Chris Lawton at the organ of St Marys Methodist Church, Handforth: Your requests

Me playing the organ at St Marys Methodist Church in Handforth near Wilmslow, Cheshire. Rather than the usual video, I decided to ask a few of my youtube followers and friends what requests they had and so here is the result! A big thank you to all my youtube subscribers and friends and for all the encouragement you have given me so far. It is very much appreciated.

Website Requests Unconventional Help From Christian Churches

Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) August 11, 2006

Churches have traditionally been known for helping others., an on-line business dedicated to church growth and the spreading of the gospel, is asking for help in a non-conventional way. They are not looking for a hand-out, counseling or spiritual advice. What they need is information. was created to help people looking for a church, because of relocation or need for change, narrow down the search to churches that best fit their spiritual compatibility.

Churchshopper’s owner Chad Olson, knows this well. Being a church-attendee all of his life, he has seen the struggle that many families go through in finding a home church that will not only meet their needs but allow for their own unique gifts and talents to be developed and used.

“In the course of our research we’ve asked hundreds of people how they go about finding a church and we’ve concluded that people have a spiritual temperament,” Olson said. “Certain churches seem to fit their groove better than others. This Web site helps people find the right church in a shorter period of time.”

Churchshoppers launched on-line in March and currently has over 103,500 nationwide churches in their database. The majority of these listings contain basic contact information only. This is where the help from churches is needed. Churches are invited to create a profile with comprehensive information that helps searchers get a good feel for a church’s culture. This service is available absolutely free to churches. Churches have an opportunity to build a premium profile that allows them to include images, audio and video clips for a small fee if so desired. During the month of August, the premium profile is also being offered for free through the use of a promotional code available on the website.

“We want to give people looking for a church the best help possible, but we can only do that if churches build their profile and provide the detailed information. No catches here…we just want to provide great and thorough service to those using our site to find a church. Of course, we believe we will see those churches building their profiles grow and flourish as well!”

Churches have several options on how to build their profiles. Creating it on-line at, Market Your Church, allows them to enter their own information, including an”In your own words” section to personally convey the vision of their church. Churches can also do a telephone interview with a Churchshoppers representative or print out a written template to be filled out and faxed in at their convenience.

“Finding the right home church is one of the most important decisions you can make. We believe the place of worship needs to inspire, encourage, challenge as well as utilize the unique gifts and talents one has to offer. That’s why we created Churchshoppers,” he said.