In 1984, Richard Saul Wurman observed the convergence of technology, entertainment and design. The result was a twist on communicating to audiences, and TED Talks were born. More than a billion views of TED Talks have been seen online, and viewers have been taught and inspired by some of the leading thinkers of today.
Those same ideas motivated the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Women's office to rethink the structure and reach of equipping women for evangelism in the 21st century during the 2014 State Evangelism Conference. The result is the launch of a session featuring “E-bytes” on Jan. 28, at First Baptist Church of Moore.
“Instead of offering several breakout sessions and asking women to choose one or two, our desire is to offer shorter sessions that will be filmed for future use,” said Kelly King, BGCO Women's specialist. “The name E-bytes is a way to communicate the word evangelism with digital technology.”
Women are encouraged to participate in the live session held in the gym area of the church from 9 a.m. through a luncheon beginning at noon.
“Speakers for the morning include a variety of inspiration as well as practical methods for encouraging women to share their faith,” King said.
The E-byte speakers include Robin Marsh, Sue Ellen Ferguson, Micah Moody, Rachel Forrest and King. Randy and Lauren Faram from First Baptist Church of Edmond, will lead worship. E-byte topics range from personal testimonies to learning how to pray for the lost.