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With the help of DJ Chuang, founder of the resource ministry, Social Media Church, CP has picked five churches based on their successful use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms to build relationships with not only their own church members, but with active Internet users within the U.S. and internationally.

“Digital technologies are changing and evolving constantly,” writes Dave Bourgeois, who is author of the recently released book, Ministry in the Digital Age – Strategies and best practices for a post-website world. “Websites that were once useful and efficient are now outdated (remember MySpace?). Even the logos and colors we use must keep up with the latest styles; what previously looked cutting edge may now convey the message that your ministry doesn’t ‘get it’ anymore.”

In the introduction of his book, he adds, “If it is true, as Shane Hipps says, that Christianity is fundamentally a communication event, then it is imperative that Christians understand how to use the Internet well.”

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