Southern Africa brethren reminded of Christians’ responsibilities online

By ANNE MARINDUQUE and MARK ANDRO T. MILAN

Date Posted: February 8, 2021

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To be reminded of their responsibilities as Christian even online, Church members from the Ecclesiastical District of Southern Africa participated in a seminar on the proper use of social media via videoconferencing on January 30, 2021.

Keynote speaker Erika Oira, a CFO officer, discussed the benefits and risks of using social media and gave tips on how to manage one’s use of electronic gadgets so as not to waste precious time.

Also, Sister Erika reminded the participants to be discreet in using social media. “We learned [from the Church Administration] what we can and cannot post in social media, especially as Christians. It was good to be reminded … for we are Christians even online.”

Brother Goodson Poya, from the Local Congregation of Lusaka, Zambia, said, “Being members of the Church Of Christ, what we share with people should always portray that we are Christians.”

The online seminar concluded with a Bible-based lecture delivered by the district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer, Brother Jackson Liwanag, who supervised the activity.

He encouraged the attendees to use their social media accounts to share their faith, especially with their friends and loved ones, in unity with the Church Administration in the intensive work of spreading God’s words.

Voicing the sentiment of the participants, Thandiwe Songwaxa, from the Local Congregation of King William’s Town, said that “Instead of all these gossips … in the social media,” she will “just concentrate on the videos of the Church.”

“Like, share, and subscribe [to them], like CFO videos, news—everything about the Church, so that it bring interest to nonmembers to join the Church,” she added. — With reports from INC News Section

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