More church websites invite posting of prayers
Cathy Lynn Grossman wrote an article for the USA Today based on the findings of LifeWay Research, a Nashville-based Christian research firm that surveyed 1,003 churches on use of technology. The findings include:
- More than four in 10 Protestant churches with websites now invite people to post pleas to the Lord
- Most (78%) had websites, including all the churches with more than 500 members and more than half of the smaller churches. That's up from 53% overall in 2006.
- many "use their website like a steeple in a small town" to point people to the church, but offering prayer requests at the website is rising fast in popularity.
The article includes several examples of how smaller and larger churches use their website.