Robert Fritch, pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in New York City, embraced social networking long before Facebook and Twitter. Without a laptop or phone, he sat on the church’s front steps and socialized with passers-by, especially children walking home from school.
Robert Fritch started his ministry at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in New York City by sitting on the steps visiting passers-by — many of them children. He still “works” the community, but they also come to him.
It’s no wonder membership at the Jamaica, Queens, church was declining, he said. The doors were always locked, even after worship began, and community outreach rarely took place.
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