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The New Pope

From: Dennis Williams <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 07:47:26 -0600
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When I read this, I thought of you.

The New Pope

A high school history teacher was discussing the funeral of the Pope with his class. One student asked how they chose the new Pope.

The teacher explained the process in some detail, finishing with, "So the Cardinals pick him."

A student in the back of class asked, "Why would they let a baseball team pick the next Pope?"

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Internet Evangelism Day April 29th

New Resources for

"Does your church's website communicate to outsiders as well as to the members?" asks a new web resource. A church site is the congregation's 'shop window' to its community. To fulfill this function well, it must be enticing, people-centered and easily understood by outsiders. Unfortunately, many churches are unsure how to achieve this vital mix.

The Internet Evangelism Day team has produced an online selfassessment  tool. It leads a church through a series of questions, to highlight areas of their website which may need development:

This questionnaire can also be easily added to other webpages using an insertion code.

A church site which has been prioritized for non-Christian visitors can be remarkably effective in reaching the community. "Week in, week out, more visitors turn up at our church on a Sunday because of the website, than anything else," writes one growing church in London.

The Internet Evangelism Day ('IE Day') site also explains other types of online evangelism, such as outreach websites, video clips, blogging and podcasts. There is even a free 'conversation starter' screen-saver to download.

Holding a focus day
The IE Day team also encourages churches and other groups to hold their own 'web awareness' focus day on (or near) 29 April 2007. The IE Day site provides downloadable video clips, drama sketches, posters, handouts and a PowerPoint presentation, making it easy for any church to create its own IE Day program. This can as brief as a 2- minute spot within a worship time, or an entire themed church service, seminar, or midweek meeting.

Churches that have already held their own focus day are enthusiastic. "It was a real eye-opener for many," writes one in Muncie, Indiana. "We held a midweek evening presentation of 90 minutes, for other local churches," says another from Dawlish UK.

"I used a 10-minute presentation that focused on how anyone can get involved in reaching out to the Internet community<" Canadian Church Leader John Scott said. I" also added a section on using our church website as an evangelism tool, as some of our members have already had great success with it."

Internet Evangelism Day is an initiative of the Internet Evangelism Coalition, an umbrella group of major interdenominational Christian groups involved in Web ministry:

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