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SocialCross was a Christian Social Network — August 2, 2020

SocialCross was a Christian Social Network

A good number of social networks have existed over the years by Christians and for Christians. According to this Christian Post article (August 2017)—New SocialCross Website Offers Christians an Alternative to Facebook—one Christian network launched very quickly, called SocialCross—

In just three weeks since it has been launched, over 2,300 users have signed up for SocialCross” … the website’s co-founder, Rich Penkoski, a West Virginia-based preacher and co-founder of the online pre-denominational ministry Warriors for Christ, told The Christian Post…

… Along with Penkoski, the site was founded by his wife, Amanda, and their colleagues Anita Kallinicos and Nellchy Kentley. But with little Web development experience between the four of them, they hired the Indian-based company Pas Softech to build the new website.

The operating costs for running this social network was notable:

“When I set this up, [our server company] said that based upon the growth that they see so far, they can honestly see us using 100 servers in a year or two year’s time. You are talking $10,000-a-month to keep this thing running,” Penkoski explained. “There is no way we can do it as a nonprofit. There is just no way.”

We were unable to find public information about how long this network stayed operational and when it was sunset. Their last Facebook page post was dated June 2019.

Other Christian Social Networks

Previously, on the internet, there were Ten Social Networking Sites for Christians noted in a 2011 Christian Post article—

Tangle*

This social media community for Christians is aimed at providing a wholesome place to meet others and enjoy all the Internet has to offer. Tangle lets Christians share photos and videos, as well as connect with each other. Churches and ministries can get in on the action as well.

MyPraize.com

MySpace for Christian musicians. This is a place to share your music and videos with other Christians and network the Christian music scene.

MyFaith.com

This Christian social media site is devoted to the production of videos. Video parables, such as that of the Good Samaritan, are popular. Additionally, this site also provides a platform for political messages related to morality. Sections for Christian music videos, churches clips, and personal videos.

ShoutLife.com

This approach to social media touts itself as “fresh.” It is Christian-friendly, focusing on clean content. You can find comedy, authors, music and different organizations on this site. Additionally, this social media site is feature-rich, allowing for messaging, video and audio upload, and unlimited photos.

FaithFreaks.com

Sign up under personal, musician, ministry, church and college designations, the college designation is for Christian colleges, a nice touch for youth trying to figure out how they can get a faith-based higher education.

MyChurch

This is a social networking site aimed at helping Christians find members from the same church. It is aimed at keeping people from around the world connected to their church communities — especially missionaries. MyChurch also has prayer request capability, photos and video sermons.

JesusCrowd

A support community for those who are looking to increase their faith, and for those who want to do missionary work. Videos, prayer request, forums and groups are all available.

MEETfish

Derived from the ichthus, MEETfish offers you “an ocean of friends.” Connect with other Christians and find wholesome media and events.

KindleJoy.com

This is a social media site aimed mainly at prayer requests. If you have a need, or if you want to help others through prayer, this is the social networking site for you. Groups and community members can ask for prayer help, as well as post encouraging messages and connect with other Christians.

MyFlock.com

This site is aimed at helping churches connect with their congregations. The site offers personal profiles as well, and blogs and even a chat room.

Out of these 10 Christian social networks from 2011, 3 are still online: MyPraize.com, MyFlock.com, MyFaith.com.

Another list from 2009 had 40 Christian social networks.

more about FaithVillage social network — June 16, 2020

more about FaithVillage social network

Video Introducing FaithVillage.com

Where do you go to find good Christian content online?

Let’s face it, Googling “God” is just not good enough. Introducing FaithVillage.com, a new social network for faith resources coming in 2011.

FaithVillage surrounds a robust social media experience with blogs, forums, videos, podcasts, articles, news, shopping and more. You’ll find some of the best content online served up to you in one convenient place. And FaithVillage is accessed through an awesome visual interface that mimics the kind of real brick and mortar neighborhood you like to hang out in.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take one web site with you, FaithVillage is that site.

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The City Innovated Church Tech Had a 10 Year Life Span — October 5, 2019

The City Innovated Church Tech Had a 10 Year Life Span

There once was a popular church in Seattle with lots of people and they built a digital platform called The City to engage churchgoers. That was 2006. And it was a beautiful vision—

The City is driven by a compelling vision emanating from Matthew 5:14.

Having recently left his job at Amazon.com to become a pastor in his church, Zack Hubert was wrestling with ways of harnessing technology to facilitate the growth of a rapidly self-organizing and expanding church. He was inspired to create the original concept for The City after this passage in the Bible that says, “a city on a hill cannot be hidden.”

Since inception, we at The City have been driven to make it easier for churches to connect newcomers, build deeper community, equip leaders and unleash people to serve and make a lasting impact on their world with the Gospel.

The City has grown and is now being used by churches and organizations all over the world. As The City continues to grow, so does the vision, and we feel blessed to be along for the ride.

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