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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

US churches use Twitter to reach a wider audience - Telegraph

US churches use Twitter to reach a wider audience - Telegraph: "American churches are embracing Twitter, the micro-blogging website, in an attempt to reach congregations in acts of worship of 140 or fewer characters."

Pastors in Westwinds Community Church in Michigan have turned to Twitter, as a way of connecting with the congregation and adressing the problem of declining attendance figures. The social networking site allows users to send messages to each other which are no longer than 140 characters and the church encourages congregants to ask questions about a sermon that the pastor can answer later. Alternatively, they can "tweet" during the service in case another worshipper can provide enlightenment, Of the church's 900 adult members, 150 are now tweeting.

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