
To use the internet in a strategic way to reach the lost with the gospel, so that Christ may call His own, for the glory of God.
Ephesians 5:15-16, Proverbs 24:3-4, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, Mark 16:20, Romans 10:14-15, Acts 9:15, Acts 13:48, Revelation 3:7-8, 2 Corinthians 6:1, John 10:14-16, John 10: 27-28, John 17:6, John 17:9, John 4:23, Ephesians 1:5-6, Ephesians 1:12, Ephesians 1:13-14
To help the Body of Christ harness the power of the internet to:
Get the truth of the gospel out into our technology-saturated society;
Make connections with lost and hurting people who need Christ;
Direct people to the Bible and local Bible-believing churches and organizations.
View our objectives for 2018/2019 to see how we are currently fulfilling our mission.
Our ministry is not attempting to replace real life evangelism, discipleship, and fellowship with the use of the internet and IT. Nothing can ever replace face to face encounters between people: the fragrance of Christ is best exuded in person (2 John 12, 3 John 13-14, 1 Thessalonians 2:17, 2 Corinthians 2:15).
We regard the internet as an extremely powerful tool that when used wisely, can precipitate, facilitate and enrich real-life witnessing opportunities with people who desperately need the Lord Jesus.
“All things were made through him and for him.”
As followers and ambassadors for Jesus Christ, we should pause and reflect whether we are using the internet in our daily lives for the purpose of magnifying our Savior and letting the world know what God has done in Christ.
The internet is a global, decentralized communication system, connecting millions of computers to each other – allowing people to view information, share information and interact in unprecedented ways.
This year (2018) a total of 3.8 billion people (half the world’s population) reportedly use the internet 1.
We acknowledge that the internet facilitates all forms of unrightouesness (Romans 1:29-31). However, we believe the internet is essentially neutral in nature and God can be glorified through it (Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 20:15, Proverbs 23:16).
Because of its reach – the internet provides a great opportunity to help spread the gospel (Mark 16:15, Romans 10:14-15) and precipitate Jesus’ promise in Matthew 24:14.
One-third of the world watches online videos daily
An astounding 2.8 billion people (one-third of the world’s population) reportedly watch videos on Youtube daily1.
The rise of online video provides a new and exceptional way for the Word of God and Christian testimony to be heard and multiplied (Romans 10:17, Ephesians 1:13, Psalm 107:2-3, Acts 13:49).
Both the Word of God and testimony are the means through which God has chosen to grant people a saving knowledge of Himself (John 1:7, John 4:39, John 4:41, 1 Peter 1:23).
The Body of Christ should, therefore, seek to saturate the internet with gospel-centered videos for God to use for His glory.
80% of people visit church websites before setting foot in a church
It’s been reported that approximately 80% of people look at a church’s website before deciding to visit in person2.
False teachers have already recognized the value and power of the internet and use it to attract new followers3.
Both these truths should convince the Body of Christ that a strong presence online is vital.
The Lord Jesus has instructed us to shine before others (Matthew 5:14-16, Ephesians 5:8, Ephesians 5:11). We must triumph over the internet to accomplish this in our times (Ephesians 5:15-16).
1. liveinternetstats.com [accessed 2/15/2018]. Webpage
2. Abide. 12 church website statistics that are worth knowing. Full text
3. The Gospel Coalition. How Mormons are winning the internet, 2017. Full text