Mormon Missionary Work Turns to Social Media

Monday, 24 Jun 2013 12:54 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Mormon Church plans to do less door-to-door missionary work, replacing it with the use of social media, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

"The world has changed. The nature of missionary work must change if the Lord will accomplish his work," L. Tom Perry, an apostle with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told the newspaper.

"Access to the Internet by missionaries will be phased over several months and into the next years."

Another reason for the shift, he said, is that people have become less willing to let people into their homes.

The Mormon plan to phase in social media in missionary work comes on the heels of another major shift in church policy.

In April, the church gave its blessing to the Boy Scouts of America's plan to allow gay youths to join.

The church said Mormon chapels, usually closed during the week, will now be open so missionaries can use Wi-Fi to receive information from people interested in the church and contact them.

Missionaries will be encouraged to use Facebook and text messaging as part of their recruitment.

In an effort to further make the church more accessible, Mormon meeting houses will be opened for tours, church leaders said.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Microsoft Plans to Launch Smartwatch in Weeks: Forbes

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 19:00 PM

Microsoft Corp. is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart r . . .

Facebook Unfriends Federal Drug Agency

Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 13:13 PM

Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages a . . .

New Apple iPads Sport Modest Upgrades, Fall Short on 'Wow' Factor

Friday, 17 Oct 2014 08:31 AM

Apple Inc.'s faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved