Starts Online Nonprofit to Slay Harm with Hope Full-time
Burnsville, MN – Minnesota resident Spencer Coffman had enough, enough of hearing about the harm from content on social media platforms. Unlike most, he took action by founding the online nonprofit Social Media Ministries and devoting himself full-time to spreading the Word of the Lord with a mission of reaching as many people as possible using social media.
“I’d been reading studies about the negative effects that a lot of the content is having on people, namely younger people,” said Coffman. “After much prayer and conversations with my wife, I felt that I had to do something to counter this trend by reaching people for Christ.”
Coffman took that action in May 2021 by launching SMM full-time. His ministry shares on TikTok, Facebook, Youtube, and a few other platforms to spread the hope that’s within the Gospels as a way of countering the harmful messaging. An estimated 4.9 billion people use social media worldwide, so Coffman’s work is just beginning.
“I was a little nervous at first, but I put all of my faith in God to provide all of us with the strength to reach our goal. We’re doing well but aren’t there yet,” said Coffman. “I know it’s going to take time, so until then we have to trust that our Lord will provide for us.”
And it seems that those prayers are beginning to be answered as SMM recently acquired the help of four volunteers to perform various tasks, such as Google ads and sermon transcription, so the sermons can be translated into other languages and heard by a global audience.
SMM, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, shares content on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and other platforms via weekly sermons, daily Ministry Minute devotionals, and podcasts that share the Gospel and update its followers about SMM activities. Go to socialmediaministries.com for more information and to follow SMM.