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

 

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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.

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

The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

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

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