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Can Twitter start a church?


There is a guy that i recently heard about who is reaching out to his Twitter fan base to raise the money necessary to plant a church. Here’s his pitch:

What would happen if a missionary used Twitter to help start a new church? Let’s find out. I want everyone on Twitter who found this page to donate $2/week to Gulf Church (just for 2009). You probably give this much to Starbucks at least once a week, so why not fund a missionary instead? Ok, so here’s the problem…everyone reading this is thinking “clever idea, I’m sure someone will help them”, but the truth is that I need you to help us. For this to work as many people as possible need to contribute because no one person is giving very much. After you give I’ll post a link to your Twitter page (with your permission) so that everyone can follow you. [http://www.gulfchurch.com/twitter]

I would love to know what you think about this. 

Do you feel good about how the Church is using technology to further the Kingdom of God? Would you HONESTLY give up your Starbucks money to give to a church plant? Would you have to have a personal relationship with someone to feel good about giving to their cause? Why or why not? 

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