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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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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

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

Unless current social trends change, Mainline Protestant churches will face an even bigger drop-off in coming years.

More congregations are following their members online. But many are still evolving in the way they use technology for ministry.

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