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The New Facebook Algorithm and Your Church


„Churches are picking up on a trend that is popular in the business world, offer free wifi and make sure you’re on Facebook.  According to a new study from LifeWay Research, 84 percent of churches have both.

Among those who use social media, 97 percent use it to inform people about coming events. The survey also found that 87 percent use it to interact with the congregation, while 86 percent use it to interact with outsiders. And 84 percent use social media to capture memories of church activities, while 68 percent use social media to help church members stay connected to each other.

The findings come on the heels of an announcement last week from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the social media site is once again changing its algorithm.  This change could make those church websites less visible.  Facebook recently starting showing users more posts from their friends and family in the News Feed, a move that means people will see fewer posts from publishers and brands….including churches…” Read the full article here>>

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Din categoria social media, Uncategorized

Today’s Evangelists Face a Crisis of Confidence


Fact, he makes a point of emphasizing that he is not religious.

I explained my vocation as a Christian evangelist and apologist and asked this journalist for his advice. He took a few steps back and looked at me. “You have a tough job. You try to convince people who don’t believe to believe,” he said. “Here’s what I would say to you: Don’t try to convince people who do not believe to believe. People who do not believe are not going to believe, and you just have to be fine with that!”

These words seemed to sound the death knell to my entire project, and I couldn’t hide my discouragement as I left the studio that day. My friend’s attitude toward belief describes how many people, both believers and unbelievers, view Christian evangelism…”

„… With the rise of secularism, sure, the church faces new challenges. But I’m convinced that what we need is not innovative methods or answers. We need fresh confidence in the gospel…”

Preaching to an Individualistic Culture

Raising the Right Questions

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Din categoria Evanghelizare, Uncategorized

Watch „The Last Reformation – The Beginning (2016) – FULL MOVIE” on YouTube


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Din categoria Trezire spirituala

Why Going To Church Every Week Matters


„… There are 10 things we lose out on when we choose to skip church:

1. We lose the opportunity for corporate worship.

2. We lose the opportunity to serve others, whether it’s in children’s ministry, ushering, leading worship, etc.

3. We lose track of the way God is working in our local church family, and the part we can play in it.

4. We lose the opportunity to bring non-Christians to church.

5. We lose the opportunity to welcome new people that other people brought for the first time.

6. We lose the opportunity to learn more about the Bible.

7. We lose the opportunity to model for our children that church attendance is important.

8. We lose the opportunity to strengthen our connections with fellow Christians.

9. We lose the opportunity to encourage the pastoral staff of the church we are a part of.

10. Finally, as Hebrews 10:25 says, we lose the opportunity to obey God…” Read more >>

Source : Hello Christian

 

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Din categoria Biserica/The Church, Uncategorized

Why Are Millennials Leaving Church? Millennials Explain


Nearly one year ago, Sam Eaton, a millennial from Minneapolis, wrote a blog post detailing „12 reasons millennials are over church.” Since then, he has received thousands of hateful and angry comments. But what he wants Christians to know is that that was his love letter to the American church.

„I got a lot of hate for this,” said Eaton, an elementary school music teacher and founder of a suicide prevention ministry called Recklessly Alive. „I love the church like Christ loved the church. I want to see it prospering and I look around and I see my generation has left.” ,, 

For one, millennials want to be mentored, not preached at…

„Millennials crave relationship, to have someone walking beside them through the muck. We are the generation with the highest ever percentage of fatherless homes. We’re looking for mentors who are authentically invested in our lives and our future. If we don’t have real people who actually care about us, why not just listen to a sermon from the couch?”…

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Source : Christian Post

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Din categoria Church, millennials

Fighting the Battle for Integrity


I must tell you that I have been troubled regarding the face of things in our country and within the family of God. My major battle has had to do with one word, one concept. My battle has to do with integrity.

In our nation–and in the church–there has been a falling away, a breakdown, and a compromise in integrity. Recent headlines have taught us that the boom of the 1990s was built on a foundation devoid of integrity. But compromise isn’t limited to CEOs who greedily sell out their employees or to pork-happy politicians. All too often we find a moral laxity behind our pews and, even worse, behind the pulpit…” Read more>>

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Din categoria Leadership/Conducere

A New Perspective on Church Growth!


Over the next several posts, I will be sharing with you the results of an incredible research project on 1,000 churches. At the risk of overstatement, I think this data may point us to some exciting and positive opportunities. Indeed, I hope to share a plan for the evangelistic renewal and growth of our churches in the weeks ahead.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

Allow me to share, at the risk of boredom, the basis of this research:

Read more at: http://www.christianpost.com/news/dispelling-the-80-percent-myth-of-declining-churches-190758/

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Din categoria Biserica/The Church