A Study of 205 New England Church WebsitesReleased February 7, 2018
We studied 205 church websites in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island in January 2018. The 70 page report, which is available for free, details how churches publish testimonies and information about outreach ministries. The report also provides research about prayer ministries, counseling ministries, church slogans, church Facebook pages, sermons, sermon titles, home pages, meta descriptions, church software, website design themes, blogs, and church events. The report concludes with a strategy for revival in New England and a step-by-step recommendation for how churches can enhance their web ministry and connect with their on-line neighbors in crisis.
The first pastor to view the report on the morning it was released states:
"There's an incredible amount of work that went into this! Page 60 makes a powerful point that we will work on here."
A private space for your church congregation to celebrate what God has done in each member's life.
It's a safe place...just for your church family.
It's a place for transparency...life can be hard.
It's a place for authenticity...you are not alone.
It's a place for hope...let's lift each other up.
It's a place to celebrate Him...He helps people like you and me.
It's a place for patience...it's ok to dip your toe in the water.
It's a place where posts and replies nurture spiritual growth.
It's a place where testimonies are crafted in community.
It's what social media should have been all along: it's not about us, it's about Him.
"What a profound book! It is spot on. I'm thinking of using Take Every Thought to Prayer in our Thursday morning Bible studies. It's the kind of book you read a little every day over the course of a year. I will also say that the Gramazin message about sharing testimonies on the church website also struck me. We've got someone in mind with a wonderful testimony and I'm talking with my web team to begin that process."
A Baptist pastor in Maine, quoted on February 6, 2018
Introducing Take Every Thought to Prayer
Take Every Thought to Prayer puts God at the center of literally everything. With hundreds of prayers about the thoughts and feelings common to the human experience, it will be hard-pressed for the reader not to find in this book prayers that resonate with whatever challenges they are currently facing. This book will be on the shelf of pastors, counselors, and ministry leaders who share it with clients who are seeking the true reasons as to why they are struggling in life. Charles Wagner has weaved the same Biblical theme into just about every prayer, that human beings suffer because they live in rebellion from God. Though the book has a very clear message about confession and repentance, the prayers are compassionate and understanding, speaking lovingly into hundreds of situations in which people suffer. The prayers reflect heartfelt cries to God from those living in the 21st century and convey the wisdom God has taught Charles through his own season of intense adversity.
Our Mission and Vision
Spiritual revival in America begins when believers in Jesus Christ surrender their lives to Him. It continues as those believers share their faith stories with their brothers and sisters in Christ within their church congregation. It grows as they are willing to share their stories online with their neighbors in crisis. It matures as those believers volunteer in local ministries and direct the people whose lives they touch to the testimonies published on their church website. It flourishes when people in crisis experience the transparency and authenticity of believers who attend the local church.
- Encourage and equip believers in Jesus Christ to share their testimonies on the homepage of their church's website
- Encourage churches across America to feature testimonies prominently on the homepage of their websites
- Create awareness in the public that inspiring stories of hope can now be found on the homepage of their local church websites
- Churches will continuously publish testimonies of the transforming work of Christ on the front page of their websites
- Search engines will index those testimonies resulting in more neighbors in crisis connecting with life-changing content on local church websites
- The public will expect to find life changing stories on their local church websites when they search on-line for hope
- The cumulative impact of believers across America sharing their testimonies on church websites will create a conversation in the public about the relevance of Jesus Christ to 21st century life issues