Less Than 3% of Churches Publish Testimonies Online!
God is at work in millions of people's lives! He has rescued people from all kinds of suffering. These people attend churches across this nation. The 1,800 church websites we studied are totally silent about God's stories in their churches!
Who Cares? Jesus Christ and the Despairing People He loves!
There are people today in our neighborhoods who are suffering with grief, depression, addiction, estrangement, incarceration, sickness, financial crisis, and more who are searching online for hope! They don't see Christ as a real solution for their crisis!
"Your Traditional Church Website Doesn't Do Anything For Me!"
"I want true stories of how a living and loving God is going to rescue me from my troubles! Don't preach to me! Share with me stories of how broken and weak people like me have hope in the kind of crisis I am in! I think you people call them testimonies."
Cultural Transformation Begins On Your Church Website
Imagine what will happen when our society expects local church websites to publish testimonies of hope! Do you think people in need in town will have a reason to check out what you have to offer? Let's get your congregation sharing their stories!
But Our Members Are Uncomfortable Sharing Publicly!
Let's take the first step and create a culture of testimony sharing. Let's invite them to share their testimonies with other members of your congregation. Imagine members getting to know one another by sharing their photos and testimonies!
What an Online Church Directory With an Outreach Mission Looks Like!
We match faces with names, creating conversation starters like any other online church directory. However, we want to build something more...true spiritual connections through shared stories of God's love.
A Story About Josh - From Despair to Ministry
I've had enough. My life is hell. Lonely. So lonely. No money. No job. Can't walk anymore. I was injured in the DUI crash that killed my brother. Guilt. My friend has a gun. I know where he keeps it. I've got pain killers. I have ways out, right? Doesn't God care? Does He love me? Does He even know I hurt so bad? Or, am I too much of a "sinner" for Him? There's a church a few blocks down. I visited their website. Not sure why. Maybe I wanted to believe. But all I saw was stuff about worship service times, church picnics, adult Sunday School, and some Christmas music thing. They say God loves me. Where's the evidence in my life? The people that attend that church don’t understand suffering! Jesus freaks! I need a drink!
Dear Father, thank You for Gateway Baptist Church of Honey Brook, PA! I thank You that they have published testimonies on their website! Yes! It is Your desire that those who attend the church love You with all their hearts and love their neighbors in crisis who live in Honey Brook. I pray that You will accomplish Your purposes for this church. I ask that You increase the unity of the congregation. Build friendships and trust in one another. Transform lives and encourage the people of the church, who You have blessed, to have the courage to share their stories with those who have lost hope. Increase the desire in this congregation for volunteer service, not only for the needs within the church, but also for the needs of the residents of the Honey Brook community. I pray Your blessings on the leadership of the church, including Dr. Walter Shuler, that they might delight more and more in the blessings of a close relationship with You. In Jesus name, Charles Wagner