More Churches Hopping on Twitter Bandwagon
Two months ago, we reported that Washington state's Mars Hill Church had embraced Twitter as an integral part of its new-style worship service. According to a report by Time.com on Sunday, more churches are now following Mars Hill's suit by following their parishioners' tweets.
Churches from Jackson, Michigan to Charlotte, North Carolina have flocked to the microblogging service, according to the article, and their parishioners seem to be generally enthralled. This past Easter, pastor Todd Hahn of Charlotte's Next Level Church tweeted during the service: "I hope many of you are tweeting this morning about your experience with God." Fellow church members follow the tweets of their pastors, and of each other. In many of these churches, such messages appear on video screens positioned at the front of the sanctuary. Most of the pastors believe that, while older members and more traditional-minded believers might take issue with the practice, twittering during church facilitates fellowship, and discussion.
Proving the immediacy of the medium, Hahn tweeted yesterday, within mere moments of Time's article being posted, "Next Level Church in Time Magazine!!!" [From: Time.com]