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Church Site Dissertation

Church Site Dissertation

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“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John

13:35)

Johnston (2001, 26) listed the “quest for community” as being a key hallmark of today’s

people of postmodern thinking. We see this very clearly online with the popularity of

social networking sites. It is a sign they are desperately looking for something that is

lost, community, a sense of belonging.

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It is clear Bosch could see the way things were going. “Perhaps,” wrote Bosch, “...the

search for community will turn out to be a major missiological theme during the 1990s.”

(Bosch 1991, 137). He boldly stated he believed it is “the community that is the primary

bearer of mission.” (1991, 472).

The local church is equipped to offer a loving community to belong to if it is following the

example of the early church: "they continued to meet together...with glad and sincere

hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people" (Acts 2:46, 47).

How then can we convey by using the website, the oneness we have as a Church

through Jesus Christ? Non-Christians need to be assured that people in the church are

accessible, and that they are people they can relate to and connect with. I propose

three ways of doing this, through use of photographs, online communication and written

testimonies.

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