Social Network FaithItUp.com is the Place for Christian Friends

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Social networking site FaithItUp.com is a lot like MySpace and Facebook, but serves the niche market of Christians seeking friendship and community on-line. The website is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month, and has quickly grown to over 11,000 members.

Latin Artist in the Spotlight.

Social networking site FaithItUp.com is a lot like MySpace and Facebook, but serves the niche market of Christians seeking friendship and community on-line. The website is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month, and has quickly grown to over 11,000 members.

The site has a lot to offer Christians, including blogging, chat, video sharing, games, and of course, making new friends. One of the most popular features of the site is the "points game". By inviting friends and contributing on the site, members can earn points and play a game for the chance to win prizes such as Best Buy gift cards and an iPod Nano.

Over 800 Christian music artists are also on the site, connecting with their fans and finding new ones. Music genres include Gospel, R&B, Rap, Rock, Latin, Praise & Worship, and Contemporary Christian. Many of the artist's profiles include a media player, allowing site members to listen to a sampling of the artist's music on-line. Each month there is a different featured music artist, as well as a frequent "Latin Artist in the Spotlight."

The site membership is growing rapidly, and all Christians age 13 or older are invited to join. One member, Joyce, says, "I love it because it is very encouraging. I hope that more and more Christians will continue to come and continue to make it a great place to be."

Site founder Manny Ramos attributes much of the site's success in the first year to the hard work the members put into the site to get the word out. Manny says, "At FaithItUp I have found some very genuine Christians who were looking and helping others deepen their relationship with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ." The site's new administrator, Lee Raney, is excited about the future for the site. "If FaithItUp were a church that had grown to 11,000 members in the first year, it would be big news nationwide," Raney observes. "Of course we are not a church in the true sense, but as a community of Christians ministering to one another, serving one another, and doing life together, we can all grow in our Christian walk a little each day."

In looking back at the success of the first year, FaithItUp is also looking forward to a bright future. Additional funds are being invested in the site, and plans are underway for a site upgrade including new site features and some partnerships that will help the site keep pace with the ever-changing trends in social networking. "By continuing to provide a safe and fun environment for God's kids to 'hang out' on-line," Raney says, "the ministry will continue to grow and reach thousands of people around the world."

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