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A Screen In The Sanctuary? What Is A Realistic Approach To Social Media And Technology?  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Word Cloud

If it seems like everyone is on social media and using technology, it’s because they are. Last year 78 percent of Americans reportedly had at least one social media profile. Yet many churches are still struggling to adapt to society’s evolving digital landscape.

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A Screen In The Sanctuary? What Is A Realistic Approach To Social Media And Technology?  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Word Cloud

If it seems like everyone is on social media and using technology, it’s because they are. Last year 78 percent of Americans reportedly had at least one social media profile. Yet many churches are still struggling to adapt to society’s evolving digital landscape.

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Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

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