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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

 

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A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

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

The past decade hasn’t been kind to American congregations. But things may not be that ominous.

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