The church web 2.0 trend continues with another new site and some media attention. This time around it’s MyChurch.org, founded by recent guest blogger Joe Suh. And the media attention is from Red Herring in an article covering web 2.0 and the church, including MyChurch.org, eBible and a quote from yours truly.
MyChurch.org is basically MySpace with an emphasis on churches (in case you couldn’t figure that out for yourself). Much like Facebook builds community around colleges, MyChurch.org builds community around churches. It’s a cool idea, though you have to wonder if people will go for another social networking site. MyChurch.org doesn’t have the same customization as MySpace, which could be a bonus–or boring, depending on your take.
The real question tech-savvy pastors will have to answer is how many of these web 2.0 sites their church can really take advantage of. You can build an online community in so many places. Time will tell.