Exploring internet use among the growing churches of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church
Brian C Burch
The study explored Internet use among growing congregations. Growth was determined from membership, worship attendance, and professions of faith data from 2000 to 2003. A researcher-created survey instrument recorded Internet use. The data yielded the following observations. Churches with higher growth rates exhibiting higher Internet use rates. Growing churches were four times more likely to host a web site than average. Pastors of growing churches use technology that can be adapted for ministry at a higher rate than average. Higher church growth rates were observed in communities with above average education levels, also with above average level of Internet access.
Degree Granting Institution
Leslie A Andrews