Every day Iranian pastors and evangelists are sharing the gospel with people inside Iran via the Internet. On Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, and many others platforms, pastors are talking about Jesus.
By God’s grace, people are coming to Christ. And house churches are being formed.
New believers are discipled one-to-one over the internet, and they are also connected to an internet church. These meet in a ‘chat room’ for weekly services. There is sung worship, teaching, fellowship, and even Holy Communion. The church may also host discussion groups and question time for newer believers, as well as other weekly meetings.
Digital fellowship has its limitations though, so internet-disciples are invited to conferences in the region by various Christian ministries. Here they can have face-to-face fellowship, and be taught, refreshed and encouraged. When it is safe and possible to do so, many of these internet-disciples are also connected to a local underground house fellowship.
And so the church in Iran continues to grow.