Miss Sunday's sermon?
Don't worry, you can just watch it from your laptop or catch up with the pastor on his blog.
Many area churches, synagogues and temples bridge the gap between worship and the Web by making music, sermons and social information more accessible online.
"I think the truth is that more people are making decisions about where they visit and church possibilities via the Web than any other way," said J. Phill Martin, deputy chief executive officer of the National Association of Church Business Administration. "Your Web presence now is a critical part of people deciding whether they're even going to come to your door or not."
A national study in April by The Barna Group, a company that provides research and resources for churches nationwide, found that 62 percent of Protestant churches have Web sites; about one out of four Protestant churches belong to one or more social networking sites, such as Facebook or MySpace.
"We've got to use the tools to do what God has called us to do," said Barefoot Church pastor Clay NeSmith, explaining the North Myrtle Beach church's Web expansion to the congregation during a recent service. Places of worship in the Grand Strand may share cyberspace, but each Web site's setup is as varied as its individual mission.
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