Stop Being a Friendly Church challenges the church with an interesting twist on hospitality (thanks to Tony Whitaker for highlighting this in the April Web Evangelism Bulletin). Essentialy, quit trying to be a “friendly church” and be a church “where you can make friends.” There is a big difference and the article points out how.
Two items from the Web Evangelism Bulletin:
- Cynthia Ware (TheDigitalSanctuary.org) has written a 10-point guide to sharing your faith in Facebook, which she has generously allowed us to incorporate into our page on social networking: http://www.internetevangelismday.com/social-networking.php
- Eric Robinson has written a ‘Facebook Application’ called ‘Life Questions’ which allows you to incorporate a block of evangelistic content within your Facebook profile. You can currently link to a range of pages within the EveryStudent.com site, according to your preference:
Southern Baptists statistics (link lost) report a decline in the Number of Baptisms. According to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources, baptisms in 2007 for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) dropped nearly 5.5 percent to 345,941. That number compares to 364,826 the previous year. According to the report’s author, many factors contribute to the decline. But in response, he says local churches must make the Great Commission a priority. Evangelism will be a key topic at the upcoming SBC annual meeting in Indianapolis in June. During the meeting, the SBC is expected to unveil a ten-year evangelism strategy. The report also showed that total mission expenditures topped $1.3 billion last year.
Have a great weekend.