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Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

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Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.


Twitter and Facebook help churches reach new audiences.

When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

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