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New website aims to make evangelism easier

A brand new website has just been launched for 2020, which is going to make the easiest evangelism even easier, and offers the chance for visitors to chat with a real Christian through the new conversation feature.

The Christian Enquiry Agency has worked with professional Christian writers and web developers to completely rewrite and redesign their popular www.christianity.org.uk website for 2020.  

Visitors will find all new, longer form content about the Christian faith, beautiful imagery, specially commissioned artwork, and up-to-date answers to the kinds of questions about spirituality and identity that people are asking.

The content will remain balanced and cover the breadth of Christian belief in the UK.  

Dr Bex Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, said: “The questions that people search for online change over time. According to Google Trends, searches such as ‘who am I?’, ‘purpose’, ‘gender’ and ‘mental health’ have all increased in the UK in the past 10 years. Christianity.org.uk is aiming to bring God’s hope to a space on the internet that is currently populated with mostly secular answers. 

“There is also a new ‘Help me God’ page for the many people who type this in desperation. They will find a safe place, helpful contacts, suggested prayers and next steps.”

CEA chair Revd Dr. Jo Cox-Darling added: “We are greatly looking forward to the launch of our new site in January 2020, but that won't be the end! We will continue to add articles and features to ensure that the website is always fresh and up to date.

“And, best of all, we're going to make it even easier for enquirers to have email conversations online with a real-life Christian. We listen as well as talk, don’t judge, and give a balanced Christian view. And we talk with people for as long as they want to, and no longer.

“I would encourage every church or Christian organisation to put a link to our URL on their website and public-facing materials. Someone who might never come to church or speak to a Christian friend will have no problem picking up their phone, starting an online conversation about faith, and like many before, beginning their own exciting journey with God.”

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