How can I reach all the fellow Chicago Episcopalian Church members?

Question by TheophOlaSam: How can I reach all the fellow Chicago Episcopalian Church members?
St. Margaret Episcopal Church, South Side Chicago is calling on every Episcopalians to honor their Outreach program by helping us rebuild our Church that had a fire incident since February. Fundraiser Dinner Dance at the Refectory (5531 South Russell Drive Chicago, IL) to cover what our insurance will not cover. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE & GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU.

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Answer by Sara L
try sending pamplets or something.. maybe they can make an announcement?

What do you think? Answer below!

New Online Church Aims to Reach Those with No Experience of God, Christianity or Church

Ripon, England, (PRWEB) July 5, 2007

Holy Trinity Church Ripon has launched an online ‘church’ for people who are not already engaged with the Christian faith, and who are looking for answers, but may not feel ready (or be able) to walk into a church building. Its goal is to help people discover if God is of relevance to them today, providing a safe and self-directed way to find straightforward answers to questions about Christianity. Longer-term, the goal is to encourage them to find a local church where they can feel at home.

Very few churches exist purely online, and Church on the Net ( is unique because it is evangelistic, rather than designed to serve believers or any pre-existing fellowship. The team behind the project says that as well as agnostics, atheists and seekers, however, the online church may be useful to new Christians afraid of asking ‘silly’ questions, Christians who have slipped away from an active faith, and those who find it difficult to meet together (such as the housebound, carers, and those in remote areas or who face persecution).

“As odd as it may seem to Christians, who have all the advantages of fellowship through belonging to a traditional church, there are huge numbers of people who are accustomed to being part of online communities, whose ‘friends’ they may never meet face-to-face,” says Mark Tanner, vicar of Holy Trinity Ripon. “The idea of doing things online feels safe and attractive to them, so why not introduce church into that lifestyle?”

Church on the Net is divided into three sections:

· a reference section, with 85 articles offering explanations or perspectives on many issues relating to God, church and Christianity, including common and difficult questions

· a weekly article, updated every Sunday, exploring the Christian faith and how it is lived out on a daily basis. The launch address has been provided by the Rt Revd John Packer, Bishop of Ripon & Leeds

· an interactive community area, where visitors can engage with the site and one another through forums and blogs.

Site content is provided by an editorial panel of ordained and lay people drawn from within Holy Trinity Ripon, plus guest writers.

“In an increasingly secular world, we are in danger of making assumptions about what people already know about our faith — which may not be much,” says Nicola David, project leader of Church on the Net. “This hit home when a teenager asked me if Christmas was when Jesus married Mary. So our articles try to be as clear, conversational and jargon-free as possible — particularly because we expect the majority of our audience to be outside of the UK, and won’t have English as a first language.”

40% of visitors to Holy Trinity Ripon’s own church website ( are overseas, and come looking for answers to spiritual questions. Most commonly, these are seekers from China, Brazil, Vietnam, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Korea, Morocco and Israel.

“Church on the Net is one of a range of ways Christians are extending a new invitation to community, to exploration and to faith through fresh expressions of church. I warmly commend it,” says the Revd. Dr. Steven Croft, archbishops’ missioner and team leader of Fresh Expressions (an initiative of the Church of England and Methodist Church).

Plans are already afoot for phases two and three of the site, which will introduce extensive new functionality and features.

Church on the Net is registered as a fresh expression of church with Fresh Expressions. It exists under the authority of Holy Trinity Ripon (a church in the Church of England) and the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds. It is co-funded by Holy Trinity Ripon, the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, and charitable grants.


ChurchNet USA Offers Free Resources to Help Church Startups Reach Out and Grow

A Resource Center for Church & Faith-Based Organizations

Orlando, FL (Vocus) August 11, 2010

ChurchNet USA, a full-service resource center for churches and faith-based organizations, is excited to provide assistance to struggling outreach ministries and churches. ChurchNet’s resources have been specifically designed to address the numerous churches and faith-based organizations who wish to initiate outreach ministry programs to engage their community and members but are unsure how to do so.

“The current economy is difficult for everyone right now – including churches and ministries,” said Efrain Rodriguez, CEO of ChurchNet USA. “We want those who are facing outreach challenges to take advantage of our free outreach ministry startup resources. With our assistance, problematic areas can start being resolved, despite the toll of the economy.”

ChurchNet USA has several tools and resources that have been specifically designed to provide guidance to startup and established outreach ministries. Project Outreach, a new program designed to help develop and implement outreach programs, has served as an invaluable resource for several church institutions and community outreach efforts.

“All of our resources are about helping people develop and implement outreach ministry programs that will increase church membership, help people with their needs, condition the heart to be receptive for spiritual outreach and make it easier to receive grants and financial support to fund the different outreach programs,” said Rodriguez.

ChurchNet USA specializes in assisting church startups with the planning and implementation of outreach ministry programs along with legal structure, 501c3 tax exemption, funding solutions such as: faith-based grants, corporate sponsorships and more. Some of the most popular and successful outreach programs that are easy to implement with limited resources include:

Healthy Living Support Group
Entrepreneurs & Job Search Workshop
Youth Programs
Cooking Classes
Family Life Center

“Our outreach ministry resources will help to engage attract and give help to church startups by building relationships and sharing the faith with the community,” said Melanie Swift, Director of Non Profit Services for ChurchNet USA.

About ChurchNet USA

Founded in 2004, ChurchNet USA serves as an all-encompassing resource center for faith-based organizations and churches nationwide. Their mission is to provide affordable services, valuable church resources and flexible solutions to church startups and faith-based organizations, enabling them to successfully reach out and grow their church. For more information visit:

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