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Church Journeys: Clear Communication Matters

Reflections on My Visit to Calvary Church in Westlake Village

One of the first things you notice is how “the preschool at Calvary Westlake” has a prominent place at the top of the site next to the church name, showing a priority their ongoing preschool ministry throughout the year for young children, which is a common need in many communities. 

Communication in a Hybrid Age

A new study released June 3 by Pew Research of 11,000 U.S. adults surveyed in November 2022 found that 43% regularly attend worship services. While most give higher ratings to services attended in-person, two-thirds were satisfied with virtual religious services. The breakdown of the 43%: 16% of Americans only attend services in-person; 10% were only watching online; and 17% were using a hybrid approach of both attending physically and virtually. 

A church app is another important tool utilized by more churches today. Pew found that one in five U.S. adults use apps or websites for Scripture reading. Here’s the one used at Calvary Church in Westlake Village:

It’s simple to do, clean, and simple for people to follow, which is the best kind of communication! We’ve come a long way since the AOL “you’ve got mail” greeting on dialup phones signaled a new era. Churches can use the tools available to communicate and connect.