Heartland churches use Facebook to reach people for services due to icy roads

Heartland churches use Facebook to reach people for services due to icy roads

JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - Across the Heartland, roads were coated with snow and ice after a winter weather system moved through the area Saturday night.

Due to the icy roads, many churches canceled services for Sunday.

However, traveling didn’t stop other churches in still spreading their message as many still had services streaming through their websites or on Facebook live.

We talked with Pastor Chris Vaught at Connection Point Church in Jackson, Mo who preached to over 1,000 people online.

"People today got to stay home, stay warm and stay safe. And yet, from the comfort of their living rooms, they can invite family and friends to tune in from wherever they are in this country or around the world, still have an opportunity to worship God and stay safe," Pastor Vaught said.

Connection Point Church streams their services on their website and through their Facebook page every week. They average more than 1,500 views per week from people that reside in 12 different countries.

Pastor Vaught also said they have a pastor dedicated to speak with those that have any questions through their website or Facebook as well.

“Every week we have the opportunity to see lives change,” Vaught said. “We have an online campus pastor who is online during every service and actually has conversations with folks. We’ve seen people to receive faith in Christ. We’ve seen people encouraged through their struggles.”

Pastor Vaught said streaming their services online allows them to reach more people using the latest technology for those who might not be able to make it to the church in person.

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