For several months now, Mt. Zion Baptist Church located in Nashville, Tennessee has reportedly to be partnering with Facebook in an effort to have a better connection with their congregation and the community in general.
Though some churches as been decrying that Facebook is bias against Christians but the leadership of this Megachurch with over 30,000 congregations felt that Facebook is the better way to connect with the people.
The Senior pastor of the church, Bishop Joseph W. Walker III Said that “The biggest challenge of the church is getting people connected, often, people see a church and don’t know where to connect.”
Recently, at one of the Sunday service employees for Facebook’s faith-based partnership division were available to greet the members of the church and gave them an insight on how the can get connected.
Nona Jones, who is a Facebook employee and the manager of the company’s faith-based partnerships, said: “People are becoming more and more isolated, but I think today was evidence that when you bring people together for the shared purpose and vision of community of faith … there’s tremendous energy there,”
However, the Senior pastor added that; “He [Jesus] called us to go into the whole world. The command was go, right?” Walker said. “Facebook has given us a platform. They’ve come alongside the faith community and said, ‘Listen, what you’re doing matters.'”