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When it comes to social media, congregations and clergy trail behind most other organizations and individuals.

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Many people abandon Twitter shortly after opening an account. But if you stick with it, it will bear fruit.

Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

Some skills are time-tested, such as listening and collaborating, but tomorrow’s religious leaders will also need to be entrepreneurial and communicate in new ways.

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