Worshipers Use Internet Site to Locate Churches for Christmas Services

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Internet searches double for houses of worship on days leading up to Christmas.

The term CEO has another meaning in the church world: Christmas and Easter Only. Church attendance on these holiest of days has always increased significantly as non-regular attendees of worship services find their ways into churches guided by a variety of motives. It is no wonder that internet searches at Churchshoppers.com, an online church referral network, doubled in the days leading up to Christmas.

"Christmas and other holidays provide churches with a great opportunity for outreach and with the internet becoming the most used resource for information, churches should be using the power of the web to let seekers know their church is out there," says Churchshopper's owner, Stephani Olson. "Getting a person through the church doors is a significant step towards a person's decision to live a Godly life and to be planted in a church home."

Churchshoppers.com was created to help people looking for a church, narrow down the search to churches that best fit their spiritual compatibility. Churchshoppers attempts to help seekers find 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 turn, Bible- believing churches will grow in attendance and flourish in their communities.

Churchshoppers currently has over 103,500 nationwide churches in their database. The majority of these listings contain basic contact information only. 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 free to churches. Churches have an opportunity to build a premium profile that gives them prominent visibility and allows them to include images, audio and video clips. The annual premium profile is being offered for free in the month of January 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 searchers are looking for. Finding the right home church is one of the most important decisions a person 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."

Churches have several options on how to build their profiles. Creating it on-line at Churchshoppers.com, 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.


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