The link above should give you an idea of what the title of this article is all about. I decided to try this feature out to see what churches in my neighborhood were participating.
There were over a dozen events that I could access through my You Version Bible app on my iPhone. The churches that are participating are all in a category I would call “seeker” churches.
That doesn’t mean that churches who do not use this app to promote their events are less active in their efforts to meet the needs of “Roseville Rich” or “Rocklin Ruth”. I think it means the church isn’t focused on using technologies to assist them in reaching their neighbors.
If a church doesn’t provide links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr or Google+ on their web site, does that church have an ability to reach out to those users of these social media platforms? No, I don’t think so!!
So, I wonder how effective can a church be without this presence on the internet? Will “Roseville Rich” or “Rocklin Ruth” just decide to show up at a service and not have any idea what they are about to experience at that service? Most likely, they will research the church on the internet to see what people have said about that church and what activities are being posted about. Are days of asking a person to go to church with them over? Is “word of mouth” still happening?
I know when I moved into the area I now live in, the church that I visited initially had an event that I did not attend but it made me aware of them by an advertisement in a local newspaper. So we took a chance and tried it out a few weeks later. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted and were pleasantly surprised by the music program of the church. It was our church from that moment to today.
A church needs to draw people in order to grow. How should they bring the visitors in the door? By any means possible that doesn’t cost a fortune!!
I could go on and on but I won’t. Comments are encouraged!!
Thanks for reading!!!